The Harris-Stowe State University Trio Upward Bound Program serves 63 students from McCluer High School. TRIO Upward Bound works with low income, first generation, or academically disadvantaged high school students to help them develop the skills needed to become successful college students. The Educational Advisor, TRIO Upward Bound works to provide opportunities for Upward Bound participants to develop social skills, cultural competence, study skills, and academic skills appropriate for their educational goals. The Educational Advisor, TRIO Upward Bound assists in planning, organizing, and presenting group workshops and summer camp, planning and supervising participants’ attendance at cultural events, and assists with the recruitment, selection, and retention process for all participants.
Coordinate weekly TRIO Upward Bound program initiatives in targeted high schools.
Lead, develop and implement educational programming and external communication for TRIO program.
Provide outreach and support services to program participants and families.
Communicate and serve as a liaison with campus and community partners on behalf of Upward Bound programs.
Conduct workshops on academic and college readiness related topics.
Assist the Director, Upward Bound with strategic planning, program and budget management, reporting and operations.
Supervise assigned staff and/or student personnel; assist with summer program hiring and management.
Assess and evaluation program efforts; prepare student and administrative reports.
Organize a variety of Upward Bound projects and events (i.e. Path to College, engagement days, Trips, Plans for Postsecondary Summer Component development; supervision of part time staff; college and career readiness; academic and postsecondary advising; Senior Bridge to College program development, Parent Meetings).
Assist with accuracy and completion of Annual Performance Report.
Plan and implement advising and guidance services.
Direct and implement parent meetings and parent outreach.
Direct and strengthen organization of Alumni association including maintenance of web social networks.
Maintain accurate and detailed student records.
Serve on various university committees.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. Must have a degree in education, student affairs administration, counseling, social work, or a relevant field.
A minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in higher education programs related to first-year student development, academic initiatives, and or related fields.
Microsoft Office Software
Written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
Demonstrated student advising and counseling skills
Organizing information and projects; adhering to deadlines
Work independently and effectively in collaborative groups
Work collaboratively with university departments and academic units; ability to work with constituents from diverse cultural backgrounds; experience with volunteer management and working with student and community organizations
Provide leadership and direction
Organize and prioritize work with a high degree of initiative and independence
Analyze and perform in-depth research on complex issues pertaining to education abroad
Teaching / facilitation abilities; with proven creativity and problem solving abilities
Possess considerable attention to detail and a high level of quality control; maintain a high customer focus with contacts
Assimilate and maintain confidential data
Multi-task while managing multiple projects and assignments to meet deadlines within budget *
Work hours - Normally scheduled Monday through Friday? however, may be required to work other shifts to include evenings and/or weekends. Schedule subject to change based upon department needs.
Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. candidate will be required to travel from building to building and off campus as needed.
About Harris-Stowe State University
Harris-Stowe State University is a historically Black institution (HBCU) located in the heart of vibrant mid-town St. Louis, Missouri. Harris-Stowe's beautiful campus is minutes from the renown Gateway Arch, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Art and History Museums, Forest Park and other cultural and educational institutions. Harris-Stowe's diverse faculty and staff provide a wide range of academic programs to one of the most culturally diverse student bodies in the St. Louis region.
Harris-Stowe State University's primary mission, as set forth in Senate Bill 153, is to address the higher education needs of the metropolitan St. Louis region. Toward the fulfillment of this mandate, the University offers a solid General Education curriculum, which serves as the foundation for the University's various baccalaureate programs in three broad professional areas, including baccalaureate degree programs in business, education, and arts and sciences.
In addition, the University is thoroughly committed to meeting to the greatest extent possible the needs of a student population that is diverse in age, culture, ethnicity and experiential backgrounds. In short, Harris-Stow...e State University is strongly committed to providing a high-quality higher education experience that is both affordable and accessible to the diverse populations within and beyond the metropolitan St. Louis region.
The University seeks to accomplish this overarching goal through an extensive academic support program, a college-preparatory academy for urban youth, supervision of student progress and through many community outreach and collaborative partnerships with businesses, government and educational institutions.
Underlying this commitment to a high-quality education is the University's emphasis on professional growth and personal development that is essential for an educated person entering a professional field.
In pursuit of its mission, Harris-Stowe State University offers a variety of programs and services that include, but are not limited to:
-Recruiting a diverse population of interested and qualified students, faculty and staff.
-Supporting student development through academic support services, extracurricular activities, student government,
cultural and community involvement, professional organizations and honor societies.
-Enhancing the quality and effectiveness of the student's learning environment through a variety of innovative and creative
instructional techniques and delivery systems involving modern technology and through day, evening and Saturday
courses, which accommodate the students' varying educational and scheduling needs.
-Offering a broad and solid general education curriculum that serves as the foundation for professional studies and
lifelong learning while accommodating transfer students.
-Offering educational experiences that emphasize excellence in all areas and promote the development of effective
communication skills, interpersonal growth, critical thinking, workplace readiness and an understanding of and
appreciation for diversity.
-Participating in educational and collaborative partnerships and outreach programs with business, government and other
educational institutions, including K-12 and higher education.
-Providing a diverse range of cultural and educational services to the urban community, including in-service educational
opportunities for professional growth and development of teachers, educators and other professionals. Conducting
ongoing institutional assessment and modifying institutional operations, accordingly.
University Facts and Economic Impact:
-In the last four years, Harris-Stowe's graduation rates have increased by 35.6% percent.
-Freshman classes are at capacity and students now come from 50 states and 17 countries
-Enrollment has grown significantly to an all-time high of 1724 - 34% increase and the highest percentage increase of both
public and private four-year higher education institutions in Missouri.
-The UNCF performed an independent, extensive study of HBCUs and their impact on state and local economies. All
factors combined, HSSU's impact on the St. Louis metropolitan area is more than $65 million per year.
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