HYBRID COLLEGE READINESS ADVISOR (TEMPORARY)
Number of Vacancies:
Scope of Job:
To provide guidance to high school students with college
exploration, establishing college plans and assisting in areas
including but not limited to admissions, financial aid, and
registration. To plan, implement, and evaluate intentional services
to meet program goals and objectives intended to promote
post-secondary access and success.
Description of Duties:
Performs other duties as assigned.
- Serves in a hybrid (in person and virtual) capacity as a
college adviser to provide information and support to increase
college preparation and enrollment rates amongst high school
- Provides services on a one-on-one basis and in group settings
to coordinating workshops and experiences designed to increase
college awareness, promote the importance of post-secondary
education, and assists students to identify and apply to colleges
based on the program “best match and fit” model.
- Assists students with various steps of the college application
process, including guidance with searching and applying for
financial aid and scholarships; and supports students as they make
the transition from high school to college.
- Serves in consultations with assigned university supervisor and
partner school personnel regarding needs of each school and adapts
the delivery of services to meet student needs.
- Assists students and families/guardians in completing essential
post-secondary transition processes such as: guidance on college
planning, college entrance and placement exams, submitting college
applications, applying for financial aid, and college
- Conducts student and parent workshops on a variety of topics to
ensure the college readiness of students and
- Provides professional, customer-service-oriented communication
with students, their families, and high school partners.
- Provides virtual college advising support to students through
text messaging, emails, video chats, instant messaging, screen and
document sharing, and telephone.
- Establishes an online presence (i.e., social media, website,
blog) with students to communicate reminders and announcements
while maintaining a professional demeanor.
- Collects, enters, and maintains student and program level data
into College Advising Corps’ (CAC) GRACE database by describing the
college advising services delivered to students.
- Applies GRACE to produce weekly data reports to track progress
towards CAC’s KPIs and program goals.
- Generates additional reports as requested by supervisors and
- Participates in online conversations among advisers on the
GRACE Discussion Board and serve as a resource to peers by sharing
- Participates in pre- and in-service staff development
trainings, adviser meetings, national meetings, and trainings with
CAC programs and peers; which may require overnight travel.
- Admissions: application process, application completion,
orientation, and deadlines.
- Financial Aid: financial aid process and program eligibility
- Scholarships: application process, application completion,
eligibility requirements, and deadlines.
- Registration: registration process, policies, and
- Cost of attendance.
Specific supervision from assigned supervisor.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
Preferred: As condition of employment this position requires the
applicant to be authorized to operate a University-Owned Vehicle
for Official University Business. Per University of Texas System
Policy 157, applicants will be subject to a motor vehicle record
check for their most recent thirty-six (36) month history. Out of
State Drivers are required to submit a 36-month history MVR from
their prior State of residence(s).
Service experience with first-generation college students and/or
students from underserved backgrounds, such as in college
admissions or advising, mentoring, customer service, or higher
education. Successful applicant must be a near-peer to the high
school students served. At the time employment begins, an adviser
must have graduated from high school within the past six
Experience working with first-generation college students and/or
students from underserved backgrounds, such as in college
admissions or other advising or mentoring programs. Experience
within Enrollment Services, i.e., Financial Aid, Registrar,
Admissions, Recruiting, or related field.
Familiar with various communications platforms and web technology.
Use of standard office equipment.
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties.
Office Environment; frequent travel through South Texas; evening
and weekend work may be required. UTRGV is a distributed
institution, which requires presence at multiple locations
throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force
frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move
objects. Work is performed primarily in a general office
environment across the Rio Grande Valley.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills including excellent
organizational and public speaking skills. Ability to respond
effectively in a variety of situations, multi-task, and to interact
effectively with diverse and multi-cultural audiences. Must work
effectively and independently in team situations and be detail
* Positions are contingent upon the availability of grant funds and
employment for these positions requires meeting eligibility
requirements to serve as an AmeriCorps member.
Commensurate with experience
Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date:
Grant Funded Position:
If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to
promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all
individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex,
age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In
accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is
committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures
non-discrimination in its education programs and activities,
including employment. We encourage women, minorities and
differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any
confidential information from the documents you attach with your
application. The confidential information includes the
Date of Birth
Social Security Number
Please make sure that you omit this information prior to
submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding
your application to the department as per your submission.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at
(956)665-8880 and/or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is
subject to change based on need.
All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background
check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval
from the Chief Human Resources Officer.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/37701