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Idaho State University

921 South 8th Ave Stop 8107
Pocatello, ID


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Non-Classified Opening

Advisor/Planner, Educational Talent Search (7124)

Non-Classified Classification

Idaho State University

Open for Recruitment: January 31, 2018 - February 28, 2018
Announcement # NONCLS024442
Salary Range: DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Pocatello

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

Posting Number: req600
11 Month Full-Time

Non-classified Staff
TRIO Student Services
Idaho Falls

Primary Purpose

Recruit, identify and deliver program services to eligible 9th – 12th grade students from target schools leading to successful post-secondary enrollment.

Key Responsibilities

1) Recruitment and documentation (30% time spent)
• Responsible for recruitment of potential participants and securing appropriate documentation for client eligibility
• Maintaining accurate and confidential records for 250 students.
• Maintain student files with all necessary physical documentation to ensure compliance with federal requirements.

2) Academic Planning (40% time spent)
• Provide academic assistance at target schools at least weekly, such as class selection for both secondary and postsecondary, study skills, goal setting, time management, academic success, career interest inventories, and technology.
• Develop and maintain working and trusting relationships with participants while ensuring program services are provided as outlined in the federal grant.
• Provide information to students regarding post-secondary opportunities including admissions, financial aid (FAFSA), scholarships, standardized testing and course selection, CIS, Internet college searches, scholarship searches.
• Assist students in completing applications for admissions, scholarships, and financial aid, preparing and sending applications for admission and scholarships.

3) Workshops, events, and college visitations (20% time spent)
• Develop, coordinate and participate in parent nights, career field trips, college campus visits, financial aid nights, and service learning events. These include evening, weekend and overnight activities.

4) Additional Duties (10% time spent)
• Identify partnerships with school personnel, businesses, and community agencies.
• Coordinate with other TRIO staff to ensure program compliance and success.
• Assist with all required reports, particularly the Annual Performance Evaluation for the U.S. Department of Education.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree; experience with postsecondary admissions, financial aid, scholarships, and high school graduation requirements; demonstrated ability to work effectively with high school students, staff, and administration; knowledge of career development, postsecondary courses, and study skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Professional experience working with underrepresented potential college students
• Experience with federal or state record keeping
• Experience with high school recruitment strategies

Apply online at https://isu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=600

Please submit the following documents with your application:
Submit a cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications; resume of experience, education, and qualifications; and names and contact information of three (3) professional references.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 28, 2018. However, the position will remain open until filled. Salary has been approved at $34,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

Idaho State University's Jeanne Clery report, federally required reporting, provides crime, arrest and fire statistics for the previous three years that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Idaho State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies about alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, personal practices, disciplinary procedures, fire safety and other matters. This report can be accessed on the following website: ISU Clery Report

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.