Part-time Outreach Coordinator
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. You’ll work in a relaxed yet challenging environment. We offer many topnotch benefits, and a dynamic, professional environment.
Do you want to change some lives? Are you energized by the enthusiasm of middle schoolers? Then apply for a position with VSAC as an Outreach Counselor in our GEAR UP program. This position will work primarily with students in grades seven and eight at North Country Union Junior High in Derby, Vermont. This is a part-time position working 26 hours per week, 45 weeks per year with a target start time in late August.
This Outreach Counselor position will provide career and college readiness services to students in middle school. Ideal candidate is adept at building relationships and making connections, works well independently, and is flexible and eager to learn. The successful candidate will create a curriculum plan to cover the full spectrum of career and college planning services, meet with students regularly in groups, one-on-one, and in classes as well as offer workshops and presentations to students, parents and professionals, and develop rapport with middle school students, school staff and faculty, and regional agency and college personnel.
Experience and qualifications include but are not limited to a Master’s degree in counseling, education or related field or equivalent combination of experience and education in the following: experience working with youth in educational settings, an understanding of the socioeconomic and academic needs of first-generation, modest-income students and families, a working knowledge of adolescent development, career development, post-secondary options and financial aid, and familiarity with public school systems.
Our work is often focused on the most marginalized people in society, including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, as well as other groups. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who fully understand the challenges and the perspectives of the communities that we serve
Applicants must have a valid driver’s license verified by a Motor Vehicle Record Report, a properly inspected, registered, and insured motor vehicle for business use, and provide their own workspace, including internet access when working away from VSAC offices. In order to work in public schools, applicants must also successfully complete a criminal background check.
This is a grant funded position that is contingent upon continued grant funds.