• THRIVE Upward Bound Program Specialist

    Posted: 10/16/2023

    This is a full-time, twelve-month position that reports to the Executive Director of the THRIVE Upward Bound Programs. The Program Specialist position is critical to ensuring the success of Upward Bound by recruiting and coordinating activities and events pertinent to the academic realization of student participants. 

    Responsibilities include coordinating all student activities; Conducting group and individual counseling sessions; Providing academic advisement;  Recruiting potential students; Assisting seniors with college admissions and financial aid applications; Conducting workshops with parents and students; chaperoning all Upward Bound activities; Visiting target schools weekly to meet with students; assisting academic instructors with after-school tutoring supervision; Maintaining confidential student files; interviewing parents of potential students; Work alongside the Executive Director to create a culture of access
    and success by assisting the Executive  Director with new student orientation; Maintaining relationships with target school counselors and other key school personnel; Coordinating pre and post testing of students; Coordinating follow-up of program graduates; coordinating summer class schedules for students; Assisting Executive Director with grant writing; Assisting with program evaluation; Other duties as assigned by Executive Director.

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