Program Advisor - TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Classics
Job no: 494332
Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Categories: TRIO Programs
Primarily responsible for assisting program participants with academic support which include enrollment processes, course selection, academic progress, holistic advising, and other resources that will help students meet their educational and occupational goals. This position is expected to advise 65% of program participants. This position is grant funded.
- Identifying, recruiting, and selecting program participants along with assessing their academic needs and conducting academic outreach.
- Aid students by exploring academic and financial resources and options, providing guidance regarding academic course selection, student success, and reviewing academic progress.
- Provide holistic, career, supplemental academic, and personal advising to participants as needed to facilitate the achievement of the students’ educational goals.
- Review student files and other documentation to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and federal guidelines.
- Utilize databases and other online systems to enter, retrieve, and/or research information and maintain student documentation.
- Conduct workshops and trainings on student success, student development, and personal growth issues.
- Assist in the proposal writing for the TRIO grant.
- Assist in program evaluation, assessment, statistical data, and reports including assistance with the Annual Performance Report (APR).
- Coordinate programs, special events, and functions.
- Assist with coordinating and planning for student conferences, travel, or other related duties with both internal and external contacts.
- Identifying, recruiting, and developing relationships with faculty.
- Supervise student staff and process student employee Ultra Time as needed.
- Serve on University committees.
- Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
- Earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in education, counseling, social work, or related field
- Demonstrated understanding of academic program planning and advising developmental theory with related experience.
- Strong communication and organizational skills; and an understanding of and preference for collaborative approaches to planning and problem solving.
- A minimum of one year of experience in: advising, student development, and academic support
- Ability navigating computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Adobe Suite, and EAB Navigate
- Demonstrated organization, accuracy, and attention to detail
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to successfully maintain positive intercultural and interpersonal relationships.
Normal office environment. Some travel may be required.
Physical Demands: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
Department/Division: TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Classic
Application Deadline: August 12, 2022
How To Apply: Please include a letter that specifically addresses how skills, education and experience relate to the position announcement and a resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine policy that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. We will require proper documentation upon hire. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.
Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org, (616) 331-9530.
The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
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