Central Michigan University
August 01, 2024
Offerd Salary:$38,000 - $45,000
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Number S-3076

Position Number 71275 Type of Recruitment External Position Title PROJECT ADVISOR/TALENT SEARCH Position Summary

This position is located in Detroit, Michigan and serves 500 students within the five partner Detroit Public middle and high schools. The Project Advisor position is a federally-funded TRIO program position providing academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encouraging them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education. This job requires a level of independence to respond to requests from the project director, university personnel, high/middle school administrators, community partners, students and parents within defined grant regulations, guidelines and procedures.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in social work, education, counseling, sociology, psychology, or a related field from an accredited institution. Experience with recruitment, facilitation, and program planning. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and mobile office environment. Experience and comfortability in working with diverse students, parents and community members in a high and/or middle school setting. Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of underrepresented populations and ability to manage confidential information. Familiarity with university admissions, scholarship and financial aid processes. Must be self-directed and a self-starter with the ability to work independently. Strong communication skills, including written, oral and interpersonal. Ability to work early mornings, evenings and/or weekends and to travel in/out- of-state and to campus as required. Must maintain a good driving record, valid Michigan's Driver License and proof of current automobile insurance coverage. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel and Access. Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in education, social work, counseling, or a related field. Two years of experience working with TRIO and/or high and middle school programs. Bilingual English/Spanish with ability to read and write. Experience working with low-income, first-generation youth. Working and demonstrated knowledge of case documentation. Strong familiarity and ability to use social media outlets and video technology. Experience with pre-college summer residential programs.

Duties & Responsibilities

Orients target schools, personnel, community, parents, students, and stakeholders about the Talent Search Project. Develops a working relationship with school administrators, counselors, teachers, parents, community agencies, CMU personnel, etc. Develops and executes strategies to identify, recruit, select and retain eligible students within target schools. Manages curriculum development & facilitates program workshops related to college, career planning and financial planning during academic school year and summer. Responsible for managing a case load of program participants and assesses participant's needs and monitors academic progress while in the TS project and refers to supportive services as needed. Assists high school seniors with follow-up regarding post-secondary matriculation i.e., FAFSA completion, Scholarship Essay's, College Applications, and complete college transition. Assists with middle school programming, workshops, field trips and summer activities as necessary. Works with students to establish short- and long-term educational goals and steps to achieve them. Advises students on course selection, dual enrollment, college applications and college entrance exams. Assists with the coordination and implementation of college tours, educational/cultural/social field trips and events that promote college access and provides supervision of students during events. Disseminates college access/financial literacy information to students and parents/guardians during monthly meetings. Assists with preparing written communication, memos, flyers, and newsletters for key stakeholders (school/university administrators, students, parents, etc.). Serves as part of the team to assist with planning, developing and overall program goals. Responsible for accurate documentation of student records/progress and prepares reports as required in database monthly. Maintains positive leadership, ethical/professional conduct, and confidentiality of program participants information. Collects and tracks data for the grant and annual performance report utilizing the data management system. Supervises and oversees student activities, events and/or programs, and overnight trips. Follows all project regulations to meet all program goals/objectives. Completes monthly reconciliations to track project spending. Facilitates and manages day to day summer activities. Travels to target high/middle schools and makes home visits as needed. Attends meetings, trainings, and conferences as assigned. Relocates to the campus of Central Michigan University during the summer academy component. Other duties as assigned.

Supervision Exercised


Message to Applicants

Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Employee Group Professional & Administrative -Salary Staff Pay Level Pay Range $38,000 - $45,000 Division Student Recruitment & Retention Department TRIO Programs - Detroit Position Status Provisional Position End Date 08/01/2024 Employment Status Full-Time FTE 1.0 Position Type 12 month Weekly Work Schedule Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / weekends and evenings as required. Location Detroit, MI About the Department About CMU

Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master's, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 17 men's and women's Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid- American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small- town living with big-city amenities. It's part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state's largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city's central location in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

CMU Leadership Standards

Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.

We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.

Please review the Leadership Standards before applying for this position.

EEO Statement

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex‐based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see https: // www. OCRIE).

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CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMU's Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Education's Assistant Secretary, or both.

CMU's Title IX Coordinator can be reached at: Phone: 989-774-3253 Office: 103 E. Preston St. Bovee University Center, suite 306 Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 Email: [email protected]

Posting Ends Open Until Filled Yes

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