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This is a collaborative agreement with Community Foundation of Monterey County (CFMC). The goal is to work collaboratively with Early Outreach Support Programs to support students preparing for college, increasing uptake of financial aid, and awarding scholarship to qualified students.

The College Readiness Advisor, under the direction of the Director of Early Outreach and Support Programs, works collaboratively with Upward Bound (UB) and Educational Talent Search (ETS) Personnel in the overall implementation of the project, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the project, including developing and implementing academic year program services and activities, administering, and maintaining scholarship records. The College Readiness Advisor also serves as the project’s chief liaison to the target schools, and the target area’s communities. The College Readiness Advisor develops relationships between UB and ETS Advisors and their students.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Use independent judgment and discretion in developing and implementing an Outreach Plan that encompasses making presentations to include class presentations, parent meetings to reach target population,
2. The College Readiness Advisor is expected to continuously assess, revise and/or modify plan and provide solutions in order to achieve program goal.
3. Provide leadership to program participants.
4. Provide and oversee program services to program participants to include academic counseling; college advising; enrichment workshops; motivate students to apply to college.
5. Supervise the documentation of student eligibility for scholarships. Maintain accurate and up-to-date files on each student and on program activities.
6. Must remain current with College and University admission requirements.
7. Handle sensitive and/or confidential documents and information where judgement and discretion are essential.
8. Ensure confidentiality of all program records and other sensitive information.

1. Performs other duties as assigned.
2. Attend workshops, conference as deemed necessary.
3. Promotes and maintains an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and handle potentially sensitive situations. Demonstrated ability and skill in speaking to large groups. Ability and skill to work in a support role with migrant and seasonal agricultural communities, minority, low-income candidates using tact, diplomacy and sensitivity. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals, community agencies, universities and parents. Ability to communicate and work intimately within a culturally diverse setting. Ability to interpret and apply program rules and regulations; ability to use initiative and resourcefulness in planning work assignments and in implementing long-range program improvements. Ability to work independently and to take direction effectively. Ability to prepare oral and written reports and comments that are clear, comprehensive, and concise. Proficiency in the use of basic computer systems, software, and Internet skills.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in counseling, psychology, education, guidance, student support services, Adult Education or related fields AND Experience working with migrant, and Spanish-speaking communities. Fluent in Spanish.

The University Corporation is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students, and the customers we serve. The monthly hiring salary/range is $4,854. This is an exempt position and as such is not eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits, contributory retirement plan, TSA (403b), 13 paid holidays per year and other benefits.
University Corporation positions are “at-will” employment.
The University Corporation at Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing.