Program Coordinator/Advisor, Educational Talent Search (Grant-Funded)

Sinclair Community College - Dayton, OH (30+ days ago)4.3

This position exists to coordinate, advise and support the administration of the Educational Talent Search Program (ETS) grant-funded TRIO program by providing holistic student-focused advising, career pathway development assistance, and college readiness experiences and skills for students in grades 8–12 at partner schools within the Dayton Public Schools District. The Program Coordinator/Advisor is responsible for the implementation of services and activities that are essential to achieving the stipulated objectives of the Talent Search grant as approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • This position is grant funded and contingent upon the funding associated with the respective grant.
Principal Accountabilities
  • Provide advising to students for decision making on educational pathways, career development, and personal goals
  • Make presentations, facilitate workshops, implement ETS application processes, conduct program orientations, facilitate testing, review academic records and implement early alert reports
  • Coordinate tutoring and supplemental teaching experiences for program students
  • Guide students through all phases of the comprehensive enrollment process
  • Coordinate service learning experiences for students to foster academic and personal enrichment
  • Aid students in increasing financial literacy and developing a financial plan for college success
  • Advertise ETS program and services within target schools and communities
  • Conduct ETS program orientation/information sessions to students, parents, staff, and other key stakeholders
  • Develop relationships with educators and community partners to improve collaborative opportunities to foster student access and persistence
  • Execute the day-to-day operations of the Talent Search program
  • Process application and required forms
  • Monitor and report participant academic performance, areas of improvement, and successes
  • Develop retention and persistence data and enrollment management activities for review and analysis
  • Assist Project Director with grant writing specifications and help maintain compliance with U.S. Department of Education regulations and grant objectives
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, management, social work or related field is required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience advising pre-college populations is required
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the needs of students from disadvantaged, low-income, and/or underrepresented backgrounds and experience working with diverse populations is required
  • Experience writing and implementing grants is preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of program development and project management
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Attention to detail and self-guided ability to follow through on assignments promptly
  • Ability to recognize and analyze problems, think critically, and recommend and/or implement solutions accordingly
  • Intrinsic motivation, strong work ethic, willingness to take initiative, and excellent communication and organizational skills are essential