Associate Director Upward Bound Programs (East)

Posted on September 16, 2022
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Associate Director

Upward Bound Programs (East)


Upward Bound Programs at Morehead State University is accepting applications for a full-time position as an Associate Director, Upward Bound Programs (East). The anticipated start date is October 15, 2022.

Morehead State University is located in Morehead, KY, a designated Kentucky Trail Town, nestled in the Daniel Boone National Forest, in close proximity to Cave Run Lake. This location provides opportunities for a wide-range of outdoor recreation activities. Morehead State University is recognized as one of the top public universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, Morehead State University is relatively close to a number of larger cities including Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY, and Cincinnati, OH. Morehead State University delivers a strong and affordable education for friendly, ambitious students who thrive in a student-focused learning environment defined by small class sizes and faculty committed to teaching and student success.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Associate Director for the Upward Bound Programs is responsible for the day-to-day administration, management, implementation and supervision of all program services and activities associated with Upward Bound grant. The incumbent provides counseling and academic support services to program participants to increase the secondary graduation and the post-secondary enrollment and graduation rates. He/she coordinates academic year curriculum (web and classroom), tutoring services, enrichment sessions, and cultural experiences for students. Designs, evaluates, and teaches appropriate curriculum for academic year return trips and summer residential program. Collaborates all services with local school districts with high school administrators. Day and overnight travel with students required. Occasional night and weekend hours.

REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in education, guidance/counseling, social work, curriculum design/evaluation, mathematics, science, social science, and/or related field and two years’ experience as a counselor, teacher, program coordinator. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Proven ability to provide services to high school students and proven supervisory skills. Clear evidence of strong planning and organizational abilities, as well as analytical reasoning skills. Ability to adhere to a flexible schedule.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Previous experience in working with economically and educationally disadvantaged secondary students and designing curriculum for those students is desired. Prior experience with mental health intervention, child abuse and neglect identification and reporting procedures. Knowledge of computerized database software, admissions and financial aid process is desired. Supervisory experience is preferred.

SPONSORSHIP: This position is not budgeted for Visa Sponsorship

Morehead State University is a comprehensive, regionally focused university providing high quality instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The University has an enrollment of over 10,000 students. To apply, visit: and complete the MSU Application for Employment along with a cover letter, resume, and the name and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For preferred consideration, apply by September 23, 2022. Contact the Office of Human Resources at (606) 783-2097 should you have questions about our online application. Please contact Ashley Cooper, the search committee chair, at for questions regarding this position. MSU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.