Position title
Coach, TRIO Upward Bound Career and Academic



**Please Note: Pueblo Community College is not able to provide sponsorship for applicants who do not currently have the legal right to work in the United States or require transfer of a Visa.**

NOTE: **Must be a resident of the State of Colorado or able to relocate to Colorado prior to first date of employment.**

Pueblo Community College Statement: 

We at Pueblo Community College (PCC) believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply.  We are an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them.  We seek leaders committed to the same.

Pueblo Community College embraces continuous improvement and has adopted it as its culture and as a necessary part of every job.  Our job descriptions incorporate and utilize the principles and tools of continuous improvement found in the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Open Pathways model.  The Open Pathways is unique in that its improvement component, the Quality Initiative, affords institutions the opportunity to pursue improvement projects that meet their current needs and aspirations.

Department/Division Purpose (brief description of main function):

The purpose of the TRIO Upward Bound Program, a federally funded grant for disadvantaged youth, is to generate in eligible high school participants the skills and motivation necessary to complete a program of secondary education and to enter and graduate in a program of postsecondary education.

Job Summary Statement (brief summary of overall responsibility of position):

This position specifically exists to support the TRIO Upward Bound program and its student participants. The Career and Academic Coach works directly with students in assessing their academic skills and demonstrating mastery of career and college readiness. This individual also serves as a part of the TRIO Upward Bound professional team in advising, coordinating and facilitating enrichment workshops and activities. Travel to off campus sites and professional development with weekend and overnight stays will be necessary.


Job Duties

Essential Functions:

  • Specialize in the case management and training of all UB students at Central High School, East High School and Dolores Huerta Preparatory High School to ensure they gain the knowledge, skills and competencies for workforce and college readiness during their four years of high school to meet grant objectives. Develop opportunities and provide training and support to Upward Bound staff and students on career exploration. Facilitate hands-on workshops on the topics of secondary, postsecondary and workforce readiness. Assist students with identifying strengths, interests and abilities and explain how these areas relate to majors and careers.
  • Initiate and coordinate student advising process for new and continuing students. Provide academic advising services to maximize persistence of students in their chosen program of study. Assist students in developing secondary and postsecondary plans to ensure on time high school graduation, college admission, and plans for post-secondary completion. Advise and educate parents and students during parent/student conferences on student progress, program requirements, and student’s academic goals.
  • Coordinate, facilitate and serve as staff chaperone and supervisor during college campus visits, service learning events, cultural enrichment activities, and summer components provided to program participants both in-state and out-of-state. Travel to off campus sites with week-long, weekend and overnight stays required.
  • Initiate, prepare, and maintain accurate accounting records for all expenditures related to advising, recruitment and retention, and service learning activities. Ensure that guidelines outlined in the federal TRIO program regulations, EDGAR, OMB Super Circular, and procedures set by CCCS and PCC are strictly followed.
  • Assist Recruitment and Retention Coach and student board officers with the initiation of monthly reports and maintain accurate budget records for the Student Advisory Council club, a sanctioned PCC student club.
  • Train and co-supervise tutors at target high schools. Career and Academic Coach will also assist Recruitment and Retention Coach with all recruitment and retention activities and be responsible for initial and ongoing training of UB staff in career and academic resources.
  • Coordinate and facilitate workshops and events for all participants to gain skills and knowledge in the areas of leadership, character development, financial literacy, lifelong learning, cultural diversity, career planning, and college preparation. Develop curriculum and deliver classroom instruction on these topics. Assist with the planning, coordinating and facilitation of all academic and summer program components for participants as outlined in grant and any other duties as required by management.
  • Establish, coordinate and maintain contact with all area high schools, colleges, universities and community partners. Build strong, positive working relationships and partnerships to effectively provide intentional and intrusive advising services for UB participants. Stay apprised of best practices, strategies, and skillsets required to effectively communicate with all grant partners and all UB participants.
  • Work with TRIO department staff to assist with the interview, evaluation and selection of qualified participants for the program. This includes reviewing application documentation to help determine UB student’s eligibility for entrance into the program as mandated in EDGAR and the Federal Register for TRIO programs.
  • Enter student and program advising data into the Student Access database. Assist with the longitudinal data collection for all current and prior participants to be included in the Annual Performance Report for submission to the United States Department of Education. Prepare and present monthly statistical student and program data for staff meetings and quarterly reports for Grant Partner Steering Committee reporting purposes and real-time decision making.
  • Active participation in community/professional organizations in support of TRIO Upward Bound Program’s students, parents, objectives and partnerships, such as but not limited to, Grant Partners Steering Committee, Junior Board Mentor Program, Student Advisory Council and Parent Advisory Council.

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Active membership and participation in TRIO professional organizations: TRIO Alliance of Pueblo, Association of Special Programs in Region Eight (ASPIRE), and Council for the Opportunity in Education (COE) to gain knowledge of best practices and participate in trainings and workshops.
  • Volunteer on PCC/CCCS committees to ensure alignment of services provided, avoid duplication of effort and embrace PCC’s Promise and culture of continuous quality improvement in all areas of the college.


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Job Location
900 West Orman Avenue, Pueblo, CO, 81004
Job Type
Employment Type
$47,457.00 Per year
Date posted
August 4, 2023
Valid through
October 4, 2023
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