Upward Bound West Educational Specialist (PT)

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Upward Bound West Educational Specialist (PT)

Sugar Grove, IL
Part-time Support Staff
Extension Campus - Aurora West

The Upward Bound West Educational Specialist for the Upward Bound Program reportsto the TRIO Upward Bound Managerand is responsible for providing academic support, planning and delivering academic programming, and assisting with outreachactivities.

Assist in the planning, organization, and implementation of the Upward Bound academic year and summer program component.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Please attach the following documents when applying:

  1. Cover Letter-Yes
  2. Resume-Yes
  3. References-Yes
  4. Transcripts-Yes

Position Details
Grant Funded: Yes
Compensation Range: 18.80 - 18.80(starting pay reflected)
Compensation Type: Hourly
Work Schedule: Monday - Thursday | Schedule adjusted for monthly evening or weekend activities.
Work Hours: 27
Testing: No
Targeted Hire Date: 1/5/2021

Special Instructions: The final candidate will be subject to a motor vehicle record check, fingerprinting and criminal background check. Please attach all required documents at the time of application.Schedule: Monday - Thursday | Schedule adjusted for monthly evening or weekend activities.

EqualOpportunity Employer: minority/female/disability/veteran




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Job No:
Posted: 9/25/2020
Application Due: 3/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time