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GEAR UP Outreach Counselor


GEAR UP Outreach Counselor

(Upper Valley, VT area)


We’re all about mission at Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC). Help us fulfill our mission of providing all Vermont students with information and financial resources to reach their educational goals. 


Immediate Opening - This position works with the Vermont State GEAR UP (VSGU) Grant Manager to support middle and high school students who are participants in VSGU grant.  GEAR UP is a grant provided to VSAC through the U.S. Department of Education, designed to increase the high school graduation and college enrollment rates for low-income, first-generation students.


Outreach Counselors recruit and enroll students in GEAR UP from designated schools in the Upper Valley from Thetford to Wells River. As an Outreach Counselor you’ll provide one-on-one, small group, large group, and whole-school services to your students focusing on college and career readiness, including exposure to colleges and various careers. In addition, you will provide support and outreach to your high school graduates enrolled in their first year of postsecondary education.


Our ideal candidate will have a Master’s in counseling, 3 years of experience in counseling and education with middle and high school students, understanding of the socioeconomic and academic needs of the clients served, ability to work with groups, and develop and deliver presentations.


Candidate must also successfully complete a criminal background check. This is a grant-funded position that is contingent upon continued grant funds. VSAC offers a dynamic, professional environment with competitive compensation and generous benefits package. Apply ONLY on line at  Position open until filled.


Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

PO Box 2000, Winooski, VT 05404


Dec 12, 2018
Jan 18, 2019
Upper Valley