Academic Achievers Educational Advisor

Saint Augustine's University

Saint Augustine's University

Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2023

Posting Details

Posting Summary
Position Title Academic Achievers Educational Advisor
Position Code SPRG-ADVUPB-E
Job Description
Academic Achievers (officially known as Student Support Services) is a federally funded TRIO program that serves first-generation, low-income, and disabled students. All services provided to AAP participants are incorporated into approved program objectives that meet retention and postsecondary school graduation goals.

The AAP Educational Advisor would be responsible for collecting and disseminating educational information to assist in acclimating students with services in order for retention and success as upperclassmen towards postsecondary graduation and beyond. The Advisor will assist in the planning of the program and its’ initiatives and will report to the TRIO Director. Additionally, the Advisor also provides active efforts and services for low-income and first-generation individuals who desire to complete their postsecondary education and prepare for education on the graduate level.

  • Identifying and recruiting low-income, first-generation students, or disabled students who qualify for AA.
  • Having an assigned caseload of the above participants (numbers will vary).
  • Assisting in the recruitment of all participants no later than January 31st of each grant year.
  • Assist Director on important, time-sensitive business, and in overseeing and assisting staff with institutional and programmatic goals and objectives;
  • Meet with Director as needed to track progress.
  • Follow academic progress of all AA participants in order to design the Program to give assistance where necessary;
  • Giving verbal and /or visual presentations on AA and TRIO.
  • Rendering academic and personal counseling to all participants.
  • Refer participants for tutorial assistance.
  • Assist in creating a variety of workshops for participants including but not limited to career, college life, careers, personal development, study skills, business and personal etiquette, financial aid, and course selection.
  • Adopting outside agencies to assist with providing services to participants
  • Instruct a Freshman Studies course introducing new students to the history of Saint Augustine’s College and tools to assist in their transition from high school to college.
  • Assist the Office of First Year Experience with orientation meetings for students, parents and faculty. During the meeting coordinate and plan mandatory assemblies, seminars, and workshops that first year/transfer students must attend.
  • Assist in the completion of the Annual Performance Report (data and narrative);
  • Responsible for working diligently, with possible assistance to the First Year Experience Program, and the office of Enrollment Management in developing specific efforts and initiatives to improve the first-year student retention rate
  • Operating program software in order to document services and format reports Travel to various locations for professional development in order to perform adequate job duties·
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director.

Saint Augustine’s University (SAU), drawing on its rich legacy as an access institution, is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates prepared for personal and professional success. SAU was established in 1867 in Raleigh, NC by the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. A four-year liberal arts university with an average enrollment of approximately 1,000, SAU sits on 105 lush acres just north of Downtown Raleigh, NC. The institution offers more than 20 undergraduate degrees and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Additional Information:
  • Employment is contingent upon a positive background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination. documentation of medical and religious exemptions will be accommodated.
  • Official transcript is required upon acceptance of the position.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Comparable proven experience working with low income, first generation, traditionally underrepresented and/or disabled students; ·
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Experience in a higher education setting, providing advising services or counseling to students who are educationally, economically, and otherwise disadvantaged.
Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree preferred in Education, Counseling or related field
Physical Demands
  • Occasional need to lift at least 20 pounds;
  • Frequent need for oral, written and auditory communication;
  • Valid North Carolina driver’s license;
  • Valid North Carolina Vehicle Registration;
  • Must be willing to travel geographically within the designated target area on a regular basis;
  • Occasional need for travel; and
  • Ability to work in fast paced and/or sometimes stressful situations.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number S259P
Job Type Staff
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 10/09/2023
Job Open Date 09/15/2023
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary
Advertising Summary
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/ Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts