The College Adviser serves at a select low-income high school in San Antonio or the surrounding area. Working alongside high school and district staff, the adviser will assist students with college admissions, financial aid, and scholarship applications to help student realize their dream of attending college.
Qualifications and Characteristics:
- Unquestioned personal integrity, credibility, maturity, and work ethic
- Energy, enthusiasm and self-confidence in building relationships with students, public school partners, the university and the state and national organizations
- Flexibility and adaptability in work styles and structures
- Ability to collaborate creatively and effectively with a variety of people to solve problems and reach goals
- Passion for making college access available to all students and for serving the community
- Excellent organizational and communication skills, including the ability to listen carefully and to write and speak persuasively
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide one-on-one admissions and financial aid advice to any student or family seeking assistance
- Organize group events that encourage students and their families to consider, plan for, and apply to colleges and universities
- Establish productive working relationships with principals, counselors, and teachers in the assigned high school
- Assist in the efforts of other advisers within the service area
- Assist in the assessment and long-term sustainability of the program
- Maintain expertise in admissions and financial-aid advising (extensive training will be provided)
- Weekend and evening commitments will be expected
This is an 11-month appointment with an August 2, 2021 start date (subject to change). Upon successful completion of a year of service and 1,700 required hours of service, the adviser may be eligible for an Education Award of $6,345 to use towards federal undergraduate student loans and/or a graduate education. Compensation will be $2,745 per month.
The position is contingent upon continuous grant funding.
- Demonstration of excellent written and verbal communication as well as strong interpersonal skills
- Proficiency in the use of computers for communication, research, and administrative record keeping
- Advisers will be expected to live within the service area and to involve themselves in the surrounding San Antonio community
- Advisers will need to provide their own transportation to the school site as well as to related events
- Experience working with high school students preferred
- Bilingual (Spanish / English) candidates preferred but not required
- Trinity graduates who are the first in their family to graduate from college are highly encouraged to apply
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University, preference will be given to Trinity University graduates. Preferably earned in May 2020, December 2020, or May 2021.
How to apply
Interested candidates must apply by emailing the following to Human Resources::
- A Letter of Interest that outlines your desire and qualifications to work with a college access program in a public high school AND addresses the following questions:
- Why are you interested in serving as an Adviser with the National College Advising Corps program at Trinity University?
- What will make you an effective adviser?
- How do you believe this experience will benefit you both personally and professionally?
- Two (2) Letters of Recommendation that speak to your qualifications for this position.
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212
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