Job Positions

Academic Advisor TRIO

Categories: South Central Region 7



Student Development Services


Tarrant County College Trinity River

Date Posted:

May 5 2021

Close Date:

May 31 2021

Position Description
Provides academic advisement for college programs and conducts recruitment activities. This position assists students in identifying and understanding issues and procedures related to their educational objectives.

• Provides academic advisement, career information and guidance activities, educational/degree planning, course selection, and related support services for the programs offered by the college; tracks student progress and reports on activities as necessary
• Assists students to take and score self-administered vocational interest and aptitude tests; assists students in assessing academic skills
• Schedules appointments with school guidance and counseling staff for students requiring professional assistance
• Orders, catalogues, and maintains files on materials relating to job opportunities, careers, technical schools, colleges, scholarships, armed forces, and other programs; prepares or distributes brochures, handbooks, and fliers as necessary
• Assists students and teachers to locate career information related to students’ interests and aptitudes, or demonstrates use of files, shelf collections, and other information retrieval systems
• Makes presentations to parent and other groups to publicize educational opportunities and activities of the college
• Plans publicity campaigns and contacts target groups to explain college educational programs and services; assists with outreach to high schools and community
• Provides new student group advisement
• Assists students with transfer of courses, programs, and universities
• Collects and organizes occupational data as necessary; compiles and studies occupational, educational, and economic information to assist counselees in determining and carrying out vocational and educational objectives
• Conducts professional development activities and training for new advisors and counselors
• Refers students to the correct program or health professional for issues requiring further attention
• Manages and implements improved methods to offer special programs designed for minorities and under-served populations; recruits the underrepresented population of students at low-performing schools in Tarrant County
• Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually and follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite
• Completes all required training and professional development sessions sponsored through Tarrant County College (TCC)
• Supports the values of the College: diversity, teaching excellence, student success, innovation and creativity and service to the College
• Supports the mission, values and 3 goals and 8 principles of the College

Application Process

Institution Information
Tarrant County College District (TCC) is a dynamic and growing community college in Tarrant County, Texas. With six campus located in Fort Worth, Arlington, Hurst and online, TCC is one of the 20 largest higher education institutions in the United States.Mission: Tarrant County College provides affordable and open access to quality teaching and learning.

Additional Information
Tarrant County College has had a TRIO SSS program at the South Campus since 1997 that serves 170 students. In 2020, the Trinity River Campus received a grant to serve 140 students in their TRIO SSS program.

Contact Information
Chasity Alexander
Director of TRIO Student Support Services Program, Trinity River Campus


Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
• Two (2) years of experience in advising, counseling, financial aid, admissions, retention, or student services
• Experience in advising students of diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds
• Experience working with computerized systems
• Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software
• Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s degree in Education, Counseling, Higher Education, Social Work or related field from a regionally accredited college or university
• Experience as an academic advisor in a college or university setting
• Extensive knowledge of, and experience working with, low-income, first-generation and/or under-served student populations
• Experience working with TRiO programs or other educational programs that serve and support first-generation, low-income, and/or under-served student populations
• Bilingual – Spanish