The primary responsibilities of the Academic Advisor are recruitment of program participants, providing academic and career advising and/or services to program participants; planning, developing and implementing strategies to enhance the academic skills of program participants (i.e., conducting standardized testing; coordinating academic year and summer component, field, math/science and sociocultural events/activities; monitoring weekly tutoring; classroom instruction and program workshops; liaison between university departments, the Toledo community, students, parents and target schools); aids in designing, researching and implementing evaluation materials; acquires, compiles and analyzes statistical and research data for reports as assigned; manages and tracks student data; visits target schools, hosts conferences with school officials and works directly with university departments, the Toledo community and Toledo Public school systems on behalf of program and participants to provide program services). Evening and weekend work is required as well as travel and other duties as assigned by director.
- Bachelor’s degree in Education, Math, Science or related field; Master’s preferred (Education, Guidance Counseling or Sociology).
- Two years experience with programs or projects serving the needs of low-income, minority and/or disadvantaged students.
- Succeeded in overcoming the circumstances/disadvantages like those of the target population.
- Ability to interpret test results.
- Clean driving record.
Communication and other skills:
- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
- Computer literacy.
- Well-developed presentation, organizational and administrative skills.
- Ability to understand and work well with students, parents, teachers and target school personnel.