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Educational Specialist - CAPS Outreach Center

Company: University of Tennessee
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

Educational Specialist - CAPS Outreach Center US-Tennessee-Knoxville Regular Part-time (50%), Pay Grade 38 Educational Specialist (MSC) 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. POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Must demonstrate the ability to understand the advising process and case load management; demonstrate word processing, data entry, and internet skills, exceptional human relations skills, the ability to work independently, the ability teach in a classroom setting, and to provide academic tutoring. Must demonstrate a positive attitude with proven cooperativeness and willingness to work as part of a team, responsible, prompt, organized, flexible, and dependable. Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities: Education:Bachelor s Degree with two years of successful teaching, counseling, and/or related experience in service delivery. Preferred level/type of experience and/or years of experience: Prefer a person with a B.A/B.S. or M.A/M.S. degree in the area of study in which instruction will be provided. Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities:Previous experience with Upward Bound projects; experience in building and maintaining community partnerships; teacher certification in math or science or other related certifications a plus; a good understanding of the legislation and federal regulations governing TRiO programs, a solid understanding of non-permanent grant funding, and experience in overcoming barriers similar to the population served. Other Conditions of Employment required to perform essential functions of this position: The successful candidate must be available to work up to 20 hours a week within the time frame of target high schools' schedules and available to work scheduled Saturday sessions and evenings, have a valid driver's license, and a minimum of two positive referrals Other Professional Nov 13, 2019, 7:21:44 PM

Keywords: University of Tennessee, Knoxville , Educational Specialist - CAPS Outreach Center, Other , Knoxville, Tennessee

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