Pay Grade 38. Minimum $15.20/hour. This position exists to implement the plan of operation in the Educational Opportunity Center funded by US Department of Education. The mission of this grant is to provide community outreach and college enrollment services for the Southern Appalachian Educational Opportunity Center. Target population includes low-income, potential first generation college graduates, Adults, youth in Foster Care and homeless youth.
Conducting needs assessments.
Providing educational and career guidance and counseling.
Helping participants with the entire admissions and financial aid process including completion of the FAFSA and admissions requirements.
Sharing information about appropriate colleges and majors, weighing the advantages of each, and making appropriate referrals to overcome obstacles so that participants will pursue post-secondary education and graduate.
Maintaining electronic and paper files for each participant in accordance with instructions and information required by the US Department of Education.
Assisting the Director with preparation of Annual Performance Report.
Monitor recruitment numbers and progress toward objectives.
Recruiting at least 400 participants from the target population which includes low income, potential first generation college students, adults, and youth in foster care, homeless youth, veterans and military families in our 5 county region.
Creating new community partnerships and maintaining existing ones.
Present at community meetings to explain our free college access services and encourage partners and residents to schedule appointments for college planning.
Designing and delivering college access workshops.
Traveling to outreach sites, satellite offices, and community partners in the 5 county region.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement.