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TRiO EOC Academic Advisor Bilingual (Spanish/English)

Company: Wahupa Educational Sevices/Educational Opportunity
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Primary Purpose of This PositionThe primary purpose of this position is to inform and counsel EOC participants about the educational and financial aid opportunities that are available to them and to increase the rate at which these participants complete a secondary education and enroll in institutions of postsecondary. The EOC Advisor works in the assigned target adult school/s, secondary school/s, and community agencies to provide the services to participants. The position requires extensive written and verbal contact with the Project Director, the organization/site personnel, and the participants.This position is contingent upon work performance, budget restrictions and continued funding from the U.S. Department of Education.The following list is not exhaustive, the EOC Advisor may need to perform other related duties as operational needs require.Essential Duties

  • Committed to the vision and mission or Wahupa Educational Services and the EOC project
  • Abide by EOC's and Wahupa Educational Services' Code of conduct and Policies and Procedures
  • Maintain complete, accurate and verifiable records of program documentation and academic progress as required by Federal Regulations and the EOC grant
  • Comply with data integrity, confidentiality, and security policies
  • Document federal eligibility and basis for selecting participants, record service contacts, detailed counseling notes, and measurable outcomes for each participant
  • Maintain confidential participant records and create electronic virtual file using the online File Transfer Protocol (FTP) system
  • Produce evaluations on progress toward achieving program objectives and other required reports
  • Verify and check data on documents for accuracy and completeness. Make corrections when necessary
  • Assist participants with college academic planning, selecting and enrolling in postsecondary classes
  • Assist participants with filling out postsecondary admissions, financial aid and scholarships applications
  • Identify appropriate low-income and first-generation college participants and deliver project services
  • Conduct informational workshops to participants on, but not limited to, postsecondary, financial aid, and financial literacy information
  • Assist participant in career exploration and administer career interest inventories
  • Encourage and motivate students to take advantage of the project services and other services directed to low income and first-generation students
  • Stay updated on professional development and attend trainings
  • Maintain professional and appropriate boundaries
  • Work cooperatively with site and organization personnelExperience, Skills and Knowledge
    • Experience in academic advising and conducting workshops
    • Computer literacy (knowledge of Zoom, PC computers, Microsoft Office software, and Google Docs)
    • Advanced keyboarding skills
    • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively as a team and build relationships
    • Ability to work independently
    • Possesses the following critical strengths: organizational skills, self -initiative, reliability, effective time-management, multitasking and work well under tight deadlines
    • Fluency in written and spoken EnglishQualifications
      • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree (advanced degree preferred) in education, counseling, psychology, social work, sociology or appropriate field related to fulfilling the project objectives or minimum of 5 years of related work experience with disadvantaged populations
      • Bilingual in Spanish required (the Advisor will be required to work with Spanish High School Equivalency students that necessitates the ability to speak Spanish fluently)
      • Ability to relate to and work with predominately ethnic minorities or persons with language, social, or economic disadvantages, including youth
      • Willingness to collaborate with and work at more than one outreach site to recruit and select participants who are eligible for EOC services
      • Have a flexible schedule (including some weekends and nights, travel may be required)
      • Ability to manage efficiently a substantial caseload and individual advisement sessions
      • Have knowledge and experience of the student financial aid systems and forms
      • Have knowledge of the California Community College system, transfer process, and postsecondary admission procedure
      • Pre-college academic, vocational, and financial literacy counseling
      • Experience in overcoming the disadvantages of circumstances like those of the population of the target area (preferred)Physical DemandsPerforming duties of this job may require prolonged sitting in front of a computer. Walking, talking, hearing, pulling, stooping, kneeling, and occasionally lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds.Schedule
        • Temporary, non-exempt, full-time position (with the possibility of a permanent position based on job performance, availability of work and continued funding)
        • 37.5 hours/wk.
        • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (schedule may vary/the Advisor may need to work some weekends)Each applicant is required to submit the following for this position:
          • Cover letter
          • Resume: A current resume detailing education, experience and professional activity. Please do not include information that denotes age, race, sex, religion, or marital status. No photographs, please.
          • List of three professional referencesFiling Deadline: Resume packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those submitted by the Initial Screening Date on December 3, 2021, by 12 p.m. (PST) are assured consideration.Wahupa Educational Services is a community-based, non-profit agency, tax exempt under I.R.C. 501(C) (3) that began as a grant program in the 1970's as part of the San Diego Indian Center. It has administered grants on behalf of the United States Department of Education in San Diego County public school for over 40 years, from Fallbrook to San Ysidro. It focuses on specialized counseling, instructional and tutoring programs that serve students who are underrepresented, underserved and come from limited-income families who are educationally disadvantaged.Wahupa Educational Services is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.Job Types: Full-time, TemporaryPay: $19.00 - $21.00 per hourBenefits:
            • Dental insurance
            • Employee discount
            • Flexible spending account
            • Health insurance
            • Life insurance
            • Paid time off
            • Professional development assistance
            • Retirement plan
            • Vision insuranceSchedule:
              • Monday to Friday
              • Weekend availabilityEducation:
                • Bachelor's (Required)Language:
                  • Spanish (Required)Work Location: Multiple Locations

Keywords: Wahupa Educational Sevices/Educational Opportunity, San Diego , TRiO EOC Academic Advisor Bilingual (Spanish/English), Other , San Diego, California

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