Upward Bound Assistant Director

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 27 Apr 2023

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department Carolina Higher Ed Opp Pgms-525200
Career Area Student Services
Posting Open Date 03/27/2023
Application Deadline 04/27/2023
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Working Title Upward Bound Assistant Director
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Position Number 01004275
Vacancy ID NF0006826
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Permanent
Hours per week 40
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range
Proposed Start Date 05/15/2023

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

Created in 2012, the Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Programs (CHEOP) office Comprises the NC Health Careers Access Program (NC-HCAP) and TRiO Programs (Upward Bound Program and the McNair Scholars Program).
Through both NC-HCAP and TRiO Programs, CHEOP Promotes and Maintains Programs, Activities, and Services that Facilitate Access to College, Graduate and Ph.D. Programs, as well as Health Professional Schools for Individuals from Historically Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups, First Generation Status, Rural and/or Low- Income Backgrounds. The Programs under CHEOP Enhance Participants’ Academic Performance, Retention, and Personal and Professional Development to Promote Graduation in Secondary and Post-Secondary Education.

Position Summary

The Upward Bound Program was established at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1966 and annually serves 102 low-income and
first-generation high school students, assisting them in building the knowledge, skills, and motivation necessary to
ensure success in post-secondary education and lifelong learning. The Upward Bound Program is one of two TRiO
Programs as part of the Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Programs (CHEOP) Office.
The Assistant Director of Upward Bound reports to the Associate Director of TRiO Programs and is responsible for
assisting in the planning, coordination, assessment and supervision of significant components of the Upward Bound
Program. The Associate Director of the TRiO Programs reports to the Senior Director of CHEOP and has day-to-day
responsibility for overseeing the activities, programs, and operations of the TRiO Programs.
Specific responsibilities of the Assistant Director position include:
Program development, implementation, and evaluation. The Assistant Director oversees the planning, development,
implementation and evaluation of the Upward Bound curriculum, summer programming and cultural activities
administered at UNC-Chapel Hill through supervision of program staff and monitoring of programmatic activities and
participants. Program evaluation is an essential responsibility to ensure thorough documentation of achievements
and accountability for program outcomes.
Strategic planning-The Assistant Director generates long and short-range strategies to ensure high quality
educational and academic counseling services to effectively serve the needs of high school students.
Fiscal and administrative oversight and fundraising-The Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing Upward
Bound budgetary matters, including annual budget development, and reporting and day-to-day oversight;
developing grant proposals and providing oversight of grants and contracts; fundraising; supervision of Graduate
Assistants, Work Study students, Tutors and High School Coordinators.
External relations, partnership development, and collaboration – The Assistant Director supports the TRiO Programs
Director as an official representative to internal and external constituencies, responsible for developing and
maintaining productive relationships with faculty, staff, administrators, and students from affiliated high schools,
community leaders and social service administrators.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent educational or instructional activities related to tutoring, supplemental instruction, or direction of programs that enhance educational experiences of enrolled or prospective students, will accept a relevant Bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

This position requires three years or more of experience in TRiO programs, similar programs, or experience working with first generation, low-income youth and or those from disadvantaged backgrounds and populations as a counselor, caseworker, researcher, teacher or administrator.

The Assistant Director must demonstrate strong communication and organization skills along with an understanding of working with disadvantaged youth and populations. They also must have evidence of excellent interpersonal skills reflected through successful work with teachers, administrators, community persons, and or counselors.

Must have a valid North Carolina driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Knowledge of college preparation at postsecondary and secondary levels, with secondary experience preferred; experience in curriculum development, college access and experiential education is highly preferred.

Experience in program development and implementation of curriculum, summer programming and cultural activities is also preferred.

The Assistant Director is also recommended to understand college readiness or remediation
programs and possess strong writing skills and grant writing experience.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority in accordance with the Clery Act. This position will be required to report Clery crimes to the Clery Compliance Manager and complete annual training about reporting responsibilities.

Special Instructions
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Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to employment@unc.edu
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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