University College provides a common gateway to the academic programs and services available to entering students. University College coordinates existing university resources and develops new initiatives to promote academic excellence and enhance student persistence. It provides a setting where faculty, staff, and students share in the responsibility for making IUPUI a supportive and challenging environment for learning.
IUPUI Upward Bound provides low-income, first-generation potential college students quality instruction and academic support to ensure their successful completion of a bachelor's degree.
Primary Role: This position will coordinate the academic program and support services for Upward Bound scholars. Hire, train and supervise Upward Bound academic tutors, tutor-counselors and student mentors. Collaborate with the high school and university instructors and other staff, to develop and implement excellent college preparatory programs and support services in target high schools, as well as for a summer on-campus academic program.
Coordinate the development, planning and implementation of academic program services and activities designed to increase high school success and college readiness of underserved populations. Create, develop and implement curriculum for college readiness workshops, Saturday Sessions and month long summer academic experience; provide small group and individual academic advising related to college readiness; arrange college tours, and plan cultural and social enrichment activities.
Work in partnership with Upward Bound staff and target high school personnel in planning and implementing a successful recruitment program. Travel to various target high schools and community centers in order to make presentations and talk with both students and parents about the benefits of the program.
Interview and assess readiness for college prep and program fit of each applicant; select students for participation in the Upward Bound program. When necessary, make recommendations on student removal from the program.
Select, hire, train, and supervise 20 academic tutors and student mentors. Develop and plan the curriculum for tutoring sessions and additional workshops offered during tutoring.
Coordinate and plan the residential program for the Summer Academy. This includes selecting, hiring, training, and supervising of residential mentors who have responsibility for ensuring the safety of 50 – 80 high school students living in campus housing in the evening.
Coordinate and implement pre-professional internship program. Includes selecting internship sites, developing work agreements with site supervisors, and placing students in internship sites. Develop learning outcomes associated with the development of workplace skills.
Analyze and evaluate services to determine the effectiveness of the program and make changes as needed.
REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree, plus 3 years of experience working with youth and program development or related work experience.
Excellent interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with a wide variety of individuals within a diverse environment. Strong organizational and multitasking skills including the ability to manage multiple priorities.
Master's degree. Experience with educational opportunity programs, student support programs, and/or high school teaching.
Salary Plan: PAO
Salary Grade: 3SA
Campus: IUPUI - Indianapolis
Department: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (IN-UCOL-IUINA)
Internal Number: 72456
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.