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Assistant Director, TRIO Upward Bound

Position Deleted on 1/05/2014. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Springfield, MO
  • Admin - Student Affairs and Services
  • Admin - Multicultural Affairs and Affirmative Action
Full Time
Work Location Springfield Campus
Department Multicultural Services
Pay Grade 43
Proposed Salary $32,290 - $45,210/annually, Granted funded position
Appointment Type Full Time Regular
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt

General Function
The Assistant Director, TRIO Upward Bound works with low income, first generation, or academically disadvantaged high school students to help them develop the skills needed to become successful college students. The Assistant Director, TRIO Upward Bound works to provide opportunities for Upward Bound participants to develop social skills, cultural competence, study skills, and academic skills appropriate for their educational goals. The Assistant Director, TRIO Upward Bound assists in planning, organizing, and presenting group workshops and summer camp, planning and supervising participants' attendance at cultural events, and assists with the recruitment, selection, and retention process for all participants.

Description of Primary Duties
The Assistant Director, TRIO Upward Bound works with low income, first generation, or academically disadvantaged high school students to help them develop the skills needed to become successful college students.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
Education: A Master's degree in psychology, education, or a related field is required.

Experience: Two years of experience developing and providing college preparatory instruction, tutoring, academic advising, assessment, standardized testing, and/or enrichment activities is required. Experience in a higher education setting, with demonstrated administrative experience with program development or project management is preferred. Experience with budgets and supervision is preferred. Experience working with Upward Bound, other TRIO programs, or other programs focused on students who are low-income, first-generation, or academically disadvantaged is preferred. Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds is preferred.

Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills (particularly in working with a diverse student population), organizational, and management skills are required. The ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, with students, parents, high school counselors, fellow employees, college administrators, and other constituents of the University is required. The ability to speak comfortably before groups is required. Must be able to relate effectively to all publics and must have strong organizational and management skills. A working knowledge of computers and computer applications, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office applications is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Experience with database applications is preferred. Knowledge of academic policies and procedures of the Springfield Public School system, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the U.S. Department of Higher Education, and higher education is preferred. Knowledge of student development theory and its application to student academic support services is preferred.

Other: A valid Missouri driver's license is required. The scope of the position requires working evenings and weekends. Occasional out-of-town travel, including overnight stays, is required. Having a background similar to Upward Bound participants is preferred. Continuation of this position is dependent on external funding.

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Special Instructions to Applicants
If selected for an interview, the candidate will have to present a 30 minute recruitment presentation. Official transcripts are required at the time of interview.

EO/AA and Diversity Statement
Non Discrimination Statement
Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Prohibited sex discrimination
encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence. In addition, the University does not discriminate on any basis (including, but not limited to, political affiliation and sexual orientation) not related to the applicable educational requirements for students or the applicable job requirements for employees.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65897,, (417) 836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights.

Background Check Statement
Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

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