Trio Academic Advisor

CLASSIFICATION: Administrative, Management, Professional
REPORTS TO: Trio Director
CONTRACT TERMS: Full-Time, 11-month
LOCATION: Trenton, Missouri-Main Campus

Position Summary: North Central Missouri College invites applications for one full-time 11 month grant position for a TRIO Academic Advisor (85% Student Support Services, 15% Upward Bound). This position is fully funded through a federal TRIO grant. The primary goal of TRIO is to assist people with the preparation for, entry to, and completion of postsecondary education. Some Saturdays and evenings will be required.

Essential Functions: Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Manage a caseload of 30-45 SSS students
    • Provide a full range of advising services for students.
    • Provide transfer information to students
    • Monitor student performance
    • Monitor graduation requirements of SSS students
    • Maintain student records
    • Consult with faculty on student progress and needs; serve as student advocate in appropriate instances
    • Participate in a variety of College activities to develop and maintain educational programs for students
  • Coordinate SSS cultural events/trips
  • Assist with:
    • Preparation of SSS grant application and annual performance report
    • Tracking the matriculation of SSS students after NCMC
    • Supervision of tutoring lab area
    • Presentation of workshops as needed
  • Provide a variety of tutoring services to SSS students (ability to tutor algebra and statistics preferred)
  • Serve as liaison between Student Support Services and all other components of North Central Missouri College
  • Comply with the guidelines required by the US Department of Education in reporting of grant activities
  • Provide support services as needed for Upward Bound: afterschool tutoring during academic year; teaching workshops, tutoring, advising, supervision, etc. during summer residential session; assist with tracking alumni
  • Other duties as assigned


Education: Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, psychology, or closely related field required, Master’s degree preferred. Tutoring experience preferred.

Experience: Preferences for applicants who were first-generation college students and/or required financial assistance to attend college. Demonstrated sensitivity to, respect for, and understanding of the needs of disadvantaged students.

Skills: Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written. Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. Must have the ability to work with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.

Physical Demands: Moving about between buildings on the NCMC campus; reaching, pulling, and pushing when filing; able to do repetitive tasks; remain stationary at a desk while typing and answering phones.

Environmental Demands: Fluctuations while moving on tile and carpeted floors in a heated and air conditioned environment.