Educational Advisor: 10 month Federally funded grant position providing outreach to middle/high school students. This position is housed out of Minnesota State University. Mankato with daily travel to area schools and is dedicated to preparing middle and high school students from grant specified target schools in southern Minnesota to pursue post-secondary education. Possible extended summer days.
Bachelors Degree (Conferred on an official transcript at the time of application).
One year of experience working with junior and/or senior high school students (Grades 6-12), or first year college students in teaching, advising, events, camps, or other related activities or programs.
Valid U.S driver's license and ability to meet approval for fleet vehicles upon hire.
Criminal background clearance.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Bachelors Degree in Education, Communications, Family Studies, Recreation or related field (Conferred on an official transcript at the time of application).
Experience with creating and conducting advising sessions, workshops/presentations or other group activities for junior and/or senior high school students.
Experience or strong knowledge of barriers faced by low income/first generation students.
Demonstrated ability to maintain paperwork (record keeping)/People work balance (multi-tasking).
Knowledge of post-secondary college and university services, (i.e. admissions, career development, financial aid).
Strong technology (Microsoft Office/social media) and written skills.
Demonstration of positive communication and organizational skills.
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.
Physical ability to maneuver, set up, and break down the recruitment display booth.
Lifting and carrying event equipment and materials up to 45 pounds.
Based on the essential functions of this position, MMB Policy #1422 and University policies relating to flexible work, this position is eligible for the following work modes:
Mobile Work – Up to 70% of the time. A position where the employee travels continuously for work, or who performs work at multiple locations outside of an agency office, such as a field location or other site.
Based upon this position's essential functions, it reports on-site to various locations 5 days a week, and does not have the option of telework. Telework is at the discretion of management and defined and implemented in accordance with HR/LR Policy #1422 (Telework Policy).
Travel: Yes, up to 80% of the time during the school year. Travel to and from various target schools daily with use of state vehicle.
May occasionally work irregular hours during events.
Background check required.
For more information about the Educational Talent Search program visit www.mnsu.edu/ets.
Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: www.mnsu.edu
The salary range denoted above is the contractual range; however, salary upon hire is dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university and to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities. The focus of the work includes:
· Enhancing access and student success.
· Providing Minnesota with the talent it needs.
· Anchoring the communities and regions we serve.
Equity 2030 seeks to bridge efforts occurring within divisions and institutions, creating an intentional statewide culture of equity-minded collaboration and resulting in equitable practice embedded throughout our institutions. The full Equity 2030 plan is linked here. https://www.minnstate.edu/Equity2030/index.html
Minnesota State University, Mankato has identified five broad themes as our basis for discussion in developing our next comprehensive strategic plan. The themes are Serving Students and Managing Enrollment, Focusing our Resources, Offering an Exceptional Student Experience, Caring for Health and Well-Being, and Ensuring a Welcoming, Equitable, and Inclusive University. We seek to attract teacher-scholars who will be culturally and academically diverse faculty members, and staff with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation.
Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is now the second largest university in Minnesota with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-world thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 44,500 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The University acknowledges the land and the tribal nations upon this land whose work is being accomplished. We acknowledge that we are on Dakota land. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name—Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Serving approximately 14,000 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with more than 200 academic programs, from bachelor's through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18% students of color and 1,175 + international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions and extensive partnerships. With 1,600 faculty and staff, including 700 teaching faculty. The University has additional locations and a growing number of on-line programs to accelerate educational access and opportunity. These locations include partnerships in northern Minnesota's the iron range region. Fast facts about the university can be found here: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/about-the-university/fast-facts/
NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MN State's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
Minnesota State University, Mankato is where tireless thought and innovative research bring real solutions to real needs. The University's environment of big ideas coupled with real-world thinking equip Minnesota State Mankato students to go well beyond expectations and into exciting, rewarding futures.A growing international reputation for breakthrough research distinguishes the University, as does the unique quality of life that marks the proud community of greater Mankato.