Advise students in various academic areas such as subject study, standardized tests and extracurricular activities.
Help students develop and follow a meaningful educational action plan.
Develop appropriate academic workshops with the College and Career Advisor (s) and implement the workshops during the day or evening.
Work with the Parent/Family Engagement Specialist to assist parents with their understanding of academic rigor and grades.
Assess and evaluate student progress and produce regular academic reports by working closely with the teachers and counselors at the school.
Provide intrusive counseling and set up a contract when students receive below a C in their course grades.
Provide appropriate academic counseling (group and individual) to ensure students transition to the next grade level.
Meet with school personnel to recommend appropriate interventions for students who are not doing well academically at school
Provide training to academic and summer tutors
Responsible for the tutors at the school site including scheduling. Collaborate with the GEAR UP school site team to plan and coordinate activities with college and university partners, and oversee the day-to-day operations of the college and career program
Work with other GEAR UP school staff to develop summer programming for remediation or acceleration of classes.
Evaluate workshop and program activities and provide analysis
Collaborate with the Career Pathways Specialist to ensure students are knowledgeable in the different pathways offered at the schools
Collaborate with teachers and school leaders to integrate practices and strategies, which align with program goals
Perform a variety of administrative duties in support of the GEAR UP grant including maintaining documentation files of all services, maintaining grades and transcript information in the database, correspondence, reports, procedures, and presentations related to the GEAR-UP program; and developing outreach materials, including newsletters and social media sites.
Serve as liaison between high school faculty, staff, administrators, and CSUMB; attend GEAR UP school, college, community and partner meetings to promote the GEAR UP program
Communicate clearly and effectively with individuals and groups of varying ages and cultural background to disseminate information, resolve problems, and clarify solutions.
Handle sensitive and/or confidential documents and information where judgement and discretion are essential.
Ensure confidentiality of all program records and other sensitive information.
Represent the GEAR UP programs at university functions and at statewide and national meetings, as necessary
Attends relevant national, regional, and local professional development conferences, workshops and seminars
Promotes and maintains an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service within the department and the campus community
Performs other duties as assigned
PHYSICALWORKENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to verbally communicate to exchange information; and to occasionally travel to other offices or locations to attend meetings or to pick up or deliver materials.
Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with major coursework in education, counseling or related field AND 2 years of professional experience in a student support program at a secondary and/or post-secondary level.
A Master’s degree or advanced coursework in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or directly related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
Strong communication and organizational skills
Understanding of partner schools and target populations
Demonstrated ability to interact successfully with a variety of constituencies including middle/high school and college personnel and partnership members
Special Conditions of Employment: Must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends and to travel in and out-of-state as deemed necessary to provide services to participants and attend professional development opportunities. Position will require travel between campus offices and off-campus location. Experience with personal computers including word-processing, spreadsheet, databases, querying software, and email applications. Demonstrated experience that clearly provides evidence of the knowledge and skills required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements identified above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Must have own transportation, valid driver’s license, and insurance, and the ability to complete a web-based training in defensive driving. Must continue to meet the established driving standards as a condition of employment.
Special Conditions of Employment:
The person holding this position is considered a
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California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), is a comprehensive public university committed to serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class, historically under-served, and low income populations. The university values an educational environment of cultural and linguistic diversity and gender equity; ethical reflection and practice; effective and experimental use of technologies as resources to people and catalysts for learning; and the integration of cross-disciplinary models enabling students, faculty and staff to engage in innovative instruction and coordinated service learning. The curriculum is organized around student learning outcomes. It is global in perspective, and of sufficient breadth and depth to meet local, regional, and statewide needs, specifically those of both isolated rural communities and inner-city populations. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service. The campus is ...located on Monterey Bay, 100 miles south of San Francisco.
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