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Director, Upward Bound

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 2225

Title: Director, Upward Bound

Department: Upward Bound

Essential Personnel: N/A

Job Family: Student Operations

Job Sub-Family: Student Success

FLSA Classification: E

Job Grade: 17

Grade Min: $72,265

Grade Mid: $88,524

UHD Succession Plan: N/A

Criticality of Position: Vital

Career Ladder: Individualized

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: Y

Motor Vehicle Record Check: Y

Job Summary

The Director, Upward Bound coordinates and implements the Upward Bound program, including administering and managing the budget, and hiring, training, and managing all staff.

Duties

  • Manages Upward Bound Program grants
  • Develops the budgets on a quarterly basis
  • Ensures compliance with all grant and federal regulations
  • Approves the Department of Education Annual Report (APR)
  • Provides curriculum development and instructions for all staff to assure that all goals and objectives are met
  • Approves all capital property forms for assets taken off UHD campus
  • Prepares the UHD Annual Assessment Strategic Plan with the Office Program Coordinator
  • Supervises full and part time employees; approves all bi -weekly reported time and leave
  • Approves cost center verifications; ensures that account coding on purchases and departmental expenses are valid authorizations for the purchases
  • Attends Department of Education national training, national, regional, state, and local workshops and trainings, and University College Leaders meetings as necessary

Marginal Duties

  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • Full -time and Part-time Employees

Delegation of Work:

  • Regularly assigns work to subordinate(s)

Supervision Given:

  • Has primary responsibility for conducting performance evaluations and making recommendations for hiring and dismissing employees.

Qualifications

Required Education:

  • Master's degree in Counseling, Education, Sociology, or a related field

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of related job experience

License/Certification:

  • Must have a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of Department of Education Federal Regulations;
  • Knowledge of University Compliance & Ethics rules;
  • Knowledge of grants and related processes in a higher education environment

Skills:

  • Good technical skills, including proficiency in MS Office;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Good conflict management and negotiation skills;
  • Excellent project management and multitasking skills

Abilities:

  • Ability to oversee a budget and maintain fiscal control;
  • Ability to lead and manage a team; ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Works in some or all of the following environments during the working day; an office; outdoor areas (2 to 4 hours); a library environment (2 to 4 hours)

Physical Demands:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical, comfortable interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements;
  • Individual has discretion in relation to walking, standing etc., and has minimal exposure to physical risks. Work occasionally involves exposure to inclement weather and/or extreme temperatures
  • May, on rare occasions, be exposed to hazardous driving conditions
  • Must have precise hand-eye coordination, good spatial awareness, and the ability to identify and distinguish colors
  • Must have the ability to move items of up to 45lbs

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.

Integrity

  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.

Proficiency

  • Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.

Dependability

  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.

Flexibility

  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.

Focus on Customer Service

  • Focuses on customer's needs and expectations. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
  • Respectfully ascertains customer's needs and determines appropriate response.
  • Promptly responds by providing requested information, takes appropriate action, or refers customer to appropriate individual or department.
  • If further actions need to be taken, advises customers of realistic timeframes for a response to their request.
  • Follows up with customers on outstanding requests in a timely manner.
  • Tactfully explains to customers why their needs and/or expectations cannot be met if the university does not provide the requested information or services.

Instruction/Training

  • Demonstrates the ability to orally convey subject or message clearly and concisely to the intended audience.
  • Generates interest and enthusiasm in the subject or message from the participants.
  • Responds to participants' reactions or comments, and adjusts delivery style and/or format of presentation as needed.
  • Possesses a thorough understanding of the subject or topic to provide practical responses to questions or issues.
  • Displays applicable visuals and provides appropriate written materials to support the presentation.

Supervision

  • Supervises the work of staff employees.
  • Sets clear goals and expectations within reasonable timeframes.
  • Motivates staff through constructive feedback, challenging assignments, and recognition of achievements.
  • Provides mentorship and guidance by sharing expertise and best practices.
  • Supports staff by providing essential resources, professional development opportunities, and open communication.
  • Promptly addresses performance issues with appropriate measures and discretion.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

Last updated 4/27/2022 6:10 AM