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.
academic, career, social/personal, financial, post-secondary school
information/counseling advisement to individuals and groups of students in the
and prepare Saturday academy events and summer camps.
delivery of core curriculum for weekend and summer components.
on-campus and target school visit schedules.
career exploration workshops; coordinate job shadowing and technology
excursions with target area school-to-career staff.
periodic workshops for project participants on topics such as stress
management, test taking, study skills, self-development, etc.
periodic workshops for parents or participants.
assessment, academic planning and advising, and monitoring.
with Upward Bound staff and the target school counselors and faculty on behalf
of project participants.
student participation in cultural enrichment and other enrichment activities.
Upward Bound orientation for project participants.
tutor orientation and training. Supervise tutors.
with college instructors for students in the Bridge program.
progress and data reports.
with project evaluation.
the recruitment of students into the program.
and distribute correspondence to students of program activities.
courteous, professional and effective working relationships with employees,
vendors and/or any other representatives of external organization.
with all College policies and procedures
the Director of Upward Bound Program by performing other related duties as
Required Knowledge and Skills:
= Ability to teach
= 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
= Understanding of and
commitment to AQIP.
Required Education Background:
Degree. Master’s degree, preferred.
= Coursework in
counseling, sociology or similar fields, preferred.
= Valid driver’s
= 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.
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 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 https://www.cowley.edu/about/legal.html