The Upward Bound Program is federally funded TRIO Program that provides intensive services to ensure that low income and potential first-generation college students complete their respective secondary programs and are prepared to pursue a postsecondary education.
The Program Manager of the Upward Bound Program is responsible for providing leadership and supervision to the Program. The Program Manager coordinates the implementation of all aspects of the UB Program including the coordination of the academic and summer components, budgetary oversight, and the day to day operations as related to the goals and objectives of the BGSU federal grant and in accordance with the US Department of Education federal policies in both the OMB Circular and Edgar. Legislation in the UB program requires that all participants meet federal guidelines to be eligible for participation in the program. The Program Manager oversees and approves all applications to the program to ensure their compliance for participation with the program.
The Program Manager also works cooperatively with University staff and faculty, Toledo Public School administrators and teachers and community agencies to ensure that the mission, strategic plan and objectives of the UB Program are achieved. The Program Manager also cultivate and sustain relationships with target middle and high schools and ensure collaborations with other TRIO programs and community programs to ensure that successful initiatives are implemented towards student successfully graduating from secondary school and entering college.
Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities
UB Program Leadership
Maintain up to date knowledge of all U.S Department of Education, and federal legislation and regulations that govern federally funded TRIO Programs.
Collaborate with various campus departments and external community agencies to contribute to the college and cultural exposure of UB Participants
Manage day to day operations of the Upward Bound program.
Screen all participant application packets to ensure that they meet federal eligibility criteria for entry into the program.
Coordinate communication efforts for the UB Program. Maintain regular communication with students, parents, TPS school administrators, program alumni, community organizations, and campus staff.
Conduct presentations for and attend meetings with both internal and external UB constituents, including target schools, parents, community organizations, and various BGSU campus departments including other TRIO programs.
Monitor program activities monthly, generating and sharing reports on overall activities and the impact on program objectives to ensure optimum outcomes and effectiveness are achieved.
Supervise approximately 12 full time and seasonal staff members. Recruit, supervise, train, and evaluate the UB Professional staff, secretary, summer residential/mentors, student workers and instructional staff, and seasonal college coaches. Monitor and approve staff time and reporting.
Oversee the implementation of the Six-week summer residential program.
Coordinate data collection and report generation activities for submission of the Annual Performance Report
Coordinate tracking of UB graduates who matriculated to college and facilitate outreach efforts to those whom step out prior to completing their program of study.
Review program activity assessments and reports and use them to inform UB programming decisions.
Generate, administer and review UB Program Assessment annually.
Develop and coordinate marketing efforts including printed materials and social media, BGSU website, etc.
Monitor UB program activities, workshops, cultural exposure opportunities and college visits to ensure their alignment with grant objectives.
Provide oversight for the annual budget.
Forecast UB budgetary expenses annually.
Review and monitor monthly and quarterly budgets both internally and with grants accounting.
Approve monthly program expenditures.
Maintain up to date knowledge on BGSU and U.S. Department of Education regulations and policies governing UB grant funding.
Target School Programming
Provides leadership for recruitment, implementation of services, and formative and summative assessment of program activities and outcomes.
Recruit and administer program activities for participants from the target schools/area.
Assist students with college applications, financial aid and scholarship application completion, career and college explorations and other college orientation activities.
Provide academic, personal and social advisement to participants as needed
Assist participants with ACT registration and preparation.
Represent TRIO Programs at in local, state, regional and national professional associations and conferences.
Serve as one of TRIO Programs liaisons on a variety of diversity and college access and retention campus initiatives.
Knowledge, Skills or Abilities
Knowledge of policies, procedures, practices and activities of Federal Programs such as TRIO or similar programs.
Demonstrated working knowledge in servicing students from diverse backgrounds, particularly working with low-income, first-generation and students from underrepresented populations.
Familiarity with high school curriculum and Ohio core academic standards.
Knowledge of program design, delivery, assessment and evaluation.
Knowledge of database management
Knowledge of accounting principles and budget management.
Ability to foster internal/external working relationships to ensure cooperative referrals and to conduct program marketing initiatives.
Ability to work with administrators, counselors and teachers in the Toledo public school system.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Active listening skills
Strong organization skills
Ability to contribute to a positive experience for students and assist in achieving departmental goals.
Preference given to individuals who have succeeded in overcoming the disadvantages or circumstances like those of the target area population.
Knowledge of computer applications including but not limited to: Microsoft Office, Microsoft outlook, people Soft, FMS and WRL finance systems, Blumen database, and an ability to learn and adopt to other technologies necessary for program effectiveness.
Full-time, Administrative staff position available. Administrative Grade Level 354. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefits package available.
Deadline to apply: The search committee will review applications until the position is filled; however, for best consideration, applications should be provided by ‘January 11, 2023’.
Why work at BGSU?
Full-time BGSU employees enjoy an array of exceptional benefits, including:
Quality, affordable health insurance: Various coverage options available for health, vision and dental starting the first day of the month following your date of employment.
Generous paid time off: Vacation, holidays, sick days and more.
Excellent work life balance resources: Our Employee Assistance Program offers confidential support to employees and their eligible family members, along with ancillary programs covering identity theft, elder care, legal services and more.
Tuition fee waivers: For eligible employees, spouses and dependent children.
Professional development opportunities: For skills training, supervisor and leadership programs, performance management, online courses and online tools for employee growth and development.
Parental leave: Up to five weeks of paid parental leave for full-time employees with at least 12 months of continuous service.
Retirement: BGSU offers several options for meeting your retirement goals with a current employer contribution of up to 14% depending on the retirement program selected. Read More about the option that best fits your needs.
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Master’s Degree in Education, College Student Personnel, Social Services or related field. Degree must be conferred at the time of application.
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