Site Coordinator - 18544BR

Site Coordinator

Achievement & Assessment Inst
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment: 
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs or GEAR UP program is seeking a Site Coordinator to develop and implement pre-college programming in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools. The Site Coordinator will academically and financially prepare middle and high school students for postsecondary education. The Site Coordinator will use independent judgement and discretion when engaging and working with teachers, parents, and community partners to successfully meet GEAR UP objectives. The Site Coordinator will also serve as part of the project team when discussing overall program objectives with district and school administrators. The successful applicant will have college access, classroom, and professional development experience.

Job Description

  • 60% - Develop and implement day-to-day program activities and services for the GEAR UP Program in KCKPS, such as Academic Skill Building, Career Exploration, and Financial Literacy Workshops for students, parents, and teachers. Connect with KCKPS teachers to determine tutoring needs, coordinate schedules with available tutors, and supervise the work of those tutors in each of the schools in coordination with Project Directors.
  • 10% - Assess effectiveness of programming and collect GEAR UP programming data. Propose modifications to program delivery based on each school’s needs, in coordination with the GEAR UP project team.
  • 10% - Work with administration and school-based partners in the delivery of project by co-planning academic and college-readiness programming for students, parents, and teachers.
  • 10% - Provide professional development on Academic Tools and Best Teaching Practices to teachers and students.
  • 5% - Perform other duties and special projects as assigned by the Program Directors of GEAR UP Program, such as proposal development, professional development, and service advisory committees.
  • 5% - Participate in the Center for Educational Opportunity Programs/CEOP quarterly meetings and annual events.

Position Requirements

Position will began as remote and transition to on-site once COVID restrictions are lifted.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, counseling or related field
  • Direct experience in a school setting
  • Professional experience with target population
  • Familiarity with the college admissions process
  • Exemplary written and oral communication skills as evidenced by application materials and interview

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in education, counseling, or related field
  • STEM background or experience
  • ELL background or experience
  • Bilingual
  • Ability to work flexible

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application includes:
  • Completed online application
  • Resume or CV
  • Name and contact information for 3 professional references
  • Cover letter that addresses the following topics:
    • Your teaching or professional experience with the target population.
    • Your college access experience.

Application review begins April 9, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. For first consideration, please apply before the initial review date.

Contact Information to Applicants

LaCretia Wooten

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Work Schedule

M-F 8-5 - occasionally will exceed 40 hours/week and some evening and weekend events

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Posting ID:
Achievement & Assessment Inst
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment:
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
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