As a member of the TS administrative team, the TS coordinator provides academic support and college access services to program participants in assigned schools. The coordinator performs assigned administrative functions related to the purpose and objectives of the program. This federally funded position reports to the TS assistant director in the Pre-College Programs Department.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Assume responsibility for individual and group meetings, events, and fieldtrips for students at assigned schools:
Assist with TS program participant recruitment and selection
Review, adapt, and present TS college access curriculum to participants at assigned schools
Monitor and record participant progress toward project objectives
Provide academic, personal, and group advising to participants
Provide leadership, supervision, and accountability during TS events and fieldtrips to ensure student well-being and event success
Serve as advocate for participant needs at the target school by promoting tutoring opportunities, registration in rigorous coursework, etc.
Actively participate in program planning and professional development within the pre-college programs department and as a member of the TS team:
Attend staff meetings, workshops, and professional development activities
Support planning and implementation of field trips and events
Maintain open and positive communication with parents of participants in assigned schools:
Assist with basic planning for and attend parent information sessions for participants
Make parent contacts to provide college access and financial aid information or to offer additional assistance as necessary or as requested by the project director or assistant director
Participate in school conferences, open houses, and other school events
Maintain open and positive communication with target school personnel to secure/ensure:
Space and times for meetings, access to students, compliance with target school policies and practices
Mutual exchange of Information regarding participants’ progress
Maintain accurate, timely paper and electronic records as required by the grant or as requested by the director or assistant director:
Keep accurate records of student participation and progress
Accurately enter related data into program database in a timely fashion
Maintain accurate up-to-date records of personal time and effort
Note: This position may require occasional evening and weekend hours.
Maintain confidentiality with respect to participants’ academic and personal information.
Demonstrate commitment to personal professional growth.
Consistently demonstrate a positive attitude.
Must be open and adaptable to change.
Must work cooperatively and respectfully with others.
Perform other duties as assigned.
One year of experience in education, student development, counseling, or related field
Must possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
Must have experience or demonstrated ability to work effectively with youth from diverse backgrounds including African American, Asian, and Latino youth
Driver’s license required - this position requires regular travel to assigned target schools
Two years or more of experience in education, student development, counseling, or related field.
Knowledge/experience with student financial aid, FAFSA, scholarship applications and/or college admissions
Experience organizing/managing events and field trips involving large groups
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