Program Advisor - TRIO Educational Talent Search
Job no: 494516
Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: TRIO Programs
This grant-funded position is responsible for ongoing recruitment of eligible participants for the program to meet caseload requirements. Provide academic services for participants. Provide advising and assistance to program participants to gain entrance to secondary and post-secondary programs and assist with financial aid applications and academic guidance. Travel to schools in the area that participate in the program to provide workshops and meetings with students.
- Ongoing recruitment of eligible participants for the program to meet caseload and program requirements and assist the program to reach its goals and objectives.
- Provide academic assessment of participants, distribute information about post-secondary opportunities and re-entrance to a secondary educational program.
- Assist participants with post-secondary college applications and financial aid applications.
- Implement and plan workshops or presentations for students and/or parents. Student and parent contact such as home visits, as required, to advance them in the program.
- Plan, coordinate and supervise field trips to post-secondary institutions, cultural events, or career exploration opportunities.
- Plan and implement activities, lessons, workshops and online programs and field trips for participants.
- Monitor student grades throughout the year to ensure their success. Provide referral of tutoring services, as needed. Document services using StudentAccess database.
- Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with schools, community groups and departments within the University. This includes extensive travel to target schools and agencies to conduct meetings and workshops with students, parents and/or school district personnel.
- Performs other duties as required/assigned by director.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
- Bachelor’s degree required and master’s degree preferred in education, counseling, social work, or closely related field
- Minimum of two years independent, non-supervised experience with 6-12th grade youth or post-secondary students in the areas of academic advising, career exploration, college preparation, financial aid, or admissions
- Minimum of two years providing educational presentations, planning field trips or other educational events or workshops for school aged youth
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Significant experience working with diverse students
- Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
- Bilingual in Spanish preferred
- Work experience in higher education setting and/or public schools with knowledge of the greater Grand Rapids area preferred
- Having overcome barriers like those of our target population preferred
Normal office environment. Will travel to participating schools or organizations, which may include nights and weekends.
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.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: TRIO Educational Talent Search/Enrollment Development and Educational Outreach
CAMPUS: Grand Rapids
HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter and 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 address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews may be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 10, 2022
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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