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Project Advisor - Upward Bound Program

Company: Kilgore College
Location: Kilgore
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Job SummaryKilgore College is an accredited public two-year community college that has met the academic and workforce needs of East Texas since 1935 by providing a learner-centered environment that focuses on student access, success and completion via collaborative partnerships. We are an open-door, student-centered institution characterized by excellence in teaching and learning. Kilgore College seeks to fill our open positions with quality employees who have a passion to see our students realize their full potential. Every employee is vital to the success of each student and KC hires only the best to further our mission. We are excited you are interested in employment with us, and if you have any questions, please reach out to the Human Resources Department. Upward Bound is a pre-collegiate program. The Project Advisor provides academic advising, college and career counseling, study skills workshops, and oversees tutoring at specific target high schools to ensure program participants are served and enroll in institutions of post-secondary education. Upward Bound is grant funded through the U.S. Department of Education. This position is contingent on the renewal of grant fundsResponsibilities and Duties

  • This position assist in the recruiting and the selection of new Upward Bound participants. Also responsible for entering and maintaining data base used by Upward Bound program. Other responsibilities include; grade checks on participants, planning events, accompanying Upward Bound students to visit four-year universities, assistance with completing scholarship applications, college admission applications, financial aid forms, planning and helping lead an annual six-week intensive Summer Academic Program for Upward Bound participants, and assisting in planning cultural activities. This position will also assist in maintaining accurate student records.Qualifications and Skills
    • --- Bachelor's degree in related field(s) (education, psychology, sociology) --- Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of the population served. --- Valid Texas driver's license --- Ability to drive a 15-passenger van --- Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills --- Have outstanding computer skills --- Occasional extended work hours to include nights and weekends as required --- Have good basic reading, math, and English skills --- Knowledge of Educational Grants and grant writing experience is preferred --- Familiar with data base entry.Benefits and Perks
      36-hour work week for a healthy work life balance as well generous paid leave time. Health, life, and income protection insurance are provided. An excellent retirement program through the Teacher Retirement System.Full Time employees have free use of the college's recreational/fitness facilities.Tuition scholarships are -for the employee and dependent children. - The twelve month salary range is $35,568 - $36,000 and will commensurate with experience and education.This is a grant funded position.Kilgore College does not participate in the federal Social Security program. As a result, employees/retirees of the college are subject to the federal Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and possibly the Government Pension Offset (GPO) laws. For information on the WEP and the GPO, visit the Social Security Administration's website at .Positions will remain open until filled. Teaching positions will be required to submit official transcripts upon an offer of employment. An offer of employment will be contingent upon passing a background check. Federal law prohibits the employment of unauthorized aliens. All persons hired must submit satisfactory proof of employment authorization and identity within three (3) days of being hired. Failure to submit proof within the required time shall result in immediate employment termination. All position appointments are subject to approval by the college's Board of Trustees.

      This description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. Kilgore College reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or with notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by Kilgore College at its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      Kilgore College is unwavering in preserving a community of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are passionate about all students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders who make up the college system. Our passion is fueled by the desire to welcome all with open arms regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sex, age, national origin, religion, ability status, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, physical appearance, and diverse thoughts. We are steadfast in keeping our culture centered on respecting the uniqueness of all and destroying barriers. Kilgore College is resolute in its pledge to true Radical Hospitality by focusing on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We are Kilgore College! https://www.kilgore.edu/about-kc/facultystaff-and-board/diversity-equity-inclusion

      All positions are located in Kilgore, TX. No fully remote positions are available at this time. All employees must be available to physically present to work on the Kilgore, TX or Longview, TX Campus.

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