The Talent Search Program is currently looking for a Team Member to join us this Summer as we are preparing students for College! This position will be on an Interim basis until August 31, 2021 with a potential for permanent hire at the start of the new fiscal year.
Target start date: 5/10/2021Employment Type: ExemptStarting Pay Range: 35,000.00 – 38,000.00Primary Site Location: BeevilleOpen Until Filled
*This position is contingent upon yearly grant funding.
Essential Functions: Responsible for ensuring success in meeting the Educational Talent Search Program’s purpose and objectives.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work effectively with several target schools’ personnel and administrations;
- Possess strong time management skills to effectively schedule workshops and events;
- Knowledge of academic advising and college, career, financial aid and economic literacy activities as indicated on their Individual Academic and Service Plans;
- Ability to document services provided to assign participants;
- Ability to use electronic technology such as PC’s, copiers, tablets and mobile WI-FI hot spots;
- Knowledge of computer software to communicate to staff, students, parents and community resources: Microsoft office 365, Blackboard, and Cougar Den;
- Recruits participants by informing the community and schools about the program by using public service announcements, flyers and presentations;
- Performs academic needs assessment on student applications;
- Assists in the selection of program participants; Implements program objectives;
- Plans and supervises extracurricular activities such as university campus tours, educational seminars and cultural events;
- Establish and maintain contact with key personnel at baccalaureate institutions;
- Provides assistance to youth in gaining admission to secondary and post-secondary institutions;
- Provides tutoring opportunities for participants;
- Participation in state, regional and other training opportunities;
- Utilizes various computer programs such as Blumens, Word, PowerPoint, etc. Operates digital cameras, PowerPoint equipment, digital camcorders, etc.
- Performs related duties as assigned by Project Director or Supervisor(s)
Bachelor’s degree required in education, counseling, social work, higher administration, or an appropriate field related to Project objectives.
Minimum of three (3) years of appropriate and relevant professional experience working for a TRIO federal program or similar related program/project serving low-income and potential first generation college students (grades 9-12). Experience providing academic advising services and college, career, financial aid and economic literacy information to an assigned caseload of secondary school students (grades 7-12). Experience advising and assisting low-income and potential first-generation college students (12th graders) with the college admissions and financial aid process on an individual and group basis. Professional or personal experience in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting Project Participants.
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