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Director, Upward Bound

Apply now Posting Number: 492949
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:

Director of Upward Bound


Upward Bound; Student Affairs

Job Summary:

The Upward Bound program at Marist College seeks a full-time Director to oversee the operations of Upward Bound, and maintain responsibility for the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the program goals, objectives, and activities.  

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree and at least five years related experience required. Knowledge of and experience working with College students in a field closely related to the objectives of Upward Bound required. Candidates who offer experience working with populations from diverse ethnic, racial and/or socioeconomic backgrounds preferred.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervise all program staff; prepare performance appraisals and recommend development as necessary
  • Collaborate with Human Resources for the hiring, appointment, contracts, compensation, and termination of seasonal support staff
  • Promote the objectives and activities of the Upward Bound program through coordination with parents, the College, and local, regional, and national program service networks
  • Formulate, publish, coordinate, and administer all program services, meetings, and business functions, as well as procedures and standards of instruction and counseling for the program; monitor student, faculty and administrative conduct as necessary
  • Plan and recommend budget proposals to appropriate parties; manage and administer approved budgets within the program in accordance with all standards and procedures
  • Administer federal grants and private funding in accordance with EDGAR and other governing guidelines
  • Develop supplementary sources of funding and services for the program
  • Supervise the design, implementation, and evaluation of the core curriculum, instruction and counseling
  •  Oversee the identification and recruitment of program participants, and the coordination and implementation of formative evaluations, diagnostic placements, and tutorial, vocational, academic and cultural activities
  • Monitor procedures to recruit, counsel, enroll, and follow-up with program participants in postsecondary education programs
  •  Prepare and submit Upward Bound grant proposal and associated project reports

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who offer a Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, social work, business, psychology, or a Master’s Degree in a relevant area of study.

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume, & Three Professional References.

About the Department and School:

The Marist Upward Bound Program was founded in 1966. It is a federally funded college preparatory program designed to generate in participants the skills and motivation necessary to persist in completing their secondary education and enter and complete a program of postsecondary education.

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 385 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (10th Best Regional University/North, 5th Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. The College is top-ranked for long-term study abroad (#4 in the U.S.) by the U.S. State Department’s Open Doors report. Marist educates more than 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. To learn more, please visit

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Work Schedule:

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (some evening and weekend hours, as required)

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Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under-represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.

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