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Upward Bound Academic Coordinator

Company: Southwestern University
Location: Georgetown
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Southwestern University, located in Georgetown, has an immediate opening for a Upward Bound Academic Coordinator in its Academic Support department. Upward Bound is a federal grant-funded project that provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The project provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students that are first generation (neither parent holds a college degree) and hail from families that are low income. The goal of the program is to increase the rate at which participants complete high school, enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. This is an in-person, full-time, twelve-month, Exempt position with full benefits who reports to the Director of Upward Bound. Primary duties: Coordinate and conduct group and individual advising sessions for new program participants. Design activities to enhance and foster student success during the academic year Assist with in-person and online recruitment workshops at high school and community sites. Coordinate in person and online tutoring and other supportive services to assist program participants with high school achievement. Actively build educational relationships with students, parents and school officials to promote the values of the program. Compile accurate documentation on program participants and contacts. Assist with summer planning including creating schedules, coordinating classes, workshops and field trips. Generate and maintain Individualized Academic Program Plan for each participant. Coordinate the annual newsletter. Maintain accurate paper and database records. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of pre-college preparation, college admissions and financial aid information. Must be available to work extended hours, including some Saturdays and evening hours. Perform other duties as assigned. Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Education, Human Services or a related field Experience providing assistance and advising secondary students on entering post-secondary education Proven ability to initiate and maintain cooperative working relationships with others including high school students, campus personnel and students, parents and colleagues Proficiency in computer applications including the Microsoft and Google suite of programs Preferred Position Requirements: At least one-year experience in secondary school advising, teaching or pre-college outreach TRIO experience Knowledge of Texas High School curriculum Verbal proficiency in Spanish Additional Requirements: Sensitivity for and commitment to addressing the needs of low-income and first-generation students and their families Desire to be a resource and a role model for project participants and their families Ability to effectively supervise and establish and maintain appropriate boundaries with project participants Excellent interpersonal, public relations and oral and written communication skills Commitment to providing outstanding customer service with the ability to demonstrate courtesy, tact and discretion at all times\ Self-starter, enthusiastic committed to excellence, continuous improvement and student advocacy Ability to contribute to team efforts to accomplish program goals and objectives Southwestern University offers competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, life, long term disability, retirement, 15-paid holidays, two weeks of vacation, sick leave, tuition assistance, access to athletic facilities, free parking and discounted meal rates. Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern University is deeply committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and especially encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia. For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at To apply: The University will only accept application materials through Interfolio at Interested persons must submit a letter of interest, resume, the name and contact information of three professional references, and salary expectation. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Only completed applications will be reviewed by the Search Committee. The Committee will review all completed applications until the position is filled. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University---s Background Check Policy process. EOE/M/F

Keywords: Southwestern University, Georgetown , Upward Bound Academic Coordinator, Other , Georgetown, Texas

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