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TRiO Programs at Virginia Tech need to hire 2 Upward Bound Project Advisors. These positions report to the Assistant Director of Upward Bound. These persons are responsible for assisting in program implementation and for providing direct services to the students in his/her assigned caseload based in Roanoke City/Salem City schools. Periodic performance will be evaluated by the assistant director; annual performance will be evaluated by the TRiO Programs Director. Projects undertaken may require approval from the director. This position may help supervise and coordinate the work of support personnel. Each project advisor will be assigned to a high school/high schools where they will complete the majority of their work. This position is 100% federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
Job responsibilities: Recruit and enroll required number of eligible participants according to caseload assigned. Duties to accomplish this are:
Obtain applications and participant profiles
Obtain income verification on all new applicants
Complete participant selection and provide written recommendations on eligible participants to the assistant director and director for final approval
Schedule day and time for weekly individual or group meetings with guidance counselors.
Arrange for and/or provide career education to participants
Assist seniors in registering for and taking the College Board (SAT) and ACT exams.
Help participants select and identify post-secondary options. Assist seniors in applying to and being accepted into post-secondary institutions.
Client Data entry and complete reports including: student services and daily sessions, annual summaries, travel reports and vouchers
Refer participants internally and externally
Meet with each participant a minimum of one time per month. Develop a plan with and for the participant and document in the record all contacts with, or on behalf of, the student
Plan, coordinate and supervise summer program activities and staff
Support the Assistant Director in the following areas:
Designing and revising forms
Gathering statistical data and information for proposal and performance reports
Developing counseling strategies and instruments and interactive activities for students
Other projects which may be specifically assigned
Arrange and chaperone field trips for participants.
Attend tutorials to assist and/or counsel participants.
Attend workshops and other staff training opportunities.
Follow up with graduates to verify college attendance and receipt of financial aid
The minimum requirement for this position is a master's degree in education, social work, or related area. Experience working with educationally and economically disadvantaged high school students. Excellent communication skills. The person in this position must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license. The person must also be able to pass a criminal background check and driving record check.
Experience working with TRiO programs. Former participant in a TRiO program.
Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfil...ls its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).