Educational Advisor

Updated: 25 days ago
Location: Campus, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime


The primary purpose of the Educational Advisor is to provide supportive services to achieve the performance objectives of the Educational Talent Search (ETS) programs. The Educational Advisor recruits and retains new and continuing middle and high school students to increase secondary school achievement, assists students with supportive services necessary to help their promotion to next grade level, graduation from high school and then be prepared to matriculate to a postsecondary institution. In addition, the Advisor also assists persons who have not completed a program at the secondary school level and have the desire to do so, to reenter those programs and then matriculate to a postsecondary institution of their choice. The Educational Advisor also help plan activities including college tours, cultural enrichment opportunities and summer programming to ensure that ETS participants are exposed to college and career/cultural events to broaden their perspective on opportunities outside of their normal activities.  Program assessment is also important to effective outreach and performance of the ETS program and Educational Advisors also participate in this activity as well as writing semi-annual and annual reports.

Essential Functions


  • Assist with recruitment and retention of new and current Educational Talent Search participants in grades 6th through 12th. Process new participant applications to determine eligibility.  Complete proper documentation to retain continuing students from year to year. 
  • Plan activities to educate target school personnel, parents and students about the ETS Program
  • Collaborate with target school personnel on a monthly basis concerning student progress and activities
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community based organizations
Programming/Services Delivery
  • Assist ETS participants with the completion of a Personalized Education Plan each academic year
  • Conduct one- on -one and/or group advising sessions including academic, personal, career, financial aid for program participants
  • Provide information on and assistance with college admission.  Connect participants needing academic assistance with tutoring within their schools or community.  
  • Provide students and parents with information on and assistance with financial aid including completion of the FAFSA and Scholarship opportunities
  • Help students and parents understand the Financial Aid process including interpretation of award letters, information and assistance with scholarship searches, scholarship essays
  • Provide information on and preparatory assistance with ACT/SAT test and online registration.  Organize & present enrichment workshops, college tours & events for middle & high school students.
  • Coordinate program field trips and special events during the Academic Year and Summer Program Component (such as academic enrichment seminars and workshops, campus visits, cultural events and career activities)
  • Assist with event and program assessment and evaluation
  • Coordinate and assist in the development and implementation of the summer program
  • Assist with collection of data and reporting writing for the ETS Program
  • Maintain and update information in Blumen database system and participant files.
  • Attend in-service and other professional development opportunities as approved by the Assistant Director
  • Assist in maintaining student records
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

The following Degree is required:

  • Bachelor's Degree.  Degree must be conferred at time of application.

The following Experience is required:
  • 2 years working with  students from a diverse population 
  • 2 years working with students from a low socioeconomic background
  • 2 years working with students who are first-generation college students

Additional Information

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer skills such as word processing, database management and desktop publishing

  • Experience assisting middle and high school students, specifically motivating a low-income, first-generation or at-risk population
  • Knowledge of high school graduation and postsecondary admission requirements (Ohio)

  • Ability to function in a team environment

  • Ability to work with parents, community organizations and/or school personnel of diverse backgrounds

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Deadline to apply:  The search committee will review applications until the position is filled; however, for best consideration, applications should be provided by ‘April 26, 2024’.  

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer . We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421 or email [email protected] .

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