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Upward Bound Advisor
McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois
 
 
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Date Posted 05/16/2019
Category
Admin-Academic Advising
Employment Type Full Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Posting Number

MAIN 2019-332-REQ

Position

Upward Bound Advisor

Classification

Staff

Temporary/Contractual

No

Employee Type

Full Time

Pay Grade

8

Grant Funded

Yes

Work Year

12 Months

Work Week

40 Hours

Exempt/ Non-Exempt

Exempt

Typical Work Schedule

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Flexible schedule to meet department needs including day, some evenings and Saturdays will be required.

Position Summary

Responsible for recruiting Upward Bound participants; providing academic and personal counseling; planning, implementing, and chaperoning students at workshops and trips; advising on college admission and financial aid; recruiting and training summer residential staff; completing written student evaluations. This position also provides administrative, professional, technical, and operational support through independent judgment, analytical skill, and professional or technical expertise. Possess the ability to travel between MCC; Harvard High School; and other planned event sites.

Reports to

Director of Upward Bound Program

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

• Provide academic, career, and college admission advising to Upward Bound participants utilizing a variety of proactive delivery modes, provide accurate and timely information to new, current and previously-enrolled students
• Responsible for program recruitment efforts: conducting regular oral presentations at target schools, community events and other relevant outreach programs. Assist with interviewing potential participants and ensure all participants met the necessary eligibility requirements as established by the U.S. Department of Education
• Dedicate on-going attention to personal professional development and remain current with U.S. Department of Education’s regulations regarding TRiO Programs to ensure compliance with grant requirements
• Monitor and record attendance and academic performance of students and assist the Upward Bound Director in the management of information in the database to insure compliance with the Department of Education’s regulations
• Develop a personal education plan (PEP) for participants in a designated grade level including transcript evaluation, academic and extracurricular activity advising, and social/personal/academic intervention
• Monitor student progress toward established educational goals
• Participate in development and presentation of seminars
• Conduct individual and group advising
• Act as the liaison between the program and parents, target school personnel, community representatives, and post-secondary institutions
• Coordinate and facilitate academic support programs including advising, workshops, assessment, and follow-up as well as resource referral
• Assist with all aspects of the planning of the six-week Summer Program; this includes onsite residence with students for a designated period of time
• Develop, plan and chaperone activities, events, field trips and college tours
• Maintain documentation in student records that is objective, complete, and accurate
• Participate in training new advisors
• Work collaboratively with others (e.g. colleagues, stakeholders, vendors) to accomplish functions and responsibilities
• Assume additional duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution

Additional Qualifications

• Experience working with students with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds
• One year of related experience (e.g. advising, teaching, counseling)

Desired Qualifications

• Bilingual (English/Spanish) communication skills
• One year experience working within a College or University setting

Skills and Specifications

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, knowledge of: Database use, Microsoft Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
• Ability to learn technological applications
• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work with highly detailed information and disseminate information to groups and individuals
• Sensitivity to students whose cultural and educational experiences differ from his/her own
• Ability to effectively work with students with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds
• Ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple tasks, organize and prioritize tasks
• Willingness to share responsibility for improving work relations as a collaborative team member
• Ability to work under pressure with composure
• Ability to follow leadership and college-wide procedures
• Ability to work in a high-quality, focused service environment in a professional manner with excellent organizational and customer service skills
• Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of institution’s programs, academic requirements, policies, procedures, and support services
• Demonstrate good problem-solving skills
• Ability to complete multiple tasks in a timely manner with minimal supervision and independent judgment
• Mission-driven and passionate about programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
• Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to demonstrate effective teaching and academic counseling skills
• Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, safe driving record, current automobile insurance, and use of personal car
• Ability to travel between MCC; Harvard High School; and other planned event sites
• Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed, including onsite residence with students in dorms while on college tours and field trips.
• Must be available to maintain onsite residence with students for a designated period of time during the Summer Program
• Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations
• Ability to sit and communicate orally, for extended periods of time
• Ability to safely handle heavy books, packages, and book trucks up to 20 pounds unassisted
• Commitment and respect for diversity
• Commitment to the College mission and goals
• Ability to perform all of the essential functions, skills, and specifications of the position

Additional Skills and Specifications

Ability to perform all of the essential functions, skills, and specification of the position

Employment Contingencies

Criminal Background Check , Security Officer Background Investigation, psychological evaluation, drug test, & fingerprint check , Position is grant funded. Continuation of the position is subject to grant approval and/or funding.

Location

Harvard High School 4 days/week; Crystal Lake - Main Campus 1 day/week and may vary as needed.

Applications may be accepted until the position is filled

No

Application Deadline Date

05/17/2019

Application Review Begins

05/20/2019

Benefit Information & Perks

Benefit Program FT Exempt Staff 10-17: Download Form, Mandatory Payroll Deduction Form 10-2018: Download Form

Testing Requirements

Testing may be required
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