ETS Advising Coordinator (TUC - TRIO)

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Work type: Auxiliary
Location: Northridge
Categories: At-Will

About The University Corporation:

The University Corporation is a non-profit auxiliary corporation providing commercial and administrative services to California State University, Northridge. Our mission is to provide services and solutions that address the needs of California State University, Northridge; to support the academic, research, and creative endeavors of its students, faculty, and staff; and to enhance the quality of campus life.



Empowering Families, Ending Violence, and Developing Leaders


Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Executive Director if TRIO programs, the Advising Coordinator will provide academic, career, and personal advertisement to participants of the TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS) project to prepare participants for enrollment in postsecondary institution. Assist in the identification and recruitment of project participations. Administer an assessment tool for participants, interpret results, develop an individualized Educational Plan (IEP) and monitor the academic performance and profess of each participant. Coordinate educational and cultural enrichment activities for participants.


Planning and Implementation:

  • Coordinate and provide academic, career and personal advisement to middle and high school participants in the Talent Search project and disseminate specific information on educational and career opportunities.
  • Assist in the identification recruitment, screening, selection, and retention of eligible applicants for the project and coordinate reentry of Talent Search students into secondary or postsecondary school.
  • Assist in the planning, coordination, and development of instructional curriculum and educational activities for project participants.
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement college tours, cultural and/or career enrichment activities for project participants.
  • Develop and teach career development, life skills, financial aid, financial literacy, leadership, and college admission and preparation workshops.
  • Coordinate services to support participant’s academic success (ie., tutoring services).
  • Advise project participants on financial aid, financial literacy, and college admission requirements,
  • Refer participants to appropriate community/social agencies for services.
  • Provide information on exams for college entrance (it., PST, SAT, ACT) and assist with coordinating college entrance prep and test preparation (it., AP testing) courses.
  • Maintain close communication and strong working relationship with school personnel, parents, and students,
  • Work closely with Student Outreach and Recruitment (SOAR) and other departments on campus (ie., Educational Opportunity Program, Upward Bound Programs, Student Support Services, Admissions, Financial Aid, Housing, Career Services, and Academic Departments) to implement programs services for project participants.
  • Develop and maintain accurate and complete participant records of project participants in secondary school, which includes records reflecting the enrollment of participants through college graduation.
  • Collect data to measure and review the project participants’ academic growth which includes participation and attendance in project activities and services, academic courses completed, high school standardized test scores and exit exam.  


Informational/Instructional Services:

  • Effectively communication and maintain cooperative working relationships with school personnel, parents, and community agencies regarding program services and actives.
  • Visit community and social service agencies to inform them of the availability of Talent Search services and facilitate discussion/presentations on planning for college admission and financial aid.
  • Assist in developing and creating flyers, program publications, and literature in English and Spanish for parents intended to assist them in working effectively with students.
  • With input from program staff and school personnel, design a comprehensive instructional curriculum that provides support necessary to facilitate the educational pursuits of program participants.
  • Develop program publication as requires.3



  • Reside on campus during overnight college trips with students
  • Attend University of California and California State University Counselor Conferences
  • Attend training session pertaining to federal financial aid and financial literacy.
  • Attend professional development conference, workshops, and meetings.
  • Other duties assigned  


Required Skills, Knowledge, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Knowledge of higher education institutions, general university policies, and practices and opportunities for underrepresented students (ie., low-income and first generations).
  • Demonstrate experience in planning and coordinating programs
  • Experience working with secondary school personnel (ie., counselors, teachers and principals).
  • Ability to interpret academic records of students to make appropriate recommendation regarding student’s curriculum.
  • Experience in using office computer systems at a level appropriate to the job duties.
  • Experience in public speaking to large and small groups of parents and students.
  • Must have demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to work independently and take initiative.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs and characteristic of low-income, first generation, disadvantaged, and minority participants.
  • Ability to maintain detailed records
  • Ability in developing and coordinating tutoring and counseling activities for both parents and students
  • Working evening and weekends as needed
  • Operate standard office machines, computers, and software much as Microsoft Work and Excel.


Preferred Skills, Knowledge, Abilities and Competencies

  • Experience in Federal TRIO or GEAR Up programs.
  • Knowledge of CSU/UC Freshman admission requirements.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish.
  • Experience in overcoming educational barriers similar to those confronting project participants. 


Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

This position is employed through The University Corporation (TUC).

The anticipated hiring range: $23.46/ hour - $33.18 / hour

Full Pay range: $23.46/ hour - $33.18 / hour

Time Base: Full-time

Benefits: Medical, Dental, and Vision



General Information



How to Apply

Please complete the online application/resume upload submission process to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best-qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.


Application Screening begins Wednesday, April 17th and will continue until the position is filled.   

To be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted before the date listed above.

Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.


For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please view the link below:


Equal Employment Opportunity

The University Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Applicants who wish to request accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.


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