Utah State University

Upward Bound Project Director

City Price Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(12/24/2021 12:10 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 plus hours a week
USU Eastern
USU Eastern-Student Affairs
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience and education plus excellent benefits


The Upward Bound Project Director (Program Coordinator III) will have complete administrative and supervisory responsibility for the Upward Bound project. This position plans and coordinates the day-to-day fiscal, administrative, and operational activities to meet Upward Bound objectives in Carbon, Emery, and Grand counties. This position is located and works from the USU Eastern campus in Price, UT. This is a grant funded position and the continuation of this position is contingent on the availability of grant funds and the successful application of grant awards.


Typical Functions:

1. Assume leadership for the organization, administration, and supervision of the UB grant.
2. Develop, execute, monitor, and evaluate project performance and objectives.
3. Understand, enforce, and adhere to Federal regulations pertaining to the UB grant.
4. Function as the principal investigator for the grant and grand funds.
5. Evaluate the efficacy of implemented grant policies and procedures in meeting eight main grant objectives.
6. Develop relationships with local high school counselors, principles, and faculty and coordinate student educational plans.
7. Create and maintain effective public relations strategies.
8. Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate all project staff.
9. Oversee all UB staff development and training.
10. Assist in identifying, recruiting, and selecting project participants.
11. Create parent training to cultivate a supportive environment for UB participants.
12. Establish procedures to maintain the student and administrative record system.
13. Create and manage a grant compliant budget while meeting all institutional budget requirements.
14. Understand and manage all data according to the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system as set forth by the U.S. Department of Education.
15. Prepare the U.S. Department of Education Annual Performance Review (APR) – by tracking all quantitative and qualitative data on UB participants.
16. Review Individual Education Plans for participants in conjunction with the coordinators.
17. Provide leadership for effective parental and community involvement.
18. Arrange and direct weekly project management meetings.
19. Organize a six-week summer program including hiring and supervision of staff, logistics of out-of-state travel, and oversite of academic rigor.
20. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as necessary for the UB grant.


Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor's degree in a related field plus two years of relevant work experience; or a master’s degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Knowledge of Legislation, Regulations, and Guidance from the federal government for Upward Bound programs.
2. Knowledge of policies, principles, and practices related to sponsored programs at Utah State University.
3. Knowledge of grant development, writing, implementation, budgeting, fiscal control, and reporting.
4. Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
5. Ability to coordinate and organize meetings and/or special events.
6. Clerical, word processing, and/or office skills.
7. Skilled in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
8. Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
9. Skilled at records maintenance.
10. Ability to lead and train staff and/or students.
11. Ability to interact with students, faculty and/or staff in a team environment.
12. Knowledge of communication principles, media, and marketing techniques.
13. Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
14. 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 (to be uploaded during the application process)

2. Cover Letter (to be completed during the application process)


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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience and education plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

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 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 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 114 undergraduate majors, 132 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 discrimination@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 visit https://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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