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Advisor 2, TRIO/Student Support Services

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Salt Lake Community College will complete a criminal background check on the finalist.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Advisor 2, TRIO/Student Support Services
Open Internally or Externally External
If faculty, tenure track status Not Applicable
Reports to (title) Manager 2, TRIO/Student Support Services
Department TRiO Programs
Requisition Number 17048
Position Type Replacement
Job Category Staff
FT/PT Full-time
Initial Work Location
Starting Salary $40,732 - $43,278
Job Open Date 09/12/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Review Date 09/19/2017
Job Summary

Provide advisement and advocacy regarding education and financial aid needs of program participants; assess individual’s program eligibility and need for academic support; develop, implement, and monitor an education plan leading to graduation with an Associate Degree and transfer to a 4-year institution; contribute to the successful completion of required program goals and objectives.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Using a case management model, advise and assist low income and first generation college participants in identifying their values, interests, abilities, and in clarifying their academic and career goals. Determine student eligibility and assess need for academic support. Use effective case management to assist participants in developing educational plans and college survival skills. Following a case management model, advise and assist participants in postsecondary course selection, develop prevention and intervention strategies and schedule frequent meetings with participants to monitor individual progress toward academic goals. Orient new participants concerning program goals, tutoring services, transfer opportunities and campus resources. Maintain timely electronic dictation and file documentation of eligibility, services provided, and academic progress in confidential files. Provide information and referral to various campus and community resources.
Advise and assist participants with financial planning for post-secondary education. Provide information on financial aid programs. Assist in completing financial aid applications and verification and appeals processes.
Assess the need for tutoring and approve requests. Monitor progress through interventions with participants, tutors, and faculty. Provide appropriate referrals to other academic college resources.
Provide resources, education and counseling designed to improve the financial literacy and economic literacy of participants.
Provide 2 to 4 year articulation information and assist with applying for admission to, and obtaining financial assistance for enrollment in, a four-year program of post-secondary education. Liaison with 4 year institutions in Utah to provide referrals and assist students preparing to transfer.
Assist with reports, data collection and program evaluation. Assist with the promotion, collaboration, public relations of the program.
Other Duties as Assigned

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in a related field strongly preferred.

Experience with the target population (first generation college and low income) or in a higher education setting preferred.

Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required, emphasis in social work, education, psychology, counseling or related field.

Two (2) to four (4) years direct, paid, full-time work experience required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Sensitivity to the needs, concerns, & cultural backgrounds of low income, first generation college, ethnically diverse students;

Student development, learning strategies and advising techniques;

Experience with case management;

Experience with Federal Financial Aid application and process;

Transfer articulation procedures and opportunities within Utah institutions of higher education;

Computer operation and data systems knowledge and skills;

Work with confidential and sensitive information;

Ability to work independently and as a team member;

Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.

Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Special Instructions

Salt Lake Community College will complete a criminal background check on the finalist.

FLSA Exempt

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you first learn about this position?
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    • Ethnic Media
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Organization
    • SLCC Website
    • Referral Agency
    • Workforce Services
    • College Placement Center
    • Friend
    • Employee
    • SLCC Email
    • SLCC HR Office
    • Other (please specify below)
  2. If other referral source, please specify:

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / Curr. Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letters of Reference
  4. Other Doc