GEAR UP Georgia Program Assistant
The Program Assistant is 100% grant-funded through the GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Potential) Georgia Grant and assists in the daily operations and management of the Priority Model. This position will be responsible for assisting the Gear Up Coordinator with activities and workshops, monitoring the program’s progress towards goals, and gathering financial documentation. Attend and participate in coaching/tutoring orientations, workshops and graduations, and assisting students with college admission processes, scholarship applications and transition to post-secondary education.
- Organize/Implement and supervise college visits, daytime and/or overnight camps, and other educational enrichment experiences for GEAR UP students
- Maintain accurate GEAR UP information, including meeting minutes, calendars, and event submissions, and oversee management of student records, progress reports, contacts and activity information
- Assist in the collection of documentation, data and paperwork for budget and match as required by the grant
- Assist the GEAR UP Priority Model Coordinator in preparation for GEAR UP activities and workshops, SAT/ACT test preparation classes, etc.; Under the direction of the Coordinator, attend all multiple county-based Orange Duffel Bag Inactive (ODBI) coaching/tutoring orientations, workshops and graduations
- Track all students in each county. For high school seniors, provide support with college admission process, scholarship applications, transition to post-secondary education, etc. Provide follow-up with students who did not complete past coaching/mentoring classes offered by GEAR UP Georgia and provide supportive services and resources to them. For GEAR UP youth in college follow-up on status and assess and address their resource needs since enrolled in college for up to first full calendar year enrolled.
- Conduct outreach services to engage students in mentoring and tutoring services provided by GEAR UP Georgia
- Assist in the marketing, recruitment, and retention efforts of the program
Funding for this position is based on Grant generated funds and therefore continued employment is based on the availability of these funds.
- Reliable, responsible and able to work independently, with minimal supervision
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Experience working with less advantaged, high school students from diverse backgrounds, with the ability to relate to and understand their educational challenges and barriers
- Ability to function effectively as part of a team
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple, tasks and demands
- Strong customer service skills. Email and phone etiquette
- Ability to work a flexible schedule and be available evenings and weekends
Master level professional with experience working with minorities, low-income populations, potential first-generation students and/or students with disabilities in the college educational setting.