Atlanta Metropolitan State College, a four-year degree-granting institution of the University System of Georgia, is accepting applications for an Educational Specialist of Upward Bound Math/Science. Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC) currently serves 3000 commuting students on a beautifully landscaped campus located 10 minutes south of downtown Atlanta and 15 minutes north of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
This is a full-time, twelve month position, which reports to the Director of Upward Bound Math/Science (Thomaston). The Educational Specialist position is critical to ensuring the success of Upward Bound Math/Science by coordinating activities and events pertinent to the academic realization of student participants at Upson-Lee High School in Thomaston, GA; focus is on Math/Science careers. Additionally, the position is responsible for fostering the development of positive relationships between AMSC and Upson-Lee High School administration, faculty, staff and students.
Responsibilities include coordinating all student activities; conducting group and individual counseling sessions; providing academic advisement; recruiting potential students; assisting seniors with college admissions and financial aid applications; conducting workshops with parents and students; chaperoning all Upward Bound activities; visiting target schools weekly to meet with students; assisting academic instructors with after-school tutoring supervision; maintaining student files; interviewing parents of potential students; assisting program director with new student orientation; maintaining relationships with target school counselors and other key school personnel; coordinating pre and post testing of students; coordinating follow-up of program graduates; coordinating summer class schedules for students; assisting program director with grant writing; assisting program director with program evaluation; other duties as assigned by the program director.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates applying for the position must have a Bachelor's Degree in English, Education, Social Science, Mathematics, Science, or related field with two years experience in an educational setting working with low-income, first generation high school age youth. Applicants should be knowledgeable of scholarship searches, FAFSA requirements and college admissions procedures. Must have excellent oral and communication skills.