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San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
  • Position Number: 3142144
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • Position Type: Disability Services


San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

Close/First Review Date: 07/03/2022

Campus Location: Evergreen Valley College

Position Description:

The Upward Bound Program Supervisor reports to the Director of Outreach and Recruitment at Evergreen Valley College. This is a full time, 12 months per year, classified supervisor position.

The Upward Bound Program Supervisor is a grant funded position and contingent upon yearly funding.


Reporting to a Dean or assigned administrator, the Supervisor of Upward Bound Program (one of the Federal Trio programs) coordinates, organizes, supervises and implements the Upward Bound Grant in order to promote student success and identify potential students from disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.


The Supervisor of Upward Bound Program is responsible for designing, managing and implementing a grant funded program - Upward Bound Program which is designed to assist low-income, first generation and disabled students in reaching their educational goals. The Supervisor will perform a variety of technical tasks relative to the grant project including grant reports, activities, proposals, program management and budget.


1. Coordinate and oversee the Upward Bound Grant program and its day-to-day activities, ensuring compliance with federal regulations, guidelines and policies.

2. Develop and implement student recruitment programs and strategies; collaborate with key personnel from target schools and community agencies to recruit students.

3. Develop and implement culturally competent methods and strategies to encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented students. Assure equal access to program services for all eligible students.

4. Develop, implement and manage the program budget carrying out expenditure of project funds according to fiscal guidelines.

5. Prepare grant-funded proposals and monitors outcomes for grant awards. Develops and submits program objectives, plan of operations, and project budgets along with grant proposals.

6. Monitor program compliance with grant and other regulations.

7. Provide student support services, develop supplemental instruction and workshop curriculum, planning and conducting student orientations and student workshops.

8. Provide functional guidance to faculty assigned to Upward Bound program in areas such as counseling, mentor programs and student development workshops.

9. Schedule events, cultural field trips, speakers, equipment and other logistical support for programs.

10. Inform students of program guidelines and policies, monitor enrollment and registration; respond to and resolve conflict.

11. Maintain records and develop reports concerning the program and its effectiveness within the campus community and beyond. Research and compile demographic and statistical data related to program participants, city, county, and general student populations.

12. Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; interview and participate in selecting employees; train, counsel, discipline and terminate personnel according to established policies and procedures.

13. Perform other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

1. Principles and practices of community college administration.

2. Supervision and evaluations of technical and clerical personnel.

3. Grant proposal writing and submission procedures.

4. Community demographics including the needs of low-income and disadvantaged students, age appropriate career development, and community resources.

5. Retention strategies to serve first-generation low income students.

6. Working knowledge of teaching, mentoring, and tutoring techniques.

7. Basic operation, services and activities of a retention program.

8. Principles and practices of program development and implementation.

9. Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.

Skills and Abilities:

1. Modern office equipment, including computers.

2. Supervise, organize, train and evaluate the work of technical and clerical personnel.

3. Recommend and implement goals and objectives of the assigned program.

4. Interpret and explain District policies and procedures.

5. Collaborate with administrators and other members of the campus community in preparing schedules for program course and support services.

6. Operate a computer using a variety of software programs.

7. Establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

8. Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

9. Work independently with a minimum of supervision.

Required Qualifications:

1. Bachelors degree in a related field.

2. Three years of relevant experience in an academic and/or career-advising role, including supervisory or related leadership experience.

3. Experience working with high school aged youth and people from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.

Desired Qualifications:
1. Bilingual in Spanish or other languages.

2. Experience in grant administration.

Districts Diversity Requirements
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.
  • Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the Districts hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.

    Salary Range:
    $85,347 - $109,279 Annual Salary (Range S-115: Supervisor 2021-2022 Salary Schedule). Starting salary placement is generally at Step 1.

    Excellent fringe benefit package includes District paid medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Supervisor positions also include 22 vacation days, 19 holidays, 12 sick leave days and 6 administrative leave days per year.

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
    The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

    As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian 11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the Districts emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.

    The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse group of managers, supervisors and confidential staff consisting of 29 % Hispanic/Latino, 13% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 23% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

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