Educational Specialist

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Student Affairs and Services, Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts

Position Title

Educational Specialist


Upward Bound


General University

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Work Location

Macon, GA but this position will work in Baldwin, Hancock, and Washington counties

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The position is responsible providing services to Baldwin, Hancock, and Washington high school participants in grades 9 through 12 by increasing students' GPAs, high school retention and graduation rates and post-secondary education enrollment percentages. The candidate must adhere to approved Upward Bound grant as well as Federal rules and regulations for Upward Bound. This position is under direct supervision.

Required Qualifications

A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Education, Counseling, Public Administration, or related area and at least one year of experience working with disadvantaged youth is required. Prior experience working with TRIO programs and/or teaching or guidance counseling experience is preferred.

Candidates must have a valid driver's license as this position requires travel.

  • Computer Software Application Skills to provide written correspondence to participants and referral agencies and complete database entry
  • Ability to multi task to recruit and provide services simultaneously and maintain records according to federal regulations
  • Good communication skills to effectively reach student participants and assist them in understanding how to reach their goals
  • Sound judgement when interacting with students, parents and/or community partners
  • Creative and innovative service delivery to high school students
Is a criminal background check needed for this position?


Externally Funded

This position is contingent on external funding and the length of employment in this position is dependent on continuation of these funds.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

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FLSA Status


Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a master's degree?
2. Do you have a valid driver's license?
3. Describe your prior related experience working with low-income, disadvantaged youth.

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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