Thursday, April 6, 2017

TRiO Student Support Services Graduate Intern Advisor

Functional Title:

Graduate Intern Advisor

Date Description Written:

Wednesday September 7, 2011; Revised March 7, 2016


Enrollment Management & Marketing (EMM)/Center for Access and Attainment (CAA): TRIO Student Support Services (Title IV Grant)

Supervisor (Reports to):

Director & Assistant Directors

General Summary:

The Graduate Intern Advisor is responsible for providing one-on-one student-centered holistic academic, career, financial, and personal advising to TRIO SSS program participants. This position is responsible for continuous monitoring of student progress through the use of student records, transcripts, and Degree Progress Reports to ensure that assigned advisees complete classes on schedule, maintain good academic standing, and follow advising recommendations for timely graduation. The Graduate Intern Advisor will report to the Director and Assistant Directors. This position is unpaid and is hosted fall to spring of each academic year (September June).

Principal Duties, Responsibilities, and Other Job Related Information: Responsibilities:

·         (65%) Provides advising information throughout the academic year, maintaining contact with assigned caseload of approximately 30 participants through in-person advising appointments, phone, and email.
·         (15%) Provides overall referral assistance and ongoing communication to internal staff and appropriate campus partners to assist in the retention and graduation of SSS participants.
·         (10%) Identifies and researches suitability of community and scholarship resources that apply to program participants.
·         (5%) Participates in the professional development of participants, program events, and program workshops.
·         (5%) Assists in developing inter-departmental relations (ie: Dean of Students; Financial Aid; DePaul Center; Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning).

Position Requirements:

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Bachelor’s degree required. Applicants must be a currently enrolled graduate student at DePaul University. Ability to work independently with appropriate use of supervision is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. Ability to communicate in writing and orally in English required. Openness to learn and attend trainings in Qualtrics and Student BlueStar/Starfish (if not currently fluent).

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Master’s students in Social Work, Education, Counseling, Public Service, School of New Learning, or Psychology preferred. Knowledge of university resources a plus, or ability to actively research resources available to students. Ability to work independently. Demonstrated ability to work with low income populations a plus. Previous mentoring or advising experience helpful. Bilingual abilities in Spanish helpful.

Hour Requirements/Schedule:

Schedule is Monday Friday ranging from 15-25 hours per week dependent on Graduate Program’s requirements. Position location is Levan 110, 2320 N. Kenmore Avenue, Lincoln Park Campus. Interns will not be required to work weekends, evenings or breaks.

Physical Requirements/Other Notes:

Spend extended periods of time sitting. Numerous professional development opportunities are available: FAFSA training, assessment workshops, etc. Also, opportunities to design/facilitate workshops on professional development, career, self-care, financial literacy, and other helpful topics for students are available.
Disclaimer clause:
“The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. DePaul management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.”