Assistant Director, TRIO Programs - Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville Missouri

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Northwest Missouri State University

Maryville, Missouri 64468

United States

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Detailed Job Description

PRIMARY DUTY:  This position will assist the Director of TRIO Programs with the daily operation of the Upward Bound Math & Science Project.  (Upward Bound Math & Science is a federally funded problem which is currently funded through October 31, 2017.  Continued funding is contingent upon a competitive application process.) 


  1. I Identify and actively recruit 60 eligible students from selected target high school to participate in Project on an annual basis.
  2. Design a challenging and exciting academic curriculum for the 6 week summer residential program.
  3. Recruit, hire, train and supervise academic staff for summer program.
  4. Oversee Academic Year Mentoring Program in students’ home schools.
  5. Assist Project Counselor in designing and implementing a positive residential experience for the students during the 6 week summer program.
  6. Maintain appropriate documentation of services provided to project participants, including close monitoring of project database.
  7. Assist with the completion of the Annual Performance Report.
  8. With TRIO Director’s assistance, monitor program’s budget.
  9. Contribute to the grant writing process to secure program funding.
  10. Be actively involved in university activities/committees which directly impact/reflect the interests of program participants.
  11. Supervise part-time employees and mentors
  12. Evaluate the impact of services provided to project participants
  13. Monitor and document the academic progress of each participant, including the rate at which they enter into and complete a postsecondary education.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned. 


Education: Master’s degree in Education, Student Development, Counseling or Administration.
Experience:  Minimum of three years’ experience working with disadvantaged students or students in a high school aged educational setting; experience designing challenging academic curriculums, especially in the fields of math and/or science
Skills: Strong organizational and communication skills     

Education: Master’s degree in Math, Science, Secondary Education
Experience:  Candidates who have experience working with low-income, first generation students or programs; were former UBMS participants; or have overcome barriers similar to target population. 
Skills: Professional experience working with a TRIO funded, and federal grant programs.     

WORKING CONDITIONS: This position will work in an office style setting from the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. with an hour lunch break and occasional nights and weekends. This position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA).  The CSA will attend required CSA training and is an official of the University who has significant responsibility for students and campus activities and the authority to take action for the University. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervise 20-30 part time employees during the summer component; supervise 10-15 Mentors in target schools during academic year.

EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED:    Computer and presentation materials

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to lift up to 20 pounds 

COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy, and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit our website at

UNIVERSITY: Northwest Missouri State University is a traditional resident-based campus with total enrollment over 7,200 students, which includes undergraduate and graduate students. Northwest, a four-time winner of the Missouri Quality Award, is a teaching-focused institution requiring a twelve-hour teaching load per trimester. For more information visit our website at 


DATE AVAILABLE: January 15, 2016    

TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references in order for your application materials to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email for more information.

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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