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TRiO Upward Bound Program, Academic Advisor

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Our goal at College of the Mainland is to attract a highly qualified and high-performing workforce by providing fair and equitable compensation. Each position is assigned a pay class and corresponding salary range. The midpoint is normally the highest salary at which candidates are hired.

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number AS27P
Position Title TRiO Upward Bound Program, Academic Advisor
Contract Length 12 months
Class Summary

Interviews and advises students regarding education information, procedures and academic requirements of a specific program or major. Assists students in exploring careers, evaluating academic abilities, and setting goals.

Candidates Eligible to Apply Internal/External
Position Type Exempt Staff
Employment Status Full Time
Position Funding Type Grant

Posting Detail Information

Minimum Education/Training/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Education or related field. Minimum of two years experience in providing academic advising to low-income, first-generation students or other academically, socially, or economically disadvantaged population. Experience working in high school setting as well as experience working with the Texas Common Application and the FAFSA application.

Preferred Education/Training/Experience

Experience working with TRiO programs, high school or working with similar programs that focus on low-income and first-generation high school students.

Minimum Knowledge & Skills

Texas core requirements;
- Career assessment programs;
- Business software programs;
- Course content and objectives;
- Multi-tasking
- Use of computers and related software application programs;
- Interviewing and advising;
- Interpreting college catalogs, course requirements and program parameters;
- Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction;
- Knowledge of the secondary and post-secondary education setting.

Preferred Knowledge & Skills

Bilingual (English and Spanish)

Licensing/Certification Requirements


Job Duties

Assess student’s stage of development and promote student growth by assisting student in establishing academic and career goals.

Advises students on academic and career issues: identifies the educational and career options appropriate for each student and assists with the analysis of each option. Sets up an action plan for student to explore alternative careers and related majors.

UB Academic Advisor will be responsible of coordinating with target schools to plan recruitment events for potential program participants.

Identifies options for student to satisfy degree requirements; evaluates and makes recommendations on amendments/changes to student’s program of study; assists student in completion.

Advisor will assist all program seniors with college tasks including college application, scholarships, financial aid, career exploration, etc.

Monitors academic progress of students; determines eligibility and satisfactory progress towards high school graduation; identifies current and potential needs or problem areas; refers student to appropriate campus resources for assistance.

Advisor will assist in maintaining all required student documents in student’s files.

Plan and implement with the TRiO Coordinator the Upward Bound Saturday meetings.

Direct supervisor for all of the UB part-time tutors at local target schools.

UB Advisor will oversee the after school tutorial services for the UB program at the target schools.

Advisor will be guidance person to all program participants and will provide mentoring services to program participants as needed.

Will work closing with TRiO coordinator to plan and run the day to day activities of the UB Summer Academy.

Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Physical Requirements

Positions in this class typically require: stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Minimum Salary Range $45,130
Mid Point Salary Range $57,169
Maximum Salary Range $72,420
Posting Open Date 01/12/2018
Posting Close Date
Posting Will Be Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Our goal at College of the Mainland is to attract a highly qualified and high-performing workforce by providing fair and equitable compensation. Each position is assigned a pay class and corresponding salary range. The midpoint is normally the highest salary at which candidates are hired.

EEO Statement

College of the Mainland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability or veteran status.

College of the Mainland does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws and regulations within Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and 1992.

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation