University of Dayton — Upward Bound Project Coordinator

Upward Bound is an intensive, year-round college preparatory program that provides academic support and focuses on students personal development during high school. The program is open to prospective first-generation college students, as well as students who come from families that meet federal low-income household guidelines. The program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Our two-part program provides students with year-round academic tutoring, college visits, counseling, workshops, cultural and educational experiences, test preparation, and a six-week Summer Academy with an on-campus living experience. Our ultimate goal is to produce transformative adults who actively pursue and obtain professional careers, and make their marks on the world. For more information, please visit

The Upward Bound Project Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of all facets of the program, including managing the program budget according to federal regulations; submitting an annual performance report; overseeing staff, and academic preparation in three locally targeted high schools.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, Student Personnel, Public Administration, or related field.
  • Three years of professional supervision experience working in the field of student support services or related areas.
  • Two years professional experience with program development; developing and managing budgets; and preparing reports.
  • Two years professional experience working with first generation college and socially, educationally, underrepresented populations.
  • Demonstrated effective written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and maintains a low risk driving record and is insurable by the University.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience working with federally funded programs.
  • Two years TRIO Program experience including regulations.
  • Two years of experience in program assessment, grant writing and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with various constituencies including school administrators, university faculty and staff, parents and high school students.

Please summarize your ability to meet minimum qualifications in your cover letter.
References may be requested later in the interview process.

Please apply online via the direct link:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.