Coordinator, Student Advising
University of Wyoming - Sheridan County, WY

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Please Note

This is an at-will grant funded position.

This position is located in Sheridan, WY

Occasional evening and weekend hours required. Frequent travel by personal vehicle, in all seasons, required. Occasional overnight and air travel required.

This is a full-time position on a 240 day F calendar.

This position, on occasion, will work with the Wyoming Department of Corrections. The applicant must be able to work with participants in correctional facilities.

The EOC TRiO program serves, primarily, socioeconomically disadvantaged adult and secondary school participants with the goal of assisting them in preparing for college, applying to college, securing financial aid, and enrolling in college. This position will identify, recruit and serve 350-500 participants annually.

Represent UW/SEO/EOC in a professional and collaborative manner with all partners and state agencies, such as community colleges.

Provide advising and workshops one-on-one or in groups settings on topics such as college choice, completing the FAFSA and securing financial aid, financial and economic literacy, college admissions and enrollment, preparation for the ACT or GED, and transfer to a 4-year degree program.

Administer site office by maintaining confidentiality and accurate and up-to-date, audit ready participant files as well as other files and documents. Enter and maintain accurate and audit-ready database entries. Submit administrative and participant related paperwork accurately and promptly including travel and other expenditures, monthly activities and other documents.

Engage in training opportunities and required off-site, overnight meetings and retreats. Hire, train and supervise non-benefited personnel, as requires. Shadow or train fellow EOC Coordinator in other parts of Wyoming. Participate in a variety of projects as assigned by EOC or SEO supervisors including compiling and presenting data and other information in multiple formats.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor Degree and one year of work related experience.

Valid Driver's License with a motor vehicle record this is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy Found at: http://www.uwyo.edu/auxserv/fleet/Official-Vehicle-Policy/OVP.pdf

Knowledge of US Department TRiO programs or similar programs serving socioeconomically disadvantaged 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 by maintaining confidentiality, a standardized data and paper-based record keep system and regular office hours. Use Microsoft Office Suite proficiently. Ability to be a team player and coordinate administrative and other activities with supervisors and fellow service providers. Develop and maintain professional, collaborative and service-oriented relationships with educational, government and community agencies. Proven ability to meet ongoing weekly, monthly, and annual priorities and deadlines.

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of participant recruitment techniques.

Knowledge of college access issues, financial aid, or other educational advising in areas such as completing the FAFSA, securing scholarships, GED completion and college admissions and postsecondary enrollment.

In-depth knowledge of financial aid terminology, FAFSA filing requirements, types of federal student loans, and loan rehabilitation.

Knowledge of ACT and/or GED preparation techniques. History of maintaining professional, positive, and respectful interactions and relationships with colleagues and supervisors.

Experience working with individuals to promote financial and economic literacy. Work independently to recruit and serve participants under distance supervision. An individual with a background similar to that of the target population is preferred.

Required Materials

Complete on-line application, resume cover letter, a response to the statement below, and contact information for three work –related references. Please ensure that your resume specifically addresses the Minimum and Desired Qualifications of this position.

Please indicate in your application materials a brief (no more than one page response to the following question : What educational access advising and services would you provide to a nontraditional age, low-income individual who wishes to enter college for the first time and how has your background and experience prepared you to address this individual’s needs?

Hiring Statement

The University of Wyoming is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

The University's policy has been, and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without regard to such matters as race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University Regulations.

The University of Wyoming is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, education, employment and motor vehicle history. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

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