Student Success Advisor, TRIO Talent Search Thomasville City School

Student Success Advisor, TRIO Talent Search Thomasville City School


Davidson-Davie Community College
297 DCCC Road
Thomasville, NC 27360
Phone: 336-249-8186

Job Location

Thomasville City Schools


$ 40,373 - $ 52,485 annually


Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, May 25, 2023
Closes: Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Target Start Date

Friday, June 30, 2023

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor's  degree or higher from an accredited institution in education, administration, counseling or a related field
  • 2-3 years of experience counseling/advising youth
  • Ability to work independently with limited oversight
  • Experience working with individuals who are low-income and/or first-generation
  • Knowledge of college and university admissions and enrollment procedures
  • Knowledge of federal and state financial aid procedures
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, and database management
  • Complete background and drug screenings

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience working with federal Department of Education programs or TRIO Programs
  • Work experience with North Carolina’s public schools and community organizations
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Experience with google suite, social media and virtual meeting platforms
  • Work experience in a school and or college setting
  • Experience with Blumen and or Powerschool database systems
  • Personally overcome obstacles similar to those experienced by Talent Search program participants

Position Description


The Student Success Advisor provides academic, personal, financial, and career counseling to low-income, first generation and/or academically disadvantaged middle and high school students that supports completion of a secondary school diploma, as well as enrolling and completing a postsecondary credential.  This is a full-time, 12-month position funded by a five-year U.S. Department of Education grant. The majority of the time will be spent working independently on-site at Thomasville middle and high schools. The position reports to the Director, Talent Search, and has the following responsibilities:

Essential Job Functions:


  • Collaborates with Director, Thomasville School administrators, teachers, and counselors to identify program participants and execute a comprehensive program to improve high school persistence, graduation, and postsecondary enrollment to completion 


  • Coordinates and conducts recruitment strategies, accepts referrals, and helps select Talent Search participants


  • Makes presentations to school personnel, students, and parents outlining program benefits


  • Utilizes a student-centered approach and advises participants for academic success, grade promotion, and college readiness


  • Manages a caseload of 250+ students and completes individual needs assessments to develop customized, individual College, Career, and Academic Plans (CCAPs); reviews and interprets report cards, transcripts, test scores, college entrance exams, etc.


  • Meets one-on-one with students and families to discuss academic and non-academic obstacles, as they relate to student progress, involvement, and program satisfaction


  • Coordinates and makes referrals to tutorial services and develops study skills workshops with input from teachers and other school staff


  • Monitors attendance and disciplinary records for continued program eligibility and resource intervention


  • Advises, promotes, and mentors participants; assists with development of positive self-concept and helping students envision a future beyond high school


  • Develops student assessments and completes program evaluations


  • Partners with college departments and community constituents for effective program delivery, workshops, etc.


  • Coordinates and leads student-centered college and university exploratory field trips, enrichment activities, and cultural events


  • Assists students and families complete all necessary steps for college readiness and enrollment (e.g. ACT/SAT, financial aid, RDS, college application, etc.)


  • Participates in middle and high school staff and team meetings to review timelines, discuss objectives, refine implementation plans, and problem-solve


  • Receives confidential application materials and maintains participant files, tracks services, and submits weekly contact forms and other reports as required by the grant


  • Participates in professional development activities appropriate to the functions of the position, including state TRIO Talent Search meetings/conferences, Department of Education sponsored training, and school district trainings


  • Supports the mission, vision, and values of the College, City Schools, and the TRIO Talent Search program


  • Perform other duties as assigned which support the purpose and initiatives of the Program and College

Job Post Contact

Davidson-Davie Community College


Fax:  336-249-1933