Job Listing
Academic Coordinator - Upward Bound
Arkansas City, KS

Job Summary:

The Academic Coordinator is responsible for providing academic, career, social/personal, financial, post-secondary school information/counseling, and advisement to individuals and groups of student in the program.  Plan and prepare Saturday academy events and summer camps.

Position Duties:

=      Provide academic, career, social/personal, financial, post-secondary school information/counseling advisement to individuals and groups of students in the program.

=      Plan and prepare Saturday academy events and summer camps.

=      Establish/coordinate delivery of core curriculum for weekend and summer components.

=      Coordinate on-campus and target school visit schedules.

=      Teach career exploration workshops; coordinate job shadowing and technology excursions with target area school-to-career staff.

=      Provide periodic workshops for project participants on topics such as stress management, test taking, study skills, self-development, etc.

=      Provide periodic workshops for parents or participants.

=      Provide assessment, academic planning and advising, and monitoring.

=      Consult with Upward Bound staff and the target school counselors and faculty on behalf of project participants.

=      Encourage student participation in cultural enrichment and other enrichment activities.

=      Coordinate Upward Bound orientation for project participants.

=      Implement tutor orientation and training. Supervise tutors.

=      Interface with college instructors for students in the Bridge program.

=      Provide progress and data reports.

=      Assist with project evaluation.

=      Coordinate the recruitment of students into the program.

=      Prepare and distribute correspondence to students of program activities.

=      Maintain courteous, professional and effective working relationships with employees, vendors and/or any other representatives of external organization.

=      Comply with all College policies and procedures

=      Assist the Director of Upward Bound Program by performing other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

=      Ability to teach workshops.

=      Sensitivity and understanding of the needs of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

=      Ability to work independently, as well as on a team.

=      Ability to work and maintain the highest level of confidentiality.

=      Strong communications skills, both written and oral.

=      Ability to organize and prioritize work. Work well under deadline pressures.

=      Excellent human relations skills. Ability to work with individuals from a variety of diverse backgrounds and populations.

=      Understanding of and commitment to AQIP.



Required Education Background:

=      Bachelor’s Degree.  Master’s degree, preferred.

=      Coursework in counseling, sociology or similar fields, preferred.

Required Experience:

=      Valid driver’s license, required.

=      Experience working in an environment serving low-income and academically disadvantaged populations.

=      Experience counseling and/or teaching in grades 9-12, preferred.

=      Experience in the delivery of services in an educational setting, preferred.

=      Career development, financial aid and academic advising experience, preferred.

Supervisory Requirements: none.


Physical Requirements:

Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time; ability to move freely around the campus, outreach centers and area schools; ability to lift up to 20 pounds; ability to bend, stoop, reach and grasp as required to perform responsibilities; ability to drive motor vehicle; and ability to work on the computer for long periods of time. 

Work Environment:

Work performed in an office environment, classroom, inside and outside at multiple community locations.





Cowley College is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation or other legally protected category. (Notice of Non-Discrimination found at
 Cowley College Ark City main campus. 
Salary Range:  
$40,576 to $44,872
Business Casual
Contact Info:  
Jenette Hanna, Director of Human Resources
Powered By CC-Assist.NET