Location: Fall River, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Tue Apr 23 2019 Job Description:
STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Middle School/High School Advisor assists in the operation of the Educational Talent Search program. The goal of the program is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who enroll in and complete post-secondary education. The Middle School/High School Advisor will be responsible for recruitment and retention of program participants, as well as the development and implementation of educational support services for a caseload of participants in Fall River sites. They will also be responsible for presentation of information to middle school/high school student groups and individuals regarding educational choices, college admissions, and financial aid. They will provide motivational support and academic counseling to these students, as well as be a strong advocate for program participants. The Advisor will work with college and school personnel to achieve goals and objectives of the program.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to Assistant Director, Educational Talent Search.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with program staff, community, and Fall River school personnel to conduct outreach activities to identify and recruit potential participants.
Assist in development and delivery of program services; maintain program records and track student progress.
Act as liaison with middle and secondary school personnel in Fall River.
Monitor students' course selection, academic progress, and performance; collaborate with guidance counselors and educators to offer academic support as needed.
Conduct on-going recruitment and retention activities in coordination with other program staff.
Contribute to follow-up reports of program graduates, including preparation of surveys, mailings, electronic communications, and phone calls.
Facilitate student and parent workshops in related college access topics, and implement educational initiatives and activities with program team throughout the year.
Organize and chaperone periodic college fairs and field trips, overnight and weekend college visits and trips as needed, and provide supervision during program events.
Assist in developing workshop curriculum, materials for college applications, financial aid applications, and other relevant workshops and presentations; ensure overall student enrichment in the program.
Organize family involvement initiatives.
Assist with training program tutors, mentors, and presenters.
Help to implement the evaluation of project components.
Assist in the completion of required federal, state, and college reports providing data collection and analysis, including reports on the effectiveness of services for the program's students and graduates.
Produce daily, weekly, and monthly status updates.
Create, build, and maintain social media outreach to schools and program participants in coordination with College Marketing & Communications.
Collaborate with other personnel in the College, including the Multicultural Center, Student Services & Enrollment Management, Academic Affairs, Admissions, Financial Aid, Advising, Dual Enrollment, Facilities, Information Technology Services, and Marketing & Communications, as well as others, to maximize services available to program participants.
Attend college-wide meetings, workshops, conferences, and professional development trainings.
Organize Saturday Academic Programs.
Assist with planning of Summer Enrichment Program and activities.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in related field.
Teaching or tutoring experience with low-income, first-generation, middle and/or high school youth.
Demonstrated strong organizational, technology, written and verbal communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated competence in Microsoft Office and Microsoft 365.
Demonstrated strong presentation skills.
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Reliable transportation in order to travel to and from meetings, trainings, or local schools and community organizations as required.
The ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
Master's degree in related field.
Demonstrated experience in college admissions and college counseling.
Demonstrated experience in career and financial aid advisement.
Demonstrated skill and experience with records and database management.
Demonstrated ability to use innovative techniques and interactive media technologies to enhance student learning.
Valid driver's license in order to drive a small van as part of field trips.
Ability to speak a language in addition to English.
POSITION STATUS: This is a part-time, grant-funded, non-unit, non-benefitted, 18.5 hours per week position. Some nights and weekends may be required. This position is subject to grant budget appropriations.
SALARY: $23.65 per hour
Internal Number: 109777
About Bristol Community College
Bristol Community College is a comprehensive, public community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), offering degree and certificate programs that give our students the skills they need to transition successfully to the workforce, to a four-year institution or promote individual opportunity. As one of fifteen Massachusetts community colleges, BCC offers a wide range of educational programs and community services. It develops and presents programs for the entire community, from children to senior citizens, and it is well known for its friendly atmosphere and a faculty that cares about its students. We serve more than 11,987 students at campuses in Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro, Taunton, and online. The Workforce Education Institute develops active partnerships with business and industry, preK-12, colleges and universities, and social service agencies to maintain relevance and effectiveness of all credit and noncredit programming. The College enrolls over 18,667 students a year in community services program, in workforce development, adult literacy, personal enrichment, and our Kids College program. We value and respect diversity with...in Bristol Community College and the world while preparing well-rounded learners for employment and for life. BCC is a signatory to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment and as such is actively committed to sustainability throughout all areas of the College.