The primary purpose of Educational Advisor is to provide supportive services to achieve the performance objectives of the Upward Bound Program. The Educational Advisor provides services to ensure that low income and potential first generation college students complete their respective secondary programs and are prepared to pursue a postsecondary education. The Educational Advisor recruits high school students from our target schools, help plan activities including college tours, cultural enrichment opportunities and responsible for the weekly Academic Assist component during the school year. During the Summer Residential Learning Community the Educational Advisor supervises the Residential Mentors. This is a grant funded position.
Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities
- Assist with recruitment and retention of new and current Upward Bound participants. Funded to serve 78 students.
- Plan activities to educate target school personnel about the UB Program
- Collaborate with target school personnel on a monthly basis concerning student progress and activities.
- Develop relationships with community based organizations.
- Coordinate program field trips and special events during the Academic Year and Summer Residential Learning Community (such as academic enrichment seminars and workshops, administers OGT practice test, campus visits, cultural events and career activities).
- Conduct one- on -one and/or group advising sessions including academic, personal, career, financial aid for program participants
- 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.
- Interpret assessment tools such as ACT/SAT/OGT test results, high school transcripts, self inventories and career inventories for assistance with postsecondary guidance and advising.
- Assist with event and program assessment and evaluation.
- Coordinate and supervises Residential Mentors and assist in the development and implementation of the summer program
- Maintain and update information in Blumen database system and participant files.
- Assist with the planning the weekly Academic Assist (AA) sessions during the Academic Year. (It is mandatory for all students to attend Academic Assist. At these sessions students have an opportunity to complete homework assignments in an atmosphere conducive to study and are provided academic advising and assistance in those secondary subjects where they are experiencing difficulty or where they have received a grade lower than a "C").
- Attend in-service and other professional development opportunities as approved by the Assistant Director.
- Assist in maintaining student records
This list of essential duties, tasks and responsibilities is not all-inclusive; individual will perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills or Abilities
- Computer skills such as word processing, database management and desktop publishing.
- Experience assisting 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.
- Preference given to individuals who have succeeded in overcoming the disadvantages or circumstances like those of the target area population.
Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Education, Guidance & Counseling, Social Services or related fields. Two years working with students from a diverse population, students from a low socio-economic background (federal poverty level) and/or students who are first generation required.
Grant Funded, Full-time, Administrative staff position available. Administrative Grade Level 350. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefit package available.
For a complete job description & to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact the Office of Human Resources at (419) 372-8421. BGSU. AA/EEO/Disabilities/Veterans. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.
About this company
Bowling Green State University is a tier-one, public university serving 19,000 students on two campuses in northwest Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. BGSU seeks talented individuals to join our community in Bowling Green, Ohio, recognized as one of the “Best College Towns of America.”
Location/Region: Bowling Green, OH