Gear UP Site Coordinator

Dougherty County School Systems Albany , GA 31707

Posted 3 months ago

POSITION: GEAR UP Site Coordinator

LOCATION: Albany Middle School


To assure consistent monitoring and execution of the GEAR UP program. The site coordinator will transition with the cohort as the students' progress toward graduation. The site coordinator will manage all school specific programs and collaborate with the school principal, counselors and teachers to prepare 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.


  • Bachelor's Degree in education, counseling, social work, or related field; advanced degree preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Strong program management skills, including 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.


  • Collaborate 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.

  • Implement and coordinate 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.

  • Work with school administration to expand a school and community-wide culture of college access and success; implement faculty professional development focused on college readiness, access, and success.

  • Encourage every student to consider a broad range of appropriate postsecondary choices with an emphasis placed on exploring and identifying students' best-fit options.

  • Assist in the implementation of statewide college access and success initiatives.

  • Leverage data to ensure services are tailored to meet school needs and that services are delivered to the intended student, paren

Vfamily member, and educator participants.

  • Collaborate with other site coordinators to share best practices and promote efficient use of resources in meeting goals and objectives.

  • Ensure compliance with all grant requirements as determined by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • Submit 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.

  • Assist in data collection and evaluation aimed at grant compliance and long-term sustainability of the program.

  • Maintain 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.

  • Monitor the success of the initiative, including levels of participation, quality of activities and impact in terms of student achievement, attendance, educational expectations, and behaviors.

  • Participate in meetings and professional development opportunities.

  • Work in collaboration with school and district staff to ensure timely and accurate submission of expenditures for reimbursement.

  • Leverage community resources, solicit in-kind contributions of goods and services, and maintain proper records for all expenditures and grant match requirements.

  • Assess, in consultation with the staff and direct service school personnel, the particular needs of assigned school, and adapt programs and activities to meet these needs.

  • Perform other tasks as assigned.


SALARY RANGE: 240 days. Salary - $51,480.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applicants will begin on November 19, 2019 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.

Dougherty County School System uses the ApplicantTracking system from Aspex Solutions to manage employment applications online.

About Us

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 interests 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.

Important Note

This document provides descriptive information about the above The 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

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Gear UP Site Coordinator

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