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Advisor/Planner, TRIO ETS (7128)

Idaho State University
Job Location:
Academic Advising
Advisor/Planner, TRIO ETS (7128)
Pocatello - Main

Institution Information

Idaho State University, established in 1901, is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution, with a culture built on trust, compassion, stability, and hope. ISU serves over 12,000 students in Pocatello, Meridian, Twin Falls, and Idaho Falls. Students and faculty at ISU are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions. We are proud to offer exceptional academics nestled in the grand, natural beauty of the West. We invite you to apply to be a part of our University community!

Job Description

The TRIO Educational Talent Search Planner/Advisor will establish, coordinate, and conduct activities to inform low-income, first-generation persons about available financial aid and post-secondary education opportunities; and assist individuals in selecting, applying for, and gaining financial assistance to enroll in postsecondary education programs. This position is based on ISU's Pocatello campus and is responsible for serving 210 students.

Key Responsibilities

1) Recruitment and documentation (30% time spent)
  • Recruit potential participants and secure appropriate documentation of eligibility (in alignment with federal income guidelines)
  • Maintain accurate and confidential records for all students in the position caseload, including college/career plans, transcripts, test scores, scholarships, GPA, and events attended
  • Review student caseload on an ongoing basis
  • Maintain student files with all necessary physical documentation to ensure compliance with federal requirements
2) Academic Planning (40% time spent)
  • Provide academic assistance at target schools at least weekly, including class selection, study skills, goal setting, time management, and career interest inventories
  • Develop and maintain strong, trust-based working relationships with participants while ensuring program services are delivered according to grant requirements
  • Provide information to students regarding postsecondary opportunities including admissions, FAFSA completion, and scholarships
  • Assist students in completing applications for admissions, scholarships, and financial aid; preparing and sending applications for admission and scholarships; and communication with postsecondary institutions
3) Workshops, events, college visits, and other duties as assigned (30% time spent)
  • Develop, coordinate and participate in parent/financial aid nights, career field trips, college campus visits, and service learning events
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in an academic discipline, education, student personnel, counseling, or other related area.
Experience in working with underrepresented student populations.
Experience in working with high school students.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Valid driver's license & access to reliable transportation is required.
Evening, weekend, and overnight availability as needed

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree.
Knowledge of recruitment strategies for limited-income and first-generation students.
Knowledge of target area (south-central Idaho).
Experience with state or federal record keeping.
Bilingual fluency in Spanish/English
Experience or background that aligns with personal, socioeconomic, cultural, or academic backgrounds to target population(s).
Experience and knowledge of Federal TRIO programs.

Additional Information

You must submit your CV/resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references, including current contact information. This position will remain open until it is filled; however, priority consideration will be given to applications received prior to April 29, 2024. Salary will be $42,508 per year, commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include comprehensive health, dental, and vision; life insurance; disability plan; employee assistance program (EAP); excellent retirement options and company contribution; and generous paid time off/sick leave accrual. All offers of employment are conditional pending the successful completion of a background investigation, provided by HireRight.

Posting Number: req2164
Type: Working 11 months per year
Position: Non-classified Staff
Division: Office Of Academic Affairs

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

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