Academic AdvisorPosition Number::
006348Full-Time Or Part-Time::
College Access ProgramsPosting Number::
EHRA (Non-Faculty) Job Category::
Commensurate with Education and ExperienceOverall Position Competency::
Flat RateDescription of primary duties and responsibilities::
Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:Description of Work Continued::
Fayetteville State University’s Office of College Access Programs is designed to provide low-income/potential first-generation college students with 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 Educational Opportunity Centers program provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified high school seniors and adults who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education. The program also provides services to improve the financial and economic literacy of participants. An important objective of the program is to counsel participants on financial aid options, including basic financial planning skills, and to assist in the application process. The goal of the EOC program is to increase the number of high school seniors and adult participants who enroll in postsecondary education institutions.
Primary Purpose of the Position:Minimum Education And Experience Requirements::
Primary purpose of position is to aid under-represented populations in postsecondary education with college entry and matriculation through assistance with financial aid and college admission applications.
Participant Needs Assessment/Record Management – Identify, recruit and retain participants; complete comprehensive individual needs assessments and develop individual plans of service; provide academic and career counseling; work closely with community service agencies that serve the same population; maintain files on participants; track services using Blumen database; and submit monthly reports.
Participant Support Services – Work with students one-on-one and in a small group setting to provide assistance with college admissions and financial aid applications; assist in writing admission essays, ordering academic transcripts, completing residency determination, reviewing student aid reports, ordering tax transcripts, reviewing financial aid award letters, drafting financial aid letters of appeal, and resolving student loan default status; advocate on participant behalf with college admission and financial aid offices; and aid adults without high school diplomas with secondary school credential attainment through selection of appropriate secondary program. Conduct follow-up on participants and verify college enrollment.
Participant Support Activities – Develop and facilitate workshops for participants that demonstrate and encourage postsecondary access and success in areas of financial aid, admissions, financial literacy, study skills, test-taking skills, note-taking skills, critical thinking, standardized test preparation, resume writing, interviewing skills, etc.);
Financial Literacy – Develop and provide knowledge and skills that allow participants to make informed and effective decisions with their financial resources.
Public Relations - Speak to the community and school personnel on the Educational Opportunity Centers mission and serve on committees as appointed and recruit potential participants for the program in the community and target school area.
A Bachelor’s degree required. Prefer a degree in social sciences, counseling or related fields. A minimum of two years of advising, recruitment, counseling, coaching or tutoring experience. Two years of proven experience working with adult learners preferred.Preferred Qualifications::
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 adult learners.
Preference will be given to applicants residing in Robeson County. Able to travel in five (5) county target area – Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Robeson, and Sampson Counties. May be required to work occasional evenings or weekends.Open Until Filled::
YesAdditional Information for Applicants:
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.EEO Statement::
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), academic verification and credit history check (if applicable).Veteran's 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.
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