Upward Bound Cocke-Hawkins Project Director- 070124


Tusculum University is seeking qualified applicants for Project Director of Upward Bound Cocke-Hawkins. This 12-month, full-time position will report to the Executive Director of TRIO Programs and requires routine evening and weekend work. The Project Director recruits and serves first-generation and low-income high school students in Cocke County and Hawkins County school districts. The Project Director manages the daily operation of the program including oversight of staff as well as recruitment of participants and facilitation of program activities including but not limited to academic advising, tutoring, college readiness services, field trips, cultural enrichment events, and an immersive six-week Summer Academy. Candidates for this position must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet program participants’ needs.

The Project Director is additionally responsible for collecting, maintaining, and reporting student outcomes data in accordance with Department of Education guidelines for federal TRIO Programs. Applicants must have a commitment to the philosophy and goals of the program and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


Candidates must have a master’s degree and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in TRIO Programs, education, social or behavioral sciences, counseling, student personnel, or related field(s); previous personnel management experience preferred. Candidates must exhibit a commitment to the philosophy and goals of the program.


Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, names and contact information of three professional references, a Tusculum University application, and Fair Credit Reporting Rights Act (FCRA) form to: Tusculum University, Human Resources, Attn: Upward Bound,  email: turesume@tusculum.edu

All employment is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States