Bilingual GEAR UP Program Coordinator

Conxion Americas

Nashville, TN

Education, Training & Library

Position Description / Responsibilities

Conexión Américas

Position: Bilingual GEAR UP Program Coordinator

Conexión Américas seeks qualified candidates for the full-time position of GEAR Up Coordinator. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication skills in English and Spanish and significant experience in working with Latino populations. The candidate will also demonstrate an understanding of challenges relating to youth development and college access in low-income communities, specifically in the Latino immigrant community. Experience with education, college access, or leadership development preferred. The successful candidate must be highly organized, compassionate, possess a high level of initiative, and be adaptable to working with people of diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. Applicants must have advanced or native level fluency in Spanish, as student services are delivered primarily in Spanish.

Only candidates who can demonstrate total commitment to the mission and values of Conexión Américas should apply. Please read about our mission and values on our website at


This is a permanent, full-time staff position that reports to the Associate Director of Educational Success. The GEAR Up Coordinator will be responsible for managing daily GEAR UP program operations and activities in four assigned high school sites. GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federal college access grant awarded to MNPS (Metro Nashville Public Schools) that begins with serving a cohort of 7th and 8th grade students and will follow these students for six years until the 7th grade class enters postsecondary. During the 2022-2023 school year, it will serve these students in their 10th and 11th grader year. Conexión Américas is a GEAR UP partner with MNPS, providing services to Latino/EL students and families with the aim of increasing enrollment and success in postsecondary education. This will be done by providing culturally responsive student programming (including in school class meetings and after school events), parent workshops and communication, college and career field trips, staff training on serving Latino students, and a week long summer program in June or July.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

General Organizational Support:

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to those listed above. As with every other job at Conexión Américas, every person in the organization will assist in any way necessary to respond to new demands and to assure a collaborative environment.

Position Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS (Education and Experience)

Application Instructions

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Maria Paula Zapata, Director of Programs, via email to Indeed submissions with only a resume will not be considered. All interviews will be conducted in English and Spanish.

No phone calls or in-person inquiries, please.

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