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Community Outreach Advisor (Orleans Parish)

Academic Coach/Instructor

Southern University at New Orleans is seeking a Part-Time Community Outreach Advisor for the TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers. The Community Outreach Advisors provide academic assistance, education and career guidance to low-income, first-generation adults in Orleans parish. Work 25 hrs. a week.


• Responsible for providing academic assistance, education and career guidance to lowincome, first-generation adults.

• Recruit participants for the program.

• Service a case load of 300 students.

• Submit referrals to campus and community resources, assess each participant's potential for success in a postsecondary institution and their need for academic, financial, and career planning services.

• Responsible for assisting each client with completing admissions and financial aid applications, conducting test preparation workshops, tutoring, track student academic progress.

• Schedule community partner visits (work closely with community partners) to implement activities to meet the objectives of the program, maintain accurate records and documentation of program and program participants' progress, collect data and develop reports with the guidelines and regulations established by the U.S. Department of Education.

• Other duties assigned by the Director.


• Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, social work, human development, student services or related field.

• An associate degree with three years of experience in working with disadvantaged populations will be considered.

• Two years’ experience in education, counseling, social work, and student services or human services field, TRIO or similar programs; demonstrate ability to work successfully with low-income, first-generation population.

• Know how to operate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher), virtual platforms (Zoom, Webex), and social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.).

• Familiar with learning challenges associated with the socio-economically disadvantaged.

• Personal characteristics and/or background that will allow him or her to relate to the complexity of educational needs of low-income, first-generation population (applicants whose background is similar to students served are preferred).

Candidates should submit a complete curriculum vita with a letter of interest stating how qualifications and experience align with expectations of this position (the letter of interest should be no more than seven pages), and three references with their contact information to the attention of Dr. Shrylin M. Davis, Director of TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers. All information must be submitted through the link provided..

Southern University at New Orleans is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

While we encourage all interested applicants to apply, please be aware that not all candidates will be interviewed.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties. Criminal background checks and reference verification are required. Southern University at New Orleans, a Southern University and A & M College System unit, a historically Black comprehensive university, is committed to teaching, research, and service in preparing traditional and non-traditional students for degree attainment, transfer, workforce, graduate study, and selfimprovement. This preparation is available through multiple delivery methods for students seeking certificates, associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees.

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal, state, and local laws, Southern University and A&M College forbids discriminating or harassing conduct that is based on an individual's race, color, religion, sex, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, membership in Uniformed Services, and all other categories protected by applicable state and federal laws. This commitment applies but is not limited to decisions made with respect to hiring and promotion, the administration of educational programs and policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other College administered programs. Discriminatory acts of any kind are strictly forbidden.