The GEAR UP College Liaison/Coach will work with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education(OSRHE)– a federally funded initiative aimed at early student awareness and readiness for college assisting the identified GEAR UP 10 Local Education Agencies (LEA's) 7th – 12th grade students in matriculation to Tulsa Community College.
This is a grant funded position.
Represent GEAR UP at high schools,, TCC events and public functions to encourage enrollment of students in higher education and at TCC.
Work as part of direct student services team in each LEA to develop and carry out a plan for! preparing students for success in college. (GEAR UP Education Coordinator, GEAR UP School! Specialist, Counselor etc.)
Serve as part of the LEA GEAR UP advisory/evaluation team.
Assist GEAR UP students with making college/career plans.
Actively seek to build relationships with schools, students’ parents and communities to promote! higher education and build support for student success.
Provide continual transitioning and academic support for GEAR UP students during their higher! education process.
Schedule and pre-plan GEAR UP high school college day visits on campus.
Conduct campus tours and conference with GEAR UP students and parents whenever they visit!the college campus.
Communicate admission policies to GEAR UP students, parents, school administrators,!counselors, and teachers.
Evaluate high schools transcripts to determine eligibility for admission to the specified college.
Assist with the GEAR UP students specified college admission, financial aid, student support and! academic process.
Develop and maintain tracking system for GEAR UP schools' graduating seniors, who are full-time! and part-time students.
Develop intervention strategies to assist GEAR UP students with college success and completion.
Work with instructors to provide and support GEAR UP students.
Work with college registrars to identify students at-risk for non-completion of their degree or for! students who have completed significant hours with no degree.
Work with targeted GEAR UP students on degree completion activities.
Other duties as assigned by Director of Admissions and Prospective Students.
Utilize the OK GEAR UP TREK system and other online programs, such as Inside Track, to assist!in accountability documentation and student services.
Attend OK GEAR UP staff meetings in the Oklahoma City office on a bi-monthly basis or as needed! for specialized training and development.
Assist the community college appointed contact as needed in providing an annual budget report of! GEAR UP expenses and available funds to the OK GEAR UP Office.
Provide calendar documentation of activities to the OK GEAR UP Grant Administrator and keep the administrator informed as to progress of goals and any assistance that might be needed.
Bachelor’s degree in related field.
Experience working with high school and/or college age students.
Understanding of the needs of GEAR UP qualified students and knowledge of college services including financial aid, degree completion activities and academic support programs.
Willingness to travel.
Familiarity with GEAR UP, knowledge of the regional college's requirements, programs, and degrees are preferred.
Familiarity with the region where GEAR UP schools are located will be a plus.