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Gear Up College Access Specialist

Buffalo, New York ~ March 11, 2019

Recruit students to participate in GEAR UP and manage the application and consent processes
Assist counselors with regular duties and responsibilities
Coordinate campus visits
Meet weekly with school counselors and other relevant college access partners
Manage and report data on student participation on a weekly basis and write annual reports
Assist with collection and management data for the entire GEAR UP Buffalo project
Coordinate outreach to parents and develop content for the parent presentations
Coordinate with college campuses to organize GEAR UP sponsored college visits
Assist with planning the summer program
Knowledge of the high school and college choice processes, admissions, and registration procedures, and familiarity with Financial Aid processes
Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and basic data management and reporting
Ability to communicate in both orally and in written form to a variety of audiences
Familiarity with the role of school counselors and/or the high school context
Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with faculty, students, and staff

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