Position: Educational Counselor
Anticipated Number of Openings: 3
Serving Following Areas:
- Manchester/East Hartford and Surrounding Towns
- Bridgeport and Surrounding Towns
- Middletown/Meriden and Surrounding Towns
Full-time, 40 hours per week, requires valid driver’s license.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Report to the Executive Director. Help enroll adults and high school seniors into a postsecondary education program. Provide ongoing orientation for adult education programs, higher education and community agency personnel serving low-income, underrepresented adults and high school students. Plan and implement aggressive outreach efforts to identify and recruit eligible participants interested in higher education, postsecondary placement, financial aid and admissions processes, scholarship search, making realistic career decisions, and financial literacy. Prepare and facilitate group presentations and individual counseling sessions related to higher education, financial aid, admissions processes, scholarship search, career decision making, and financial literacy. Prepare weekly and monthly reports of outreach activities. Travel within assigned service area to provide counseling to participants on an individual or group basis. Undertake other responsibilities as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree. Knowledge of the college financial aid and admissions processes. Establish and maintain referral relationships with state agencies, secondary and higher education institutions, and community based organizations. Understand the socio-economic and academic needs of the low-income first generation college ready students served through TRIO Educational Opportunity Center projects. Good oral and written communication and administrative skills. Must have independent and reliable transportation. Bi-lingual and underrepresented candidates are encouraged to apply.
HOW TO APPLY: Send a letter of interest, resume, NAMES ONLY of three (3) professional references and salary requirement to: E-mail: . Electronic submissions only. No regular mail or faxed submissions will be accepted.
SALARY: $36,000 to $40,000
BENEFITS: Group health, life and dental insurance. SIMPLE IRA retirement plan.
CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
The Connecticut Talent Assistance Cooperative (CONNTAC, Inc.)is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer