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Educational Advisor, TRIO Educational Talent Search

Purdue University Northwest
Hammond, Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 1, 2024

Job Details

Overview of Educational Advisor

This position is located on the Hammond Campus

The Educational Opportunity Programs is seeking an Educational Advisor to work with our TRIO Educational Talent Search Program. The primary responsibility of the Educational Advisor would be to assist students with achieving a variety of goals including academic, leadership, social or career focused objectives.

  • $45,000 - $48,000
  • Monday - Friday 8am - 4:30pm, some weekends, evenings, and overnights
Duties and Responsibilities of Educational Advisor
  • Identify, recruit, and provide designated services to middle and high school students in target schools
  • Assess each new participant’s academic skills; develop and maintain plan to address participant’s needs assessment
  • Work with target school personnel
  • Collect statistical data on participants, target schools, and service area (i.e. grades, test scores, attendance). Refer participants to appropriate tutoring program
  • Maintain updated participant files
  • Track seniors to monitor post-secondary admission and enrollment
  • Correspond with participants, parents, and target school personnel via phone/text, social media, mail, etc. throughout program year
  • Monitor course selection and make periodic grade reviews
  • Participate in professional development to better provide post-secondary advising to participants
  • Work with Program Coordinator to provide and chaperone college visits and cultural experiences
Benefits of Educational Advisor
  • Full benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Retirement, Life Insurance and more
  • Accrue 15 days’ vacation your first year, then 22 days’ vacation your 2nd year plus rollover
  • University contribution of 10% to retirement (3 year waiting period)
  • University contributions to Health Savings Account –
    • Plus a chance to earn more through participating in University Wellness Initiatives
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Employee Wellness Programs
  • Paid Parental Leave after one year of service
  • Tuition remission for you, your spouse and dependent children at any Purdue campus
For more information on our excellent benefit package, please visit:

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. We offer two campuses serving approximately 8,800 undergraduate and graduate students. At PNW, we value academic excellence, support growth, and celebrate diversity.

PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. You can have all the perks of a world-class city just a short drive away or enjoy the natural beauty of the Indiana Dunes National Park and Lake Michigan just 15 miles away.

Education of Educational Advisor
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Counseling, Human Services, Social Work, or a closely related field required
Experience of Educational Advisor
  • Three years’ experience in working with/advising students in areas of education, career planning, financial aid.
  • Experience working with groups traditionally underrepresented, low-income, and first generation preferred. Preferably with students at the secondary level.
Core Competencies of Educational Advisor
  • Knowledgeable of college admissions process
  • Proficiency and accuracy in word processing and email
  • Ability to operate and maintain office equipment
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, organizational time management, and program planning and presentation skills
  • Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule as necessary to provide services outlined in the grant
  • Must be dependable in reporting for work as scheduled
  • As a part of the job responsibilities associated with this position, knowledge of rules and regulations set forth by the NCAA and conference should be maintained, reviewed, and practiced to ensure compliance relative to those applicable duties
Additional Information

Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check along with a motor vehicle records check if applicable.

Purdue University Northwest is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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 Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university located in Northwest Indiana that is dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community.

PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. Diverse, hardworking, and innovative, we’re where academic excellence meets real-world experience. At PNW, students from next door and students from halfway across the world come together to learn, grow, and connect.

At Purdue University Northwest, we go beyond the classroom, walking the extra mile with students to empower confidence and encourage real-world experiences. We push beyond the boundaries of innovation to drive engagement and make an impact in Northwest Indiana and the world at large.

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