TRIO Talent Search Academic Advisor at University of Arkansas TRIO Talent Search in United States

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The University of Arkansas  TRIO Talent Search Programs is accepting applications for two (2) Academic Advisors.


Summary of Job Duties

The Academic Advisor position is designed to help students reach their educational and career goals through recruitment and advisement. In addition to the recruitment of participants, this position provides advisement on academic issues including the completion of a rigorous high school curriculum, high school graduation and college entry/graduation, scholarship and financial aid eligibility and application information, and post-secondary selection/application. In addition to advisement, this position requires the development and delivery of college preparatory curriculum for participants in approved target schools which is age/grade appropriate, and the development and implementation of program activities promoting college entry such as campus visits to colleges and universities, and other college preparatory campus/initiatives. As required by the U.S. Department of Education, record keeping duties for this position include the entry and maintenance of hard copy and database files for all program participants, documentation of services provided, and tracking/reporting student progress for annual performance reporting. This position will also be required to travel by car to target schools and may be required to travel by air or car for work-related events. The ability to work with others in a collegial, harmonious manner (especially with members of one’s own team) is an essential function of this position.

Regular and reliable attendance that is not disruptive to the operation of the department is an essential function of this position.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in counseling, social work, family studies, behavioral science, public administration, or another related field from an accredited institution in education
  • At least two years of TRIO related experience
  • Experience in educational/career/personal development
  • Displayed proficiency in written and verbal communication and demonstrated organizational skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English
  • A Master’s degree in education, counseling, social work, family studies, behavioral science, public administration, or another related field from an accredited institution of higher education
  • At least two years related experience and personal success in overcoming the disadvantages or circumstances of the target population to be served by the project: first-generation, low-income students with the potential for higher education


Salary: $36,000


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The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.


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