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Educational Talent Search Advisor

Date Posted
June 4, 2020
Full Time

Job Details

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: This is a full-time 205 day position on the Emmetsburg campus. Responsibilities are to provide academic, career and postsecondary education advising to grant program participants. Evening and weekend work required. Position is contingent upon continued grant funding.

CLASSIFICATION: Professional Support


Constant (67-100%)

  1. Recruit eligible students for program participation.
  2. Schedule and meet with participants during monthly in-school visits.
  3. Conduct and assist with academic advising, assessment, and support services for students.
  4. Complete and maintain grant records as required.
  5. Meet regularly with students for tracking, mentoring, monitoring and academic advising.
  6. Serve as a Student Advocate to ensure entrance and acceptance into higher education programs.

Frequent (34-66%)

  1. Advise student population to ensure persistence in ETS program and completion of rigorous curriculum.
  2. Supervise and monitor tutoring sites.
  3. Assist in planning and help lead all student trips and activities. Examples of former trips and activities include: Career Camp, 4 Day STEM Camp, 3 Day Summer College Visit Tour, cultural enrichment activities, Student Leadership Conference, Saturday activities, and overnight college campus visits.

Occasional (10-33%)

  1. Conduct overall annual program file review.
  2. Participate in voluntary and assigned committees.
  3. Attend regional and/or state conferences for professional development.
  4. Maintain student files.
  5. Assist with and plan information sessions.
  6. Utilize and input data in the online student database.
  7. Drive and transport students.
  8. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Strong organizational skills and attention to details.
  2. Knowledge of TRIO eligibility criteria and program regulations and/or experience working with TRIO-eligible students preferred.
  3. Knowledge of the college application process, ACT testing, and Financial Aid.
  4. Ability to communicate with TRIO and Iowa Lakes staff.
  5. Ability to utilize a personal computer for word processing, social media, and accessing student database.
  6. Represent Iowa Lakes Community College in a positive manner to area K-12 schools, employees, students, visitors, and the general public.
  7. Must be enthusiastic and energetic in performance of assigned duties.
  8. Ability to utilize correct English, grammar, punctuation, and arithmetic.
  9. Ability to read and understand written/oral instructions or communication.
  10. Ability to efficiently perform tasks in an environment with frequent interruptions.
  11. Ability to assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems, and exercise good judgment when making decisions.
  12. Ability to effectively relate to participants of diverse social and economic backgrounds.
  13. Ability to meet with administrators, faculty, students and parents to promote a positive image of Educational Talent Search.
  14. Ability to organize and plan with the capability to work independently.

SPECIAL DEMANDS: Sedentary to light work. Position involves sitting most of the time; exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally (10-33%). Stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, carrying, and repetitive motion occasionally (10-33%). Walking, lifting and grasping frequently (34-66%). Talking, hearing, and viewing various types of close visual work constantly (67-100%). Must have valid driver’s license, good driving record and provide proof of insurance. Required to travel utilizing personal vehicle. Some evening and weekend work required.

Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, job duties/responsibilities, and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, student services, or a related area is required. Master’s Degree preferred. Teaching licensure and prior teaching and/or TRIO experience strongly preferred.

SALARY: $32,595

FRINGE BENEFITS: Paid medical leave, vacation and holidays. Employee health, dental, and vision insurance. Partially funded family insurance available. Employee life and disability insurance. Employee retirement plan.

APPLICATION PROCESS: The following items must be included in your application packet before it will be considered a complete application:

  • Employment Application form
  • Applicant Confidential Information form (This data is used to comply with government required affirmative action record keeping only and is not used for applicant screening purposes.)
  • A letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • A resume
  • A copy of transcripts, with originals due upon hiring

Only complete application packets will be considered for the position vacancy. Review of applications will begin July 6, 2020.

Application: Employment Application

(Save document to your computer and fill in application. Re-save completed application and email as an attachment to Lynn Miller at You may also print out the completed form and mail it to Iowa Lakes Community College, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334.) *** 

*** NOTE: Applications must be complete, including Employment Application Form, Applicant Confidential Information Form, Letter Addressing Qualifications, Resume and Transcripts (if required). See individual job descriptions for instructions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Contact Information

Questions and requests regarding application: Lynn Miller at 712-362-0409 or

It is the policy of Iowa Lakes Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (employment), sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion and actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Kathy Muller, Equity & Title IX Coordinator, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334, 712.362.0433,, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576.

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