Position Description / Details
Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program, which provides support to participants’ in their preparation for college entrance and completion. The successful candidate is responsible for implementing the academic component, including instruction, tutoring, assessment of academic needs, evaluation of students' academic progress, and serve as a primary contact point for parents of participants. The coordinator will participate in team planning and implementation of program activities, cultural events, and workshops. This is a part-time (15 hours per week), 34-week position with the opportunity to work under a separate contract during summer programming.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Provide Academic Support Services to Upward Bound Students:
- Advise Upward Bound students on high school academic issues, post-secondary preparation and selection
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with high school principals, tribal representatives, counselors, teachers, parents, and college personnel target schools.
- Assist students in developing and implementing an Education Success Plan
- Maintain a caseload of students and monitor their academic success through teacher and student contacts
- Supervise experiential/educational activities for UB students (Saturday sessions, tutoring, etc.)
- Document participant attendance at events, tutoring and other program activities.
- Manage and document disbursement of participant stipends.
- Administer student workshops which support academic development
- Work one-on-one with students to provide academic, career, financial and transfer advising.
Recruit Program Participants at Target Schools:
- Assure all guidelines regarding Upward Bound student eligibility are met
- Meet recruiting goals at each Target School
- Keep detailed recruiting records at each Target School
- Maintain and update student files, including detailed tracking of, assessments, yearly progress status, and long term data.
- Facilitate Federal Food Service grant
- Assist in planning academic and residential components of six-week summer program
- Provides information regarding program services and procedures to students, parents, high school staff, community partners, and campus faculty and staff.
- Represent Peninsula College and the Upward Bound Program at community events as requested.
- Assist with related duties or special projects as assigned.
- Some evening and weekend work.
Required physical abilities:
- Work will occur on-campus or in schools
- Must be able to sit or stand, keyboard, and operate a variety of general office equipment for extended periods of time.
The Ideal Candidate will have:
- Minimum a Bachelor’s Degree in education, social service, counseling or a related discipline.
- The ability to relate effectively and work independently with low-income, 1st generation college, disadvantaged and/or minority students.
- Preference will be given to candidates who have participated in TRIO programs and/or overcome barriers similar to those confronting program participants.
- Knowledge of high school degree requirements, college admissions procedures and financial literacy.
- Proven ability to work independently and as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment.
- Experience with standard assessment tools and techniques,
- Part-time; Hourly position
- Rate of pay: $17.85/hr
- 15 hours per week
- Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
- This position will be in a union shop bargaining unit at any time hours worked exceed 350 hours in any consecutive 12-month period. At the time hours exceed the 350-hour threshold, the employee will be required to become a member of the Washington Federation of State Employees or pay non-associate fees. Non-payment of such fees is grounds for dismissal.
- Must be able to arrange own transportation throughout the district.
Link to: Online Application
Please upload the additional application documents on the last page of your application form prior to submission
- college employment application,
- resume, and
- cover letter
Application materials may be submitted by mail or email to:
1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Email: email@example.com (link sends e-mail)
Application forms submitted electronically will be accepted without signatures.
Peninsula College is an equal opportunity employer.