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Program Coordinator, GEAR UP
Summary
Title:Program Coordinator, GEAR UP
ID:1129
Department:Administrative
Type of Appointment:Temporary
Description
PURPOSE OF POSITION

Under the direction and supervision of the GEAR UP Director, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for managing the delivery and implementation of core interventions and services for students and their families, as outlined in annual school-specific GEAR Up work plans and budgets and in accordance with U.S. Department of Education regulations. Coordinators execute the plans and develop the types of trusting relationships with students and families that have been shown to foster student success. The position may include some supervisory responsibilities. The Coordinators are charged with providing educational outreach services to a minimum of 350-750 targeted students' grades 6th-12th in three local schools. Their responsibilities include, but will not be limited to: recruitment of participants, data collection in order to compile student folders, A-G course evaluation for participants, create and present various workshop, generate and choose appropriate intervention strategies to student educational success.


 ESSENTIAL POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Serve as member of local GEAR UP School Site College Success Team
  • Monitor GEAR UP student grades, attendance and transcripts to promote on-time promotion and graduation and completion of appropriate rigorous coursework
  • Meet with students to facilitate Postsecondary Educational Planning Sessions (PEPS) to develop and maintain an individual academic needs assessment plan for eah and monitor their academic progress
  • Provide grade level appropriate information about career and college options, preparation, and financial support opportunities to GEAR UP students
  • Provide GEAR UP parents with advice and information on college planning and financial aid resources
  • Develop, plan, and implement educational program activities and services for students (workshops, field trips, and summer programs)
  • Recognize and celebrate student success
  • Conduct exit interview with each graduating senior, provide information and update progress of educational goals and acceptance and attendance of post-secondary institution for upcoming fall semester
  • Monitor the success of the project, including levels of participation, quality of activities, and impact in terms of student achievement, attendance, educational expectations, and behaviors
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of student data and participation in GEAR UP activities, and submit on a timely basis
  • Leverage community resources, solicit in-kind contributions of goods and services from external sources, and maintain proper records for all expenditures
  • Assist Director in proposal preparation and annual reports
  • Periodic out-of-state travel to annual conference, required
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education:   
  • Required: Bachelor's degree
  • Preferred: Master's degree in higher education, counseling, social work, child development, education or related field
Experience:
  • At least one year of experience working with middle school or high school students
  • Successful experience in student support role(s)
  • Knowledge of secondary education requirements
  • Knowledge of postsecondary education options, application procedures, and admission requirements
  • Knowledge of financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application processes
  • Strong ability to communicate with students, parents, and school staff verbally and in writing
  • Excellent program coordination skills, including demonstrated record of completing tasks on time and within budget
  • Bi-lingual/Bi-cultural (Spanish) may apply in some districts
  • Competent decision maker with excellent leadership skills
  • Ability to work with staff, teachers, and students at various educational levels
  • Ability to work independently
Skills:
  • Proficiency in the use of computerized office systems and word processing tools

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND OTHER CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed  satisfactorily for any position that the CSUDH Foundation deems sensitive. Sensitive positions are those required heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to the CSUDH Foundation or individuals in the university community. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees. All employment with California State University, Dominguez Hills Foundation is at-will and shall continue only upon the mutual consent of the Foundation and the employee. This means that an employee may terminate his or her employment with the Foundation at any time with or without cause or prior notice and that the Foundation may terminate an employee's employment at any time with our without cause or prior notice.                      
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