The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) grant program focuses on the recruitment of non-traditional participants to post‑secondary education or training. However, this is not just a recruitment program. Academic Coaches work individually and in groups coaching participants who have dropped out of school or college, are unemployed or under‑employed and need assistance in defining their goals and assessing their skills and knowledge. The program works with a minimum of 1,000 potential adult participants in Crittenden and Shelby counties. Coaches must have a minimum of two contacts with each potential student as part of the grant requirements.
Duties and Responsibilities
Reports to the Director of TRiO EOC with responsibilities as follows: identifies/visits businesses, industries, churches, high schools, colleges, human services agencies and other sites in the two county area to speak to potential students; conducts workshops on financial aid and completion of admission applications; assist potential students with college searches and career opportunities; provides case management for eligible participants ensuring accurate and timely documentation of contacts and student use of program services; coordinates with on-campus and off‑campus agencies to meet program goals; recruits/enrolls participants in the EOC program; submits monthly productivity reports and works as a team member with other TRiO grant programs. Some travel as well as evening and weekend work is required.
Competencies/Knowledge/Skills & Abilities
- Must have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, ,email and excellent oral and written communication skills;
- Must have good interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively with a diverse client base; and
- Must have a demonstrated ability to collect organize and analyze data.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in business, education, social work, counseling or another related field from a regionally accredited institution with at least two years’ experience working with under-prepared and disadvantaged adults in a counseling type role. Sales and/or customer service experience helpful. Knowledge of Crittenden and Shelby county communities is a plus.
Proposed Salary: $35,000.ASU Mid-South offers a competitive benefit package that includes retirement; health, life, dental & disability insurance; a flex benefit plan; and educational discounts for employee and family.
Proposed Start Date: To be decided. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Position is contingent upon renewal of the TRIO EOC grant.
Application materials must include an ASU Mid-South Employment Application to include three professional references, a letter of interest in the position, a resume, and a copy of all applicable college transcripts. Please submit all requested materials to:
Arkansas State University Mid-South
ATTN: Lisa Haggard
2000 West Broadway
West Memphis, AR 72301
870-733-6719 (Fax) or email to email@example.com
All employees are required to submit to a pre-employment background check and a driver’s license review.
ASU Mid-South and the Arkansas State University System are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers.