Program Specialist - Presidio
Required: Bachelor’s degree in counseling, education or related field with two years experience working with low income and/or academically disadvantaged, minority individuals; strong communication and organizational skills; bilingual in English and Spanish; freedom from racial/ethnic biases; ability to maintain flexible schedule, including evening and weekend work; knowledge of personal and instructional computing application.
Preferred:Master’s degree in counseling/related field; assessment experience; background in counseling, career development, financial aid, and academic advising; teaching experience; background similar to that of the participants.
Primary Responsibilities: Coordinate the SRSU Talent Search Program activities in a secondary school; work with middle and high school students and their families, and district faculty and staff on Talent Search activities and events; meet with participants/students on regular basis to provide academic advisement, information, and assistance related to successful school completion and entry into postsecondary education; monitor academic progress of all participants; maintain, compile, and analyze up-to-date data on participants; prepare and maintain accurate project administration records; supervise and coordinate student tutors and mentors for specific ISD; plan and coordinate college visitations, cultural activities, and Talent Search workshops and events; assist Project Director with project evaluation and other Talent Search activities and duties; provide participants’ families with training and support; track family involvement for Outstanding Involved Talent Search Parents program; and prepare and submit reports as requested.
Position is Security Sensitive. Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times.