Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, or closely related field.
Minimum two years independent, non-supervised experience with 6-12th grade youth or post-secondary students in the areas of academic advising, career exploration, college prep, financial aid or admissions.
Minimum of two years providing educational presentations, planning field trips or other educational events or workshops for school aged youth.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, reliable transportation, and a willingness to work some nights and weekends.
Demonstrated significant experience working with diverse students who are low-income, first generation.
Preferred Qualifications and Education:
Master’s degree in education, counseling, or social work; bi-lingual Spanish.
Work experience in higher education setting and/or public schools with knowledge of the greater Grand Rapids area.
Having overcome barriers similar to those of our target population is a bonus.
Responsibilities – Essential Functions: Recruitment of eligible participants, academic and college prep advising, assistance with college applications and financial aid, conducting workshops and presentations, one on one advising, documenting services including using Student Access database, planning activities and field trips for participants. Student and parent contact, travel to target school sites on daily basis, developing and maintaining school collaborations and relationships.
Responsibilities – Non-essential Functions
Social media coordination and posting on TRIO Talent Search website, writing newsletters and promotional materials for TRIO Talent Search.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Department/Division: TRIO Talent Search, College of Education
Campus: Grand Rapids
Application Deadline Date: Open until filled.
How To Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu Click "Apply to this Posting". Include a cover letter, a resume, contact information for three references, and copy of transcripts. The online system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
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