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TRiO Educational Talent Search Advisor
Feather River College in Quincy, California
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Date Posted 09/11/2019
Admin-Academic Advising
Employment Type part_time
Application Deadline Open until filled
TRiO Educational Talent Search Advisor
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Job Category:
Student Services
Position Description:

Under general supervision of the Talent Search Director, develop, coordinate and conduct student services and perform related duties as assigned. This job focuses on services to a specific population designated within the federal Department of Education grant, Talent Search.  Student population includes 6th through 12th grades, and re-entry individuals.  The position is contingent on continued grant funding.

Essential Duties:

The following duties are typical of those performed by employees in this job title; however, employees may perform other related duties, and not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each employee in the job title.

  • Develop and present workshops to participants of the program and parents
  • Maintain accurate up-to-date student records and database, including documentation of eligibility, documentation of student academic records, documentation of contacts, exit information and follow-up information
  • Meet individually and in groups with participants on a regular basis to provide academic advisement, post-high school planning information, and assistance related to successful school completion and postsecondary entry/re-entry
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records including travel forms, service summaries, time and effort forms, and the maintenance of  student database
  • Assist with development and implementation of summer camp component
  • Plan and coordinate college visitations, workshops and events for students, teachers, parents and the community
  • Compile and analyze data for reports, etc.  Prepare and submit reports as requested by the Talent Search Director
  • Assist participants with exploration, goal setting, planning, and follow through.
  • Monitor participants’ progress
  • Assist students with financial aid, scholarships, and college applications
  • Organize and maintain a master calendar of all grant-funded activities
  • Maintain program information on Feather River College’s website
  • Use of IPads, or other mobile computing devices, in facilitating student workshops
  • Serve as a liaison while attending target schools’ staff meetings on a regular basis
  • Provide information in person, by telephone, or by mail to potential students and families  
  • Develop and distribute evaluations and surveys to enrolled students
  • Prepare and disseminate reports and materials to faculty and staff
  • Participate in follow-up services for high school graduates, to include contacts which will result in the completion of a post-secondary program of study   
  • Develop and facilitate student educational plans
  • Develop and facilitate financial literacy workshops
  • Provide input and assist in the development of outreach materials
  • Perform a variety of other clerical and technical processing tasks
  • May supervise student workers
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge of:

  • Basic concepts and practices of marketing and outreach events
  • Principles and techniques of public speaking and presentations
  • Use of a keyboard and computer software for data management and word processing
  • Basic data gathering and analytical techniques
  • Modern office practices and techniques including filing systems and the operation of common office equipment
  • English grammar, composition, spelling, and punctuation

Skill in:

  • Marketing an institution or service
  • Preparing and delivering effective public speeches and presentations; responding extemporaneously to questions
  • Interpreting, explaining and describing program policies and procedures
  • Preparing effective written communications
  • Establishing quick rapport and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work
  • Performing a variety of clerical tasks such as document review and processing, data entry, computer operations, and filing

Ability to:

  • Learn the federal Department of Education TRIO programs and services
  • Learn the codes, policies and procedures governing admissions and records activities, financial aid and scholarship applications
  • Learn the use of IPads in an educational setting or other mobile computing devices

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: The physical abilities involved, with or without reasonable accommodation in the performance of essential duties are:

  • Manual dexterity to operate keyboards and manipulate papers
  • Speech and hearing to communicate effectively with individuals and to groups
  • Vision to read text, forms and computer screens
  • Physical ability to maneuver, set up, and break down the recruitment display booth
  • Lifting and carrying event equipment and materials up to 45 pounds
  • Climb ladders, stoop and kneel to hang and otherwise set up signs and display materials

This work is performed in a variety of settings on- and off-campus.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated experience working with students, preferably low income, academically disadvantaged populations
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Must be willing to work at functions outside of regularly scheduled work hours on occasion
Desirable Characteristics:

A combination of education and experience equivalent to:

  • Master’s degree in counseling or five years of experience working with low income and/or academically disadvantaged individuals
  • Teaching credential and teaching experience
  • Assessment experience
  • Academic counseling experience
  • Community College experience
  • Background similar to Talent Search Grant participants
Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial Transcripts
*Please mention to employers when applying for this job*
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