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Advisor 2, TRIO/Educational Talent Search (College Bound)
Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah
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Date Posted 07/18/2019
Admin-Academic Advising
Salary Based on qualifications -  
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Title

Advisor 2, TRIO/Educational Talent Search (College Bound)

Open Internally or Externally


If faculty, tenure track status

Not Applicable

Reports to (title)

Director, TRiO Programs


TRiO Programs

Requisition Number


Position Type


Job Category




Starting Salary

Based on qualifications

Job Open Date


Open Until Filled


Priority Review Date


Job Summary

Provide advisement and advocacy regarding career, education, and financial aid needs of program participants who are in the target junior high and high schools; develop and conduct workshops and program activities; plan and implement campus visits and field trips; and contribute to the development and implementation of program goals and objectives.

Some evening and weekend activities may be required. A requirement of this position is to travel to multiple schools and program activity sites.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Provide academic, personal, and career information and advisement; assist students in developing educational plans, career goals, and study and life skills; develop and present workshops for participants and parents in careers, college programs, and financial aid; provide college admission and financial aid application information and assistance; plan and implement campus visits and field trips.
Identify, recruit and select project participants, determine eligibility for services; assess students’ needs for services; administer and interpret diagnostic tests and inventories; provide outreach and reentry services to secondary and postsecondary dropouts;
Develop and maintain liaisons with parents and target school personnel regarding participants needs and problems; provide public relations, promotional activities, outreach and coordination with College departments, target school personnel, and community organizations;
Assist with reports, data collection, program evaluation; develop new activities and services to recruit and meet project needs; assist with the promotion, collaboration, public relations of the program; maintain student files and documentation of eligibility and services; track and document participants’ academic progress.
Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s or enrolled a graduate degree program in a related field strongly preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required, with emphasis in education, psychology, counseling or related field.

Two (2) to four (4) years of direct, paid, TRIO experience.

Reliable transportation and/or valid driver’s license is required to travel to multiple schools and program activity sites.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Academic and career advising theory and practice;

Student development theory and practice, learning strategies, and advising techniques;

Financial Aid scholarship and scholarship application process and resources;

Utah public education core curriculum and high school graduation requirement requirements;

Interpretation of assessment instruments (interest, academic, career, etc.);

Higher education programs and opportunities within Utah institutions; Career exploration, values clarification, and goal setting;

Impact of culture on learning, learning styles, and strategies.

Demonstrated sensitivity to, respect for, and understanding of, the needs of economically and educationally disadvantaged populations;

Computer operation and data systems knowledge and skills (Word and Access preferred);

Program development implementation, service coordination, scheduling;

Outreach, communication, and facilitation skills;

Documentation of eligibility and services;

Work with confidential and sensitive information;

Work independently and as a team member and manage multiple projects.

Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.

Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Special Instructions

Please indicate on your resume if your work experience is full-time or part-time. 
Full-time employee benefits summary:



SLCC Information

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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