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Talent Search Advisor

Company: SDSU Research Foundation
Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

The San Diego State University (SDSU) Talent Search Program is an educational opportunity program housed within the Pre-College Institute (PCI). PCI promotes college access and completion for underserved students through excellence and innovation in education. - Talent Search is funded by the Department of Education to assist low-income, first-generation, culturally diverse high school students as they prepare for postsecondary education. - -The Talent Search program has an opening for a part-time advisor, located at Lincoln and Crawford High Schools. This position will require in-person work at least three days a week, with the option to complete some - meetings and job tasks remotely. The position is ideal for candidates currently in graduate school for education or school counseling, or recent college graduates considering a career in school counseling, teaching, or social work. Selected candidates will receive ongoing training from staff experienced in college guidance and student support, as well as professional development opportunities based in reflective and restorative practices. - -
Under the supervision of the Director, Office of Community Engagement, the Advisor will assist in the implementation of a comprehensive program to ensure the effective delivery of educational support services to low-income and/or potential first-generation college-bound high school students. -Incumbent must have a beginning knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of student outreach services and six months experience in working with diverse cultural groups in San Diego County. The incumbent must demonstrate a beginning knowledge of: group and individual behavior, individual counseling techniques, and socio-cultural issues inherent to ethnic diversity. The position involves advising for college access at Talent Search approved schools by providing assistance in completing college applications for admission, financial aid, housing, and special programs. The incumbent will also advise students on meeting academic and extra-curricular requirements for college access and will refer students to appropriate supports such as additional tutoring. -During the summer months, the incumbent will receive training and will implement the project's Destination:College services. -Participant Recruitment - 30 %

  • Take part in recruitment presentations.
  • Assist with the selection of program participants.
  • Work with Information Coordinator to update recruitment matrix on a weekly basis.Counseling/Advising - 30 %
    • Provide advising services to participants at school sites. These services include, but are not limited to personal problem-solving, academic advisement, building positive peer support, enhancing communication skills, career planning, academic skill building, study skills and motivational counseling. -
    • Assist with college admissions and financial aid advising with senior participants.
    • Conduct regular follow-up with contacts at school sites.
    • Supervise students on field trips and other special events.
    • Assist with school-based club meetings.Documentation - 30%
      • Collect and properly handle student documents: program eligibility forms, transcripts, progress reports, permission slips, test/assessment data, and other data as deemed necessary.
      • Document services and activities: student contacts, participation, case notes, and other services.Program Assistance - 10%
        • Aid the project with making materials, including flyers.
        • Attend team meetings and trainings other Pre-College Institute events.
        • Attend professional training meetings.
        • Other duties as assigned.
          Minimum Qualifications & Education
          • NoneDesired Qualifications & Skills
            • BA or equivalent in field related to program/project such as Education or Psychology, Social Work, or Child and Family Development.
            • Bilingual in English and another language spoken by Talent Search's constituent groups is desired.
            • At least two years' experience at pre-professional level in advising/mentoring high school students or middle school students.
            • Experience assisting with event planning and implementation for groups of thirty or more is highly desired.
            • Knowledge of TRIO programs and regulations is preferred.
            • Familiarity with the use of Excel.
            • Knowledge of entrance requirements for the public colleges and universities in California.ADDITIONAL APPLICANT INFORMATION:
              • The COVID-19 vaccine is required by the CSU for all SDSU Research Foundation employees as a condition of employment. - -Should you be offered a position, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination status. - -Individuals who obtain an approved medical or religious exemption on file will be required to complete regular COVID-19 testing
              • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation
              • San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer

Keywords: SDSU Research Foundation, San Diego , Talent Search Advisor, Other , San Diego, California

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