MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Location: file:///C:/A209C636/upward_bound_coordinator_position_2006.htm Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" GRANT SPECIALIST – MULTICULTURAL STUDENT AFFAIRS


Upward Bound Program


Contact Person – Stella Silva

Contact person E-Mail- ss23@txstate.edu


Salary: $2,20= 0 - $2,500 Monthly


Closing Date: Review of applications will begin Decemb= er and continue until the position is filled


Job Number: 2006206


Job Description:


The Grant Specialist position is responsible for promo= ting high school educational achievement and post-secondary participation for Up= ward Bound participants by providing academic enhancement services; coordinating= the summer programs; working with participant families; and maintaining a datab= ase with program records.




Report to the Director of the Upward Bound Program at = Texas State University-San Marcos.  Responsible for traveling to target school(s) in Hays, Caldwell and Guadalupe Counties.  Recruit prospective students from = low income and first generation households in grades 9 – 12 for participa= tion in the Upward Bound program.  Creates and implements college prep and career exploration workshops= and visual aids to be used in group instruction for high school students.  Provides academic, career and coll= ege prep information and support to individuals and groups.  Provides educational counseling and assists students in processing applications for college admission and finan= cial aid.  Coordinates and particip= ates in out of town college and career tours.&n= bsp; Conduct information sessions for students, parents, school counselor= s, and community service providers. Collaborate effectively with community and school district partners. Documents all services rendered and maintains wor= king relationship with personnel in secondary and postsecondary institutions.  Perform other job duties as assign= ed by the Director.





Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, psy= chology, student affairs, or a related field. 

Ability to travel to target schools, work extended hou= rs and on weekends.

Experience in creating and presenting workshops and pu= blic presentation.

Must possess experience in a TRIO program.


Must possess knowledge of the college admission proces= s.

Must have experience in planning and coordinating coll= ege and career field trips. 

Must have experience in planning, coordinating and supervising events or special projects.

Must have knowledge and experience in providing servic= es to high school age populations.

Must possess the skills to provide academic advising a= nd college admission counseling. 

Must have current knowledge in the college financial a= id process.

Must possess skills in Microsoft Office Suite and data= base management.



Consideration will be given to applicants with experie= nce in database management Experience providing academic and college prep services= to the target area population.  P= refer candidate to be familiar with college and career sites in the surrounding target area. 

Bilingual English/Spanish written and verbal skills



Normal Work Hours: 100% time 40 hours/week

   &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;           &nbs= p;       Hours will include some weekend trips and Saturdays



This is a security sensitive position. A criminal back= ground check will be performed on the selected applicant. To be considered for employment a completed Te= xas State University application, resume certification credentials and other supporting document= ation must be received by human resources. Texas State University is an EOE and is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities= in administrative and professional positions.