Academic Advisor, Upward Bound Program

at Student Success LA
Location Buffalo, New York
Date Posted July 12, 2017
Category Staff
Job Type Full-time

Description

Academic Advisor, Upward Bound Program

The Academic Advisor for the Upward Bound (TRIO) program is a 12-month position serving low-income, first generation youth with activities and guidance to provide opportunities for precollegiate academic success. The Upward Bound program assists students in gaining the knowledge and skills required to graduate from high school, and enroll in and graduate from post-secondary institutions.

This position works cooperatively with Upward Bound colleagues, Buffalo Public School district staff, and local partners to recruit and select eligible participants, advise a caseload of participants, and design intrusive services, including tutoring, financial aid, and college preparatory guidance.

A Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in psychology, education, or closely related field required; Master’s degree preferred. Applicant must possess at least one year of experience working with low-income youth and have knowledge of the financial aid process, postsecondary admission procedures, and community relations.

Medaille is a growing, private, four-year, liberal arts-based college in Buffalo, New York, serving the educational needs of traditional and non-traditional students in Western New York and Southern Ontario through a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs (www.medaille.edu).

Cover letter, resume and three references should be electronically submitted to Barbara Bilotta, Director of Human Resources, Medaille College. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.  No phone calls please.

Medaille College is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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