Educational Outreach Specialist
Educational Outreach SpecialistArizona State University
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Access ASU is currently hiring an Educational Outreach Specialist to provide leadership and support to the GEAR UP program, specifically at Glendale High School. Under the supervision of the Coordinator Senior, the Educational Outreach Specialist helps develop, implement, and oversee the high school academic enrichment and advising, coordinates the tutorial/lab components and workshops, provides college preparation workshops and activities, oversees tutoring and mentoring activities, monitors academic progress, captures and enters data and assists in various other related duties which generate, in participants, the skills and motivation necessary to enter and complete a program of secondary/post-secondary education. All of the programs within Access ASU focus on preparing students for enrollment and success in higher education. The ideal candidate must work well independently in a fast-paced, flexible environment, provide a high level of customer service to both the university and external communities, and make strong contributions both as an individual and as a team player. This position requires evidence of effective time management skills and success in being accountable for specific outcomes.
Daily driving to Glendale High School will be required.
Scope of Search
Grant Funded Position
- Work as part of a team to support Access ASU and GEAR UP programs and goals, specifically at Glendale High School.
- Develop strategic action plans in accordance with program objectives.
- Serve as a liaison for GEAR UP with high school students, families, schools and community partners.
- Support the development and implementation of the GEAR UP program in targeted school, including academic and skill-building workshops, meetings, conferences, online offerings and other university opportunities that promote college knowledge and readiness for K-12 schools, students and families.
- Serve as a coach, advocate, and liaison for participating students.
- Provide supervision and leadership to assigned student staff to ensure successful development and implementation of academic enrichment, tutoring, and mentoring.
- Assist with marketing and recruitment efforts targeted at growing the number of participants and ensuring continued engagement with GEAR UP participants and families.
- Support participant communications for programs, including web, social media, texting, and digital strategies.
- Generate necessary reports documenting, monitoring progress towards GEAR UP goals, and tracking for ensuring all aspects of function/program are implemented and controlled according to plans.
- Assist with ongoing data collection and entry for all related reporting, including the annual performance report.
- Travel to off-campus meetings and events regularly, using personal vehicle.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Applicant must have a current Driver’s License and vehicle. Work location is in person at Glendale High School – during school closures (breaks, PD days, school holidays, etc.), the work location will be in person at the assigned ASU campus (DPC). Work schedule will be flexible, depending on when programs are offered, to include nights and weekends. On days when programs are not offered, work schedule will be Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two (2) years of related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
- Evidence of a Bachelor's degree in Education or related field.
- Evidence of being able to speak, write and read in Spanish/English (Bilingual).
- Experience working with diverse student populations in middle or high schools and/or higher.
- Experience supervising student staff.
- Experience working with GEAR UP or other similar college preparatory programs that serve first-generation and/or low-income students.
- Experience developing and/or implementing college readiness programs.
- Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Experience managing multiple projects and prioritizing workload.
- Demonstrated knowledge of basic computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Outlook), social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc.), Google Drive and ASU computer systems (e.g., PeopleSoft, Salesforce, Canvas, etc.).
- Daily driving to Glendale High School will be required.
- Professionally represent department/program.
- Sit or stand for prolonged periods of time.
- Work collaboratively across various departments within the University as well as with diverse populations and groups.
- Develop and deliver presentations to groups.
- Use computers effectively - including inputting, reviewing and retrieving information, extended periods of viewing screen, and using mouse and keyboard.
- Use critical thinking to make decisions and/or analyze data.
- Research, develop, implement and assess programs.
- Monitor expenditures
- Supervise students and/or staff.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Walk throughout campus for meetings or events, regardless of the weather.
- Work collaboratively to achieve objectives.
- Lift up to 35 pounds.
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Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.
Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.
IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.