GEAR UP Advisor
GEAR UP Advisor, District 6
Salary Grade/Level/Family/Range: Classified
Reports to: GEAR UP Coordinator
Contract Length/ Days: (2020-2021/ 204)
Date Posted: July 30, 2020
Deadline for application: Until-Filled (Applicant screening will begin no later than 08/23/2020. Applications are still accepted until the position is filled; however, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible).
Bachelor Degree in one of the following: Education, Social Work, Counseling, Human Services, Sociology, or Psychology or related field
- Classroom Teaching Experience.
- Tutoring, mentoring, Counseling, guidance experience.
- Experience in a multicultural setting, student and family support systems, respect for and understanding of underserved communities and low-income families and students.
- 1-year experience (undergraduate experience considered)
The Greeley GEAR UP Advisor will work under the direction of the GEAR UP Coordinator, and in efforts to provide early intervention approaches to students the GEAR UP Advisor will monitor students’ academic progress by mindfully motivating students who may be: economically disadvantaged. This includes providing counseling, advising, tutoring, mentoring, family involvement (home visits) activities, career education programs activities, post-secondary information workshops, and college campus visits. The position will help with data collection for reporting purposes and management of program social media.
High School Duties and Responsibilities
- Advising and Case Management of 350 caseload of students: Provide intense case managing through one-on-one and small group advising sessions with students. Monitor and track attendance and academic progress regularly. Set-up and monitor early interventions for student success including but not limited to tutoring or assessing students’ interest needs and goals.
- College and Career Readiness Workshops: facilitate monthly college and career readiness workshops that include study skills, career exploration, job shadows, college research, community service, financial aid, and financial literacy.
- College Culture: Build and lead a strong GEAR UP presence in the school and implement sustainable best practices. In collaboration with the high school, create and develop a strong postsecondary outlook and culture by providing opportunities for college awareness and exposure and setting high expectations.
- College Visits: Promote and coordinate opportunities for college visits, college fairs, career workshops, and other related college readiness opportunities.
- Concurrent/Dual Enrollment: Promote concurrent and dual enrollment
- Mentoring: Build, develop and foster strong, mentoring relationships with students.
- Parent Engagement: Coordinate and host parent engagement events.
- Postsecondary Partnerships: Network and develop partnerships with postsecondary institutions and support programs to provide students with postsecondary exposure and experiences. Create pipelines with key divisions.
- Recruitment: Lead, coordinate and facilitate student recruitment activities.
- Seniors: Guide and assist seniors through the college admissions process including college applications, FAFSA completion, scholarship applications, and postsecondary transitions tasks. Postsecondary institutions that will help ease the transition from high school to college for students.
- Summer Programs: Promote, coordinate and support summer programs including but not limited to credit recovery, dual enrollment, summer bridge, and college or career-related enrichment opportunities.
- Testing and Assessment: Coordinate and recommend testing options and assessments such as ACCUPLACER and CLEP. Promote and monitor test preparation for the PSAT and SAT.
- Surveys and Focus Groups: Facilitate student, parent, and control group surveys and coordinate student focus groups annually.
College Duties and Responsibilities
- Advising and Case Management: Conduct outreach and intrusive advising in one-on-one or small group advising sessions with students. Provide wrap-around support services that promote holistic academic success. Monitor and track academic progress and help establish early alerts and inventions for student success.
- College Success Workshops: Provide college success tools and techniques such as time management, study skills, tutoring opportunities, and FAFSA completion.
- Orientation: Facilitate new student transition orientations and Meet and Greet events.
- Mentor/Resource: Serve as a mentor, resource, liaison and advocate for student enrollment, transition, persistence, degree plans and degree attainment.
- Postsecondary Partnerships: Network and develop partnerships with existing programs that will provide students with resources, academic support, and opportunities to boost social integration.
- Student Advocate: Assist students in becoming independent learners by providing them with the knowledge and resources on how to navigate through a postsecondary system including financial aid.
- Summer Programs: Assist and Lead summer melt initiatives.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Work Environment/ Physical Demands
Ability to sit for long periods of time, numerous distractions, visual, auditory and ambulatory acuity important, occasional lifting of up to 30 pounds
Some May be Required
Knowledge, Skills, and Mental Ability
- Demonstrated respect for and understanding of low-income students and families with a positive attitude.
- Strong sense of customer service approach and working with Weld County District 6 communities.
- Excellent written, oral communication skills, organization, computer, presentation skills, and public speaking skills.
- Strong human relations skills.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.
- Ability to perform all functions of the position.
- Experience in classroom management and/or instruction.
- Experience in providing support to historically underrepresented families
- Strong time management skills.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks within a fast-paced comprehensive high school environment.
- Working knowledge of secondary and postsecondary education systems.
- Ability to relate to students, parents, and school employees.
- Knowledge and use of linguistic flexibility (active listening, explaining, evaluating, etc.)
- Strong verbal interpersonal communication skills in order to effectively work with students, parents and school staff and GEAR UP staff.
- Highly organized, attentive to detail, ability to multitask.
- Enthusiasm, patience, persistence, and adaptability.
- Proactive and assertive with the ability to use positive motivation; a ‘self-starter’.
- Team player who is professional, responsible, college-focused, and flexible.
- Awareness and sensitivity to legalities of working with minors in a school setting.
Greeley-Evans School District 6 shall not discriminate in its employment or hiring practices on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, gender identity, marital status or disability. The District shall identify, solicit, and consider applicants for employment from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will contribute to that effort. The Superintendent is committed to cultural diversity among district personnel as a means of enriching educational experience. The District shall identify, solicit, and consider applicants for employment from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will contribute to that effort.
Apply online www.greeleyschools.org
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Regular attendance is required for this position.