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Advisor, TRIO Scholar

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 7, 2022

Salary for Announcement

We anticipate the qualified candidate to be placed between $47,000 to 55,000 . The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training. The minimum of the pay range for this position is $40,000.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Posting Details

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Position Title

Advisor, TRIO Scholar

Position Number


Pay Grade


Employee Category

Professional staff


TRIO Student Support Services

EClass Code

Full Time Professional Staff

Position Summary

As an integral member of the Student Support Services staff, the TRIO Scholar Advisor position utilizes comprehensive advising and career planning strategies to support students from the start of their academic journey through to graduation. This position is knowledgeable about campus and community resources, student database tracking, money management skills, career and graduate school planning, implementing program assessment, and student retention strategies. TRIO Scholar Advisors are adept at providing training and performance management, as they supervise the student peer mentor/tutor ( PMT ). This position is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and is contingent upon the approval and continued receipt of sufficient funds.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.


55% Manage a caseload of students
  • Use a variety of advising and academic coaching approaches to increase retention and graduation of program participants
  • Provide coaching that strengthens academic skills, non-cognitive skills, and financial literacy, career skills, and readiness for graduate school
  • Assist with course selection, scheduling, and registration
  • Assist with selection of new program participants
  • Assist with intake interviews, assessment, and orientation of new program participants
  • Assist students with accessing academic support
  • Use student information systems to assess students academic progress and to assist students with academic goal setting and career planning
  • Refer students to appropriate University resources to meet their academic, career, and personal needs to be retained and to graduate in a timely manner
  • Assist with maintaining accurate records of student’s progress toward their degree and program services received
20% Event Coordination and Student Development
  • Plan, coordinate, implement, and facilitate academic, non-cognitive skill development, in-demand career skill, and financial literacy workshops that increase retention, graduation rates among low-income and first-generation students from diverse backgrounds
  • Coordinate graduate/professional school preparation activities including skill development workshops and graduate school visits
  • Facilitate new student orientations and assist with planning and implementation of program graduation celebrations
  • Track student program participation and maintain scholarship eligibility lists
  • Maintain monthly program services and events calendar
  • Maintain e-learning management system to ensure robust online program services
  • Assist Project Director with program evaluation, assessment, and reporting
15% Supervision of Undergraduate Student Staff
  • Assist in hiring and supervising undergraduate student staff
  • Coordinate and provide trainings on leadership, diversity, equity, inclusion, general office functions, peer mentorship, peer tutoring, and understanding TRIO federal programs
  • Assign caseloads and conduct caseload review meetings
  • Review and approve documentation of provided services
  • Assist with ensuring timely and accurate completion of assigned work
5% Outreach and Recruitment
  • Assist with outreach and recruitment of potential program participants
  • Provide presentations to students, faculty and staff on the program and eligibility criteria
5% Additional duties
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, planning sessions, and professional development opportunities
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Project Director
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • One year of experience working with low-income, first-generation, and other underserved student populations in the areas of teaching, academic advising, career development, goal setting, graduate school planning, and financial literacy
Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet ALL required qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Specialized Degree in sociology, counseling, human services, psychology, higher education or related
  • Experience with coordination and implementation of activities and events that increase academic, career, financial, and personal skill development
  • Experience supervising student staff
  • Knowledge of student development theories and best practices for underrepresented students
  • Has a background or experiences serving students from diverse backgrounds
Work Hours

M-F 8-5pm with some evening and weekend work

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Closing date

Closing Instructions

Open Until Filled

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT)

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

IMPORTANT : In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Talent Team Representative

Carlos Alcala

Talent Team Representative E-mail


MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

MSU Denver is committed to creating and fostering a work environment and culture of belonging; we are proud of the work our employee affinity groups contribute to our culture. For more information on our employee affinity groups please visit this link .

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