Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina and the second oldest public institution of higher education in the state. Founded in 1867 as the Howard School for the education of African Americans, today FSU serves a growing student body of approximately 6,000 and ranks among the nation’s most diverse campus communities.
Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:
The primary purpose of the projects undertaken by Special Programs is to help the targeted population enter college and graduate. The unit provides educational opportunities, outreach, and support programs that inspire youth and adults to achieve quality education through enhancement of their academic skills and improvement of their retention and graduation rates. The unit also provides assistance in the areas of career planning and financial literacy.
Primary Purpose of the Position:
Primary purpose of position is to aid under-represented populations in postsecondary education with college entry and matriculation through assistance with financial aid and college admission applications.
The Academic Advisor identifies and recruits participants for the EOC program; provides counseling services for participants; develops educational plans for participants; presents information relevant to postsecondary educational opportunities by conducting group workshops; assists participants in completing applications for financial aid and college admissions; conducts follow-up activities in order to document participants’ placement in college; submits monthly reports to the Director; maintains participants’ files and performs other duties assigned by the Director.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Outreach Counselor/Academic Advisor continuously identifies and recruits participants for the EOC program;
35% assists participants in completing applications for financial aid and college admission;
15% provides academic counseling services for participants to include some evening and weekends;
15% develops individual academic plans for participants;
10% provides information on financial and economic literacy;
10% conducts follow-up activities in order to document participants’ placement in college;
5% presents information relevant to post-secondary educational opportunities by conducting group workshops;
5% submits monthly reports to the Director;
5% maintains participants’ files and performs other duties assigned by the Director.
Minimum Education And Experience Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; preferably in the degree to which they are assigned