Success Coach, Upward Bound

Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number HMAE1538
Advertised Title Success Coach, Upward Bound
Campus Location Main Campus (Memphis, TN)
Position Number 021101
Category Staff (Hourly/Monthly)
Department Academic Innovation & Support Services
Minimum Position Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in relevant area (education, counseling, psychology, social work or related field) and one year of appropriate experience in a secondary/postsecondary setting; prior work experience related to project objectives; experience working with students with similar backgrounds as target population, or relevant experience may substitute for required education.

Special Conditions

This is a grant funded position, contingent upon funding availability.

Work Schedule

8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Some weekends, nights, and overnight travel as required by recruitment activities. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Posting Date 03/06/2018
Closing Date 03/19/2018
Open Until Screening Begins No
Hiring Range $30,000- $32,000 per year
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time: Benefits Eligible
Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Additional Working Conditions
Special Instructions to Applicants

All applications must be submitted online at
Applicants must complete all applicable sections of the online application to be considered for a position. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and reference list after completing your application, if required by the system. Required work experience is based on full time hours. Part time work experience will be prorated as listed.
Candidates who are called for an interview must notify the Department of Human Resources in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Is this posting for UofM employees only? No
Positions Supervised
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to multi-task.
Ability to build collaborative partnerships with the University departments, community agencies and target schools.

Additional Position Information

This is a federally-funded position, and as such is grant funded through August 31, 2022. Employment is contingent upon continued funding through the Department of Education.

Job Duties

The duties and responsibilities listed are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed in this position and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of the requirements of this job.

Duties & Responsibilities

Manages a program participant caseload not to exceed thirty students; conduct meetings with program participants on a bi-weekly or monthly basis dependent on program participants needs focusing on academic coaching, goal setting and assistance in secondary course completion, assistance in completing the FAFSA, educational counseling designed to improve financial and economic literacy, guidance and assistance in applying for post-secondary admission. Updates program participant files and student information database after each meeting; in compliance with Department of Education (ED) and University protocol.

Duties & Responsibilities

Assists in the in-take process for new applicants to the program, including but not limited to, scheduling the intake interview, conducting the interviews, assessments of the student’s eligibility for the program and provide input to the director for the final decision making process for program eligibility. Also, scheduling and oversight of orientation assessments once the student is admitted into the program as a participant.

Duties & Responsibilities

Conducts follow up for active/in-active program participants to include: monitoring of retention, academic standing and progress towards graduation.

Duties & Responsibilities

Supports program participants with completing their Individual Success Plans on a semester basis; establish contracts with program participants on a semester basis outlining students goals/objectives.

Duties & Responsibilities

Participates in departmental recruitment, retention and graduation initiatives as outlined in the departmental strategic plan and the grants submitted to the ED.

Duties & Responsibilities

Assists the Coordinator, Upward Bound Program in continuing to build collaborative partnerships with other University departments, community agencies, and target school personnel in order to facilitate services provided to Upward Bound program participants.

Duties & Responsibilities

Participates in the planning and execution of Upward Bound programs such as mentoring and summer component.

Duties & Responsibilities

Presents workshops for Upward Bound program participants.

Duties & Responsibilities

Remains current and knowledgeable in all federal TRIO regulations and legislative issues.

Duties & Responsibilities

Provides support and supervision of Residential Monitors and indirect supervision of mentors/volunteers.

Duties & Responsibilities

Other duties assigned.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • YES
    • NO
  2. * Do you possess a Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References List
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript