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Advisor, Upward Bound

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Job Number 2009062
Advisor, Upward Bound

Closing Date: 10/16/2020
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Position InformationLocationHighland Business Center
Note: This position will be remain remote during the fall and spring semester.HoursThis is currently a remote position during COVID-19 but will become face to face. Monday-Friday 8:00 am -1:00 pm and 5:30 pm-8:30 pm and one Saturday per month. Must be willing to work a six-week summer session 8:00 am -5:00 pm. SalarySpecialist 6/118 ($33,316.00 - $47,593.00)FLSA StatusExemptReports ToDirector, Upward Bound Program Criminal Background CheckPre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.College Profile

Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriately applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area. As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
  • Reflects the diversity of our community.
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC.
  • Our Mission

    The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area. For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statement.Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

    ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes. As an open-access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. The College values and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the College community.General Statement of Job

    To provide Upward Bound recruitment and programming in partnership with Austin Independent School District's (AISD) Reagan and Travis Early College High Schools (ECHS).

    PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A GRANT POSITION WITH FUNDING THROUGH 8/31/2022.Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for Upward Bound programming at Reagan and Travis ECHS, such as: recruitment and selection of participants at target middle and high schools; coordination of outreach activities, summer programs, and academic support services provided year-round; development of promotional materials; and conducting program assessments and evaluations.
  • Provides academic support services to Upward Bound students as it relates to high school and post-secondary success, including: ACT/SAT test application and preparation, career planning, college selection, financial aid and application, scholarship applications, and college admission applications.
  • Effectively manages a caseload of Upward Bound students at Reagan and Travis ECHS, and maintains student and program records in a database.
  • Assures that all guidelines regarding Upward Bound student eligibilities are met.
  • Assists with writing and developing program communications intended for the Upward Bound website, newsletter, press releases, and social media accounts.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with staff, parents, and key stakeholders within the Reagan ECHS community.
  • Collaborates with the Reagan and Travis ECHS school staff and community organizations to identify barriers to learning, and provide solutions and support systems that will enable Upward Bound students' success.
  • May oversee the work of project staff, as needed.
  • Additional Job Specific Duties

    Assists with writing and developing program communications intended for the UB website, newsletters, press releases and social media accounts.

    Assures that all guidelines regarding the Upward Bound Program student eligibility are met.
    Coordination of outreach activities, summer programs, and academic support services provided year-round.
    Development of workshops, events, etc. for program participants.
    Conducts program assessments and evaluations.
    Provides academic support to services to Upward Bound students as it relates to high school and post-secondary success, including ACT/SAT test application and preparation, career planning, college selection, financial aid and application, scholarship applications, and college admission applications.KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    Knowledge of the complexities faced by low-income, first-generation, and disabled students and adults. Knowledge of financial aid terminology; Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filing requirements; types of federal student loans, and loan rehabilitation. Knowledge of college access and educational advising issues for underrepresented populations in higher education (i.e., admissions, securing scholarships, major and course selection, and experience working with individuals to promote financial and economic literacy). Knowledge of and ability to develop Individualized Education Program (IEP), evaluate transcripts, and interpret exam scores. Knowledge of and ability to advise for high school and college coursework. Extensive knowledge in recruitment in virtual environment.SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    Maintaining an established work schedule, to include some evenings and weekends. Maintaining confidentiality of student and other work related information. Ability to recruit students, and to review, analyze, and evaluate program applications. Ability to effectively manage a caseload of students. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form. Collaborative and effective team member and team builder. Ability to establish rapport with high school students from diverse ethnic/racial backgrounds. Ability to establish rapport with school, college, and community stakeholders. Exceptional interpersonal, counseling, communication, organization, and facilitation skills. Have a strong recruitment background.Technology Skills

    Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software. Use a variety of social media and webpage platforms. Use and understanding of the Blumen Database.Required Work Experience

  • Two years related work experience.
  • Preferred Work Experience

    Life experience with barriers similar to those from TRIO target populations, including, but not limited to, being a member of an underrepresented group in higher education, being a first-generation student, being from a low income family, or having a disability. Experience providing individualized counseling to high school or college students, including assisting students with course selection, financial aid, and college enrollment. Demonstrated commitment to supporting the academic needs of students facing barriers to educational success through academic coaching/advising, counseling, instruction, advocacy, and/or education. Experience in an educational setting teaching, advising, and/or tutoring low income, first-generation college students. Ability to work one Saturday per month.Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Preferred Education

    Master's degree or higher in Education, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field.Physical Requirements

    Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling. Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.Safety

  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
  • ACC Benefits OverviewFull-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.

    DisclaimerThe above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

    As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.

     

     

     

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