Part-Time TRIO Academic Advisor - 10934BR

Part-Time TRIO Academic Advisor

Achievement & Assessment Inst
Kansas City, KS
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers is a federally funded access program and works with adults in Wyandotte County. Program participants are generally from low-income and are first-generation college students. The Academic Advisor will be responsible for recruiting potential participants, have knowledge of the financial aid process including the FAFSA, college admissions applications, career and academic advising. Additionally, the Academic Advisor will coordinate and engage with community partners and schools to successfully meet the objectives of TRIO EOC. Experience in education, counseling and providing college admissions information and financial aid options and knowledge of TRIO. The candidate should also have experience that required a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in education.The goal of the TRIO EOC is to raise the number of adult participants enrolling in accredited post-secondary school. 1,000 participants are served each year.

Job Description

50% -
  • 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.
  • Provide 1:1 and group advising for the FAFSA and FSA ID, academic, career, college guidance assistance to participants in Wyandotte County.
  • Conducting workshops and presentations to participating schools and community partners.
  • Working 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.
30% -
  • 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.
  • Providing continual program evaluation and conducts on-going assessment of program needs and makes necessary modifications.
  • Coordinating college visits
  • Acts as spokesperson for project in working with public agencies, civic organizations and local businesses in publicizing to the target community.
15% -
  • Networking and working with professional staff from KU-EOC/
  • Attends local, state, regional and national conferences.
  • Participate in the Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) quarterly meetings and events.
5% -
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling or related field at time of appointment.
  2. One year experience coordinating and implementing advising meetings and/or workshops.
  3. Previous experience working with educational resources, college admissions and/or financial aid processes
  4. Demonstrated written, verbal, interpersonal, and organizational skills as evidenced by previous work experience and/or application materials.
  5. Previous experience working with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree
  2. TRIO experience (including TRIO alumni status)
  3. Bilingual in Spanish
  4. Previous experience overcoming barriers similar to those of target population
  5. Experience in extensive personal counseling and advising.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application includes an online application, cover letter, resume highlighting pertinent experience relative to the required and preferred qualifications and contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.

The work schedule for this position is professional hours - 24 hours per week, with occasional evenings.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Application review begins February 19, 2018, and continues until the position is filled.

Contact Information to Applicants

Kathy Bryant

Advertised Salary Range

$22,800 - $23,400

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Achievement & Assessment Inst
Kansas City, KS
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
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