The Educational Advisor of TRIO Upward Bound Programs is the primary liaison between Saint Louis University, McCluer High School, public school district partners, participants, parents, and community representatives interested in the TRIO Upward Bound programs. The Educational Advisor of TRIO Upward Bound Programs visits the program schools to implement and manage the day-to-day operations of the Upward Bound program, maintaining appropriate program records, and preparing and submitting time and effort reports. The Educational Advisor of TRIO Upward Bound Programs ensures awareness and understanding of TRIO, pre-collegiate, post-secondary/higher education, post-degree graduate, community and local educational programs by providing presentations and networking.
This is a grant-funded position. When funding ceases position ends.
Assures that the programs for participants (Upward Bound students, parents, families, schools, community, etc.) are organized, monitored, and managed to meet goals and objectives by designing, developing and directing all facets of the Upward Bound Program and Student Support Services programs under policies and procedures which ensure they are conducted in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education program guidelines and the specific requirements contained in the Saint Louis University grant proposals, reporting data as needed and required, tracking expenditures and keeping financial records in accordance with federal guidelines, ensuring that all student records are complete, current, and confidential, reviewing TRIO Upward Bound Program materials, monitoring programming content, schedules, and budgets against program criteria, preparing federal reports, preparing the continuation proposal, and attending meetings with the U.S. Department of Education Office at the request of the Vice President.
Ensures that eligible students are able to fully utilize the TRIO Upward Bound programs by interviewing interested students and collecting and reporting data to assess the effectiveness of program components and performing other evaluation of the impact of the TRIO Upward Bound programs.
Establishes and maintains close working relationships with various University representatives, the federal government (Department of Education), target schools faculty and administrators, and community agencies.
Effectively manages the program by ensuring that the TRIO Upward Bound Programs meets all
Documents the progress of TRIO Upward Bound Programs in achieving its funded objectives by coordination and evaluation of the project.
Represents the Upward Bound programs by attending appropriate meetings, on and off campus.
Facilitates the development of activities and programs designed to encourage underrepresented populations to overcome barriers to postsecondary education by assistingÂ the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment & Retention Management & Director ofÂ Pre-College, TRIO & Access ProgramsÂ with program preparation and implementation of funding opportunities.
Provides direct academic support services to Upward Bound and participants and supervises participants at activities, cultural events, and cultural trips.
Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required byÂ the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment & Retention Management & Director ofÂ Pre-College, TRIO & Access Programs.
Ensures the success of the TRIO Upward Bound programs by performing all other duties as assigned byÂ the Program Director.
Education and Experience
Education: Bachelors degree required in Education, Guidance and Counseling, Psychology, or related field is required.
At least two years of experience working with disadvantaged individuals.
Qualities of integrity, dignity, and cordiality; ability to meet and communicate effectively and diplomatically with individuals as well as groups.
Good oral communication, writing and technology skills.
Ability to plan and conduct various types of workshops, administer and interpret various interest inventory tests, academic advising, and complete admission and financial aid applications.
Supervisory and training experience
Knowledge of database preparation and maintenance
Verbal and written communication skills
Interpersonal/human relations skills
Ability to relate/interact with diverse student populations, institutional personnel, and the publicÂ
Ability to establish and maintain effective, team-oriented, working relationships
Ability to assess situations/needs and assist accordingly
Ability to assess situationsÂ and exercise of discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance
Ability to organize time, projects, and detailsÂ
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to operate a personal computer and various software programs
Ability to prepare and generate reports
Ability to organize and maintain accurate records and files
Ability to multi-task
Applicants must include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume/curriculum vitae.Â You can upload these items on the third page "My experience" of the application
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