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Coordinates program or services activities to ensure relevant guidelines, specifications, policy and/or procedures are followed for academic related programs, groups, and/or services. Assess to make sure the educational needs and goals are being met. Facilitates communication between administrators, faculty, staff, and students concerning program and/or services. Maintains relevant databases to ensure accurate and accessible records. Prepare reports summarizing statistical data or describing program objectives and accomplishments.
Department Specific Essential Job Functions:
Assist the project director in the implementation and planning GEAR UP Connect. Coordinate various program activities for students and families. Assist GEAR UP Connect staff in ensuring that various program activities are successfully implemented. Examples of program activities may include campus visits to visit colleges and universities, career field trips, summer programs, family workshops, etc. Assist with advertising, planning, and implementing events, as well as working closely with GEAR UP Connect administrators, staff, and teachers. Maintain a constant presence at the schools. Help with the recruitment, supervision and the training of tutors and mentors. Collect and enter data. Assist in managing the student filing system/database system and documentation for specific GEAR UP target schools. Assistance will include updating the files, documenting folders, and ensuring records are accurate and up-to-date. Conduct day-to-day program activities and services. Advise participants in tutoring as well as mentoring on career and college issues and trips. Serve as a team mentor on various student field trips. Provide direct services to participants on college access processes, as needed. Maintain close working relationships with administrators, teachers, and parents. Implement daily activities at GEAR UP Connect schools. This position will work within Millwood High School with our 2024 cohort.
Bachelor's degree in related field to the position plus 3+ years of relevant experience or 7+ years of equivalent work experience that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts. Demonstrated application of expertise in a chosen field to achieve results.
Required by grant: Bachelor's degree in education, counseling, or related field. Direct work experience with target population. Familiarity with target areas and community resources. Knowledge of financial aid and post-secondary admissions process. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with GEAR UP/TRIO Programs.
Ability to serve as a mentor to GEAR UP Connect students. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with target population, officials in post-secondary education institutions, community agencies, community organizations and community centers. The ability to cooperate and communicate with colleagues, participants, parents and community members involved with the program. Knowledge of current educational resources and information in testing, career planning, college admissions, and financial aid resources. Experience in coordinating and implementing counseling sessions, workshops, seminars, campus visits, and group activities. Ability to work independently and comply with program guidelines. Ability to coordinate various components of program goals. Demonstration of excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills. Commitment to the target population and the principles of equal educational opportunity.
Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.