Director, Veterans Upward Bound Program

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Director, Veterans Upward Bound Program
Working Title Director, Veterans Upward Bound Program
Department 250210-Academic Enrichment
Pay Rate $4,808.33 Monthly
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Position Number 997259
Classification CJS16
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates must submit a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position, resume, and 3 references. UCM application for employment required. Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered. A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check. Review of completed applications will begin November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. This is a GRANT FUNDED position and is contingent on continued funding from the grant source.

Working hours:

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Professional Hours

Bargaining Unit No
Work Location Warrensburg Campus
Posting Date 11/08/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Purpose

The principal purpose of this position is to provide vision, direction, and leadership to the TRIO – Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program that is in accordance with Federal government rules and regulations. The director will oversee all day-to day functions including supervision of VUB Staff, recruitment of qualified veterans and maintaining all records affiliated with VUB.

The primary objective of this position is to develop, monitor and grow the success of the VUB program. The VUB program is fully funded by the federal government. The director will be utilized to assist veterans by providing academic supports needed for participants to be successful in the college environment, and achieve the TRIO program objectives.

UCM CORE ATTRIBUTES – Our core behaviors all employees are expected to model. During the annual review process, all employees will be rated on how well they model these behaviors.

Engaging: Immersive learning experience through purposeful involvement of employees and students.
Cumulative: Aggregating multiple points of learning to broaden and deepen education.
Passionate: Encouraging employees and students to find his or her sense of purpose.
Confident: Embracing change and the new opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.
Enterprising: Creating new ways for all students and employees to engage in their education and jobs.
Caring: Acting on the needs and welfare of our people and the community.  

Education & Formal Training Master's degree (Specify field(s) of study below)
Other Education & Formal Training

Higher education administration, developmental education, college student personnel, or a field related to one or more of the assigned duties.

Computer Skills Word-Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Web Page Maintenance

Minimum of three years’ experience in the areas of personnel management, leadership, and communication.
Minimum of three years of supervisory experience or progressively responsible administrative experience in higher education.
Familiarity with TRIO programs, their mission, and demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of underserved students.

Listed below are the core leadership skills and traits at UCM. For all UCM leaders, a portion of their annual review focuses on the development and modeling of these competencies.

Builds Trust

Leads Change

Communicates Effectively

Builds High Performance Teams

Customer/Student Focused

Achieves Results

Other Experience
Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements of Position: Criminal History check, Driver's license
Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements

Must be U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident to meet federal regulatory requirements for professional practice and entry onto Whiteman AFB or other DOD facilities.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Budget-related skills, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Supervisory skills, including motivation, delegation of duties, evaluation, etc, Management and/or administration skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Knowledge of veteran’s programs, grant-writing techniques, federal TRIO regulations preferred. First-generation, low-income student (in past) highly preferred.
Veteran status and/or military affiliation highly preferred.

Specify sensory abilities:
Physical & Environmental Factors:
Other Physical & Environmental Factors
Lifting weight
Special Working Conditions: Travel required, Irregular work hours, Professional appearance
Other Special Working Conditions

Requires some nights and weekends.

Ability to Keyboard No keyboarding test required.
Special Qualifications:
Other Special Qualifications

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you understand that the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you understand that this is a GRANT Funded position and that continuation of this position is contigent on continual funding from the GRANT authority.
    • Yes

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents