Temporary Pool-Talent Search Academic Advisor

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Temporary Pool-Talent Search Academic Advisor

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Full Time


College Access Programs

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Description of primary duties and responsibilities::

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:
Fayetteville State University’s Office of College Access Programs is designed to provide low-income/potential first-generation college students (enrolled in grades 6-12) with academic support services that will enhance their academic skills, thereby ensuring that these students will complete high school and enroll in and complete programs of postsecondary education.
The TRIO Talent Search Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education for the purpose of providing academic support services to students in high school. The purpose of TRIO Talent Search is to increase secondary school graduation rates of its participants and increase the percentage of low-income and first-generation college students who successfully pursue and complete post-secondary educational programs.

Primary Purpose of the Position:
The primary purpose of this position is to provide academic support and instruction to improve academic performance and prepare low-income/first-generation students for postsecondary education.

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Duties and Responsibilities

-Student Support Services – Implement educational interventions to prepare secondary school low-income/first-generation students for post-secondary education (college and career readiness); works with students one-on-one and in a small group instructional manner on the college choice process using coaching strategies; provides students instruction on college preparation, academic survival skills and academic advisement on secondary and post-secondary course selection; conducts non-cognitive development workshops (i.e., study skills, test-taking skills, note-taking skills, critical thinking, standardized test preparation, etc.); assist seniors with completing essays, college applications, and the FAFSA; and follow-up on participants and verify college enrollment. Supervise minors in an academic setting.
-Student Needs Assessment/Record Management – Identify, recruit and retain participants; complete comprehensive individual needs assessments and develop individual academic plans; review report cards and transcripts; work closely with coordinator and teachers at high school to supplement services not provided for college preparation; maintain files on participants; track services using Blumen database; and submit monthly reports.
Cultural/Educational Activities – Plan and accompany participants on college, cultural and educational field trips that are aligned with curriculum (career and college readiness). Parent Support Activities – Develop and facilitate workshops for parents and communicate student performance with parents to increase student success.
Public Relations – Speak to the community and school personnel on the Talent Search mission and serve on committees as appointed and recruit potential participants for the program in the community and target school area.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements::

A Bachelor’s degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience.

Knowledge skills and abilities::

Must be able to relate to low-income/potential first-generation students; ability to follow directions to implement evidence-based program; excellent organizational skills to document services accurately and meet deadlines; effective interpersonal and oral communication skills; and an interest in working with high school students. Applicants must have the temperament for engaging middle and high school students.

Preferred Qualifications::

A Bachelor’s degree in science, math, education, English, communications, business administration, social sciences or related field. A minimum of two years of teaching, advising, recruitment, counseling, coaching or tutoring experience.

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Other Information:

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

EEO Statement::

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity,sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement:

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.




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Posted: 11/10/2020
Application Due: 1/9/2021
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