Advisor – TRIO, Academic Talent Search

  • Full Time
  • Quincy, IL
  • Posted on June 16, 2022
  • Salary: Salary range begins at $30,605

Website John Wood Community College

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Job Description

This is a full-time, grant-funded, 12-month, exempt position that reports to the Manager of Academic Talent Search and serves students in the JWCC district. Position begins immediately.

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.



A bachelor’s degree in counseling, education, social work, or a related field is required. Experience with TRIO programs is preferred. Preference is given to those who represent the targeted population per the grant. The successful candidate must have excellent written/oral communication skills, organizational skills, the ability to relate to a diverse student population, be able to handle confidential matters, and work with little instruction within a team environment.



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


We are committed to achieving workforce diversity reflective of our communities.  We are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status. If you are a person with a disability and need assistance applying for a job please submit a request to

How to Apply

To receive full consideration, submit a resume and cover letter by visiting Position is open until filled with review of applications beginning July 5, 2022.