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Educational Assistant - GEAR-UP Program Assistant

Capital East Region Manchester, CT
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Job Description


Announcement of Position Opening 

Educational Assistant – GEAR-UP Program Assistant

Grant Funded

(2 Positions Available)





Job Posting #:

Closing Date:

January 21, 2020

Part-Time Educational Assistant

Up to 17 hours per week

MCC 21-01

Open until filled: *Priority will be given to submissions received on and/or before 1/31/21. *


Manchester Community College

60 Bidwell St, Manchester, CT 06040



Spring 2021


Under the direction of the GEAR UP Project Director, the GEAR UP Program Assistant provides support to the GEAR UP project and the Project Director by providing advising and mentoring services to cohort students; collaborating with the Project Director and other stakeholders fostering engagement in activities related to college preparation, career exploration, the development of other key competencies tied to the goals of the grant; and assisting with data collection and management as well as other administrative tasks.

This program is funded by a $25.8 Million Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant as implemented by the United States Department of Education.




An Associate’s degree in an appropriately related field, together with one year of experience providing services in an educational or community service setting; or a combination of education, training, and experience which would lead to the competencies required for the successful performance of the position’s essential duties.

The successful candidate must have experience in the following:

  • Using office productivity tools and teleconferencing applications to communicate and collaborate, including Microsoft 365, Google’s Docs, and platforms like WebEx or Zoom.


Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references.  Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

preferred Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriately related field; experience working with youth and families in underserved communities; fluency/proficiency in Spanish.

Examples of JOb Duties:





The GEAR-UP Program Assistant is responsible for providing individual and group advising or mentoring to middle school students; supporting students in meeting academic demands and in persevering through obstacles; assisting students with academic and study skills, such as critical thinking and test-taking strategies; fostering success in remote learning environments; promoting communication and serving as an advocate for students, reporting concerning behavior, making referrals, and providing resources; building relationships with teachers and school staff; attending and participating in staff, faculty, committee, informational and/or professional meetings in-person or remotely; assisting with program design and implantation in such arenas as college awareness and preparation, career exploration, financial literacy, positive self-development, growth, and decision-making; assisting with data management and other administrative responsibilities for the grant; other related duties supporting the implementation of the GEAR UP program to students and their families.


$27.76 per hour


To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume via the MCC Careers Portal at

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check.  CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Debra Freund, Manager of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.


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Manchester, CT
06040 USA