Associate Director, Upward Bound Programs Math (UBMS North)

Posted on September 16, 2022
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The Upward Bound Programs at Morehead State University are accepting applications for a full-time Associate  Director position, for the Upward Bound Math Science (North) grant. The anticipated start date is October 1, 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 Math Science (North) is responsible for the  day-to-day administration, management, implementation and supervision of all program services and activities  associated with Upward Bound Math Science (North) 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 with a focus on STEM activities (science, math, and  engineering). Designs, evaluates, and teaches appropriate curriculum for academic year return trips and the  six-week summer residential academy. Hires, trains, and supervises summer instructors and residence hall staff.  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 and resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For  preferred consideration, apply by September 8, 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.