TRIO-Student Support Services, Academic Advisor

College of the Mainland
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 22, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education, Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Counseling, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number AS236P Position Title TRIO-Student Support Services, Academic Advisor Contract Length N/A Class Summary
The SSS Academic Advisor shall provide sound academic support in assisting to assist students plan their educational careers, learn necessary skills for academic success for program participants, and for connecting students to campus resources and services in support of theirgoal attainment. Candidates Eligible to Apply Internal/External Position Type Exempt Staff Employment Status Full Time Position Funding Type Grant

Posting Detail Information

Minimum Education/Training/Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Education or Related Fields. Minimum of two years’ experience in providing academic advising and mentoring to low-income, first-generation students or other academically, socially, or economically disadvantaged population. Experience working in post-secondary education. Preferred Education/Training/Experience
Candidates who are bilingual in English and Spanish. Minimum Knowledge & Skills
- Knowledge of federal TRIO grant programs or programs similar to TRIO grants.

- Knowledge of academic and/or career counseling techniques.

- Knowledge of diagnostic testing such as TSIA2 to assess preparation of students for college courses.

-Knowledge in the completion of the on-line FAFSA process.

- Skills in interpersonal communication, cooperative problem solving and the ability exhibit effective public speaking skills.

- Skill in listening to issues, synthesizing information and reaching sound conclusions.

- Skill in evaluating a student’s academic interests and desires and formulating a plan designed to assist the student in achieving their goals.

- Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, relate in a professional, helpful manner in person and over the phone; relate to a diverse population and to maintain composure when faced with difficult situation.

- Ability to multi-task, organize, prioritize, and follow multiple project and tasks through to completion with an attention to detail; work independently in meeting various time deadlines and work pressures with frequent interruptions.

- Ability to ready and interpret regulations related to academic programs and student requirements for participation in various programs.

- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department staff, faculty, students and the public.

- Ability to work with databases.

-Ability to foster a cooperative work environment. Preferred Knowledge & Skills
None. Licensing/Certification Requirements
None. Job Duties
- Provide comprehensive academic advising and career transfer counseling services to both individual and groups of students in the TRIO -Student Support Services program using effective communication techniques with various modes of technology; encourage and guide students to define and develop realistic goals.

- Collaborate with college recruiters and other department staff on new and returning students in the areas of financial aid, admissions, student success center serving as an advocate on behalf of students; work in collaboration with the SSS Program Coordinator.

- Develop and conduct workshops in support of student learning and career options.

- Assist in providing tutorial services to program participants, which may include instruction in reading, writing, study skills, mathematics, science and other subjects; advise and assist in post-secondary course selection, assist students with information on both the full range of student financial aid programs, benefits and resources for locating public and private scholarships; and assistance in completing financial aid application.

- Provides education and counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy and assist students in applying for admission to four-year universities.

-Assist in driving 15-passanger van on college transfer trips and/or scheduled cultural event when needed.

- Provides individualized counseling for career and academic information, activities, and instruction designed to acquaint students with career options.

- Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. Physical Requirements
- No or very limited physical effort required.

- No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

- Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

- Evenings and weekends are typical in TRIO programs. Minimum Salary Range $46,389 Mid Point Salary Range . Maximum Salary Range $57,987 Posting Open Date 03/22/2022 Posting Close Date Posting Will Be Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Our goal at College of the Mainland is to attract a highly qualified and high-performing workforce by providing fair and equitable compensation. Each position is assigned a pay class and corresponding salary range. The midpoint is normally the highest salary at which candidates are hired.

Please NOTE : All applications must contain complete job histories, which include job title, dates of employment (month/year), name of employer, supervisors name and phone numbers and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application may be considered incomplete. Applications with “See attached” or “See resume” will not be accepted in lieu of a complete application. Omission of data can be the basis for disqualification; you may state “unknown” for any incomplete fields. A scanned copy of unofficial transcript(s) must be attached to the online application.

EEO Statement

College of the Mainland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability or veteran status.

College of the Mainland does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws and regulations within Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and 1992.

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