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Program Coordinator
Title:Program Coordinator
Type of Appointment:Temporary Grant Funded

Program Coordinator – GEAR UP (Compton) 
CSU, Dominguez Hills Foundation 


About the CSUDH Foundation 
The California State University, Dominguez Hills Foundation was incorporated in 1968 as a partner of the University to provide services and develop and enhance programs that are an integral part of the University's educational mission. CSU Dominguez Hills is a highly diverse, metropolitan university primarily serving the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. Established in 1960, CSU Dominguez Hills is one of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system. 
Any inquiries should be directed to the Foundation Human Resources Office at (310) 243-1070. 

About the Position 
Under the direction and supervision of the GEAR UP- Compton, 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 targeted group of students in current grades 6th & 7th at multiple middle schools in Compton.  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 workshops, generate and choose appropriate intervention strategies for student educational success. Please note that this position will work with the newly awarded GEAR UP-Compton 2021 project.  
Position Information 
Employment at the Foundation is on an at-will basis and can be terminated by either an employee or the Foundation at any time with or without cause or advance notice. Permanent status can neither be obtained nor granted. Part-time, non-exempt. 
Rate of Pay 
$21.63 per hour 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Serve as a member of the local GEAR UP School Site College Success Team. 

  • Work collaboratively with counselors, teachers, and school site personnel to ensure that GEAR UP services are being provided with efficacy.  

  • 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 each 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) 

  • Create opportunities to recognize and celebrate student success. 

  • 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 

  • Provide support to school sites on an ongoing basis.  

  • Collaborate with on-site outreach programs, CBO’s, and initiatives that align with the GEAR UP project.  

  • Assist Director in proposal preparation and annual reports 

  • Periodic out-of-state travel to an annual conference, required. 

  • Program Coordinators are expected to enhance the overall operation, even if this means helping with tasks outside their job description. 

Minimum Qualifications 


  • Required: Bachelor's degree 

  • Preferred: Master's degree in higher education, counseling, social work, child development, education or related field 


  • At least one year of experience working with middle school or high school students 

  • Successful experience in a 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 

  • Knowledge of social-emotional learning strategies to ensure a positive school climate that supports students’ social and emotional needs 

  • Strong ability to communicate with students, parents, and school staff verbally and in writing 

  • Excellent program coordination skills, including a 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 


  • Proficiency in the use of computerized office systems and word processing tools 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 

  • Strong organizational skills 

  • Ability to multitask needs between multiple schools 

  • Knowledge of collaboration practices, team teaching practices, and special education 

  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with school administrators, staff, students, and families 

Application Period 
Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2021, and the position will remain open until filled. 

Equal Employment Opportunity 

The Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. 
Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may contact the Foundation Human Resources Office at (310) 243-2373. 
This position requires new hire/re-hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship, and Immigration Services in partnership with the Social Security Administration. 
If hired, the successful candidate will be required to furnish proof of legal authorization to work in the United States. 
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. 

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 or without cause or prior notice. 

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 requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on the 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 the continued employment of current employees. 


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