The Program Educational/Academic Advisor reports to the Director, Upward Bound. TRIO Upward Bound works with low income, first generation, or academically disadvantaged high school students to help them develop the skills needed to become successful college students. The Educational Advisor, TRIO Upward Bound works to provide opportunities for Upward Bound participants to develop social skills, cultural competence, study skills, and academic skills appropriate for their educational goals. The Educational Advisor, TRIO Upward Bound assists in planning, organizing, and presenting group workshops and summer enrichment program, planning and supervising participants’ attendance at cultural events, and assists with the recruitment, selection, and retention process for all participants. Principal Duties/Responsibilities: • Coordinate weekly TRIO Upward Bound program initiatives in targeted high schools. • Lead, develop and implement educational programming and external communication for TRIO program. • Provide outreach and support services to program participants and families. • Communicate and serve as a liaison with campus and community partners on behalf of Upward Bound programs. • Conduct workshops on academic and college readiness related topics. • Assess and evaluation program efforts; prepare student and administrative reports. • Organize a variety of Upward Bound projects and events (i.e. Path to College, engagement days, Trips, Plans for Postsecondary Summer Component development; supervision of part time mentors; college and career readiness; academic and postsecondary advising; Senior Bridge to College program development, Parent Meetings). • Assist with accuracy and completion of Annual Performance Report. • Plan and implement advising and guidance services. • Direct and implement parent meetings and parent outreach. • Direct and strengthen organization of Alumni association including maintenance of web social networks. • Maintain accurate and detailed student records. • Serve on various university committees. • Perform related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. Must have a degree in education, student affairs administration, counseling, social work, or a relevant field. A minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in higher education programs related to first-year student development, academic initiatives, and or related fields.
Internal Number: S-0155-2020
About Mercer County Community College
"As a community college faculty, we believe that...our students deserve a high-quality education that challenges them to acquire new knowledge and skills, test their accustomed ideas, and achieve competitive excellence. All of our students, regardless of where they find themselves when they come to us, deserve a caring, creative, and engaged pedagogy that helps them achieve their goals, and which cultivates lifelong learning and a passion to understand themselves and the world. We believe that we must create a college community that engages students in civic life and prepares them to fully participate in our democracy. We are responsible and accountable for giving our students? work our respect and critical evaluation, for holding students to the highest ethical standards, and for providing effective feedback that encourages our students to grow.
MCCC is an equal opportunity employer.
Under the “New Jersey First Act”, effective September 1, 2011 newly hired Mercer employees may be required to live in New Jersey or to move to the state within one year of taking a position. Failure to comply with this residency requirement shall render the person unqualified to continue emplo...yment in their position.
In compliance with Title IX requirements, Mercer County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities.
TITLE IX COORDINATOR
The college’s Title IX Coordinator oversees compliance with all aspects of the sex/gender harassment, discrimination and misconduct policy. Questions and complaints regarding Title IX may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Office of Civil Rights at the following locations and or contact information.
Elizabeth Mizerek, MSN, RN, FN-CSA, CNE, CEN, CPEN, FAEN
Interim Title IX Coordinator
Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Rd. - MS 125
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Phone: (609) 570-3526 Email: [email protected]
Individuals experiencing harassment or discrimination also always have the right to file a formal grievance with the government authorities:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Telephone: (646) 428-3800
Facsimile: (646) 428-3843
Email: [email protected]