Academic Advisor

## Position Overview
The Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) Leavenworth and Franklin County program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and will be located in Leavenworth, KS. The program is seeking an individual with experience in counseling and providing college admissions information, financial aid options, and basic financial planning skills as outlined by USDE. The advisor will be responsible for planning, developing, designing, implementing, refining and evaluating educational, and career options for 1,000 adults. The goal is raise the number of adult participants enrolling in accredited postsecondary education institutions.
## Job Description
45% Conduct recruitment of eligible participants by:
Traveling to high schools, libraries, community centers and other locations to meet participants and provide information about the resources offered by the EOC program (needs assessment, career assessment, campus visits and more).
Providing Educational Action Plans (steps that should be taken to reach educational goals of participant).
Conducting FSA ID and FAFSA completion workshops and presentations detailing the resources offered by EOC in high schools, at the EOC office, at the public library, residential facilities (halfway houses, housing authorities, women?s shelters and centers, adult education programs), and more.
Conducting and/or participating in FAFSA and Pell Grant completion nights at high schools and colleges.
Working with guidance counselors and community member?s familiar with potential participants that may not have a GED.
Actively participate in the development of EOC literature and routinely distribute in the target area.
Working closely with school personnel to develop contacts for potential participants?.
30%- Facilitate the Implementation, and evaluation of program activities by:
Coordinating and implementing educational programs in accordance with the grant proposal.
Planning and implementing program services for participants.
Acting as a liaison between participants, community agencies, civic organizations, local businesses and the university.
Maintaining responsibility for the follow-up and tracking of former participants.
Providing continual program evaluation, conducts on-going assessment of program needs, and makes necessary modifications.
Assists in the preparation of monthly progress reports to ensure preparedness for the annual report for the U.S. Department of Education, as well as periodically requested reports to Director.
Planning, coordinating, designing, and implementing program services.
Designing and implementing career awareness, exploration and interest activities.
Coordinating college visits and other cultural and educational excursions for first-time adult students and returning adult students.
Designing and implementing study skills assessment and awareness activities including GED preparation and college placement tests.
Designing and implementing financial aid assistance and awareness activities.
Designing and implementing a system of tutor service referrals.
Designing and implementing workshops and seminars.
Maintaining continual contact with each participant and updating participant information as necessary.
Collecting and evaluating participant academic records.
Participating in activities with other TRIO projects in the area.
Contacting and utilizing the various media opportunities (radio, newsletter, television, PSA) within region.
Acts as spokesperson for project in working with public agencies, civic organizations and local businesses in publicizing the project in the target community.
Attends state, regional, and national conferences.
20% - Facilitate positive communication by:
Establishing and maintaining contact with high schools, colleges and universities, for the purpose of publicizing and promoting EOC, while also reaching out to other community members and programs to conduct recruitment of eligible participants for EOC.
Working closely with community partners, high schools and postsecondary institutions to ensure open lines of communication.
Networking and working with professional staff from KU-EOC and other EOC programs to ensure success for program goals.
Routinely attend local board meetings pertaining to postsecondary education and first generation and low-income families.
5% - Perform other duties as assigned by the Director
## Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in education, counseling or a related field.
Direct work experience with target groups (low income and/or first generation high school students).
Experience working with multicultural populations or under-prepared students
Knowledge of current educational resources and information on testing, career planning, college admissions?, completing the FAFSA and financial aid resources..
Must have a valid driver?s license
## Preferred Qualifications
Master?s degree in education, counseling?, or a related field.
Experience working with officials in high schools, post-secondary institutions, target area community partners.
Previous TRiO experience
Fluent in Spanish (spoken & written)
Excellent organizational skills and ability to exercise initiative when necessary as evidenced by application materials..
Strong communication and effective presentation skills with high school students and adult learners.
Experience building community partnerships, promoting education and networking skills.
Demonstration of excellent written, oral, and interpersonal? skills.
Ability to work independently and comply with program guidelines.
Grant writing experience
One-year experience in pre-college program implementation involving cultural activities, workshops, seminars, and group activities for high school students or adult learners.
One-year experience supervising students (high school or college) and staff in a residential setting.
Formal training and/or work experience in services that improves secondary school retention/graduation rates.
Formal training and/or work experience promoting the completion of a rigorous secondary school program of study.
## Additional Candidate Instruction
A complete application includes an online application ,cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references.
Application review begins Friday, December 2nd, and continues until position is filled.
## Contact Information to Applicants
Eric Patterson
## Disclaimer
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Auto req ID: 7516BR
Posting Title: Academic Advisor
Position Number: 01200941
Department: Achievement & Assessment Inst
No. of Positions: 1
Location/Division: Kansas City, KS
FTE: 1.0
Reg/Temp: Regular
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Employee Class: U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Advertised Salary Range: Minimum $40,000
Application Review Begins: 02-Dec-2016
Anticipated Start Date: 15-Dec-2016 aceff967ba134d37b19dfe6dda03c690

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