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NOW HIRING: 2016-17 GEAR UP Ky College & Career Advisors

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NOW HIRING: 2016-17 GEAR UP Ky College & Career Advisors

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GEAR UP Ky will place a College & Career Advisor (CCA) in each GEAR UP Ky school to serve as an advisor to a cohort of GEAR UP students for the 2016-2017 school year. GEAR UP College and Career Advisors will:

  • Work with middle and high school students to make meaningful connections between career and college options and their school work.
  • Work with their regional supervisor and school teams to deliver a structured curriculum.
  • Be expected to work approximately 20 hours a week in the school.
  • Receive training and compensation.

Ideal candidates will have a foundation in education, counseling or social work. Some additional travel will be expected. Candidates must undergo a background check.

The responsibilities and desired qualifications of this position is described below. We are currently seeking CCAs in the following Kentucky schools (updated August 22, 2016):

  • George Rogers Clark High School, Winchester
  • Holmes High School, Covington
  • Robertson County School, Mt. Olivet

Application Process

To apply for a CCA position for the 2016-17 school year, you must complete an online application with ADECCO. To be considered for hire, follow the instructions provided below:

1. Type www.adeccousa.com into your Internet Explorer browser
2. Select “Apply Now” from the top right corner of this page
3. Enter your Zip Code or the zip code for the school(s) you serve.
4. Select “Upload Resume” or “I don’t have a resume”
5. Complete all fields of the application.
6. If you have questions about ADECCO, you may call them directly at 502-875-0195.


The application process is open. Review of applications begins in early June and GUK staff will follow-up regarding employment notification thereafter.

Job Responsibilities

Instruction & Service Delivery

  • Facilitate any necessary program components to implement the program with fidelity school wide.
  • Deliver instruction of the GEAR UP curriculum to students.
  • Collaborate with School Team to plan activities, coordinate activities of college and university partners, and oversee day-to-day operations of the program.
  • Arrange educational field trips and family events for students and their families.
  • Collaborate with students to promote college awareness using visits, networks, summer experiences, and other innovative strategies designed to reach even the hard-to-reach students.
  • Encourage the use of ILP.
  • Coordinate and support workshops for financial aid, college survival skills, and college search workshops.
  • Help students and parents develop plans to succeed in high school and college.
  •  Other duties as assigned.

Program Management

  • Communicate the GEAR UP vision and mission effectively to all stakeholders.
  • Make recommendations to the GEAR UP administrators to enhance and ensure the efficient and effective operation of the program.
  • Evaluate workshop and program activities and provide analysis.
  • Monitor program related professional development to ensure completion, follow up, and successful classroom implementation.
  • Collaborate with partners, School Teams and school districts to ensure the program activities are maximized and that enrichments, interventions and professional development are scheduled and taking place.
  • Collaborate with teachers and school leaders to integrate practices and strategies which align with program goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Relationship Management

  • Employ skills and knowledge to build effective teams to meet the GEAR UP objectives and deliverables and to monitor scope of work and milestones of the grant.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Student Monitoring and Advising

  • Collect, maintain, and disaggregate qualitative and quantitative data for school improvement initiatives and various program reports.
  • Demonstrate analytical reasoning and techniques by interpreting student and overall school data.
  • Develop and maintain accurate student records and keep them confidential.
  • Comply with all program reporting requirements, including the Annual Performance reports, proposals, inputting of all outcome data, student participation data, time and effort logs, and data requests.
  • In accordance with the GU 2 Success Advising Model, continuously monitor students’ progress and provide
    resources for enrichments and interventions to students, teachers and parents.
  • Collaborate with school staff and other program partners to fully implement college awareness components.
  • Collaborate with district personnel, GUK central office staff, and partners in coordinating appropriate professional
    development for the teachers at the school based on program goals and initiatives.
  • Conduct career assessments to help students identify interests and relevant academic strategies required to
    reach their career goals.

MINIMUM TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in the preferred area of education, psychology, sociology, guidance and counseling,
    business management, or a closely related area.
  • Three years + of professional experience in the field of teaching, guidance counseling, or in a related field working with programs serving middle and/or high school students or students of that age level is preferred.

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Knowledge of statewide efforts to promote sustainable college-going cultures in schools.
  • Knowledge of statewide school improvement efforts and programs and techniques for planning, implementing or evaluating educational programs.
  • Proficient skills in the use of Microsoft Office Suite programs (i.e., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Proficient written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient in human relations and interpersonal skills and must have a positive, outgoing, and highly motivated personality.
  • Skilled in problem-solving and multi-tasking and able to negotiate difficult situations between all project stakeholders.
  • Strong work ethic and able to work independently.
  • Ability to achieve project deliverables in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to work with adults and children.
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to provide training to learners of all ages.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments
  • Can successfully work collaboratively with school administration and staff, as well as program business partners.

 

The Council on Postsecondary Education is an equal opportunity employer.

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