ACADEMIC ADVISOR/UPWARD BOUND/NW

Company Central Michigan University
Location Detroit, MI 48226
Update 7 Day ago
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This position is located in Northwest Detroit, Michigan and serves 63 students within a Detroit Public Schools Community District High School. The Academic Advisor coordinates college readiness workshops and provides academic support services to high school participants of the TRIO Upward Bound Program. This job requires a level of independence to respond to requests from Project Director, university personnel, school administrators, community partners, students, and parents within defined grant regulations, guidelines and procedures.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in social work, education, counseling or related field from an accredited institution.
Experience working with TRIO programs and/or high school students, parents, diverse populations and pre-college programs.
Experience with recruitment, facilitation, case documentation and program planning.
Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of underrepresented populations.
Ability to design college preparation workshops and individualized programs to ensure student success.
Knowledge of post-secondary institutions, admissions, scholarship and financial aid process for low-income and underrepresented youth.
Must be willing to live in a residence hall on the campus of CMU during summer program and participate in overnight college trips.
Must be self-directed and a self-starter with the ability to work independently.
Must be available to travel to campus for training, meetings and events.
Ability to disseminate college information to large groups.
Demonstrated ability to manage confidential information.
Working and demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office including Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel and Access.
Must maintain a valid Michigan driver’s license and proof of current automobile insurance coverage.
Must be flexible to work evenings, weekends and travel as required.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in education, social work, counseling or a related field.
Experience working with low-income, first-generation youth.
One year of related work experience working with TRIO Programs and/or high school students, parents, diverse populations and pre- college programs.
Strong familiarity and ability to use social media outlets and video technology.
Experience with pre-college summer residential programs.
Experience in student leadership and mentoring programs.

Duties & Responsibilities

Assists with recruitment, assessment and retention strategies of eligible students.
Travels to target high schools and makes home visits as needed.
Works with students to establish short and long term educational goals and steps to achieve them.
Advises students on course selection, dual enrollment, college applications and college entrance exams.
Connects students to high quality tutoring and mentoring.
Monitors students’ grades and school attendances.
Develops a working relationship with school administrators, counselors, teachers, parents, community agencies, CMU personnel, etc.
Disseminates information to parents/students regarding college access, financial aid, scholarship and how to navigate post-secondary systems.
Facilitates and designs educational workshops, field trips and events that promote college access.
Responsible for accurate documentation of student records/progress and prepares reports as required in database.
Prepares written communication, memos, flyers and newsletters for key stakeholders (school/university administrators, students, parents, etc.).
Prepares monthly budget reconciliation for program expenses.
Maintains positive leadership, ethical/professional conduct and confidentiality of program participants.
Coordinates and prepares data for the grant and annual performance report.
Assists the Project Director in the implementation of outreach activities to meet project objectives.
Relocates to the Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant campus during the Summer Academy component.
May assist in the supervision of student activities, events and/or programs, student employees/interns.
Attends meetings, trainings and conferences as assigned by the Project Director.
Other duties as assigned.

Supervision Exercised
None.