GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a United States Department of Education discretionary grant program designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.
The Building Coordinator will provide GEAR UP cohort students (2018-2019 11th graders) and school personnel with support services that encourage students to pursue post-secondary education. These services will include, but are not limited to, educating instructors and students on the use of academic and career exploration software and meeting the defined requirements of implementation. To assist with transitioning students from middle school to high school, the Building Coordinator will develop and implement transition events prior to the first day of school.
* Collaborate with GUI District Coordinator and building staff to plan and implement activities and strategies for promoting a college-going mindset
* Develop and implement career-focused opportunities
* Iowa Code 279.61 grade level compliance
* Provide GEAR UP students with assistance in the areas of academic achievement, school success (attendance and behavior) and life skills (e.g. organization skills, time management, individual and social responsibility, and work ethic) that impact school performance, college readiness, and success.
* Promote, support, and encourage both parent and student participation in GEAR UP activities and services.
* Ability to work collaboratively toward a common goal
* Highly skilled with social media and technology resources
* Scheduling tutoring and other support services for participants
* Other duties as assigned.
* Lead building staff with events focused on college preparedness (e.g. College Application Week)
* Complete monthly documentation of services in Scribe System
* Attend required meetings
PREPARATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS:
* Excellent organizational skills.
* Capable of representing the school and district in a professional manner, which includes but is not limited to confidentiality, communication skills and dress.
* Exemplary attendance is expected.
* Good oral and written communication skills.
* Ability to work independently.
* Ability to effectively supervise students while maintaining a positive relationship with them.
To perform essential functions successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle and/or feel objects, tools or controls; talk and hear. The employee frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and forward 0 to 24 inches and on occasion up to 36 inches.
The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp items. The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this job. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 0 to 12 feet and occasionally up to 20 feet, such as curriculum materials, desks, chairs, and boxes. The employee will sometimes push/pull items such as tables and carts. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus while supervising students and working with computers, written materials, reports, assessment data, etc.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The position requires the commitment of professional working hours that may require the employee to extend beyond a typical 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. workday.
The information contained in this job description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual holding this position and additional duties may be assigned. The Cedar Rapids Community School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Experience in classroom teaching or social work preferred.