TRIO Academic Advisor - 12163BR
TRIO Academic Advisor
- Coordinate, design, implement and participate in all aspects of the program activities and services that strengthen the adult learner’s development that is related to successful school completion and post-secondary entry/re-entry, including developing programming and directing center participation in identified community events
- Provide 1:1 and group advising for the FAFSA and FSA ID, academic, career, college guidance assistance to participants in Leavenworth County
- Conduct workshops and presentations to participating schools and community partners using independent judgement and discretion on the scheduling, topics, and format
- Work with guidance counselors and community members familiar with potential participants who may not have a GED
- Actively participate in the development of EOC literature and distribute in target areas
- Establish and maintain contacts with community partners
- Monitor student participation and ensure program goals and objectives are being met
- Maintain comprehensive and accurate records and documentation regarding participant
- Compile and analyze data, prepare/submit reports in a timely manner to Director, and assist with all required reports, including the Annual Performance (APR) for the US Department of Education
- Provide continual program evaluation and conduct on-going assessment of program needs and makes necessary modifications
- Coordinate college visits on a recurrent basis
- Acts as spokesperson for project in working with public agencies, civic organizations and local businesses in publicizing to the target community
- Network and work with professional staff from KU-EOC
- Attend local, state, regional and national conferences
- Participate in the Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) quarterly meetings and events
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Director
- Bachelor’s degree in education, and one year experience counseling or related field at time of appointment.
- Experience working with target population in coordinating and implementing advising meetings, workshops/presentations and/or programming.
- Knowledge of the college application and financial aid processes, the FAFSA, Financial Literacy and other relevant educational resources.
- Demonstrated experience exercising basic human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with the target participants, community partners, university community and the public.
- Master’s degree in student personnel, higher education, counseling or related field.
- Two years of experience working with target population.
- Works independently to organize, prioritize multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and follow through on details to completion as evidenced by application materials
- Demonstrated proficiency in computer application skills (i.e., Microsoft Office applications/software, internet research, email).
- Strong oral and written communication, including experience with design and delivery of presentations to a variety of audiences, as evidenced by application materials.
- Knowledge of Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Prior experience working with TRIO or similar programs.
- Demonstrated sensitivity and experience working with students and/or individuals from diverse social, economic, academic, and cultural backgrounds
Additional Candidate Instructions
Application deadline is June 28, 2018.