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Title:  Academic Coordinator, TRIO Upward Bound

Requisition ID:  12973

Hammond, IN, US

Date:  Mar 18, 2021

Job Summary

Reposted - Revised experience requirement 

The Academic Coordinator of the Upward Bound Program serves as the key to supporting the academic progress of program participants. The Academic Coordinator will design challenging and exciting academic curriculum, activities, and services. Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO Program designed to provide opportunities for high school students to succeed in their pursuit of postsecondary education. The ideal candidate has a passion for educational access and working with youth. Additional knowledge and skills include: experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of academic and diagnostic programs; Proficient knowledge of college admission standards; Ability to work in a team, display strong decision-making, excellent organization skills, and ability to multi-task and prioritize requests. Knowledge of high school courses, standards, and curriculum. There is also some evening and weekend work. Travel for trips, such as residential programs and summer camps.

Core Competencies

Knowledge of curriculum development. Ability to design, implement, and evaluate academic and diagnostic programs, and activities for high school students. Ability to advise students with test strategies or skills for college entrance exams. Demonstrated skills in supervising and motivating students and staff. Skilled in critical thinking, project management, problem recognition and resolution skills. Proficient knowledge of college admissions standards. Excellent interpersonal, written, and organizational skills. Ability to work independently, and as part of a team. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and video conferencing. Demonstrated knowledge of maintaining an information database and complex records. Ability to comply with university, financial, and programmatic policies and procedures. Ability to lift & carry 10-20 lbs frequently.


Bachelor's degree minimum. Background in Education, Social Work, Counseling, Communications or related field preferred. Teaching Certificate preferred.


Two years' experience in an Education or related field. Preferred, bilingual (English & Spanish) communication skills. Demonstrated experience working with low income , first-generation, and underrepresented students. Experience with curriculum development.  Familiarity with the Indiana State Standards of learning is preferred.  

Additional Information:


For information regarding our excellent benefits package, please visit: www.purdue.edu/benefits


Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check along with a motor vehicle records check if applicable.


Purdue University Northwest is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Nearest Major Market: Gary
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago

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