With support and guidance from Appalachian GEAR UP Partnership central staff, employee will
Orient parents, students, faculty and staff to GEAR UP and raise awareness of the benefits of postsecondary education among school personnel, parents, and the community at large
Serve as a college planning resource for teachers, educators, counselors and parents
Design and implement in-school and after-school tutoring and mentoring programs in coordination with other GEAR UP agencies
Develop, implement and/or enhance parent workshops
Coordinate academic year college visits for students
Develop and implement comprehensive pre-college programs for middle and high school students that include career exploration, academic planning and preparation, and financial planning
Work cooperatively with educators to provide summer enrichment activities that include job-shadowing, college visits, etc.
Manage data collection and entry from schools and provide continuous feedback to the GEAR UP Partnership staff regarding project benchmarks and outcomes
Collect rosters from each event listing students and families served for attachment to monthly reimbursement requests
Sit on the local UCAN council; attend GEAR UP Partnership meetings, institutes, and conferences, providing continuous feedback and recommendations
With ASU GEAR UP guidance, and in collaboration with the UCAN council, develop the annual work plan
Serve as a mentor and positive role model for GEAR UP students; encourage students in the eligible cohorts to participate in GEAR UP activities
Qualifications and requirements
Bachelor’s degree in education (Master’s degree beneficial) or a related discipline. Experience in or knowledge of the public school setting is preferred. The successful candidate is flexible, adaptable, committed and energetic. Many of the program services require travel, as well as evening, overnight and/or weekend hours. Strong public relations skills, demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communication, computer competency and outstanding organizational skills are a MUST. The ability to establish rapport with adults and adolescents and serve as a positive role model are essential. Applications from candidates with backgrounds similar to the students served are encouraged.
The LEA seeks a creative and enthusiastic individual to serve as Local Coordinator for the ASU GEAR UP Partnership with Appalachian State University. The GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Partnership is funded by the US Department of Education to increase the college-going rate of low-income secondary school students in LEA. GEAR UP provides training and support for administrators and teachers at school names to enhance preparation for postsecondary education. Immediate supervision will be provided by the District Liaison, in coordination with the GEAR UP Partnership Assistant Director. This is a full-time position, contingent upon external funding, with an anticipated start date of insert.