High School Advisor
Salary: $32,300 - $40,150
Title: High School Advisor
Category: Management and Professional
Department: Office of TRIO Programs
Date Posted: 02/07/2017
Position Information: The Office of TRIO Programs provides pre-college programs that aim to prepare and motivate high school students to pursue a higher education. The TRIO Programs are federally-funded through 5-year grants from the U.S. Department of Education. The High School Advisor (HSA) travels to target high schools to meet with participants. In addition, the HSA assists in the planning and coordination of events such as field trips, Saturday Sessions, and the summer program. The Upward Bound grants are currently in year 5 of 5 and this position is subject to extension based on the availability of continued grant funding and program needs.The current grant runs through the end of August 2017.
Minimum Requirements: Basic knowledge and understanding of K-14 education.
Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with school district administrators, school counselors, principals, teachers, and community contacts.
Basic knowledge of high school graduation and college entrance requirements.
Basic knowledge of higher education institutions (UC, CSU, CC, etc.), and the ability to explain procedures to youth, parents, and school representatives.
Basic knowledge of academic programs, including curricula and admissions requirements at higher education institutions.
Basic knowledge working with a diverse student population, and sensitivity to culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Proven ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with diplomacy and tact.
Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, plan, and help coordinate educational programs that meet specific needs for program participants, per federal grant objectives.
Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
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