JobID 9299 : Migrant Youth Advocate, Administration Building (#1764180)
Migrant Youth Advocate, District- 6
Salary Grade/Level/Family/Range: Classified
Reports to: Migrant Education Program Specialist
Contract Length/ Days: (2019-2020/220)
Date Posted: August 15, 2019
Deadline for application: Until-Filled (Applicant screening will begin no later than 8/22/2019. Applications are still accepted until the position is filled; however, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible).
High School Diploma/G.E.D
Bachelor’s Degree or two years of college/university or any other combination of related experience of life experiences, and trainings
The Migrant Youth Advocate will work under the direction Migrant Youth Facilitator (MEGA) to offer early intervention targeting migrant students least likely to graduate and attend post-secondary education. This includes providing counseling, advising, tutoring, mentoring, family involvement activities, career education programs and activities, post-secondary information workshops and college campus visits.
- Identify and enroll students in the Migrant program in maintaining retention, promotion, and graduation of a caseload of students assessing students' interests, needs and goals.
- Contact all active students at least once every week, especially those with greater academic needs and low grades to provide individual guidance, resources, and support to successfully pass required classes throughout each academic term.
- Provide academic and linguistic support via UNC Tutoring Program.
- Provide academic resources on an individual basis (school supplies) as needed.
- Monthly accountability reports - Electronic reports including detailed information on student academic status, attendance, behavior, contact dates, etc. These reports must reports must reach the program facilitator at the end of each month.
- Provide students with information about education opportunities, financial aid, career exploration, motivation, and self-awareness through workshops and individual counseling, advising and mentoring.
- Provide support for grant expectations, goals, objectives and activities in accordance with state and federal law.
- Maintain timely and accurate records of attendance, program participation, grades, enrollment information, notes, files and any other program related data and assist with the decision making process analyzing/evaluating the data.
- Facilitate the completion of college applications, financial aid applications, summer enrichment opportunities, scholarships, college prep coursework, etc.
- Assist with the collaboration of Greeley-Evans School District 6 office managers, counselors, teachers, parents, and administrators throughout the year.
- Participate in staff meetings, team building and development sessions, professional development opportunities, school faculty meetings, and district/department meetings.
- Develop and maintain relationships and networks with college partners, counselors, tutors, and student support services, business partners, etc.
- Provide information and referrals of community and education resources.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
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
- Be aware of and understand the needs of the immigrant, high poverty, and homeless student populations in order to ensure that all children and youth have equitable access to a free and appropriate public education, including a public preschool education
- Strong writing, organization, computer, presentation skills, and public speaking skills.
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.
- Bilingual (e.g., Spanish) preferred.
- Demonstrated respect for and understanding of all students/families regardless of background with a positive attitude.
- Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
- Ability to embrace customer service, teamwork, judgment and problem solving skills with an emphasis on high quality work and time management.
- Ability to follow oral and written directives and instructions.
- Ability to use a computer and programs effectively: data entry.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to perform all functions of the position.
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.