Educational Coordinator for TRIO Upward Bound Program
Job no: 493104
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: South Orange
The Upward Bound Program of Seton Hall University is a unique educational experience that concept combines State, Federal and Private funding to offer a variety of academic, social and cultural activities, as well as personal and career counseling for students who are first generation primarily in underdeveloped communities. The goal of the Upward Bound Program is to assist and prepare high school students from underdeveloped communities to aspire for post-secondary education and beyond.
The Educational Coordinator reports directly to the Director and is responsible for recruiting, advising and providing technical support and assistance to Program participants. The Educational Coordinator must possess initiative, creativity and sound judgment to successfully complete recruiting functions, and must be able to effectively communicate with, advise and assist high school student candidates and participants, as well as their parents, teachers and high school administrators.
The Educational Coordinator must possess initiative, creativity and sound judgment to successfully complete recruiting functions, and must be able to effectively communicate with, advise and assist high school student candidates and participants, as well as their parents, teachers and high school administrators.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- The Upward Bound Educational Coordinator recruits and identifies appropriate candidates for program participation; via formal and informal presentations and contacts, provides technical, specialized and promotional information on program services, policies, procedures and requirements to students, high school counselors and teachers; collaborates with high school counselors and teachers to identify and recruit potential candidates; conducts eligibility in-take interviews with applicants and parent/guardians to ensure all participants meet the necessary eligibility requirements as established by the U.S. Department of Education; assembles and submits personal, academic and financial need qualifying data for final participant selection and approval; monitors program participation levels and, through recruiting and selection activities, ensures that program is at full capacity to meet federal grant requirements.
- Coordinates and implements counseling goals and objectives including group and individual counseling activities. The coordinator counsels and provides advice to students regarding course selection and scheduling to ensure that program requirements, as well as future goals and objectives, are met. Develops personal education plans (PEP) for participants in a designated grade level including transcript evaluation, academic and extracurricular activity advising, and social/personal/academic intervention.
Academic Advising & Tutoring
- The Coordinator provides academic support and services to UB program participants, serve as a liaison at assigned target schools and be a primary contact point for parents of participants. Coordinates and facilitates academic support programs including advising, workshops, assessment, and follow-up as well as resource referral. Assists in the coordination of the tutorial component inclusive of master tutorial schedule, tutor identification, tutor training, completion, maintenance, and evaluation of tutorial documentation forms; develop and coordinate Individual Educational Plans.
- The UB Educational Coordinator participates in team planning and implementation of programs, activities, cultural events, field trips workshops and college visits. Plans, organizes activities for and conducts regular Saturday workshops covering topics related to college preparation/admissions; assists in coordination, planning and supervision of Summer Session.
- Other duties assigned.
- Must have a minimum of an Bachelor’s Degree in Education and/or other related fields with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in secondary or higher education
- Master’s Degree
- 3-5 years’ experience in secondary or higher education
- Experience with culturally diverse students
- Experience with Federal TRIO Programs
- Experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of academic and diagnostic programs and activities for high school students.
- Successful experience in working with underdeveloped communities (particularly with high school students).
- Demonstrated skills in supervising and motivating students and staff.
- Knowledge of and experience with federally funded programs for economically disadvantaged persons is preferred.
Licenses and Certificates:
- Must have a valid driver's license and registered and insured vehicle.
- General office environment
Special Instructions to Applicants:
- A complete application will include: the completed online application, resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) professional references.
- The person in this position is required to perform his or her duties at all Seton Hall University locations and facilities, as assigned.
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