Company Description Alabama A&M University (AAMU), an 1890 Land-Grant institution located in the high-tech center of Huntsville in northern Alabama, invites applications for the positions listed below. Situated in the northeast quadrant of the city of 200,000, the hillside campus is just four miles away from downtown Huntsville. AAMU offers its 6,100-student population a wide range of course offerings under the College of Agriculture, Life and Natural Sciences; College of Business and Public Affairs; College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences and College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Science. The School of Graduate Studies serves about 1,400 and offers doctoral degree programs in Applied Physics, Food Science, Plant/Soil Science and Reading/Literacy. Job Description The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work that is to be performed in the identified position. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified as other duties may be assigned. Summary The Upward Bound Program is one the U.S. Department of Education's TRIO Programs, which provide outreach and support to help low-income, first-generation college, and disabled students progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post baccalaureate programs. The goal of the program is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. The Upward Bound Program Director, under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Studies, is responsible for developing and administering the Alabama A&M University Upward Bound Program. This includes hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating project staff, fiscal management, project development and management, and liaising with the target area communities. Duties and Responsibilities Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates project staff Supervise Upward Bound Program participants Communicate effectively with target school personnel including guidance counselors and principals. Communicate effectively with person in target communities and university personnel Assist with documentation of eligibility, academic need, services, activities, attendance, satisfactory progress, and test data Coordinates and/or conducts participant assessments to determine the extent of academic, personal, and career counseling needs Conduct workshops and presentations for parents/guardians, program participants, and community agencies Assist with recruitment of eligible program participants Assist with data entry and maintaining data in the database Compile data for the Annual Performance Report and University reports Track and disseminate follow-up data to all former program participants Travel to TRIO related conferences and with program participants during each component Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum Position Requirements Master's degree in education, counseling, public/ business administration, or related field from an accredited college/university. 3-5 years of progressively responsible work experience in TRIO, Upward Bound, Student Support Services, or related professional settings Excellent interpersonal skills (particularly in working with diverse student populations) Experience administering federal grants and federal budgets preferred. Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as ability to present information effectively in one on-one and small groups. A working knowledge of computer and computer applications. Capable of interpreting and applying rules, regulations, and policies governing assigned grant Experience in troubleshooting difficult situations and adopting an effective course of action Effectively work independently with little direction Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing Ability to work with students, faculty and staff while maintain a professional demeanor Ability to administer, interpret and provide additional insights in the use of various advising career and student satisfaction assessments Ability to work under possible adverse circumstances Computer literacy in use of Microsoft Office Suite, Banner, Blackboard, Skype, etc.