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EOC Planner/Advisor, TRIO (1899)
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Idaho State University | Pocatello, ID
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Job Description

EOC Planner/Advisor, TRIO (1899)

Posting Number: req795

11 Month

Non-classified Staff

TRIO Student Services

Twin Falls

Primary Purpose

To establish, coordinate and conduct activities to inform low-income, first generation persons about availability of financial aid and post-secondary education opportunities; to assist individuals in selecting and applying to programs of postsecondary education; and in gaining financial aid for post-secondary educational purposes. Serve 400 participants annually and maintain program presence in the Magic Valley.

Key Responsibilities

1) Recruitment and documentation (40 % time spent)

* Establish the initial contact with community leaders and agencies to promote and establish EOC services in new areas and/or to new groups of potential clients; perform related needs assessments.
* Identify clients eligible for EOC services, determine services needed and provide said services.
* Carry out direct outreach activities at GED centers, community based organizations, churches, high schools, community meetings and other appropriate settings.
* Maintain a network of contacts and resources in the target areas to promote EOC services and activities; act as EOC liaison with professional organizations whose policies impact EOC clients.
* Serve as staff in EOC off-site locations and assist persons seeking information about post-secondary programs and services of EOC.
* Provide direct advising to persons seeking post-secondary education using a variety ofresources; identify appropriate support services as needed.
* Assist clients with educational goals clarification; perform academic, career, and technical training assessments.
* Responsible for recruitment of potential participants and securing appropriate documentation for client eligibility (responsible for ensuring that 2/3rd of participants are both 1st generation and low-income to college and meet federal income guidelines).
* Maintaining accurate and confidential records for ~400 participants, (including college admission application, financial aid, scholarships, enrollment schedule).
* Maintain student files with all necessary physical documentation to ensure compliance with federal requirements.

2) Academic Planning (30% time spent)

* Provide academic assistance at target schools at least weekly, such as class selection for both secondary and postsecondary, study skills, goal setting, time management, academic success, career interest inventories, and technology.
* Develop and maintain working and trusting relationships with participants while ensuring program services are provided as outlined in the federal grant.
* Provide information to students regarding post-secondary opportunities including admissions, financial aid (FAFSA), scholarships, college entrance exams, and course selection, CIS, Internet college searches, scholarship searches.
* Assist students in completing applications for admissions, scholarships, and financial aid, preparing and sending applications for admission and scholarships, phone and email communication with college officials and administrators.

3) Workshops, events, and college visitations (20% time spent)

* Develop, coordinate and participate in parent nights, career field trips, college campus visits, financial aid nights, service learning events. Events may include evening, weekend and overnight activities.
* Ensures that all his/her participants are informed of event details and event information.
* Organize and provide financial literacy workshops to EOC participants.

4) Additional Duties (10% time spent)

* Provide follow up of program services to target school personnel.
* Coordinate with other TRIO staff to ensure program compliance and success.
* Assist with all required reports, particularly the Annual Performance Evaluation for the federal Department of Education.
* Attend TRIO staff meetings at Idaho State University and trainings as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; excellent interpersonal and communication skills, must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, must have access to and use of own transportation, demonstrated ability to work effectively with non-traditional potential post-secondary students, college students, and high school seniors.

Preferred Qualifications

Work with underrepresented population; knowledge of target area (Twin Falls, Burley, Jerome, and Gooding); knowledge of challenges of limited-income and first generation students; experience with state or federal record keeping.

Please submit the following documents with your application:

Resume, Cover Letter and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by July 7, 2019. However, the position will remain open until filled. Salary has been approved at $36,200 annually, commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

About Idaho State University

Idaho State University (ISU) combines exceptional academics amidst the grand natural beauty of the West. ISU faculty and students are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions in the areas of energy, health professions, nuclear research, teaching, humanities, engineering, performing and visual arts, technology, biological sciences, pharmacy, and business. ISU is the state's designated lead institution in health professions and medical education.

Idaho State University, a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution founded in 1901, serves a diverse population by attracting students from around the world to its Idaho campuses. At the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls, and Twin Falls, ISU offers access to high-quality education in more than 280 programs. Over 12,000 students attend ISU, receiving education and training in those programs. To read more, visit: Idaho State University Home Idaho State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Veterans' preference.

Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.


Idaho State University's Jeanne Clery report, federally required reporting, provides crime, arrest and fire statistics for the previous three years that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Idaho State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies about alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, personal practices, disciplinary procedures, fire safety and other matters. This report can be accessed on the following website: ISU Clery Report

About Idaho State University

Idaho State University is a state institution at Pocatello, a metropolitan area of about 55,000 nestled in the mountains of southeastern Idaho. ISU's top-flight academic programs include nationally recognized courses of study in business, pharmacy and the health professions, teacher education, engineering, arts and sciences, and applied technology training. ISU provides undergraduate and graduate educational services not only in Pocatello but also at ISU centers in Idaho Falls, Twin Falls and Boise, and to outlying communities via state-of-the-art compressed and IP audio/video video technology.