The GEAR UP Senior Coordinator is responsible for organization and implementation of program services related to GEAR UP, a project designed to facilitate college entrance for urban students. Program services include tutoring, counseling, mentoring, financial aid, parent meetings, workshops, college visits, and summer programs. This position is responsible for program leadership, quality of services, project planning, and evaluation and reporting.
The Senior Coordinator will:
Plan, organize and arrange after-school/in-school tutoring/summer program pre-session training, follow up training, program activities, field trips, communications with schools and parents and all other details required for successful implementation of these programs.
Supervise GEAR UP site coordinators as they arrange and organize tutoring, counseling, mentoring, financial aid, parent meetings, college visits and summer programs for Hamilton county schools targeted by the GEAR UP grant
Provide site coordinators performance improvement guidance
Hire, train and supervise guidance counselor assistants GEAR UP provides to each participating school to ensure these staff members are achieving core project goals of monitoring college readiness of each student and designing interventions for students requiring supplemental support in this regard
Consult and intervene directly with teachers whose classroom practices need in-depth support to fully serve GEAR UP students and utilize GEAR UP resources like teaching assistants
Conduct quality control site visits to GEAR UP schools while GEAR UP programs are underway to assess how program improvement could be achieved
Along with the project director, serve as a primary contact for the administrators and teachers in the schools involved in the grant
Determine best methods for utilizing university resources for the betterment of the Hamilton County school system
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Knowledge of school structures and protocols and staff training and management models
Ability to coordinate and lead the efforts of three full-time sites
Ability to implement GEAR UP program at partner schools, make clear oral and written presentations, interact productively with urban students, and work with students in a classroom and non-traditional educational settings
Knowledge of postsecondary application procedures, admission requirements and financial aid opportunities
Review of applications will begin on September 7, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.
Internal Number: 203906
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