TRIO Academic Advisor - 10969BR
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.
- Provide 1:1 and group advising to assist high school seniors and adults apply & enroll in postsecondary institutions/programs.
- Assist participants in the completion of the FAFSA, FSA ID and scholarship applications.
- Provide 1:1 and group advising academic, career, college guidance assistance to participants in Franklin 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Director
- Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling or related field at time of appointment.
- Previous experience that required strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in education.
- Previous experience working with target population in coordinating and implementing advising meetings, workshops/presentations and/or programming.
- Experience working with college applications, financial aid processes, FAFSA, Financial Literacy and/or other relevant educational resources.
- Demonstrated proficiency in computer application skills (i.e., Microsoft Office applications/software, internet research, email).
- Must have a valid driver’s license
- Master’s degree in education, counseling, or a related field.
- Two years of experience working with target population.
- 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
- Experience working with officials in high schools, post-secondary institutions, target area community partners.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to exercise initiative when necessary as evidenced by application materials.
- Strong oral and written communication, including experience with design and delivery of presentations to a variety of audiences, as evidenced by application materials.
- Experience building community partnerships, promoting education and networking skills.
- Demonstration of excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work independently and comply with program guidelines.
- Grant writing experience
Additional Candidate Instructions
Only complete applications will be considered.
Application review begins February 28, 2018, and continues until the position is filled.