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Staff

Stephanie Lesperance
State Director, New Hampshire GEAR UP
Campus Compact for New Hampshire
New Hampshire College and University Council

Damond Ford
Associate Director of GEAR UP Alliance
GEAR UP New Hampshire/ GEAR UP Manchester

Emily Yunes
Access Coordinator, GEAR UP New Hampshire
Campus Compact for New Hampshire

Lucy Weathers
Access Coordinator, GEAR UP New Hampshire
Campus Compact for New Hampshire

Natalie Barney
Access Coordinator, GEAR UP New Hampshire
Campus Compact for New Hampshire

Sarah Traphagen
Access Coordinator, GEAR UP New Hampshire
Campus Compact for New Hampshire

Join Our Team 

GEAR UP Manchester is seeking GEAR UP Coordinators to serve at three of the high schools in Manchester – Manchester Memorial High School, Central High School, Manchester School of Technology and one at a Middle School.

GEAR UP – Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs is a discretionary grant program from the United States Department of Education that provides funding for academic and related support services to eligible low-income students, including students with disabilities and English learners, to help them to obtain a secondary school diploma and to prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education.

This Federal grant program is designed to help students prepare for and succeed after high school. Students will receive services ranging from academic support, career exploration, and college planning. The program will serve nearly 2,000 students at all four Manchester middle schools and will follow the current 7th and 8h graders through their first year in college.
GEAR UP Manchester will place a GEAR UP Coordinator to work with the cohort students as they transition to high school.

The GEAR UP Coordinator at each school will be expected to:
• monitor and track academic progress of students
• help establish interventions for student success
• create opportunities for high school and college/university partnerships
• work with community partners to develop programming and supports for students as they transition to high school and beyond
• assist students in becoming independent learners while developing social, emotional, and noncognitive skills
• conduct small group academic sessions in classroom settings
• plan, schedule, and oversee field trips to institutions of higher education, workshops and other events
• serve as a resource and advocate for students
• provide academic survival tools and techniques such as time management, study skills, and tutoring opportunities
• ensure college awareness and access plans for students and parents that include career exploration, advising, college tours, ACT/SAT preparation, the college admission process, and financial aid information/application assistance
• enter data regularly and accurately in the database
• Conduct or participate in surveys and interviews as needed
• track school level documentation of in-kind and match as outlined in the grant

The minimum qualifications to be considered for the position are: Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling or related field required; Master’s degree preferred; at least three years of training or experience in counseling secondary school students or programming experience with students required; knowledge of NH resources for students and counselors; direct experience working with underrepresented students; excellent oral and written skills required along with outstanding interpersonal skills; proficiency with data base management and report writing.
We are seeking candidates that interact effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, parents and partners.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter by email to hr@nhcuc.org by July 15th, 2020.