Assistant Director - TRIO Upward Bound - WVU Beckley 13180
West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech), part of the WVU system of campuses located in Beckley, WV, is currently inviting applications for the following employment opportunity:
Assistant Director - TRIO Upward Bound. This position is Non-Classified, 12-month, full-time and benefits-eligible.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Assist the Upward Bound Director with strategic planning, program and budget development, reporting and operations.
Design and implement an immersive six-week summer component on the WVU Tech campus with assistance from the TRIO UB Director that will encourage student academic and personal development. Also, this position will serve as a resource for advisors, faculty, administrators and staff campus-wide for issues pertaining to program participants that are first-generation, low income and/or students with disabilities.
Conduct one-on-one advising meetings with program participants pertaining to academic, career, transfer and graduate school admissions. These meetings will provide timely, appropriate and accurate information on college admission requirements, financial aid, career planning, financial literacy, college majors and minors, community resources and follow-up.
Conduct intake interviews with program participants and their parent(s)/guardians(s).
Enter student contacts and forms in program database as well as follow policies and procedures on file reviews, documentation, confidentiality and data management.
Meet with TRIO UB Director and program staff to discuss student needs.
Use program social media sites to inform program participants, target area and campus community of program specific activities.
Assist with the submission of the Annual Performance Report (APR) to the United States Department of Education.
Location: Beckley, WV
Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately.
Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m & occasional weekend and evening hours.
WVU Tech boasts a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 17 students, allowing personalized attention in a supportive environment. WVU Tech is ranked first in the state for return on investment and is ranked seventh in the nation in annual ROI for students paying in-state tuition. The campus is in close proximity to several state and national parks and numerous recreational opportunities.
Master's Degree in Counseling, Education, Psychology, Social Work required
A Bachelor's Degree in Counseling, Education, Psychology, Social Work or related field will be considered with two years' experience of relevant counseling or teacher experience
A minimum of 6 months experience planning programs, services and activities
Previous TRIO experience is preferred
Strong preference for an individual from a first generation or low-income background
Valid driver's license required to transfer students to activities and visit clients.
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/.
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Oct 7, 2019
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 188182
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.