Reporting to the Assistant Director of Talent Search programs, the
Project Advisor is responsible for assisting with the
administration, implementation and continuation of the U.S.
Department of Education-funded Talent Search / TRIO project. This
project is dedicated to preparing high school students in the
greater Southwest VA region to pursue post-secondary education.
Talent Search serves students who meet income-eligibility
guidelines, are potential first-generation college students, and/or
demonstrate a need for assistance in the college enrollment
process. The project serves 680 middle and high students in 11
school districts, and also serves veterans and adult students who
have stopped out of college. This position will be based on campus
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Responsible for recruitment, retention and participation of program
participants in accordance to federal regulations and departmental
Assists with the planning and coordination, implementation,
chaperoning, and evaluation of academic, social, and cultural
programs for students and families.
Assists the TRIO Programs Director and Assistant Director with the
compilation of materials for the Annual Performance Report for the
U.S. Department of Education, Virginia Tech Outreach and
International Affairs reports and coordinates tracking of former
Maintains a caseload of participants, provides virtual and/or
in-person services, group workshops and support to help students
overcome barriers to post-secondary education.
May need to transport students to program events such as on campus
monthly tutorials, field trips and college visits.
Help participants select and identify post-secondary options, and
complete tasks necessary for postsecondary enrollment, including
financial aid forms and admissions applications.
Maintain confidential and complete records of student services,
daily sessions, and annual summaries.
Submit travel reports and financial documentation in a timely
Refer participants internally and externally to additional support
services, as necessary.
Meet with each participant a minimum of one time per month.
Plan, coordinate, and supervise summer program activities.
Develop psychoeducational strategies and interventions and
interactive activities for students.
Attend monthly tutorials during the academic year to chaperon,
assist, and/or counsel participants.
Attend workshops and other staff training opportunities.
The minimum requirement for this position is a master's degree in
education, social work, or related area.
Excellent communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to develop working relationships with persons
of culturally diverse backgrounds; disadvantaged and
Experience working for educational programs that address the needs
of income-eligible, potential first-generation college, and
academically at-risk youth.
Experience working with TRiO programs. Former participant in a TRiO
Commensurate with experience up to a budget maximum of
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal
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