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Position Title: Migrant Education Program Consortium Program Specialist
Job Description: The Program Specialist identifies and recruits migrant participants, provides supplemental academic and support services, and tracks student academic progress. The Program Specialist fosters a positive and effective working relationship among the school, home, and community in order to facilitate the academic improvement of migrant students.
Reports to: Migrant Education Program Consortium Coordinator
Department: Multicultural Education
Overview of the Migrant Education Program Consortium
ABAC’s Migrant Education Program (MEP) Consortium serves over 500 migrant and seasonal farmworker students and their families. MEP is a federally funded program designed to support comprehensive educational programs for migrant children to help reduce the educational disruption and other problems that result from repeated moves. ABAC’s MEP Consortium serves students throughout the state in over 70 active school districts.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Ø Provides supplemental services—instructional guidance, tutorial, and other support services—for 125-150 migrant students following an Implementation Plan.
Ø Consults with teachers regarding student academic needs. Coordinates tutoring time, location, and individual student needs based on teacher's guidance. Provides tutoring to students using multiple innovative methods, including in-person and virtual services.
Ø Monitors the academic progress of migrant students through report cards/progress reports, ongoing monthly school and/or home visits, and maintains student data.
Ø Serves as a liaison between the migrant office, the schools, and the families.
Ø Attends required trainings/professional development and staff meetings.
Ø Collects and compiles weekly, monthly, and end of the year reports and other data required for program application, compliance report, and annual evaluations.
Ø Completes and reviews MEP required forms regarding participant qualification and services within specified deadlines.
Ø Complies with ABAC required documentation and reports.
Ø Works with State Recruiters in identifying and recruiting eligible migrant students.
Ø Works closely with MEP contacts and local schools to collect student information, identify local resources, and identify potential tutors.
Ø Maintains a list of local resources in each district and refers participants to other programs and services, as needed.
Ø Conducts local Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meetings and assists parents in attending regional and state PAC meetings.
Ø Uses the Migrant Student Information Exchange (MSIX) database to help facilitate student record transfer for Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and parents.
Ø Manages time well using Outlook calendar to plan weekly schedules. Calendars are shared among Consortium Staff.
WORKING LOCATION & DEMANDS
Ø These positions will be for the Northeast and Middle East Georgia.
Ø Office setting with minimal lifting or physical requirements.
Ø Travel throughout the region will be required.
Ø Must work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the population: weekends and/or evenings.
Ø Must hold a current Georgia driver’s license.
Ø This position is exempt from overtime.
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
Ø Minimum Qualifications:
o Bachelor’s degree.
o Bilingual in English and Spanish (complete fluency/proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking).
o Culturally competent to the needs of the migrant farm working population.
o Basic computer literacy skills with email, Word, and EXCEL programs.
o Demonstrated competency in self-motivation and initiative.
o Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Ø Preferred Qualifications in addition to the previous list:
o Experience working with the migrant population for three to five years.
o Demonstrated knowledge of Federal and State (Title I Part C) Migrant Education Program guidelines and requirements.
SALARY is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is 100% grant funded.