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Specialist - Parent Communication GEAR UP East High School (Part-Time Variable Hour)
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Oct. 21, 2019
Title Specialist - Parent Communication GEAR UP East High School (Part-Time Variable Hour)
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department Communication
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Specialist - Parent Communication GEAR UP East High School (Part-Time Variable Hour)

Position Category: Staff - Part-Time (Variable Hour)


GEAR UP is seeking to hire a specialist who will work with parents of students who are enrolled in the GEAR UP program. The Specialist will communicate with parents regarding activities, requirements, meetings, and events. The Specialist develops and maintains a strong partnership with school administrators, teachers and counselors.
The Specialist acts as a positive role model of parent involvement, interacts with students and /or faculty using discernment, follow through, and decision making; and performs duties as assigned. Parent Specialist assists in developing and executing programming for parents of GEAR UP students

Required Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED required and 1 year related experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge working directly with adult parents of minors in low income households.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to travel as needed to meet with parents, deliver information, or encourage participation.
  • Ability to speak English Fluently.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work with GEAR UP personnel and school staff at their assigned schools, colleges, or other locations.

Preferred Qualifications:

Three to five years experience working directly with adult parents of minors in low income households.
Bilingual desired.

Physical Requirements:

Requires regular sitting, talking, seeing and fine hand manipulation to use computer keyboard.

Benefits Summary:

You may be eligible for a 3 credit hour or 1 class tuition waiver after 6 consecutive months of employment and a minimum of 475 hours worked. Dependents do not qualify for a waiver.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Pay Range: $10.20 - $12.75 per hour

Advertisement Number: STA166018



Open Date: 07/03/2019

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Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.

Please list a minimum of three references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.

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