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Site Coordinator (999155) Southeast and West GEAR UP Programs

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Job Details
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Company Name
Wichita State University*
Physical Address
1845 N Fairmount Ave
Wichita, KS 67260
Job Description

WSU is currently seeking to fill several Site Coordinator positions.

The Site Coordinator is responsible for the enrollment of eligible participants in assigned school. They establish and maintain a positive and professional relationship with all USD 259 students and staff and provide leadership within the school in the implementation of the GEAR UP objectives and goals. The Site Coordinator plans academic, life skill and cultural activities, completes an Individual College Access Plan on each student in the school and conducts supervisory meetings with College Access Tutors and Mentors or other partners to make sure services outlined on the Individual College Access Plan are provided. Site Coordinators manage services provided within the school and provide advising, counseling, career awareness, college exploration, financial aid advising and any other duties to assist student in pursuing a college degree.

Minimum Education
•Bachelor’s Degree or higher in education, counseling or related field.

Minimum Experience
•At least 2 years academic advising experience.
•Successful experience working with diverse populations.
•Demonstrated ability to communicate with and provide positive support to students, parents, and families.
•General knowledge of problems facing low-income students.
•Excellent communication skills.
•Excellent writing skills including reports and student file notes.
•Working knowledge of computers including word-processing, spreadsheets and databases.
•Must be flexible in availability based on students need and provide own transportation.

Knowledge, skills and abilities
•Work experience with target population and sensitivity to the intellectual and emotional needs of the target population.
•Demonstrated ability to assist students with completing FAFSA and college applications.
•Ability to research and present (to individuals or large groups) on wide variety of topics related to college entry.
•Strong skills in the use of Microsoft Office Programs

Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran.

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