Title: Project Director (Gear UP/NYGEAR Up, Grant Funded Program)
Department: Gear Up/NYGear Up
GEAR UP is a discretionary grant program designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. GEAR UP provides six-year grants to states and partnerships to provide services at high-poverty middle and high schools. GEAR UP grantees serve an entire cohort of students beginning no later than the seventh grade and follow the cohort through high school. GEAR UP funds are also used to provide college scholarships to low-income students. GEAR UP offers state and partnership grants. The GEAR UP initiative at St. John’s University has both grants.
Responsible for the overall development of both the partnership and state GEAR UP programs.
Monitor and ensure the impact of program services.
Primary project liaison with target schools and districts.
Develop and coordinate teacher professional development activities.
Coordinate all participants’ academic assessments.
Plan all support services delivery and activities for participants and their families.
Serve as primary liaison with community based partners.
Monitor participants’ academic progress with program coordinators and school personnel.
Attend and present at national, state, and local conferences.
Supervise program coordinators, graduate assistants, tutors and mentors.
Set and co-chair Advisory Team meetings.
Prepare project reports.
Master's degree in counseling, education, psychology or social work.
Minimum eight years of experience working with disadvantaged student populations in a secondary or higher education setting.
Experience managing budgets and completing Annual Performance Reports.
Experience in academic advising, tutoring, counseling, teaching, or student affairs.
Knowledge of financial aid policies and regulations.
Excellent written, verbal, and organization skills.
Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks.
St. John’s offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John’s performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.
I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.
St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
St. John's University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan. We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission of academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom. Known for over 100 years of proud athletic tradition, our Big East excitement keeps Red Storm fans cheering. Ranked among America's top universities by The Princeto...n Review, St. John's University educates leaders for today's global society through quality academics, high-tech resources and an expanding international presence. With 1,500 Faculty and 1,400 Administrators/Staff, St. John's is a leading Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives through active engagement in issues of energy and resource conservation, social justice and global citizenship. These values enhance the academic experience of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three residential New York City campuses in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan; a graduate center in Oakdale, NY; an international campus in Paris, France and Rome, Italy; and learning centers in other locations worldwide.