Administrative Position (exempt)
Position TitleProject Coordinator - Upward Bound Program - Centinela Valley Project - CLOSED TO NEW APPLICANTS
Salary ($US) and BenefitsSalary Range: $39,200 - $42,000
Basic FunctionUnder the general direction of the Director of the Upward Bound Program-CVP, the Project Coordinator will implement the philosophy, goals and objectives of the Upward Bound Program-CVP. The Coordinator will implement and coordinate the Program’s services; assist the Director in administering the budget, select, assign, train and direct the Program’s staff; act as a liaison with university faculty, staff, and community relative to the Program’s services; and complete administrative duties as required or directed.
Representative Duties• Under the direct supervision of the Director, the Project Coordinator will implement the day-to-day operations of UBP-CVP
• Assist the Director in making efficient budget decisions while improving student outcomes
• Implement the University’s policies
• Assist the Director with initial contact in participant identification, recruitment, and selection process
• Adhere to high school district policies and guidelines
• Develop and implement staff training and orientation session
• Assist Director in conducting special studies for improving program design
• Assist in the development of the academic curriculum for the Summer Residential Program and Saturday sessions during the academic year, as well as supervise the tutoring staff that will carry out mission and objectives of the program.
• Develop and nurture contact with community groups and agencies, local schools, and their district offices.
• Assist in identifying additional resources for supplementary funding in conjunction with the University’s Development Office.
• Manage Programs’ evaluation system to assure effectiveness
• Manage follow-up of Center’s graduates to assure appropriate placement in universities and colleges
• Conduct academic advising, tracking and counseling to Program’s participants
• Write and summit all reports on a timely basis
• Serve on CLU committees as assigned
• Assist Director with completion of the Annual Performance Report within designated time frame
• Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge OfOrganization, policies and rules of assigned department or academic division.
Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
Oral and written communication skills.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Telephone techniques and etiquette.
Public relations techniques.
Operation of a computer terminal, data entry techniques and specified software including Microsoft Office
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and oral/written communication skill including tact, patience, courtesy and empathy.
Ability ToDetermine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Meet schedules and time lines.
Prepare reports by gathering and organizing data from a variety of sources.
Work confidentially with discretion.
Complete work with many interruptions.
Operate a variety of office equipment.
Maintain a variety of files, records and logs.
Prioritize and schedule work.
Education and Experience• A Bachelor’s Degree and/or Master’s Degree in education/social science or related degree is preferred.
• Experience in program administration
• Minimum of three years experience working with low-income, first generation students.
• Experience working with students from a diverse background
• Knowledge of collegiate academic entrance requirements and financial aid procedures
• Knowledge of effective interventions to promote student retention and academic performance
• Ability to meet deadlines under pressure
• Ability to demonstrate courtesy, tact and discretion in dealing with the professional and academic community of the host institution
• Knowledge of strategies to improve students’ and families’ financial literacy
• Ability to speak, write and read in Spanish is desirable
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
Sitting for extended periods of time.
Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone.
Seeing to read a variety of materials.
Application ProcedureEmployment application must be submitted in full, additionally, send resume with cover letter and names and phone numbers of three professional references to:
California Lutheran University
Human Resources, MC1100
60 W. Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Fax resume to (805) 493-3655 or
California Lutheran University is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.