St. John Fisher College is seeking applications for the grant-funded position of Advisor for the TRIO Student Support Services Program. We are beginning year one of a five-year cycle. This full-time, 9-month, full benefits Advisor will assist in the implementation for the program. The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program is a United States Department of Education Title IV grant-funded program designed to increase retention and graduation rates of low-income, first-generation college students and students with disabilities, through an array of services and opportunities. The advisor will view students through an asset-based lens and provide support, motivation, and guidance in decision-making under the theoretical framework of hope-based action theory. The TRIOSSS Advisor will work closely with the Director to ensure that the program is producing high-quality services and support systems for the students served.
Conduct one-on-one advising sessions with TRIO students to address academic and personal concerns, create goals for student success, and maintain relevant all records to student profiles and progress.
Assist students with financial aid concerns by partnering with the Office of Financial Aid, the Office of Student Accounts, and the Office of the Registrar to ensure students have completed all necessary paperwork and met all institutional and federal deadlines.
Create and facilitate workshops/experiences with the Director, on-campus partners and community-based partners; lead activities in a variety of topics including, but not limited to, academic, social, career, personal, financial, and cultural.
Listen to, motivate and encourage students through day-to-day interactions and discussions.
Proactively collaborate with College-wide departments, faculty, tutors, and academic support staff to advocate, identify, and meet the academic needs of TRIO students. Work closely with the Director and campus partners in future projects and tasks to ensure accurate and efficient program evaluation and expansion.
Work collaboratively and supportively with the TRIOSSS Director.
Education / Experience:
Master's degree required, preferably in education, counseling or social sciences
One year experience in higher education, preferably with low-income, first-generation students and/or students with disabilities.
Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student population both individually and in groups. Some experience working with academic youth programs, non-profits, or higher education with exposure to crisis-intervention and/or advocacy counseling is preferred.
Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be open-minded, non-judgmental, and able interact with and advise diverse groups
Genuine interest in valuing low-income and first-generation college students through an asset-based approach
Must have an energetic, engaging, and positive personality and character with the ability to encourage students to participate in the program
Willingness to work flexible hours as needed.
Computer literate in a student information system, Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, Internet, and Social Media
Candidates with experience as a first-generation student, low-income student or student with disability preferred.
35 hours a week for 9 months in each year per grant funding, currently in year one of five year award
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About St. John Fisher College
St. John Fisher College is an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition of American higher education. The College emphasizes liberal learning for students in traditional academic disciplines, as well as for those in more directly career-oriented fields. We are committed to enriching the work, teaching and life experiences for all faculty and staff, in support of the College’s mission. Human Resources is dedicated to providing high quality service with a true sense of personal value for all faculty, staff and their families and consistently meeting or exceeding expectations in all human capital disciplines. Mission: St. John Fisher College is a collaborative community dedicated to teaching, learning, and scholarship in a student-centered educational environment. The College is guided by its liberal arts tradition and its Catholic heritage, as expressed in the motto of its founders, the Basilian Fathers: “teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge.” Fisher engages individuals in lives of intellectual inquiry, professional integrity, and civic responsibility, where diversity and service to others are valued and practiced.