ETS Tutor-Mentor Coordinator/Advisor

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ETS Tutor-Mentor Coordinator/Advisor

Posting Number: 20110747
Job Category: Staff

Job Description Summary:
Southwestern Michigan College, a two-year college located approximately 30 minutes north of South Bend, Indiana, and approximately 30 minutes from Lake Michigan's eastern shore is seeking a full-time Educational Talent Search (ETS) Tutor-Mentor Coordinator/Advisor who is dedicated, enthusiastic and excited to work with low-income, first generation middle and high school students.

ETS works to guide students through middle and high school and on to a post-secondary education. This position is responsible for assisting in the implementation of the conditions presented in the Educational Talent Search grant; planning, developing, designing, implementing, refining and evaluating educational, career, social and cultural activities to 750 middle school and high school students; and performing other related duties as assigned by project director. This position will report directly to the Director of ETS and has the essential duties and responsibilities of, but not limited to the following:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

-Share information about Talent Search Program goals and activities with target school and agency personnel and with applicants.
-Recruit and select eligible program participants.
-Coordinates the tutoring/mentoring within the target schools.
-Visit target schools for tutoring site visits.
-Plan and conduct group meetings and individual conferences with participants, clarify interests and goals, administer and interpret career assessments, provide effective career guidance and educational advising.
-Consult with guidance counselors or service agency caseworkers to coordinate counseling activities with participants.
-Provide participants with information about secondary and postsecondary programs of study.
-Help participants apply to and choose appropriate secondary and postsecondary programs of study.
-Explain how, when, and where to apply for financial aid and assist participants with their financial aid applications.
-Maintain accurate records of advising activities.
-Assist in writing and distributing monthly newsletters.
-Represents Educational Talent Search at local, state, regional and/or national conferences and workshops to enhance program development.

Required Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in education or related field
-One year experience working with low-income, first-generation students
- Demonstrates familiarity with college academic requirements
- Computer proficiency
- Willingness to work evenings and/or weekends
- Willingness to travel; must have valid driver’s license or state ID and reliable transportation
- Ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
- Demonstrated sensitivity to needs of first-generation, low-income students

Preferred Qualifications:
-Master’s degree
-Teaching certification
-Counseling or Social Work certification
-Experience with learning styles and learning assistance strategies

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Job No:
Posted: 12/21/2018
Application Due: 1/16/2019
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