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TRIO Talent Search Advisor

North Central Texas College is accepting applications for TRIO Talent Search Advisor: Full-Time: Full Benefits: Corinth Campus: $48,752



The purpose of this position is to advise and motivate students by providing personalized career, education, and financial assistance to low-income, and first-generation high school students in order to prepare them for postsecondary education. Assist program participants with information and guidance in the admission and enrollment process for their college/s of choice.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Inform, identify and recruit participants by developing and distributing program informational materials through print and digital media to inform the community and target areas about program benefits and services.
  • Reviews and evaluates student applications to determine student eligibility and identify personal needs.
  • Create and plan presentations, workshops, and individual sessions to deliver permissible services.
  • Provide direct services to students, provide guidance and resources in the areas of academic success, financial literacy, postsecondary enrollment, career services and other permissible services.
  • Monitor student academic progress in accordance with program requirements and regulations
  • Prepares seniors for graduation, admissions and enrollment at the postsecondary institutions through individualized advising, group campus tours, and workshops to facilitate transition from one level of education to another.
  • Track graduating seniors.
  • Document participant contacts in program database in preparation of Annual Performance Reports.
  • Assess and evaluate program events, workshops and services.
  • Update and maintain program website and social media platforms through content creators and learning management systems to inform program participants of activities and events.
  • Coordinate cultural and college trips for students in order to expose students to postsecondary institutions and activities that they wouldn’t otherwise have access to.
  • Hiring and supervision of part time employees.
  • Other duties as assigned. Responsibilities and duties may change based on the need of the department and institution.



Required Education:

Bachelor’s degree.


Required Experience:

1 year of appropriate and relevant professional experience working for a TRIO federal program or similar related program/project serving low-income and potential first-generation college students (grades 6-12)


Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, virtual learning systems, and database management
  • Knowledge of grant policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of transfer information and graduation requirements for post-secondary institutions
  • Knowledge of “college ready” metrics to establish academic needs
  • Knowledge of institutional procedures regarding student advising
  • Knowledge of financial aid processes and financial literacy resources
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Knowledge of academic and personal growth resources
  • Knowledge for developing program evaluations and assessments
  • Proficient in verbal and oral communication


Subject to criminal background check. Resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript required in addition to application. Salary is $48,752. Resume and cover letter required in addition to application. This is a grant-funded position based on the Corinth campus.




North Central Texas College (“NCTC”) is an equal opportunity employer. NCTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or gender, national origin, disability, age, genetics, equal pay, or any other legally protected characteristic. NCTC prohibits harassment on the basis of a legally protected characteristic and/or retaliation for reporting a complaint.