Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$16.50 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
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Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 6 hrs/day, Mon - Sat

#118062 College Advisor

Extended Deadline: Fri 9/30/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This is a 40% part-time limited position ending June 10th, 2023.

  • This position is open until filled. First Review Date: 09/05/22.


Under close supervision of Talent Search Program Coordinator, uses K-14 academic preparation professional concepts and practices by working with assigned sites to implement academic preparation programs. College Advisors play a key role in helping our programs meet the target number of students served per year. College Advisors will work with low-income, ethnically diverse students in a group setting. College Advisors work at an assigned school site and call students out of class to meet with them at the school site. The goal of college advising is to ensure students are informed of and complete the college entrance requirements.

College Advisors meet with 9th - 12th-grade students to monitor coursework for A-G requirements, discuss the college application process, review their personal statements and engage in goal setting and planning for college admissions. Other topics discussed include college entrance exams, financial aid, financial literacy, leadership, community service, internships, and careers. College Advisors help remind students of upcoming community events and TRIO-related program activities. College Advisors will be asked to work collaboratively with other outreach programs, counselors at the school sites, and other local area service providers. College Advisors will be asked to serve as role models and therefore will be expected to act with the utmost respect, diplomacy, and tact when working in the community. College Advisors are responsible for frequent communication with their supervisors, especially as it pertains to their role in monitoring their student caseload.

College Advisors will be asked to chaperone occasional Saturday activities, which included riding the bus with students to a TRIO event location, engaging students in the activity, and ensuring students are respectful on the trip. Monthly submission of data is required and will be strictly enforced.


  • Basic knowledge of working with a diverse student population, and sensitivity to culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. Experience working with 9th - 12th-grade students from diverse, low-income backgrounds. Understanding of educational barriers facing low-income, first-generation high school students.

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of K-14 education.

  • Basic knowledge of higher education institutions (UC, CSU, CC, etc.), and the ability to explain procedures to youth, parents, and school representatives. Knowledge of college entrance requirements, especially as it relates to UC, CSU, community college, and private universities. Must be able to accurately and clearly provide students with information about college entrance requirements.

  • Ability to read student transcripts and provide accurate feedback on course requirements. Skill in advising high school students to set goals and prioritize.

  • Basic knowledge of academic programs, including curricula and admissions requirements at higher education institutions.

  • Basic knowledge of high school graduation and college entrance requirements.

  • Knowledge with completion of financial aid applications.

  • Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with school district administrators, school counselors, principals, teachers, and community contacts.

  • Proven skill in public speaking and making presentations to diverse audiences.

  • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate social, cultural, educational and community service programs that reflect the needs of a diverse student population.

  • Skill in coordinating all aspects of large scale programs for high school students and knowledge of program evaluation techniques.

  • Skill in utilizing computer technology (i.e. internet, and email.) Ability to utilize basic sound equipment (microphones and CD players).


  • Must be able to pass a district background check.

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

  • The incumbent will be a California Mandated Reporter and must sign CANRA documents.

  • All incumbents will report to the assigned school site as their work location and must be available to work in person during the school day, 1-2 days per week (8am - 3:30pm)

  • Must have access to reliable transportation.

  • The University of California requires all students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. This includes completing initial vaccination doses as well as receiving a booster.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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