The Youth Policy Institute is currently seeking full-time GEAR UP College Access Advisors for its GEAR UP program. GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, and follows students with programming from their 6th grade year to their first year in college. The group of GEAR UP schools are a combination of charter, pilot, and traditional LAUSD schools located in the Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood and Promise Zone, whose mission is to transform these communities with a continuum of cradle-to-college-and-career services.
The GEAR UP College Access Advisor will lead and support with coordination and delivery of programs and services at partner middle and high schools for students, parents and community members. S/he will work to support GEAR UP students and families through coordinating services, providing direct student and family support, including workshops and 1-on-1 meetings, planning and executing college visits, and providing outreach and services for families to ensure early college awareness.
Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to: