ESSENTIALDUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
Identify and serve parents of eligible GEAR UP students at assigned school sites.
Develop a working or operational definition of parental involvement for the GEAR UP Program that includes strategies to ensure that parents are full and active partners in their child’s education.
Design and implement a comprehensive plan with identified strategies to improve parent involvement.
Work and collaborate effectively with teachers and other school-based personnel to identify and meet the needs of parents of GEAR UP students relative to improved school involvement.
Coordinate GEAR UP’s effort to improve parent involvement with the local school’s parent involvement program and with school-based personnel.
Coordinate GEAR UP’s effort to improve parent involvement with school-based GEAR UP staff.
Develop daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly work schedules based upon established priorities that maximize services to parents of GEAR UP students (by addressing the greatest needs of the greatest number of parents).
Deliver a wide range of direct parent-education activities and services including, but not limited to, in-service, training, and workshop sessions.
Provide parents of GEAR UP students with assistance in the areas of academic achievement, college awareness/readiness/access, school success (attendance, behavior, personal, and social issues), and life-skills (e.g., organization skills, time management, individual and social responsibility, and work ethic) to ensure that parents have the necessary understanding and skills to support their child’s school performance.
Identify appropriate educational, social, and other support services in the school, district, and community for parents and families.
Design and implement programs and strategies that help to ensure that parents expect and encourage student participation in GEAR UP and other academic remediation/enrichment programs.
Contact and communicate directly with parents/guardians on a regular basis to ensure parent awareness of and involvement in their child’s school performance and to secure parent support of student participation in GEAR UP, school, and other activities.
Promote, support, and encourage both parent and student participation in appropriate GEAR UP activities and services.
Function as a GEAR UP team member by working collaboratively, cooperatively, and effectively with GEAR UP Site Coordinator, College and Career Advisor, Tutor Coordinator, and other GEAR UP staff.
Maintain accurate data, records, and files to document all activities conducted and services provided.
Submit accurate, complete, and timely data and performance reports on a weekly, quarterly, semester, and/or annual basis as required.
Perform other duties related to GEAR UP Program Targets/Benchmarks and Strategies as assigned.
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.
Education and Experience: 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. Fluency in spoken and written Spanish.
Special Conditions of Employment:
The person holding this position is considered a
Internal Number: 4530
About California State University, Monterey Bay
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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