GEAR UP, which stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, is a federal program funded by the U.S. Department of Education whose mission is to significantly increase the number of low-income middle and high school students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.
The New Hampshire College & University Council is seeking a College Access Navigator to work with four GEAR UP New Hampshire schools in the North Country. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1, 2020.
Scope of Work
Reporting to the Director of NH GEAR UP through the New Hampshire College and University Council, the College Access Navigator (CAN) will be responsible for advising GEAR UP and other students interested in pursuing higher education. Imbedded in GEAR UP high schools, the CAN will advise and counsel students toward the best higher education option according to access, affordability, academic interest and other related considerations. This position will work with several high schools within the region.
Education: Requires a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with a major study in counseling, education, liberal arts, general studies or a related field. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Three years of experience in an educational setting preferred, with experience in teaching, academic advising or counseling and the responsibility of providing program information to others.
License/Certification: Valid Driver’s License or access to transportation required.
Strong organizational skills. Strong written and oral communication skills. Experience with advising, counseling, higher education, mentoring, and partnership development is beneficial. Familiarity and comfort with technology.
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