Upward Bound Educational Specialist (PT)
Upward Bound is a college completion program serving students enrolled at East Aurora High School and West Aurora High School. We provide the support and motivation necessary to graduate high school and earn a college degree. The Educational Specialist is responsible for providing academic support, planning and delivering academic programming, and assisting with outreach activities.
Assist in the planning, organization, and implementation of the Upward Bound academic year and summer
Oversee the Upward Bound classroom and/or after-school site in the absence of the TRIO Upward Bound Manager or Upward Bound Advisor.
Collaborate with Upward Bound staff to plan and deliver academic activities, topical workshops, and college readiness group discussions.
Assist in the planning and implementation of off-campus college visits and cultural enrichment activities.
Collaborate with Upward Bound staff to plan and lead career exploration and mentoring activities, including scheduling guest speakers.
Provide academic assistance and guidance in completing college, scholarship, and financial aid applications.
Conduct outreach presentations at schools and community organizations to identify and recruit eligible students.
Review new student applications to determine eligibility and explain the program to students and families.
Become familiar with students' academic history, schedule, and personal/family situations as appropriated.
Collaborate with Upward Bound staff and school personnel to collect, analyze, and monitor student participation and performance data.
Maintain confidentiality of student records and assist with updating the student information database.
Perform other duties as assigned by the TRIO Upward Bound Manager.
Req ID: req542
Job Title: Upward Bound Educational Specialist (PT)
Division: TRIO/Upward Bound
Location: Extension Site
Grant Funded: Yes
Employment Type: Part-time Support Staff
Compensation Range: 18.43 - 18.43, starting pay, prior experience will be considered
Compensation Type: Hourly
Work Schedule: Other
Other Work Schedule Details: Monday - Thursday | Schedule adjusted for monthly evening or weekend activities.
Work Hours: 27/week (max.)
Documents to be attached: Cover Letter-Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants: The final candidate will be subject to a motor vehicle record check, and criminal background check.
Targeted Hire Date: 1/7/2019
Bachelor's degree required.
Minimum of one year experience working with students from low income communities and or first generation college students.
Experience delivering academic and or college readiness workshops.
Knowledge of college admissions and financial aid process.
Experience tutoring secondary or post-secondary students.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational and human relations skills required.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Social Media platforms, and Google Drive.
Valid driver's license and clean driving history required.
Spanish/English bilingual ability preferred.