Advertised Summary Job Description: THIS IS A GRANT-FUNDED POSITION. CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT IN THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON ONGOING SUFFICIENT FUNDING.
The Double Discovery Center (DDC) of Columbia University increases access to higher education for over 1,000 low-income and first-generation college-bound New York City youth in grades 7 through 12 annually through educational and enrichment activities and interaction with University students, staff and other volunteers. The Center is a department located within Columbia College and funded from a source of funds including government grants, corporate and foundation funding, institutional funds, and individual donors. DDC is home to two of the nation's TRIO programs, Talent Search and Upward Bound, funded in part by multi-year grants from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Assistant Director for the Upward Bound Program is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Upward Bound Program of the Double Discovery Center. This federally funded program provides year-round academic classes, tutoring, and college, financial aid and individual counseling to 190 high school students from program admission through graduation and college entrance.
-Responsible for providing day-to-day supervision of program staff including 2 full-time counselors, and a large staff of part-time tutors, teachers and volunteers. Also responsible for screening and hiring of program staff.
-Provide staff training and facilitate orientation for students, staff and families. Engage in follow up and assessment with students, families, program staff, and alumni as needed.
-Manage the Upward Bound Program: Organize and oversee daily after school tutoring, weekend academic classes, a summer residential component, cultural and life experiences, and annual college and financial aid advising.
-Assist in the day-to-day management of the program budget, and preparation of annual reports, assessments and documentation of students' academic progress and development.
-Must counsel a client caseload.
-Oversee student recruitment and serves as liaison between Center, target New York City public schools, University departments, and educational and professional associations.
-Work closely with the Executive Director and Talent Search Assistant Director to coordinate center-wide programming, student, and staff development.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent required. Minimum of two to four years related experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: -Strong written and oral communication skills.
-Experience in pre-professional advising, volunteer/service program management, school counseling, teaching, or other enrichment programs for underserved youth.
-Some previous supervision experience essential.
**Applications submitted without a resume and cover letter will not be considered**
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in counseling or higher education preferred. A strong liberal arts background required and knowledge of New York City schools preferred.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.