Position Number: 71475, 71485, 71935 Type of Recruitment: External Position Title: PROJECT ADVISOR/UPWARD BOUND
Position Summary This position is located in Detroit, Michigan and serves 63 students within a Detroit Public Schools Community District High School and Charter Schools. The Project Advisor assists in planning, implementing and administering the goals and objectives of the TRIO Upward Bound Program. This job requires a level of independence to respond to requests from the project director, university personnel, school administrators, community partners, students, and parents within defined grant regulations, guidelines and procedures.
Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree in social work, education, counseling or a related field from an accredited institution. One year of experience working with TRIO and/or high school programs. Experience with student recruitment, facilitation, record keeping, budget management, curriculum development and program planning. Ability to work with a diverse student population, parents, and community members and ability to manage confidential information. Familiarity with university admissions, scholarship and financial aid processes. Must be self-directed, a self-starter and have the ability to work independently. Must be available to travel to campus for trainings/meetings and summer academy. Strong communication skills, including written, oral and interpersonal. Must be flexible to work evenings, weekends and travel as required during the academic school year and summer. Must maintain a valid Michigan Driver License and proof of current automobile insurance coverage. Ability to perform essential functions of the job.
Preferred Qualifications Master's degree in education, social work, counseling or a related field. Two years of experience working with TRIO and/or high school programs. Experience working with low-income, first-generation youth. Experience with precollege summer residential programs. Supervisory/leadership skills.
Duties & Responsibilities Orients target schools, personnel, community, parents, students, and stakeholders about the Upward Bound (UB) Program. Develops a working relationship with school administrators, counselors, teachers, parents, community agencies, CMU personnel, etc. Develops and executes strategies to identify, recruit, select and retain eligible students within target schools. Manages curriculum development & facilitates program workshops related to college, career planning and financial planning during academic school year and summer. Responsible for managing case load of program participants and assesses participant's needs and monitors academic progress while in the UB program and refers to supportive services as needed. Assists high school seniors with follow-up regarding post-secondary matriculation i.e., FAFSA completion, Scholarship Essay's, College Applications and complete college transition. Works with students to establish short- and long-term educational goals and steps to achieve them. Advises students on course selection, dual enrollment, college applications and college entrance exams. Assists with coordination and implementation of college tours, educational/cultural/social field trips and events that promote college access and provides supervision of students during events. Disseminates college access/financial literacy information to students and parents/guardians during monthly meetings. Assists with preparing written communication, memos, flyers, and newsletters for key stakeholders (school/university administrators, students, parents, etc.). Serves as part of the team to assist with planning, developing and overall program goals. Responsible for accurate documentation of student records/progress and prepares reports as required in database monthly. Maintains positive leadership, ethical/professional conduct, and confidentiality of program participants information. Collects and tracks data for the grant and annual performance report utilizing the data management system. Supervises and oversees student activities, events and/or programs, and overnight trips. Follows all project regulations to meet all program goals/objectives. Completes monthly reconciliations to track program spending. Facilitates and manages day to day summer activities. Travels to target high schools and makes home visits as needed. Attends meetings, trainings, and conferences as assigned. Relocates to the campus of Central Michigan University during the summer academy component. Other duties as assigned.
Supervision Exercised None.
Message to Applicants Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.
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Employee Group: Professional & Administrative -Salary Pay Range: $42,000 - $49,000 Division: Student Recruitment & Retention Department: TRIO Programs - Detroit Position Status: Provisional Position End Date: 08/31/2023 Employment Status: Full-Time FTE: 1.00 Position Type: 12 month Weekly Work Schedule: M-F, hours flexible depending on program needs; occasional weekends/overnights Location: Detroit, MI
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