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Coordinator of Student Advising

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


TRiO Program


University of Wyoming

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  • Independently identify and recruit eligible participants with a documented need for academic preparedness and college access services to participate in federally-funded TRiO programs. Design, provide, and assess the efficacy of both individual and group programs and advising and academic achievement services to ensure that students meet or exceed, on an annual basis, several federal grant objectives including continued participation in the program, college and career advising and timely application to college, completion of the FAFSA and other financial aid applications, pursuit and completion of a rigorous college preparation curriculum, reasonable academic progress, competitive standardized testing, and college admissions and entry. Work with participants' parents and families to create and sustain a college-going culture and assist them in supporting students to complete college applications, excel in standardized testing, and complete the FAFSA and other financial aid documents.

  • Deliver and analyze standard academic and learning assessments such as learning styles, motivational type, and career aptitude and interest inventories and plan and provide individualized services to assist students in meeting or advancing educational outcomes. Develop and provide age and grade appropriate individual and group services related to preparation for and entry to college including services for family members, to advance academic achievement. Work one-on-one with individual students to assess and meet academic, personal, and financial barriers to educational attainment. Use the results of standardized tests to determine gaps in student knowledge and skills and provide targeted, individualized academic advising and other services intended to increase achievement.'

  • Independently administer and maintain a site office and undertake assigned administrative responsibilities, including PR functions and developing and maintaining professional, collaborative relationships with educational administrators at the secondary and postsecondary levels, community service agency staff who serve disadvantaged students and families, and non-profit organizations serving low-income families. Manage costs and budgets within project guidelines for site office needs including office maintenance, travel, training, and participant and services costs. Communicate regularly with your supervisor and submit all monthly paperwork, including logs of services provided and services and special events planned. Undertake administrative, oversight, supervisory, and instructional duties for students attending the UB/UBMS summer program. Summer program duties require working six days per week for six weeks in June and July.

  • Develop and undertake processes and procedures to maintain all data and records in a manner that ensures confidentiality; continual audit-readiness in terms of organization, completeness, accuracy, and full and appropriate documentation; as well as preparation for UW and U.S. Dept of Education site visits or audits with little or no notice. Manage all audit preparations and functions for your service area at least annually and more frequently, when required.

  • Regularly review site-specific and project-wide policies and procedures. Make policy and/or procedural recommendations to better serve specific communities and populations and to address federal legislative and regulatory changes. Provide information and analysis of data specific to the population or community being served in order to address gaps in educational access services. Assist the Project Director in writing competitive federal grants, as needed. Train new staff and current colleagues in developing participant recruitment and service provision strategies, designing and delivering appropriate group programs and individual services, and identifying and managing project requirements.

  • Undertake special projects as assigned such as committee assignments, collaboration on behalf of offices and grants serving similar populations, new initiatives that address demographic shifts including socioeconomic factors that limit college preparedness and access, and representation of UW and SEO in outreach and educational pipeline initiatives. Maintain up to date knowledge of federal legislation and regulations and federal, UW, and SEO policies and procedures through national, regional, and institutional conferences and training opportunities and disseminate information to colleagues when appropriate.

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The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.

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Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Level Degree and 1 year of comparable experience in Trio and working with High School students.\

  • Excellent written, oral, and verbal communication skills.

  • Valid Driver's License with a motor vehicle record that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy Found at:

  • Complete application packet.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of college access issues, financial aid, completing FAFSA, scholarships, college admissions and postsecondary enrollment.

  • Knowledge of the Wyoming Hathaway Scholarship Program to include eligibility requirements for each level.

  • Knowledge of ACT/SAT preparation techniques.

  • Experience working with individuals to promote financial and economic literacy.

  • An individual with a background similar to that of the target population is preferred.

  • Knowledge of US Department of Education TRiO programs or similar programs serving socioeconomically disadvantaged or first-generation populations with college access services or similar services and/or knowledge of appropriate services for promoting and ensuring college access and degree attainment among disadvantaged populations.

  • Experience working one-on-one with clients and/or designing and providing group workshops.\

  • Skills to administer a site office independently by maintaining confidentiality, a standardized record keeping system, and regular office hours.

  • Develop and maintain professional, collaborative and service-oriented relationships with educational, government and community agencies.