This position provides educational outreach and counseling for the Talent Search program, assisting low-income first generation students in preparing for and pursuing post-secondary education. The position also assists the project director with program operations including data management and tracking for Federal performance reporting.
The selected candidate will: conduct assessments and provide educational, career and personal counseling assistance; assist participant with preparation of admissions and financial aid applications and make appropriate referrals to aid participants in pursuing and continuation of post-secondary education; track students as they enroll in and progress through post-secondary programs; assist project director with selection and training of new employees; provide guidance and report progress of new employees during probationary period; maintain participant files and submit information for database; prepare reports to demonstrate progress; document problems and maintain accountability for monitoring and evaluation; develop and maintain relationships with high schools and middle schools served by program; work with schools to identify and recruit participants and disseminate information regarding program services; design and deliver higher education workshops to inform participants and families of educational opportunities; coordinate participant enrollment and support services at appropriate institutions through travel to various schools in the grant's target area.
This position is a full-time, 9-month, academic year position (September 1 through May 31).
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Ability to relate to target population and to market advantages of college education
Knowledge of FAFSA form and completion process; ability to manage time and multiple tasks
Strong organizational skills; ability to maintain comprehensive participant records and to interpret those to develop action plans for each participant
Strong computing skills; knowledge of Blumen data management program.
Knowledge of the Chattanooga community and familiarity with available resources for participant referral
Knowledge of the Hamilton County School system
Demonstrated knowledge, education, and/or experience with first-generation students through formal training, work experience, and personal life experiences.
Review of applications will begin on March 22, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in marketing, communications, psychology, education or related field; minimum of two years of experience in counseling, academic advising, financial aid, or education.
Internal Number: 212846
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