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Planner/Advisor, Educational Talent Search (1896)
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Idaho State University | Pocatello, ID
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Job Description

Planner/Advisor, Educational Talent Search (1896)

Posting Number: req778

11 Month

Non-classified Staff

TRIO Student Services

Burley, Idaho

Primary Purpose

This is an Idaho State University outreach position that works out of the College of Southern Idaho's Mini-Cassia Center in Burley, ID. The advisor will recruit, identify, and deliver program services to eligible 9th - 12th grade students from Minico High School leading to successful post-secondary enrollment. Applicant may be required to travel weekly to Twin Falls, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls.

Key Responsibilities

1) Recruitment and documentation (30% time spent) Responsible for recruitment of potential participants and securing appropriate documentation for client eligibility (responsible for ensuring that 2/3rd of students are both 1st generation to college and meet federal income guidelines). Maintaining accurate and confidential records for 250 students, (including college and career plans, transcripts, test scores, scholarships, GPA, events attended, etc).

2) Academic Planning (40% 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. Provide information to students regarding post-secondary opportunities including admissions, financial aid (FAFSA), scholarships, ACT/SAT/COMPASS testing, 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.

4) Additional Duties (10% time spent) Actively develops relationships with schools personnel, businesses, and community agencies for partnership in student's academic achievements and for advancement of the program. 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; demonstrated ability to work effectively with middle school and/or high school students, staff, and administration; knowledge of career development, high school graduation requirements, and study skills; demonstrated ability to be self-directed as well as work within a larger team; knowledge planning workshops and programming for middle school, high school and/or college level students; knowledge of postsecondary admissions, financial aid, scholarships, and postsecondary course selection.

Preferred Qualifications

Work with underrepresented students; knowledge of Mini-Cassia area; knowledge of retention strategies for income-eligible and first-generation students; experience with state or federal record keeping.

Please submit the following documents with your application:

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

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by June 3, 2019. However, the position will remain open until filled. Salary will be 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.