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Assistant Director - Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a U.S. Department of Education TRIO funded program. The Beloit College Upward Bound program serves eligible, low-income, first-generation-to-go-to-college students in the Beloit, Wisconsin, area. The program works to generate the skills and motivation in eligible students necessary to persist in completing a program of secondary education and continuing to complete a program of postsecondary education.

The Assistant Director has primary responsibility for the academic support concerns of the students, academic advising, student leadership, freshman recruitment/orientation, senior college preparation and management of the academic component of the six-week, summer program, including the end-of-summer educational trip. The Assistant Director handles instructor hiring and curriculum development of the summer program, training and classroom coordination.  The Assistant Director plays a supporting role with tutoring, record-keeping, report preparation, grant compliance and budgetary management.  The Assistant Director is required to live in the residence hall for approximately two weeks of the on-campus component. The Assistant Director is supervised by the Director, with annual performance reviews co-facilitated by the Director and TRIO Department Director. Work is divided between travel to the target area secondary schools and time in the office implementing the academic year and summer components, monitoring mid-term, quarterly and semester progress, and designing curriculum. 

This is a 12-month, full-time position, with some traveling during the week and on weekends. This position is grant-funded and continuation of position is dependent upon grant renewal.

Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college that attracts students from across the United States and the world. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. It is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives.

Because equity and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal education and vital to the thriving of all members of our residential learning community, Beloit College aspires to be an actively anti-racist institution. We recognize our aspiration as ongoing and institution-wide, involving collective commitment and accountability. We welcome employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate our cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We encourage all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.


  • Bachelor's degree in Education or relevant; Master's degree, preferred
  • Minimum two years experience working with youth from first generation and/or low-income backgrounds
  • Experience in curriculum development, college access and experiential education is highly recommended.
  • Event/trip planning with youth is desired.
  • Experience with educational evaluation processes.
  • Experience and knowledge working with secondary and postsecondary institutions
  • Experience working with diverse populations preferred; willingness to work with diverse populations required.
  • Experience planning, organizing, and prioritizing multiple tasks and projects simultaneously with frequent interruptions is required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software; Google apps, ability to learn other software relevant to duties.
  • Experience working with grant funding and grant compliance is desired

Please submit in one pdf document a cover letter, resume/CV (max 3 pages), and the names and addresses of three references to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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