Educational Advisor - ETS

Company Name:
Bowling Green State University
Position Summary :
The primary purpose of Educational Advisor is to provide supportive services to achieve the performance objectives of the Educational Talent Search programs. The Educational Advisor recruits and retains new and continuing middle and high school students to increase secondary school achievement, assists students with supportive services necessary to help their promotion to next grade level, graduation from high school and then be prepared to matriculate to a postsecondary institution. In addition, the ETS Advisor also assist persons who have not completed a program at the secondary school level and have the desire to do so, to reenter those programs and then matriculate to a postsecondary institution of their choice. The Educational Advisor also help plan activities including college tours, cultural enrichment opportunities and summer programming to ensure that ETS participants are exposed to college and career/cultural events to broaden their perspective on opportunities outside of their normal activities. Program assessment is also important to effective outreach and performance of the ETS program and Educational Advisors also participate in this activity as well as writing semi-annual and annual reports. This is a Grant Funded position.
Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities :
Assist with recruitment and retention of new and current Educational Talent Search participants in grades 6th through 12th. Process new participant applications to determine eligibility. Complete proper documentation to retain continuing students from year to year.
Plan activities to educate target school personnel, parents and students about the ETS Program
Collaborate with target school personnel on a monthly basis concerning student progress and activities.
Develop and maintain relationships with community based organizations.
Programming/Services Delivery
Assist ETS participants with the completion of a Personalized Education Plan each academic year.
Conduct one- on -one and/or group advising sessions including academic, personal, career, financial aid for program participants.
Provide information on and assistance with college admission. Connect participants needing academic assistance with tutoring within their schools or community.
Provide students and parents with information on and assistance with financial aid including completion of the FAFSA and Scholarship opportunities.
Help students and parents understand the Financial Aid process including interpretation of award letters, information and assistance with scholarship searches, scholarship essays.
Provide information on and preparatory assistance with ACT/SAT test and online registration. Organize & present enrichment workshops, college tours & events for middle & high school students.
Coordinate program field trips and special events during the Academic Year and Summer Program Component (such as academic enrichment seminars and workshops, campus visits, cultural events and career activities).
Assist with event and program assessment and evaluation.
Coordinate and assist in the development and implementation of the summer program
Assist with collection of data and reporting writing for the ETS Program
Maintain and update information in Blumen database system and participant files.
Attend in-service and other professional development opportunities as approved by the Assistant Director.
Assist in maintaining student records.
Knowledge, Skills or Abilities :
Computer skills such as word processing, database management and desktop publishing.
Experience assisting middle and high school students, specifically motivating a low-income, first-generation or at-risk population.
Knowledge of high school graduation and postsecondary admission requirements (Ohio).
Ability to function in a team environment.
Ability to work with parents, community organizations and/or school personnel of diverse backgrounds.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Preference given to individuals who have succeeded in overcoming the disadvantages or circumstances like those of the target area population.
Minimum Qualifications & Salary :
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Education, Guidance & Counseling, Social Services or related field. Also required two years working with students from a diverse population, two years working with students from a low socioeconomic background and two years working with students who are first-generation college students.
Salary Full-time, Grant Funded, Administrative staff position available. Administrative Grade Level 350. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefit package available.
Position Title: Educational Advisor - ETS
Category: Academic Advising
Campus: BGSU Main Campus
Opened Date: 10/31/2014
Closing Date: 11/21/2014
Pay Grade: 350
Degree Type: Bachelors
Job Type: Permanent
Salary Type: Salary
Opportunity type: Full Time
Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume

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