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Gear Up Site Coordinator

Albany Herald


July 11, 2022

LOCATION: Monroe High School


To assure consistent monitoring and execution of the GEAR UP programming, the project employs site coordinators who will transition with the cohort as the students’ progress toward graduation. The site coordinators will manage all school-specific programs and collaborate with the school principal, counselors, and teachers to prepare and teach GEAR UP interventions with the intent to increase students’ academic readiness for higher education and dramatically increase the number of students who access and succeed in postsecondary education.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in education, counseling, social work, or related field; advanced degree preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; At least three years of experience working with middle or high school students; Strong knowledge of postsecondary education requirements, options, application procedures, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities; Strong program management skills, including a demonstrated record of completing tasks on time and within budget; Commitment to working with young people and to the value of postsecondary education; Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to work effectively with' school personnel, parents, community leaders, and students. Ability to serve as a role model for students; Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; Demonstrated ability to conduct effective workshops and presentations for diverse audiences.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Collaborates with district administration, school administration, and community partners, to develop and implement an annual work plan and budget that support students in meeting college and career-ready benchmarks; Implements and coordinates individualized college access and success services by interacting on a daily basis with middle and high school students and parents/families. Services will include but are not limited to: academic planning and preparation, career exploration, tutoring, mentoring, college visits, financial aid planning, summer enrichment activities, summer melt initiatives, text messaging, leadership training, annual orientation events, FAFSA submission, and college application completion; Works with school administration to expand a school and community-wide culture of college access and success; implements faculty professional development focused on college readiness, access, and success; Encourages every student to consider a broad range of appropriate postsecondary choices with an emphasis placed on exploring and identifying students' best-fit options; Assists in the implementation of statewide college access and success initiatives; Leverages data to ensure services are tailored to meet school needs and that services are delivered to the intended student, parent family member, and educator participants; Collaborates with other site coordinators to share best practices and promote efficient use of resources in meeting goals and objectives; Ensures compliance with all grant requirements as determined by the U.S. Department of Education; Submits required grant-related reports focused on program implementation and student outcomes including, but not limited to: monthly activity plans, completed activity reports, and annual performance reports; Assists in data collection and evaluation aimed at grant compliance and the long-term sustainability of the program; Maintains program data and documentation including student academic records and student, family, and educator service participation in an online database, as required by federal program requirements; Monitors success of the initiative, including levels of participation, quality of activities, and impact in terms of student achievement, attendance, educational expectations, and behaviors; Participates in meetings and professional development opportunities; Works in collaboration with school and district staff to ensure timely and accurate submission of expenditures for reimbursement; Leverages community resources solicits in-kind contributions of goods and services and maintains proper records for all expenditures and grant match requirements; Assesses, in consultation with the staff and direct service school personnel, the particular needs of the assigned school, and adapts programs and activities to meet these needs; Perform other duties as assigned.

REPORTS TO: Gear Up Director

SALARY RANGE: Competitive salary and excellent benefits package, in accordance with the DCSS compensation.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The review of applicants will begin on July 25, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.


The System reserves the right to waive any qualifications or other provisions of this advertisement by statute or regulations.
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The Dougherty County School System is a leading catalyst and advocate for public education in Southwest Georgia. It's the largest school system in the second congressional district. The school district has 21 schools (14 elementary, 4 middle, and 3 high schools), five learning centers, and the Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy. All schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC). The DCSS offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Dougherty County is recognized for its quail and duck hunting, fishing, the Flint River, and many cypress swamps. The County has a population of approximately 90,000. Our County has two institutions of higher education, Albany State University, and Albany Technical College. Notable points of interest include the Albany Museum of Art, the Flint RiverQuarium, the Albany Civil Rights Institute, the Parks at Chehaw, Radium Springs Gardens, and Thronateeska Heritage Center, which includes the Museum of History, Wetherbee Planetarium, and the Science Discovery Center. Dougherty County is a short drive to Atlanta, the Georgia coast, as well as the Florida Gulf Coast beaches.
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This document provides descriptive information about the above Dougherty County School System position. Work actually performed by incumbents in this position may vary. Although this document may be used for recruiting, staffing, or career planning, the information contained herein should only be used as a guideline or recommendation for the content of and qualifications for this position. The Dougherty County School System reserves the right to make changes to this document as deemed necessary without providing advance written notice.

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