Under the direction of the Assistant Dean, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S), the Upward Bound Mathematics/Science Specialist develops and administers comprehensive services to facilitate the success of low-income, first-generation college students in high school and subsequent entry and success in higher education.  This project is funded by the United States Department of Education to identify and serve high school students with potential and desire to succeed.


  1. Plans and supervises all day-to-day operations of Upward Bound Mathematics/Science, including the work of regular, hourly, and student tutors, and office assistants.  Interviews, hires, and trains hourly and student staff.
  2. Supervises all activities related to the identification, selection, advisement, assessment, and placement of Mathematics/Science participants.
  3. Procures dormitory and classroom space for summer residential program and transportation for all field trips.
  4. Oversees budget expenditures and compiles appropriate fiscal and progress reports.
  5. Works with Assistant Dean, EOP&S and Office of Human Resources in facilitating the recruitment and selection process of academic year and summer residential program staff.
  6. Assumes operational responsibility for compliance with all federal and other applicable regulations and requirements of the grant, including supervision of budget expenditures and compilation of appropriate fiscal and program progress reports.
  7. Works with Pasadena City College Research Analysts in implementing formative and summative program evaluation.
  8. Establishes and maintains ongoing relationships with target area high schools, four-year colleges and universities, and other agencies needed to accomplish the goals of the program.
  9. With Assistant Dean, EPO&S, plans and implements in-service and orientation activities for staff.
  10. Plans and implements programs and activities for parents of program participants.
  11. Works with the Director of Public Relations to publicize the program on campus and to the community.
  12. Plans and implements related workshops and cultural activities during the academic year.
  13. With the Assistant Dean, EOP&S, plans and implements summer residential program.
  14. At the request of a supervisor, performs a variety of unscheduled duties normally and traditionally performed by an Upward Bound Mathematics/Science Specialist.


Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a Mathematics or Science discipline and three years of experience in an educational institution at the K-12 or postsecondary level; experience in a community based organization serving a similar population may be substituted for experience in an educational institution.
  2. Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the issues of disadvantaged youth as they relate to educational achievement and pursuit of postsecondary education.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work in a multiethnic environment with students at the high school through college level who have a variety of learning styles and abilities.
  4. Demonstration of having overcome disadvantages similar to those of the target population of the area is preferred. 

Knowledge and Abilities:  Knowledge of modern office methods and procedures.  Willing to learn to follow a variety of procedures of above-average difficulty; type with accuracy and to produce letters and small reports with reasonable speed; learn to operate business machines, particularly computers and the maintenance of computerized records; communicate orally and in writing; spell and use good English grammar; keep information and materials confidential; work effectively with others; work in a multiethnic environment with students at the high school through college level who have a variety of learning styles and abilities; function without constant direct supervision; handle heavy public contact with a helpful, friendly attitude; willing to learn new technologies.


At least one year of supervisory or management experience in education or other social agency serving the target population.


Seeing to inspect written documents, able to clearly and effectively communicate with District staff, students and public, sitting for extended periods of time, bending, kneeling and reaching to retrieve and file records, and dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a keyboard and other office equipment.


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