Advisor, Trio – Academic Talent Search

  • Full Time
  • Quincy, IL
  • Posted on August 11, 2020
  • Salary: Salary range begins at $29,562.

Website John Wood Community College

Find Your Path

This is a full time, 12-month, grant-funded, exempt position that reports to the Manager of ATS and serves students in the JWCC district. 

ATS is a grant funded Department of Education TRIO program.  It promotes the completion of secondary and entry into postsecondary education for district students who primarily are first generation and/or meet income guidelines, ages 11-27 years.  The responsibilities include but are not limited to: identifying, recruiting and selecting program participants; providing direct services such as career exploration, study skills improvement, and self-esteem building activities; providing postsecondary education enrollment assistance; implementing campus visits, financial aid workshops, job shadowing opportunities and other designated activities; providing career and educational counseling; and record keeping.

Requires a bachelor’s degree and two years’ experience working with youth.  Previous experience in a TRIO program or educational setting is preferred.  Preference will be given to applicants who are examples of the targeted population.  Excellent communication and organizational skills, ability to handle confidential matters and the ability to relate well to a diverse student population are required skills.  Applicant must have a reliable vehicle, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance (mileage reimbursement provided). 

JWCC offers a competitive benefits package, which includes health, dental, vision, and prescription drug insurance, vacation, sick days, personal days, paid holidays, tuition waivers for employee and dependent family members, and State University Retirement System.

How to Apply

To receive full consideration, submit a resume with cover letter and transcripts by Monday, August 31, 2020 by visiting Applications from qualified persons who are members of racial or ethnic minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. John Wood Community College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, disability or other factors prohibited by law.