Grand Forks, ND
Apr 24, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information: DescriptionThe TRIO Talent Search program at University of North Dakota is a well-established program working with pre-college students in grades 6-12 to provide information and assistance to people with the desire and the academic potential to help them succeed in graduating from high school, enter the college of their choice, and complete a college degree. The Instructor/Advisor position is an outreach advising position based in Grand Forks with a regular travel schedule working with low-income and potential first generation to college students from middle school to adult at public schools in northwest Minnesota. This position typically travels to assigned target schools and agencies 4 days per week. 

This is a 10.5-month, benefitted, exempt position (August 1 - through June 15 annually), dependent on grant funding. Grant authorization is anticipated through August 2026.

Duties & Responsibilities
    Regular travel to assigned target schools to identify and select a minimum of 300 qualified participants and provide services which support secondary and post-secondary enrollment/re-enrollment, success, and completion.Develop and implement classroom presentations for students, parents, and school personnel to provide information concerning secondary and post-secondary requirements, financial aid, enrollment, and degree completion.Organize and chaperone students during field trips to college campus tours and other educational and cultural events.Identify, select, and serve middle school students in small group settings with intensive services in all program areas.Coordinate agency and community referral network.Maintain accurate student and program records.Participate in professional developmentOther duties as assigned.
Required Competencies
    As a UND employee, it is expected to treat one another and the public in a cordial, civil and respectful manner and at all times practice the principles of honesty, respect, integrity and trust in order to respect the diversity of all peoples; communicate in a professional, positive and respectful manner; and exhibit ethical behavior. Ability to develop and implement workshops in areas of career exploration, financial aid, and areas enhancing academic success.Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.Ability to lift 25 pounds.Ability to stand, walk, and drive for extended periods of time.Ability to network with public school personnel.
Minimum Requirements
    Bachelor’s degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work, or related field.Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and OutlookValid driver’s license and ability to operate motor vehicle provided through state motor pool (car and minivan).Successful completion of a criminal history background check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications
    Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work, or related field.Experience in teaching/counseling in group and/or classroom presentations for students in grades 6-12.Experience with TRIO Programs.Background/experience with low-income, first generation college population.Experience working with diverse student populations.
Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification

$35,800/Annual, Full-Time, Benefited, Exempt

Work Schedule/Start Date

This is a 10.5-month (August 1 - through June 15 annually) position, dependent on grant funding. Grant authorization is anticipated through August 2026.


Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

To Apply

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 11:59PM on the closing date.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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