Coordinator Gear Up Tutor Mentor - GEAR UP

Edmond, OK
Jun 08, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID 2018-5014
Posted Date 2018-06-07
Category Professional Staff
Org Number 022013
Department GEAR UP
Division Vice President for Student Services
Location US-OK
Targeted Job Start Date 6/8/2018
Hours Per Week 40
Weeks Per Year 52
Preference Date 5/31/2018

Position Overview

Coordinates program or services activities to ensure relevant guidelines, specifications, policy and/or procedures are followed for academic related programs, groups, and/or services. Assess to make sure the educational needs and goals are being met. Facilitates communication between administrators, faculty, staff, and students concerning program and/or services. Maintains relevant databases to ensure accurate and accessible records. Prepare reports summarizing statistical data or describing program objectives and accomplishments.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions

Develop and implement systems for recruitment, selection, training, assignment, and evaluation of GEAR UP Central tutors and mentors. Work with GEAR UP Academic Coordinators and school personnel to identify needs for tutors in specific curricular fields and an appropriate schedule that meets student tutoring needs. Work with school personnel to encourage teacher and student participation in Reading Plus, Mastery Prep ACT/SAT preparation or other GEAR UP funded initiatives. Data entry of tutor and mentor activities, as needed. Recruit tutors, working with campus organizations at UCO and other colleges to publicize tutoring opportunities to members of underrepresented groups and other interested persons. Screen and select tutors, carry out recruitment, scheduling, and payroll functions in conformity with policies and procedures specified by the UCO Human Resource Office. Design and deliver training for tutors, to include school policies and student safety, methods of effective tutoring, and recognition of conditions that should be referred to school personnel. Design and implement a system to track student incentives for participation in GEAR UP sponsored events. Design and deliver monthly mentoring activities for all mentoring programs. Develop and implement systems for evaluating the effectiveness of the tutoring and mentoring programs. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Experience Required

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) in related field to the program and experience that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts.

Qualifications/Experience Preferred

Bachelor's degree in Education, STEM related field, or other appropriate field is preferred. Teacher Certified with minimum of 3 years of teaching experience.


Under indirect supervision, the Coordinator GEAR UP Tutor Mentor, reporting directly to the GEAR UP Central Director and working out of the GEAR UP Office University of Central Oklahoma, supports GEAR UP objectives in the schools by providing centralized recruitment and training of tutors and mentors. The Tutor/Mentor Coordinator works closely with GEAR UP Academic Coordinators in placement of tutors and mentors, while the Academic Coordinator is responsible for scheduling, supervision, and evaluation of assigned tutors and mentors. Requires continuous movement within the UCO, continuous sitting and handling of small objects such as paper and pen. Requires pushing and pulling of up to 10 lbs. Must be available to work 40 hours per week with normal work hours from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.

Physical Demands

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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