College Recruitment Advisor

College Station, Texas

Texas A&M University

Job Title

College Recruitment Advisor

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Academic Affairs Recruiting Office

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Who we are

Within the Office of Admissions, Advise TX College Advising Corps serves more than 50 high schools spread across the state in Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston and Rio Grande Valley regional areas. In an effort to increase the number of low-income, underrepresented, and first-generation students pursuing higher education, the Texas A&M program hires, trains, and places exceptional recent college graduates from all fields of study to serve as full-time, near-peer college advisers in these high schools.

The Academic Affairs Recruiting Office assisted with the creation and posting of this job requisition for the Office of Admissions.

What we want

Advise TX is seeking to hire multiple College Recruitment Advisors. The primary responsibilities include assisting high school students research, apply to and enroll in colleges that will serve them well. We need individuals who prioritize college access, college admissions, financial aid, student services, and community service programs. Successful candidates are energetic and motivated, work well under pressure, love a fast-paced environment, are detail oriented and able to evaluate options to independently make decisions which promote the well-being and function of Advise TX programming. The ability to interact, relate, and connect with high school age (16-19 years old) individuals who will be first generation college students is essential. Ability to coordinate and attend events and meetings at time beyond usual working hours is required. We seek to hire team player who will promote collaboration. Our selected candidates will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply!

What you need to know

This limited duration position is funded under contract for 11 months. Must be able to travel to various locations as assigned and must be able to coordinate and attend events and meetings at times beyond usual working hours. A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references are strongly recommended.

Salary

Salary will be $2,596.00/month (non-negotiable) for the duration of the contract. Contract will begin with a training period of approximately six weeks (July/August). Upon successful completion of training, advisors will be assigned to a specific high school, typically beginning the assignment in late August. Contingent on funding and acceptance by program manager, the employee may be allowed to continue working an additional month beyond the 11 month contract to complete excess processing. At the end of this first contract period, advisors may be allowed to renew this contract for one additional term only, contingent upon funding and acceptance by program manager.

Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University, College Station
Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • Excellent communication, verbal, presentation and leadership skills
  • Ability to relate well with a diverse high school student population
  • Ability to solve complex problems. Ability to use word processing programs and spreadsheets
  • Work as a regional/off-site team member in a dynamic organization, possessing a positive attitude and excellent customer service orientation
  • Must be literate in the English language and able to comprehend and follow both written and verbal instructions
  • Perform accurately in a detail-oriented environment with good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to make decisions independently and, at times, with little to no direction
  • Self-directed, initiator, and problem-solver
  • Ability to work urgently on multiple tasks at once in a fast paced and results oriented environment
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with a number of teams and individuals to accomplish goals of the program
  • Commitment to the success of high school students through the college application process
Preferred Education and Experience:
  • Experience working with high school students
  • Experience working with Admissions and/or Financial Aid
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Prefer background in general office conditions with much time spent in contact with students
Responsibilities:
  • Provide one-on-one admissions and financial-aid advice to any student or family seeking assistances. Encourage each student to consider a broad range of appropriate college choices. Develop for each student a comprehensive college timeline, including application deadlines for admissions and financial aid. Help each student complete and submit admissions, scholarships, and financial aid applications. Assist each student in interpreting correspondence from colleges, including offers of admission and financial aid.
  • Organize group events that encourage students and their families to consider, plan for, and apply to colleges and universities. Visit classrooms, assemblies, and club meetings to offer Advise TX services and emphasize the importance of college. Visit feeder middle schools to encourage early planning for college. Work with local community groups - churches, boys and girls clubs, social-service providers - to offer group events outside school setting and hours.
  • Assist in the efforts of other Advise TX advisers within the service area and in the assessment and long-term sustainability of the program. Visit other high schools in their assigned service area during school days. Help organize, provide support for, and attend evening and weekend events organized by other adviser(s). Assist the program manager and evaluation staff to identify, collect, and interpret key progress and outcome variables to evaluate the effectiveness of the Advise TX program. Submit monthly progress reports to the program manager documenting progress and outcome data. Meet, as appropriate, with evaluators from the National Office or Texas A&M - Represent Advise TX, as requested by the program manager, to potential supporters and to other interested parties.
  • Establish productive working relationships with principals, counselors, and teachers in the assigned high school. Assess, in consultation with the Advise TX program manager and school personnel, the particular needs of each school, and adapt programs and activities to meet these needs. Actively seek the advice and counsel of the on-site supervisor at each partner high school.
  • Maintain expertise in admissions and financial aid advising. Participate fully in four weeks of residential training each summer on the Texas A&M campus. In consultation with the program manager, seek out and participate in other opportunities for professional development.
Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate, specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate and will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Posted: 01/28/2022