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17-12  TRIO Talent Search Coordinator (9-month) (SUA1)


Deadline: 01/01/1900

Position Summary:
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania invites applicants for the position of TRIO Talent Search Coordinator to assist middle and high school students within identified regions with career and post-secondary education exploration. This is a 9-month, granted-funded position. Candidates must be able to travel to assigned locations to attend meetings or programs. A valid driver’s license is required. In addition, candidates must be able to work occasional evening and weekend hours as programming demands. May receive a summer contract for additional programming support depending on budgets/programming.


• Coordinates recruitment activities for new program participants, documents eligibility, conducts intake interviews, and assesses participant needs.
• Engages other Cheyney University personnel in programming and site visits to share college related information and benefits of post-secondary education.
• Organizes daily and weekly tutoring sessions, career and college exploration activities, ACT/SAT preparation, and other related activities within the target schools.
• Coordinates workshops for participants on skills needed for successful high school completion and enrollment in postsecondary education.
• Provides orientation sessions for new participants and their parents.
• Coaches participants in college preparatory curriculum and assists with college applications, FAFSA completion, and provides scholarship information to students and parents.
• Organizes and chaperones field trips, college visits, and Cheyney University summer programming.
• Conducts exit interviews with all participants and program withdrawals.
• Maintains accurate records and metrics on all program activities, including participation, costs, and evaluations. Provides data and assists in the preparation of the Annual Performance Report as requested.
• Maintains regular contact with school principals, counselors and teachers within target schools. Establishes relationships and collaborates with other organizations hosting TRiO programs or programs with low income, first generation college students or at-risk students.
• Assists with the development and revision of policies and procedures.
• Assists with fiscal expenditures and guidelines of the Talent Search grant in accordance with the Federal Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
• Other duties as assigned.

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Education, School Personnel, Guidance and Counseling, Human Services, or related field.
• Minimum of two years of experience working with programs for disadvantaged youth, TRIO programs, or those serving first generation college students.
• Must demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).

Instructions for Applying:
Applicants must complete an online application and upload a resume and cover letter. All applications must be submitted through the online application system. Mailed, emailed or fax application materials will not be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.