The Part-time Educational Specialist is responsible for increasing the rate at which low-income, first generation individuals from target high schools enroll in and complete a program of post-secondary education and pursue a career in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. This goal is accomplished through math and science academic instruction (classroom and on-line) and intensive advising services including educational, financial aid, and career advisement, exposure to and assistance with post-secondary opportunities, assistance in applying for federal, state and local student financial aid, and providing financial literacy information.
Job Functions/Responsibilities: > Provide college access advisement (academic success, life skills, financial literacy) to a given caseload of participants. > Provide workshop/instruction in science, math, engineering and technology relative to available services. > Assess participants' academic strengths and weaknesses, identifying the need for tutorial services. > Prepare and submit lesson plans for classroom and blended learning (online instruction) lessons as outlined by the Project Director for Saturday Sessions and Summer Components. > Assist in coordination and implementation of tutorial services. > Assist project participants in developing and implementing good study techniques, choosing appropriate career goals, choosing appropriate post-secondary schools, completion of post-secondary admission forms, and assistance in college entrance exam preparation. > Disseminate Financial Literacy information to participants and parents, including conducting annual Financial Aid Workshops and electronic filing of the FAFSA. > Provide additional educational, financial aid and career advisement as needed during the course of participant's educational career. > Transport participants and other staff in University vehicles. > Maintain a professional relationship with target high school personnel and parent/guardians of project participants. > Assist in the identification and selection of eligible participants. > Assist in the application and selection process for Bridge Scholars. > Submit all paperwork relating to classroom instruction, tutoring assistance, weekly itineraries, including documentation of services provided to participants (used to calculate stipends). > Maintain project participants' files according to proposed guidelines. > Assist in conducting follow-up surveys on each project participant. > Responsible handling of all assigned materials including technology equipment. > Participate in staff development and in-service meetings. > Participate in periodic evaluation of services. > Adhere to federal, university, and CAPS Outreach policies and procedures. > Perform other necessary duties required by the Project Director.
Internal Number: 189656
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