New England High School Equivalency (HEP) Program Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $50,000
Maximum: $52,000

Published

08/24/2018

Start Date

10/01/2018

Application Deadline

09/30/2018

Address

155 Maple Street
Springfield
MA
01105
United States

Description

EDCO Collaborative, in partnership with the University of Vermont Extension and World Education, Inc. with support from the Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont Migrant Education programs, META Associates and in collaboration with other state and local community agencies have established the New England High School Equivalency Program (HEP). The five-year project (July 2016-June 2021) will serve 335 migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the acquisition of their secondary school diploma by passing the HiSET or GED examination. The New England HEP will also ensure that project graduates enter postsecondary education or training programs, advanced employment or military service. This project, if successful, may receive additional funding after June 2021. 


The HEP Program Coordinator will coordinate, and implement the local State High School Equivalency Program in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Recruit, assess, enroll and case manage bi-state caseload. Provide program orientation and initial set up of blended online learning program and create a Personal Learning Plan (PLP) for each student and provide direct outreach to support the individual’s successful completion of their secondary education. Monitor student progress, identify and link in necessary educational and supplemental services as needed. Perform a general needs assessment and network with other service providers to provide wrap-around services as appropriate. Evaluate outcomes and make recommendations to enhance services to ensure compliance with program objectives. Disseminate information about local community resources, and agencies to increase post-secondary opportunities for HEP students such as; visits to colleges and universities, National Farmworker Job Program trainings, career fairs, cultural and local community events in support of targeted audience/migrant student’s goals. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Work to meet the goals and objectives set forth by New England HEP’s application and to follow the Federal guidelines of the Office of Migrant Education and the U.S. Department of Education;

• Provide daily oversight and management of student caseload as well as facilitate good relations among the project partners, collaborators and communities served;

• Participate in HEP staff meetings and maintain good communication with the HEP Project Director;

• Ensure each student is properly assessed, supported and has a developed Personal Learning Plan (PLP)

• Monitor progress towards achievement of student outcomes, identify and proactively address barriers to success,

• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Please note that the successful candidate must have a current driver's license and have a reliable vehicle available on a daily, regular basis for both planned and spontaneous work related travel.


This position requires evening and weekend work as we serve adult learners and must accommodate their work schedules.

Benefits

Benefits packet includes but not limited to: vacation, sick and personal leave time, Health and Dental Insurance, MA State Retirement, Short and Long Term Disability.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in oral and written communication in English and Spanish

Part or all of the interview process will be in Spanish and successful candidate must be able to fully participate in the process.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

cdamon@edcollab.org
https://edcollab.org/programs/hep/

Please submit a completed application including resume, cover letter and three letters of reference (not just contact information of references) to:


Chris Damon

New England HEP Director

36 Middlesex Turnpike

Bedford, MA 01730

cdamon@edcollab.org


Electronic applications preferred

Only complete applications will be reviewed


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