Under the general direction of the Utah State University Eastern (USU Eastern) GEAR UP Director: works one-on-one or in small groups with middle school and high school GEAR UP (GU) students and families/guardians to provide tutoring and academic assistance. Addresses the needs of diverse learners; serves as a positive role model; interacts with students, families/guardians, faculty, and/or administration in a professional manner. Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federally-funded grant program whose goal is to increase college awareness for underrepresented students and their families/guardians, and to help students develop the skills and preparation necessary to complete high school and attend college. Travels to and from Green River Middle/High School on a regular basis to serve middle and high school students. Travels to the GEAR UP home office at Utah State University Eastern for quarterly staff meetings and annual training. Annual travel opportunities to a statewide, regional and/or national GEAR UP conference for professional development purposes may occur, if funding is available. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required for special events; such as National GEAR UP Week, National Senior College Signing Day parent-teacher conferences, back-to-school events, professional development opportunities, or to contact students and families/guardians.
Hiring is contingent on completion of a successful background check. This position falls under USU’s Title IX “Responsible Employee” designation and is required to report any disclosures of sexual harassment or sexual violence to the USU Title IX Coordinator and/or appropriate school district/school authority. Furthermore, Utah law requires any public or private citizen to report child abuse or neglect to the nearest peace office, law enforcement agency, or office of the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS).
Note: Employment is grant funded and may be discontinued at any time.
Hours: 25 hours per week (non-benefited); 10 months (no work during university/school holidays; school fall break, winter break, spring break; and July)
**Location for position is Green River High School located in Green River Utah**
Green River High/Middle School
400 North 455 West
Green River, Utah 84525
Percent of Time: 50%
Percent of Time: 30%
Percent of Time: 20%
Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in your profile under “Resume/CV”
2. References to be submitted at the beginning of your application under your profile
3. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.
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USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.
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