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Job Details: Program Facilitator/Upward Bound Program

Job Title:

Program Facilitator/Upward Bound Program

Submitted on:

March 23, 2022


Commensurate with experience


varied hours

Application Deadline:

Until Filled

Start Date:

May 20, 2022


12-month; Grant funded position, annual renewal contingent upon continued grant funding.

Job Summary:

The main objective of the Upward Bound at OPSU program is preparing rural high school students who are economically disadvantaged and/or potential first-generation college students for entrance into and persistence in postsecondary education. The Program Facilitator reports to the Director of the program.


• Recruit and screen program participants and provide individual counseling services at target high schools. Monitor student academic progress and consult with high school staff.
• Analyze and screen student applications and family financial data for program eligibility.
• Coordinate instructional/tutorial services for weekly sessions at individual target schools.
• Review and analyze student academic records for academic deficiencies and coordinate remedial services; monitor student academic progress and revise educational plan as required.
• Maintain up-to-date project and individual counseling records and assist with other data collection as required.
• Provide effective personal, academic, career and financial aid counseling to program participants at target high schools and on OPSU campus.
• Plan and execute quarterly cultural events for program participants.
• Travel to target schools to provide project services.
• Coordinate student tutors for assisting at target schools.
• Plan and execute group presentations on postsecondary entrance requirements, ACT preparation, financial aid, study skills and other relevant topics.
• Assist Director with extensive planning for and coordination of 6-week summer residential component for program participants on OPSU’s campus.
• Participate in staff/professional development and professional organizations, which promote educational opportunity/access.
• Provide leadership in Director’s absence.
• Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


• Ability to provide comprehensive counseling services which result in participants enrolling in postsecondary education.
• Ability to operate a personal computer and necessary software applications.
• Ability to input and track student information and progress using Excel and Student Access programs.
• Ability to effectively plan and execute program activities assigned by the Director.
• Ability to work effectively with target school staff to identify potential participants and coordinate program services.
• Ability to advocate for first-generation and/or low-income program participants seeking postsecondary education.
• Ability to work Saturdays as needed during academic year and evenings during the Summer Session.
• Ability to interact in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse populations, the University community and the public.
• Ability to communicate effectively.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to relate effectively to students and parents and demonstrate sensitivity to the special needs of target population;
• Ability to work independently, meet deadlines and manage multiple assignments.
• Ability to travel extensively to target schools.
• Ability to lift 50 pounds required for the loading, transporting, and unloading of supplies.
• Ability to transfer supplies as needed to participant locations.
• Must possess valid Oklahoma Driver 's License for the transportation of students along with other necessary driving requirements as set by the State of Oklahoma.
• Ability to spend lengthy time riding/driving with extensive travel to target schools.
• Ability to safely transport program participants in University vehicles.
• Requires commitment, long hours and a high energy level.
• Ability to safely transport program participants in University vehicles.
• Ability to transfer supplies as needed to participant locations.
• Must have a strong work ethic and lead by example.
• Must be a professional, credible and respected representative of the institution internally and in the community.
• Demonstrated willingness and ability to act ethically and socially responsible.
• Must be able to lift more than 50-lb. objects; frequent bending, stooping, and walking.
• Willing to work on occasional weekends.
• Ability to communicate in a courteous manner.
• Other duties as assigned by Director of Upward Bound or designee.
The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


• Bachelor' s degree required.
• Three years of previous experience in education, counseling, social work, or related area.
• A background check will be required of the successful applicant.

• Master's degree in counseling, social work, education or related field.
• Previous experience working with disadvantaged high school youth.
• Previous TRIO experience

Applicant Must Submit:

  • Letter of Application

  • Resume

  • Three Reference, current addresses and phone numbers

  • All Unofficial Transcripts

  • Self-Identification of Disability Form

  • Self-Identification of Veterans Form

Fill out an Online Application