Program Coordinator, TRiO Upward Bound Program

Program Coordinator, TRiO Upward Bound Program


Central Carolina Community College
1105 Kelly Drive
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-5401

Job Location


Sanford, NC


$43,760.00 - $50,324.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Closes: Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, April 3, 2023

Expected Work Hours

40 hours weekly

Employment Type

Full-time Staff

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required in Education, Higher Education, Counseling, Social Work, or related field, AND
  • One year of professional experience in an educational setting, OR
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Ability to plan high-quality programs, services, or activities;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, including in group presentations;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and willingness to take initiative;
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with students;
  • Ability to foster and maintain strong collaborative relationships with internal and external partners;
  • Ability to accurately maintain required documentation and prepare reports;
  • Ability to utilize technology effectively;
  • Ability to seek and identify methods for continuous improvement of the program;
  • Understanding and respect for diversity;
  • Proficiency in the use of computers for: Word processing, Simple accounting, Databases; Spreadsheets; E-mail; Internet; and Google Suite.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience coordinating educational programs or events
  • Experience working with overnight summer programs
  • Experience with TRiO or other federally funded programs, including knowledge of services, objectives, and regulations
  • Personal experience overcoming academic, cultural, financial, or other obstacles similar to those faced by low-income or first-generation students or students with disabilities participating in the Upward Bound program

Position Description

At Central Carolina Community College, we create transformative lifelong learning opportunities! We expect all employees to find ways to remove barriers to student success and provide all students a pathway to achievable dreams. Our employees are charged to recognize the challenges we face and to respond to them with empathy, understanding, and a willingness to help. 

The Upward Bound Program Coordinator facilitates the planning and implementation of college preparation activities and services for approximately 180 high school students in Lee and Harnett Counties.

Diversity Policy:  Central Carolina Community College believes the college experience is greatly enriched through diversity; therefore, the college encourages diversity of thought within the student body and staff. Furthermore, the college seeks to promote awareness of diversity and the respect for all individuals, and the college pledges to adhere to this mission in its relationship with the community.     


Essential Duties


  • Support the planning, coordination and implementation of engaging and high quality Upward Bound activities and services, including Saturday sessions during the academic year and 6-week summer programs for each cohort over the summers;
  • Collaborate with Program Manager and local school district personnel to recruit and retain at least 60 participants per program each year, including attending school events and making presentations at assigned high schools; 
  • Serve as the staff member on-site for the Residential Summer Program at Campbell University;
  • Coordinate and host workshops for students and parents/guardians during the academic year on topics related to financial literacy education, community service, and career exploration; 
  • Plan and coordinate cultural enrichment opportunities, job site visits, and community service projects; 
  • Assist Director in administering budgets (maintain documentation of expenditures, create requisitions, process check requests, reconcile travel expenses, etc.);
  • Oversee the maintenance of program participant files (active participants and alumni), both on paper and in an electronic database, ensuring that each file is complete with application, verification of eligibility, documentation of participation and academic progress, and documentation of postsecondary enrollment;
  • Conduct monthly school visits and provide individual and group advising to support students’ academic success, high school graduation, and enrollment in postsecondary education in two (2) assigned high schools;
  • Develop strong relationships with students and families from assigned high schools to promote student growth and engagement in the program; 
  • Assist in the hiring and training of part-time staff summer staff; 
  • Plan and execute Cultural Enrichment trips, Career Exploration, and Community Service projects for program participants;
  • Manage the Upward Bound Programs social media accounts; 
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with the guidance staff at assigned schools, CCCC faculty and staff, local school district personnel, and community partners that will enhance the educational experience and outcomes of Upward Bound participants;
  • Develop forms and records to document program activities and maintain documentation of services in electronic database and participant files;
  • Assist Director with preparation and submission of evaluations and reports, including the Department of Education Annual Performance Report;
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Recognizing and respecting the variety of experiences and contributions represented by all of our students, employees, and community, the Program Coordinator will encourage a learning environment where everyone is supported and valued for their unique perspectives and experiences and will foster and promote the participation of all members of our diverse communities. 

Job Post Contact

Central Carolina Community College Human Resources

1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford, NC  27540

(919) 718-7493