- Bachelor’s degree.
- Two (2) years full-time, directly related work experience
- Minimum Education Qualification can be substituted with an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
- Master’s degree in education, counseling or related field
- Knowledge of TRIO
- Experience working with traditionally underrepresented populations such as potential first generation/ low-income individuals and Veterans
- Experience in assisting individuals with postsecondary educational processes
- Experience conducting presentations to diversified populations
- Ability to handle confidential matters judiciously and knowledge of FERPA
- Effective computer skills, including the ability to use database software to access and input participant information
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record prior to driving on district business.
- Normally scheduled Monday through Friday; however, may be required to work some evenings and/or weekends.
- Limited Duration position but may be extended based on continuation of 5-year grant funding cycle.
- Serve as a source of knowledge and information regarding postsecondary educational and financial aid opportunities.
- Assist with the completion of admission applications, Free Application for Federal Student Aid applications and other financial aid documents as needed
- Communicate effectively with students to identify their needs related to areas of career interest, college readiness and selection
- Awareness of and referral to additional resources to assist participants with overcoming potential barriers
- Utilize databases and other online systems to enter, retrieve and/or research information and maintain student documentation
- Represent the Educational Opportunity Center at events promoting the program’s mission and services provided
- Conduct outreach and establish partnerships with outside agencies, especially those working with underrepresented individuals
- Accurately document services provided to participants and collect/maintain the necessary documentation to meet federal regulations
- Participate in a collaborative work environment
- Attend state, regional and national conferences, workshops, committees and webinars/seminars to better understand and maintain a working knowledge of educational programs, policies, requirements, student services, advising and the building of a professional network.
- Knowledge of academic program requirements;
- Knowledge of customer service principles;
- Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes;
- Knowledge of workshop and program principles and operations;
- Knowledge of presentation principles and practices;
- Knowledge of diverse populations and cultures
. Knowledge of computers and related software applications.
. Skilled in interpreting academic program requirements
. Skilled in reviewing and processing paperwork, forms, and/or other related items
. Skilled in developing and implementing programs and workshops;
. Skilled in maintaining confidentiality;
. Skilled in resolving conflicts;
. Skilled in using a computer and related software applications;
. Skilled in providing customer service;
. Skilled in utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, and others sufficient to exchange or convey information.