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NY GEAR UP Program Coordinator (2 positions)

Company: Ithaca City School District
Location: Schenectady
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS : This is a professional student-support position responsible for managing the delivery and implementation of core interventions and services, for students and their families, as outlined in annual NYGEAR UP work plans and budgets. Program 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. NYGEAR UP stands for New York Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs and is supported by New York High Education Services Corporation (HESC). Does related work as required.

  • Monitor GEAR UP student grades, attendance and transcripts to promote on-time promotion and graduation and completion of appropriate rigorous coursework;
  • Serve as member of district's NYGEAR UP College Prep Team;
  • Supplement and coordinate school mentoring / tutoring initiatives for GEAR UP students;
  • Provide grade level appropriate information about career and college options, preparation, and financial support opportunities to NYGEAR UP students;
  • Provide NYGEAR UP parents with advice and information on college planning and financial aid resources;
  • Provide outreach to NYGEAR UP students who have withdrawn with a status of dropout or unknown;
  • 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 NYGEAR UP activities, and submit on a timely basis to HESC;
  • Provide records or written reports as required by HESC for grant compliance;
  • Leverage community resources, solicit in-kind contributions of goods and services from external sources, and maintain proper records for all expenditures;
  • Assist NYGEAR UP students and parents with FAFSA, college and scholarship applications;
  • Other tasks as specified in Annual Work Plans;
  • Periodic travel throughout New York State for Team Meetings and out-of-state travel to annual conference;
    • Performs other related duties as required. FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS : Thorough knowledge of secondary education requirements; thorough knowledge of post-secondary education options, application procedures and admission requirements; good knowledge of financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application processes; ability to communicate with students, parents and school staff verbally and in writing; excellent program coordination skills, including demonstrated record of completing task on time and within budget.

Keywords: Ithaca City School District, Schenectady , NY GEAR UP Program Coordinator (2 positions), Other , Schenectady, New York

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