Student Support Services: Project Advisor

Student Support Services: Project Advisor
Student Support Services Project Director
Full-Time, Administrative – Grant-Funded
May 09, 2022


This full-time, grant-funded position is responsible for guiding and monitoring project participants’ academic progress and providing support services including academic, career, transfer advising and the tracking of participant performance. The Program Advisor provides personal mentoring services and assists students with completion and continual updates of Student Success Plans along with other necessary support. The Program Advisor reports directly to the Program Director.


  1. Establish and maintain mentoring relationships with program students.
  2. Provide academic advising for program students.
  3. Assist students through the transfer process including researching transfer colleges, transfer applications, and scholarships/financial aid assistance.
  4. Meet one-on-one with students for intake interviews.
  5. Develop academic plans for students to successfully meet graduation requirements and/or transfer to a four-year college.
  6. Refer to other resources on campus and in the community.
  7. Work proactively with faculty and staff to assess student progress and address areas of need.
  8. Coordinate and engage in student trips, including four-year college visits, volunteer activities, and cultural enrichment.
  9. Administer and assess career, personality, and learning style assessments.
  10. Develop and facilitate student success workshops.
  11. Assist students through the financial aid process including FAFSA completion, finding/applying for scholarships, SAP appeals, and student loans. Work with the financial aid staff to assist with the process.
  12. Coordinate services with other GOCC student support programs (i.e. OSSP, SSSD).
  13. Create communication and marketing publications such as flyers, newsletters, brochures, infographics, and e-newsletters.
  14. Develop and maintain dynamic social media accounts.
  15. Provide students with resources to develop skills and knowledge about financial literacy
  16. Provide career advising to students (career exploration, resume/cover letters, job search, etc.)
  17. Perform detailed, accurate data entry to support the Annual Performance Report completion.
  18. Coordinate and participate in recruiting events and activities including classroom visits, Explore the Oaks, etc.
  19. Maintain frequent communication with identified students using multiple means including in-person sessions, texts, phone calls/voicemails, emails, and social media.
  20. Maintain appropriate documentation pertaining to student sessions.
  21. Other duties, as assigned by supervisor.

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP: As assigned by supervisor.


  1. Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in education, social services, psychology, or related area.
  2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  3. Knowledge and skills in the use of computers and significant software programs including Microsoft, Office, databases, Zoom, and web applications.
  4. Available to work evenings or weekends, as needed, for student activities/trips.
  5. Valid driver’s license (will transport students on off-campus trips)


  1. Master’s degree in counseling, education, psychology, social work, or related area.
  2. Prior working experience with, or a demonstrated understanding of, the challenges and needs of TRIO-served students (including first-generation, low income, disability, etc).
  3. Familiarity with TRIO programs and related legislation and regulations.
  4. Knowledge of research on student retention best practices.
  5. Experience in career advising and/or helping people prepare for employment (writing resumes and cover letters, job searches, career assessments, etc).

To apply: Send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and three professional references to the Human Resources Department at or attach to our online application. Position will remain posted until May 23, 2022 or until filled.

Glen Oaks Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Title IX, Section 504 Employer. This organization participates in E-verify. For more information, please visit the DHS E-verify site.