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Upward Bound Educational Adivsor (Temporary Full-time)
Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington, Kentucky
Date Posted 07/21/2021
Upward Bound
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Assume responsibility for identifying and selecting participants from the necessary Upward Bound schools; assess student’s needs; provide personal, academic and career services to participants. Presenting and planning curriculum for 9-12 grades.

Hours per Week: 37.5 hours

Work Days per Week: Monday through Friday

Work Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Facilitates meeting the requirements set forth by the U. S. Department of Education grant.
  • Assists in the recruitment efforts for Upward Bound/monitoring recruitment numbers to ensure participant requirements are met.
  • Maintains secure files for students/participants in the program.
  • Work effectively with school and community organizations personnel to identify, recruit, select and help meet educational needs of students.
  • Meet Monthly/Individually with Upward Bound participants at their schools to discuss academic progress, and other concerns.
  • Obtain semester grades for participants from school personnel.
  • Participate in a development of a creative curriculum and activity development that enhances career awareness, financial literacy, and educational success.
  • Plan and coordinate special educational activities, such as college tours, ACT preparation workshops, and return trip workshops.
  • Participate in the hiring and training of all new staff.
  • Assist in updating website and newsletters
  • Maintain accurate records and files.
  • Document student progress and services provided to project participants. (Blumen)
  • Monitor completion of activities in the non-academic portion of the ISP.
  • Assist the Project Director in coordinating evaluations, preparing reports, and other reports required by Multiculturalism and Inclusion and the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Participate in conferences and workshops to enhance professional development.
  • Assist/participate in the planning and development of 6-week Summer Programming for Upward Bound
  • Other duties as assigned by the project director.

Minimum Education/Experiment Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (Counseling, Education, Student Personnel Services, Higher Education, Social Work, or related field) and one year of related experience, or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in related field preferred.
  • Able to effectively communicate with students, parents, and school personnel.
  • Able to build rapport with students, parents, and school personnel.
  • Able to work creatively and effectively within a team environment.
  • Familiar with using MS office applications, Google drive, including other databases.
  • Familiar with using social media, Facebook, twitter.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Be self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Professional Attire when attending workshops, conferences, and meetings.
Long Description:

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) is a member college of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. As one of the two largest colleges in our system, BCTC transfers more students to four-year universities than any other college in the state. It awards certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees in more than 40 career and technical programs with day, evening, and online classes serving more than 16,000 students annually at seven campuses. Customized workforce training serves more than 500 businesses annually. BCTC provides excellence in learning and service with caring, experienced professors, helpful staff, and excellent facilities and a focus on student success. The college sustains strong partnerships with our communities to improve economic vitality and quality of life in the region.

Megan Smith
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