Eastern New Mexico Talent Search-Portales is Hiring!
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The Federal TRIO Talent Search Programs is an educational opportunity outreach program focusing on 6th – 12th grade students from disadvantaged backgrounds; this position is responsible for assisting them in the pursuit of higher levels of academic, economic and social achievement, and resulting in their enrollment in post-secondary education. The work is governed by broad instructions and objectives involving frequently changing conditions and problems. Under limited direction, will perform complex professional student service work. Assignments typically require the application of both knowledge and judgment in using the principles, techniques, standards, guides and professional skills characteristic of a particular student service program or activity.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assist in selection, assessment and placement of Talent Search participants
- Provide individual academic, financial literacy, and educational advisement to Talent Search participants
- Conduct group, individual instruction and advisement sessions relating to learning styles, academic college entrance exams, federal financial aid, scholarships, graduation requirements, goal setting and other academic success skills.
- Compose, edit and publish program newsletter and educational materials for students.
- Develop and refine methods for continuous monitoring and adequate follow-up of student progress.
- Assist in understanding the needs of the Talent Search participants
- Plan, organize, and execute logistics for college tours and cultural events for students
- Review participants progress periodically through interviews with participants and target school staff.
- Plan and conduct research necessary for project evaluation
- Assist Director in writing and editing grant applications
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, administrators; acquire a general knowledge of the overall operation, functions and programs of the campus to which assigned
- Ability to present occasional evening and/or weekend workshops.
- Demonstrated administrative ability and knowledge in financial aid processes, admission procedures, and recruitment and community relations.
- Must be of good moral character with conduct consistent with the university and state code of conduct.
Minimum Job Requirements:
- Must possess a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in the area of education; psychology, human services or an administrative field.
- One year of working experience in student services or a closely related field with successful experience dealing with disadvantaged student’s 6th-12th grade
- A Master's degree may be substituted for 2 years of experience.
- Preference will be given to individuals with backgrounds similar to the target population.
- A valid New Mexico Driver's License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment is required as well as the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle in all kinds of weather and road conditions
- Knowledge in financial aid processes, admission procedures, recruitment and community relations.
- Bilingual preferred.