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Program Director - TRIO Upward Bound
Coastal Alabama Community College in Monroeville, Alabama
Date Posted 05/09/2022
Admin-Program Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Program Director - TRIO Upward Bound

Salary : $0.00 Annually

Location : Monroeville, AL

Job Type : Full-Time

College/Division : COASTL-501140-TRIO Programs

Job Number : 00718

Closing : 5/22/2022 11:59 PM Central

Campus Location : Coastal Alabama Community College

Position Summary

The Program Director of Upward Bound program assumes overall responsibility for the assigned program, program staff, and program participants; arranges and enters into contractual agreements for approval by the Dean of External Funding and the President; conducts and coordinates the planning, budgeting, staffing, and evaluating of the program. The Program Director of Upward Bound conducts these responsibilities in accordance with the policies and procedures of the College and the Alabama Community College System, and the rules and regulations specified in the respective grant application and amendments approved the U.S. Department of Education.

Some evenings and weekends are required for this position.

Appropriate placement on the Alabama Community College System salary schedule C3-2.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

At a minimum, the essential functions of this position shall include:

  1. Negotiates the assigned Upward Bound program contract with the U.S. Department of Education for approval by the Dean of External Funding and the President.
  2. Develops and maintains the Upward Bound budget for approval by the Dean of External Funding and the President.
  3. Remains cognizant of all federal rules and regulations concerning the assigned Upward Bound program as they become effective.
  4. Prepares, submits, and responds to all reports required by the U.S. Department of Education and the respective supervising office.
  5. Ensures that the comprehensive participant records and related program files and records are developed and kept up to date.
  6. Conducts comprehensive outcomes assessment and participant follow up studies in accordance with the provisions of the respective grant program and related federal rules and regulations.
  7. Maintains open lines of communication with the U.S. Department of Education, the College community, target schools, community agencies, and organizations.
  8. Attends all state, regional, and national meetings as required and directed by the supervising office.
  9. Conducts staff meetings.
  10. Provides support and expertise in preparation for writing program grant proposals.
  11. Coordinates program efforts between the College and the community.
  12. Assists participants in securing financial aid, when appropriate.
  13. Coordinates career counseling services for participants.
  14. Supervises the Upward Bound Project Specialists and staff.
  15. Provides program orientation to Upward Bound Project Specialists and staff.
  16. Provides professional development for Upward Bound Project Specialists and staff.
  17. Evaluates the Upward Bound Project Specialists and staff in accordance with College policies and procedures.

All positions at Coastal Alabama have the job responsibilities below:

  1. Handles sensitive information in a confidential manner.
  2. Maintains a highly professional attitude and demeanor at all times.
  3. Provides responsible, appropriate, and satisfactory leadership on campus and within the College.
  4. Communicates positively and professionally in all aspects of the position.
  5. Attends all staff meetings, College meetings, and professional development activities.
  6. Becomes thoroughly familiar with all pertinent state and national policies and comply with said policies.
  7. Serves on and provide information to college committees as needed.
  8. Complies with ACCS and College policies, as well as state and federal laws.
  9. Ensures the positive promotion of the College and integration of all campuses within the College.
  10. Is prompt and punctual in reporting for work, meetings, and office hours.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree in education, counseling, community service, or related field with an emphasis in administration.
  2. Three years’ experience in TRIO programs or related programs.
  3. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  4. Ability to work well with others.
  5. Experience supervising staff.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Proficiency in computer skills.
  2. Demonstrable data software skills.
  3. Three years’ administrative experience in TRIO programs.

Application Procedures/Additional Information


A complete application packet consists of the following:

  • A completed online application form.

  • A signed cover letter describing specifically how your experience and qualifications meet the minimum requirements.

  • Current resume’ showing education degrees earned and complete employment history.

  • Copies of transcripts from all colleges attended where required degrees were conferred. Degree(s) must be posted on transcripts. Official copies will be required if employed with the institution.

All applicants are required to apply on-line for job opportunities. To apply on-line, go to http://www.coastalalabama.edu/employment/ click on the job title you are interested in and then click on the "Apply" link. If this is the first time you are applying using our on- line job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated in this vacancy announcement and must submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for an open position. Only completed applications received during the period of this vacancy announcement will be considered. Please Note:

  • It is recommended that you have digital (PDF) copies of your resume and unofficial and/or official transcripts. You will be required to upload this during the application process. We do not accept paper, faxed or emailed applications and application materials.

  • You may not put “see resume” on any section of the application form

  • Please ensure that uploads are not behind a paywall or a password-protected area. The screening committee may disqualify your application packet if required uploads are inaccessible.

  • When you finish the steps to apply to a job, you will receive an on-screen notice that you’ve successfully applied. However, this notice does not mean your application materials are complete.

  • Correspondence regarding positions (i.e., scheduled interview appointment, position filled announcement) will be sent to applicants through the e-mail address used on the applicants’ NEOGOV accounts. Applicants are required to monitor their e-mail accounts for updates regarding positions.

  • Incomplete application packets will eliminate the possibility of an interview. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure his or her application packet is complete.

  • The college may require that applicants for faculty positions submit supplementary information from the attending college registrar to explain undergraduate courses that received graduate credit on the academic transcript prior to being considered for an interview.


Coastal Alabama Community College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Alabama Community College System, including all postsecondary community and technical colleges under the control of the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees, that no employee or applicant for employment or promotion, shall be discriminated against on the basis of any impermissible criterion or characteristic including, without limitation, race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, disability, sex, age or any other protected class as defined by federal and state law.

It is College policy to provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement to all applicants and employees as required by appropriate federal and state law. Coastal Alabama Community College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled applicants or employees. Applicants in need of an accommodation(s), should contact the Human Resources Office prior to the interview. Coastal Alabama Community College reserves the right to withdraw this job announcement at any time prior to the awarding. The College reserves the right not to fill the positions in the event of budgetary or operational constraints. Coastal Alabama Community College is a multi-campus organization and employees of the College may be assigned to work at any of the College worksites, may be required to travel among various work sites for both day, evening, and weekend responsibilities, and must provide their own mode of transportation.

Coastal Alabama Community College is an active participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-verify). E-verify electronically confirms an employee's eligibility to work in the United States as required by the Department of Homeland Security. In accordance with Alabama Community College System policy and procedures, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from the criminal background check.

Applicants must adhere to the College's prescribed interview schedule and must travel at their own expense

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