Utah State University

Upward Bound - Program Coordinator I - Blanding

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(6/10/2020 12:25 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Program Management & Support
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
USU Blanding
USU Blanding
Advertised Salary
Minimum $35,000 commensurate with experience and education, plus excellent benefits


Blanding Upward Bound is part of the Federal TRIO Grant Program that assists high school students; who qualify, in developing the academic skills and motivation needed to successfully complete high school, enter college upon graduation, and complete a higher education degree within six years. Blanding Upward Bound serves over 100 high school students from Navajo Mountain, Monument Valley, Montezuma Creek, Red Mesa, Blanding and Monticello.


  • Provides coordination and assists in the strategic planning and management of the TRIO Upward Bound program and initiatives. Reports to the Project Director.
  • Prepares travel arrangements for college tours, site visits, summer component program and extended field trips in accordance with federal, state and institutional guidelines.
  • Maintains accurate and detailed student records; collects, compiles and analyzes data for annual performance report.
  • Coordinates instructional Upward Bound program initiatives including motivational academic and non-academic activities, services, and implementation of events.
  • Requires out-of-town travel, including overnight stays during academic year and summer program. Has ability to work a flexible and demanding schedule during summer program.
  • May manage communications of the program's vision and goals via social media, newsletters, and/or mailing lists.
  • Coordinates communication and assists high school advisors as needed.
  • Serves on various University committees.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree plus two years' work experience with disadvantaged students from diverse backgrounds in promoting educational opportunities, college admission and financial aid OR an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Knowledge of TRIO Upward Bound programs or other programs focused on students who are low-income, first generation, at-risk, or academically disadvantaged.
  • Working knowledge of computers and computer applications, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office applications is required.
  • Working knowledge of project budgets, records and travel management.
  • Strong organizational and management skills.
  • Possess well-developed written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in education, counseling, or related field preferred.
  • Three years' work experience with TRIO programs or other programs focused on students who are low-income, first generation, at-risk or academically disadvantaged.
  • Management experience in promoting educational opportunities including higher education enrollment. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  1. Knowledge of research and information gathering methods and procedures.
  2. If applicable, knowledge of grant development, implementation, budgeting, fiscal control, and reporting.
  3. Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  4. Ability to coordinate and organize meetings and/or special events.
  5. Skilled in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  6. Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  7. Skilled at records maintenance.
  8. Ability to lead and train staff and/or students.
  9. Ability to interact with students, faculty and/or staff in a team environment.
  10. Knowledge of communication principles, media, and marketing techniques.
  11. Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
  12. Program specific knowledge, skills, and abilities as described in recruitment notice.
  13. Ability to exercise a high level of creativity, decision making, problem solving, and discretion as work is varied and may be undefined.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:


1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $35,000 commensurate with experience and education, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work in an office environment and are protected from weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily occasional temperature changes. However, in certain instances employees may work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions. Employees could be exposed to hazardous chemicals.  Employees nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motion (such as typing).  Bending and stooping is occasionally required. Employees nearly continuously listen, hear, and talk.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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