Outreach Coordinator GEAR UP - Marathon and TerlinguaLocation:
Gear Up GrantJob No.:
Bachelor’s in counseling, education or related field and two years experience working with low income and/or academically disadvantaged, minority individuals
Strong communication and organizational skills; Philosophical commitment to promoting academic achievement for low- income and/or first-generation populations; Freedom from racial/ethnic/sexual orientation biases; Ability to maintain flexible schedule, including evening and weekend work
Computer, web, and social networking skills
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Human Resources Director.Preferred:
Master’s degree in counseling/related field
The above qualifications plus assessment experience; Background in counseling, career development, financial aid, and academic advising; Background similar to that of the participants; Teaching experience.
Bilingual in Spanish and EnglishPrimary Responsibilities:
Function: Responsible in coordinating of GEAR UP activities for involvement with the Community.
Essential duties: Responsible for assigned school(s) participants; Meet individually and in groups with participants regularly to provide academic advisement, information, and assistance related to successful school completion and postsecondary entry/re-entry and graduation; Assist students with acad. and career exploration, goal setting, planning, & follow through; Monitor progress; Provide workshops for participants; Maintain accurate up-to-date student records , student academic records, follow-up info., etc; Prepare and maintain time and effort forms, etc; Plan and coordinate college visitations, cultural activities, workshops, and events for students, teachers, parents and the community; Provide participants’ families training and support; Coordinate opportunities for mentoring and participation in GEAR UP events; Prepare/submit reports as requested by the PD; Attend GEAR UP and other trainings/meetings as needed; Maintain a pleasant, professional, and welcoming demeanor and an office atmosphere conducive to meeting the needs of disadvantaged students; All Outreach Coordinators will directly serve GEAR UP students; additionally, each will have other outreach duties in their assigned school(s): Coordinate activities for GEAR UP PTO, community partners’ coordinator, and data collection coordinator; Front line personnel for public in assigned school(s); Other duties as assigned.
Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times.
Supervise and coordinate tutors and mentors at the assigned target schools. Conduct and document regular weekly tutor & mentor training meetings. General instructions and work periodically reviewed by department head.
Non-Essential: Duties unique to the particular department and other duties as assigned.
Position is Security Sensitive.Other Information:
Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYERAbout SRSU:
No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored by Sul Ross State University on any basis prohibited by applicable law, including but not limited to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students on campus in Alpine.
At an elevation of 4,480 feet in the scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountain State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe National Park are all within one to three hours’ driving distance from Alpine.