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Job ID: 148395

Assistant Director, Upward Bound
Northern Illinois University

Date Posted Oct. 28, 2020
Title Assistant Director, Upward Bound
University Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, United States
Department Precollegiate-Upward Bound
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Education - General

Primary Function
The Assistant Director conducts orientation sessions with middle and high school students, screens and evaluate new student applicants, and implements academic year off campus class instruction, tutoring, and counseling sessions. The Assistant Director has primary responsibility for scheduling and conducting field trips for educational and cultural activities, arranging transportation for students in the summer program, and conducting academic counseling sessions.

Duties and Responsibilities (generally)

  • Assists with the overall formulation and development of all appropriate program proposals, continuation applications and reports.
  • Assumes primary responsibility for the development and compilation of relevant student performance data and statistics for the purposes of student placement as well as for use in proposal and report development.
  • Assists in the preparation of all required evaluation and performance reports.
  • Administers and compiles student needs assessments.
  • Assumes primary responsibility for the placement of students in classes, matching students with tutors and mentors, and referrals to special assistance personnel. Responsible for the specific design, development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the Academic Guidance, Personal Counseling, Career Planning, and College Placement program components, particularly the Bridge/Transition components in both the residential summer and the academic year sessions.
  • Assists in the design and monitoring of the academic curriculum.
  • Conducts the orientation and training for summer residential staff.
  • Assist in the supervision of summer residential staff, tutors, and the academic year and summer session instructors.
  • Assumes major role in the identification, recruitment, selection, and orientation of students.
  • Conducts exit interviews with all graduates and students who leave the program prior to graduation; and writes final summary reports for all students.
  • Provides students with comprehensive personal and academic guidance and counseling, pre-college counseling, transition preparation, college placement, financial aid counseling, alumni follow-up, and related activities.
  • Conducts appropriate workshops for parents.
  • Conducts the program’s alumni follow-up and monitoring component; maintains contact with colleges and universities where students have been placed; and compiles appropriate reports and studies regarding program alumni.
  • Assumes key share of responsibility for the overall administration of the Upward Bound Program, and performs other duties as required by the Executive Director.

Minimum Required Qualifications for this position
1. A Master’s degree in education, counseling, or related academic area.
2. Three (3) years of experience as a secondary instructor, Counselor/Coordinator, or administrator, including one (1) year in academic counseling performing student needs assessment and college preparation and placement.
3. Demonstrated work experience that relates directly to the providing services to culturally and academically diverse high school students.

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