Program Advisor

POSITION TITLE: Program Advisor                             

POSITION #:   6063

DEPARTMENT:     Project ACCESS: Educational Talent Search


Responsible for the identification, recruitment, selection, and delivery of services to participants each year.

Responsible for collecting appropriate disability documentation (IEP/ITP, 504, or medical documentation) to complete application prior to acceptance.

Responsible for reviewing participants’ needs assessments and develop an Individualized Education Action Plan (IEAP) for all (100%) assigned participants to ensure that students receive appropriate supportive services that address identified needs each year.

Adhere to the established Plan of Operation, Curriculum, Process Policy, Program Procedures and all other related Talent Search procedures.

Conduct effective and grade-appropriate workshops/activities such as college, career and financial aid/scholarship information; standardized test preparation; and technical assistance with college admissions and financial aid applications via group and/or individual meetings, campus enrichment activities, field trips, career and college day programs each year.

Responsible for post-secondary placement of all assigned “college-ready” participants by providing individualized technical assistance with the college and financial process to ensure that the program meets its goal of post-secondary enrollment each year.

Responsible for accurate and written documentation of all services and activities provided to participants via daily contact logs and data entry into the database (Blumen).

Responsible for the timely and accurate preparation and submission of weekly and monthly reports on all major areas of responsibility including the progress of assigned participants and verification of post-secondary enrollment of graduating seniors.

Abide by administrative policies/procedures addressed in the Staff Reference Manual, Standards of Professional Conduct, Program, and UNO rules, regulations, and policies.

Responsible for achieving goals specified in Annual Employee Contract.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in Education, Psychology, Public Administration or other related field with at least 3 years’ experience working with students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: (optional) Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in Education, Psychology, Public Administration or other related field. Experience with student tracking system is a plus.

SALARY: Compensation commensurate with education and experience

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send cover letter, resume, and 3 letters of recommendation and a copy of transcripts to: Search Committee ACCESS Program Advisor University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Dr., ED 166, NO, LA 70148

DATE POSTED: June 20, 2014

CLOSING DATE: July 18, 2014

All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to retirement status and without regard to an applicant’s having previously accused the UL System Board or any of its universities of unlawful discrimination. Retirement status shall not be considered in the hiring process by any University in the UL System.

The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.