The University of Southern Indiana invites applications for one full-time administrative position of Academic Counselor in USI’s TRIO: Student Support Services Program. This is a grant funded position beginning immediately and the position will run through the life of the grant, which ends on August 31, 2025. The University will seek funding to renew this grant and all SSS positions past the initial grant period. The University is currently in its third grant-renewal cycle.
The Academic Counselor will work closely with the SSS Program Director to provide administrative support for all aspects of the Student Support Services Program. The Academic Counselor is responsible for developing structured academic plans and providing comprehensive personal, academic, career, and financial advising to SSS Program eligible students. This person will also coordinate the design and development of materials and social/academic/cultural programs intended to assist SSS Program eligible students with meeting SSS grant objectives.
To apply, please follow the directions on our www.usi.edu/jobs page to log in or set up an account. When you select the Apply to this Job link near the top of this page, you will be prompted to complete the appropriate Faculty/Administration application. When completing the application, you will be given the opportunity to attach the additional documents required for this position which include letter of application; current curriculum vitae; names and full contact information including e-mail addresses for three professional references; and unofficial transcripts of highest degree earned. Materials should be provided electronically within this web-based applicant system and to the attention of Mr. Aaron Pryor, Search Committee Chair. Official transcripts required at a later stage. The annual salary is $39,030. There may be multiple Academic Counselor postings open and available. To be considered for each one you must submit an application for each individual posting. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Founded in 1965, the University of Southern Indiana enrolls over 10,000 dual credit, undergraduate and graduate students in more than 130 areas of study. A public higher education institution, located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, Indiana, USI offers programs through the College of Liberal Arts, Romain College of Business, College of Nursing and Health Professions, and the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education. The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post baccalaureate programs. TRIO also includes a training program for directors and staff of TRIO projects. To help motivate eligible students to successfully complete their degree, the SSS Program will provide students comprehensive services through classroom instruction, academic skill development, academic advising and career development, personal and financial aid counseling, and experiences designed to enhance the collegiate experience.
As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the University of Southern Indiana considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or marital status, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other category protected by law or identified by the University as a protected class.
A master’s degree is required. Strong preference will be given in the areas of higher education, counseling, or related disciplines. One to three years of demonstrated advising experience within TRIO or similar programs is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills and effective listening skills, suitable to working one-and-one with or in small groups of various individuals, including students, faculty and administration are required. The candidate must demonstrate skill in developing a rapport with students of diverse backgrounds. Teaching experience at the college level is preferred. Must demonstrate excellent organizational skills, be self-directed and work with minimal supervision. Strong demonstrated commitment to serving diverse and underrepresented student populations essential.
One to three years of demonstrated advising experience within TRIO or similar programs is preferred. Teaching experience at the college level is preferred.