Program Advisor (TRiO)
Maricopa County Community College District - Phoenix, AZ

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Provides pre-academic and career advisement and other student recruitment and retention services to new, continuing and prospective disadvantaged and underrepresented (first generation college students, economically and academically disadvantaged and students with disabilities) students. Works with a diverse population of administrators, faculty, staff, students, and the public.

Essential Functions

60% - Advises new, continuing and prospective students on grant admission and program requirements and a variety of general college information
15% - Supervises and administers workshops and off-campus trips with students; works with faculty and outside agencies regarding students with special needs and develop handouts and literature
15% - Advises on predetermined individual education plans from an academic advisor; provides assistance with university transfer processes; contacts and makes referrals to campus resources and community agencies as needed
10% - Provides financial aid advisement and referrals

Minimum Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, or related field
- Experience with computer software (Excel, Access, Word, AdvisorTrac)
- Experience working in a fast-paced environment
- Knowledge of disability and ADA laws
- Knowledge of data collection and preparing reports

Desired Qualifications

- Extensive experience and knowledge of working with at-risk student population
- Knowledge of federal and state guidelines related to grants
- Experience working with students with disabilities
- Experience with on-line databases such as Student Information Systems

Special Working Conditions

May be required to work some evenings and weekends. May require local travel.
Possession of a valid State of Arizona Class D Driver's License is required; must meet district minimum standards regarding driving:

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