Posting Summary: The Academic Advisor position with the Upward Bound Program is a 100%, 12 month position that reports to the Assistant Director. Candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills to assist with advisement and counseling sessions. Candidate should have experience with assisting youth from disadvantaged backgrounds and knowledge in the STEM fields. Advisor is required to inform middle school and high school participants about financial aid and college admissions requirements and deadlines. Provide individual/group counseling sessions, academic tutoring, and enhancement skills such as self esteem, self motivations, test taking and study. Advise participants to attend career and college fairs, college and professional career tours and encourage participants in program sponsored educational and cultural activities. Assist with completion of required reports, grant applications, and various departmental assigned documentation. Will have to work Saturdays during the academic phase of the program. Assist with administering program sanctioned test and assessments and must be able to analyze data.
Internal Number: 220_56297
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Tennessee State University is committed to excellence and has been consistently listed in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Guide to America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade. Founded in 1912, TSU is a comprehensive, urban, co-educational, land-grant institution in Nashville, Tennessee. The university has been served by seven presidents, including Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, who is currently serving as our eighth president.TWO CAMPUSESOur Nashville home offers two locations—the 500-acre main campus nestles in a beautiful residential neighborhood along the Cumberland River, and the downtown Avon Williams campus sits near the center of Nashville’s business and government district.