Project Coordinator – Middle School (100% – ETS)
Qualifications: A master’s degree in education, business, counseling or related field and two years of experience working with potential first generation and low-income students required or, a bachelor’s degree and four years of work experience working with potential first- generation college and low-income students.
Experience: Knowledge of postsecondary entrance requirements, applications, scholarship and financial aid applications and admissions procedures is preferred.
The middle school coordinator will visit target schools according to a schedule established with the Director. Workshops, supported by quality lesson plans, on a variety of topics such as career exploration and assessment; study and note-taking skills; growth mindset development and development of habits to become successful students are presented to middle school participants. Annually, quality, relevant, interesting, lesson plans will be developed or revised ones will be developed each year. The level of quality will be determined by the inclusion of manipulatives, handouts, videos, etc., designed to maintain student interest. He/She will conduct career exploration and assessment for middle school students and document these workshops in participants folder. Participants, especially those at risk of academic failure, will participate in advisement group or individual sessions monthly. The Coordinator will document advisement sessions utilizing an Advisement Form. Also, the advisor will conduct monthly telephone check-ins with every middle school participant and will document these conversations. Every year, the Coordinator will obtain participant transcripts from his/her target schools, which will be used in addition to teacher input, to track educational progress. The Educational Progress of every middle school participant will be monitored and documented utilizing the Educational Progress form on an annual basis. The coordinator will assist 8th grade participants with transition to high school by providing workshops and / or seminars on the topic. He/she will organize activities based on STEM and age appropriate college and cultural enrichment activities. All reports, especially, monthly and time and effort reports will be thoroughly completed and submitted to the Director in a timely basis. This person must possess interpersonal skills necessary to interact with middle school students who come from low-income households and who are potential first-generation college students.