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Non-Classified Opening

Coordinator, GEAR UP Idaho

Non-Classified Classification

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Open for Recruitment: December 6, 2017 - December 20, 2017
Announcement # NONCLS006452
Salary Range: $23.00 - $26.50 per hr. ($47,840 - $55,120 yearly) -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

The State Department of Education (SDE) is seeking a Coordinator to provide support to the GEAR UP Idaho Program


The GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Idaho Coordinator serves a critical function around the administration and implementation of day-to-day activities, and contributes to the strategic vision for the GEAR UP Idaho program. Specific responsibilities include supporting program implementation at the local level; imbedding standard counseling and advising practices in GEAR UP activities; partner development; developing and managing the GEAR UP budget including match; data interpretation, analysis, and reporting; training and development; collaboration and network building among partners; and supporting and providing technical assistance to GEAR UP School Coordinators and other school personnel.

Work is performed under the guidance of, and in collaboration with, the State GEAR UP Idaho Coordinator. Travel throughout the state and nation for training and monitoring is required. This is a full-time position serving under an appointment of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The incumbent is part of the Student Engagement, Career and Technical Readiness department at the State Department of Education.


  • Attain strong knowledge of GEAR UP grant implementation, federal guidelines and regulations, and state policies and procedures.
  • Provide support and technical assistance to GEAR UP (primary) and non-GEAR UP (secondary) schools and postsecondary institutions in the areas of grant compliance, GEAR UP content areas and Advanced Opportunities.
  • Ensure timely payment to vendors and partners.
  • Develop tools and partnerships to promote GEAR UP and college access advocacy.
  • Ensure staff collaboration, cohesion and effective communication.
  • Track student services implementation and evaluate data elements to ensure GEAR UP Idaho is on track to meet stated performance indicators and objectives.
  • Integrate SDE initiatives and priorities into daily grant activities, specifically rigorous standards and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math coursework, relevant use of technology in the classroom, career and college readiness, advanced opportunities and professional development aspects.
  • Responsible monthly for service report approval, budgeting, match tracking, data interpretation and analysis, managing, developing and integrating GEAR UP Idaho professional learning communities, and vendor contract management.
  • Serve as GEAR UP Idaho representative on various committees.
  • Coordination and preparation for various GEAR UP or related conferences and events.
  • Assist in the facilitation of school site coordinator and personal professional development.
  • Support sub-award agreement development.
  • Develop and disseminate support materials.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field
  • 2-3 years’ experience in postsecondary transition services, first year student services, college and career advising or other relevant professional background.
  • Experience working with implementation of federal programs, regulations and guidance required.
  • Competence in organizational leadership and management.
  • Competence in strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Competence in supervision, budget, grant, and contract administration.
  • Competence in program development.
  • Competence in interpretation of state and federal law.
  • Competence in written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment, a personal computer, and work with job-related software applications for word processing, spreadsheets, and other required application.


  • Master’s degree in education or a related field.


  • This position requires approximately 50% travel time throughout the state and nationally for training and monitoring.


Click on the “Apply Online” button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.

When updating your online application information, you must complete all items in the Application Checklist (this serves as your Employment Application). Without this information, your name cannot be referred for consideration. Items in the Application Checklist include: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities (please select "Boise"), Agencies (please select "Superintendent of Public Instruction"), Job Type/Shift (please select "Full time").

The exam for this position is to submit a letter of interest and customized resume or curriculum vitae. Click the "Preview Exam" button below to review the exam questions.

All applications received for this opening will be reviewed and screened to determine the most suitable candidates to be called for interviews. Finalists will be asked to provide three (3) letters of recommendations or the names and contact information for three (3) professional references. Additional information, documentation, or transcripts may be requested.


The State Department of Education seeks to fill this position as soon as possible following the closing date.  Interview dates have not been determined at this time. Those applicants not selected will be notified.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the State Department of Education!


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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.