ACADEMIC ADVISOR UPWARD BOUND

Location
Houston, TX
Posted
Oct 17, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Security Sensitive Position?YesHours of Work8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-FPosition Details

Posting NumberTSU202341Official TSU TitleACADEMIC ADVISOR UPWARD BOUNDGrant TitleACADEMIC ADVISOR UPWARD BOUNDJob Description Summary / TWC Summary

Under general supervision is charged with the academic advisement and related monitoring of program participants. Specifically, the incumbent will maintain counseling records, grade repayments, test data and other pertinent information deemed necessary to adequately assess participants’’ academic performance.

This is a Grant Funded position.

Essential Duties Summary

•Provides comprehensive academic, personal, career and financial aid counseling to each project participant.
•Assesses and documents the academic and motivational needs of students selected for participation in program activities.
•Assists in publicizing the Upward Bound Program and in obtaining.
•Nominations from target schools in an effort to identify, screen and select eligible participants.
•Assists Upward Bound seniors in applying for admission to post- secondary institutions and in securing financial aid resources.
•Monitors and documents the academic progress of participants in each of the project’s target schools.
•Gathers and provides information on post-secondary entrance requirements, availability of financial aid, and other data which serve to motivate and prepare Upward Bound participants to transition to college.
•Plans and implements cultural enrichment activities for the summer component.
•Supervises and trains undergraduate tutors/counselors.
•Engages in collaborative efforts with other Upward Bound Programs to seek internal and external resources to augment counseling services.
•Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

% FTE

1.0

Hiring Range$41,976.00 - $52,470.00Education

Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) or higher.

Master’s degree in education, social work, or education fields preferred.

Required Licensing/Certification

Valid Texas Driver’s License preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:
•Policies, procedures, practices and equipment.
•Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications.
•Academic advising and college, career, financial aid and economic literacy activities and services for low income and potential first generation college youth.
•Personal and career counseling.
•Barriers to postsecondary education faced by low income and potential first generation college youth in target area

Skill in:
•Problem-solving and decision-making.
•Multitasking and time management.
•Exceptional interpersonal, counseling, communication, organization and facilitation.
•Both verbal and written communication.

Ability to:
•Prepare detailed reports.
•Work independently.
•Perform recruitment presentations
•Review, analyze, and evaluate program applications. Ability to effectively maintain a program applicant waitlist.
•Effectively maintain a caseload of Project Participants and provide them with services and activities as indicated on their Individual Academic Plans.

Work Experience

•Work Minimum of two (2) –three (3) years of appropriate and relevant experience required professional experience working in a TRIO federal program or similar program/project with disadvantaged and at-risk students.
•Experience coordinating and supervising project programming and field experiences.
•Experience advising and assisting students with the college admissions and financial aid process.
•Professional or personal experience in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting Project Participants.
•Formal training or work experience related to project objectives formal training and/or work experience, programming that improves secondary school retention/graduation rates.
•Formal training and/or work experience promoting the completion of a rigorous secondary school program of study.
•Formal training and/or work experience increasing post-secondary enrollment rates and promoting college degree attainment rates for low-income and potential first generation college students.

Leadership/Supervisory Responsibilities

N/A

Work Complexity/Budget Authority

N/A

Independent Judgment/Decision Making/Problem Solving Skills

N/A

Personal/Organizational Contacts

N/A

Customer Service Relationships

N/A

Working/Environmental Conditions

Prolonged standing and/or walking.
Handling light weight objects.

Desired start datePosition End Date (if temporary)UA EEO Statement

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures

Close Date10/29/2020Open Until Filled (overrides close field) NoSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsOpen to all applicants.Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher? (Master's degree preferred)
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you have a minimum of two (2) – three (3) years of appropriate and relevant required professional experience working in a TRIO federal program or similar program/project with disadvantaged and at-risk students?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience coordinating and supervising project programming and field experiences?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience advising and assisting students with the college admissions and financial aid process?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have professional or personal experience in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting Project Participants?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have formal training or work experience related to project objectives formal training and/or work experience, programming that improves secondary school retention/graduation rates?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have formal training and/or work experience promoting the completion of a rigorous secondary school program of study?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have formal training and/or work experience increasing post-secondary enrollment rates and promoting college degree attainment rates for low-income and potential first generation college students?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Official Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Reference Letter 2
  4. Reference Letter 3