Under the general direction of the USU Eastern GEAR UP Director or GEAR UP Advisor: works one-on-one or in small groups with graduating high school seniors and families/guardians and first-year student GEAR UP (GU) students to provide mentoring and academic assistance. Addresses the needs of diverse learners; serves as a positive role model; and interacts with students, families/guardians, faculty/staff, and/or administration in a professional manner. Travels to and from high schools within Carbon and Emery counties to serve graduating high school students and prepare them for their first year of college. Attends staff meetings and annual training at the GEAR UP home office at Utah State University Eastern. 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, USU Eastern Leadership Summit, professional development opportunities, or to contact students and families/guardians.
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.
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.
Primary responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
50% of time:
30% of time:
20% of time:
Preferred Educational Qualifications:
Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
**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. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and may lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
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 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 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 114 undergraduate majors, 132 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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