Provide coordination and assist in the planning and management of the TRIO Upward Bound program and initiatives. Reports to the Program Director, Upward Bound Programs.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Provide weekly on-site coordination and leadership of the TRIO Upward Bound program initiatives to assigned high schools
Lead, direct and provide oversight in the development and delivery of educational programming, and external communication for TRIO program
Provide outreach and support services to faculty, staff and students for the TRIO program – including individual consultations, serve as resource person for information, referrals and advocacy
Conduct workshops; give lectures on academic and college readiness related topics
Assist the Director, Upward Bound with strategic planning, program management and operations
Plan, monitor and maintain budgets for programs
Supervise assigned staff and/or student personnel
Assist in information analysis, conduct research and develop/prepare reports – including the oversight of grant-funded projects and manage the report requirements
Coordinate a variety of Upward Bound projects and events (i.e. Path to College, engagement days, Trips, Plans for Postsecondary, Summer Component development; supervision of part time staff; college and career readiness; academic and postsecondary advising; Senior Bridge to College program development)
Maintain accurate and detailed student records
Serve on various university committees
Perform related duties as assigned
Undergraduate Degree in a relevant field and two to three years of progressively responsible experience with program management, educational programs and/or curriculum planning and specific experience with TRIO populations and academic support. Master's degree preferred in a related field (counseling, K-12, education administration, higher education, curriculum).
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues significant to TRIO population issues; knowledge of related laws and regulations *
Organization and implementation of events *
Demonstrated highly developed written, verbal, interpersonal communication; including public speaking / public relations skills *
Utilizing Microsoft Office Suite and other applicable software *
Organizing information and projects *
Adhering to deadlines *
Provide leadership and direction and to analyze situations and develop effective solutions *
Build meaningful relationships with program participants *
Develop a coordinated workflow / timeline to manage multiple projects with the ability to build relationships with external/internal constituents *
Develop budgets, event production timelines *
Work independently and as part of a team *
Multi-task while managing multiple projects and assignments *
Assessments: Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments.
Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.
The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at... Ashtabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.