TRiO Education Opportunity Center (EOC) Opportunity Specialist (Grant-Funded, Part-Time)

TRiO Education Opportunity Center (EOC) Opportunity Specialist (Grant-Funded, Part-Time)


Gaston College
201 Highway U.S. 321
Dallas, NC 28034
Phone: 704-922-6200

Job Location

201 Highway 321 South

Dallas, North Carolina, 28034


$20.25 Hourly


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Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Monday, September 26, 2022
Closes: Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Target Start Date

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Expected Work Hours

Part Time

Employment Type

Part Time

Minimum Qualifications



  • Bachelor’s degree from a nationally accredited institution in counseling, education, behavioral sciences, or a related field required.




  • Three years’ experience designing and implementing programs for disadvantaged student
  • Experience in admissions, recruiting, and student services at the postsecondary level
  • Knowledge of federal compliance regulations for the Department of Education's TRiO Programs.  


  • Generally, works in a traditional climate-controlled office environment and requires the ability to sit for extended periods.
  • Some walking, standing, and bending required, and the ability to lift and maneuver items weighing up to 25 pounds required.
  • Work environment can be stressful at times in dealing with a wide variety of challenges and deadlines.
  • In addition to regular office hours, position sometimes requires overtime and/or evening hours.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of admissions and financial aid procedures and processes preferred
  • Working experience with high school/adult high schools/HSE populations preferred. 

Position Description



OPEN UNTIL FILLED - Applications will be accepted until 10/05/22 


Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator of the TRiO Education Opportunity Center, this position will provide educational outreach services to traditionally under-represented, low-income, and first-generation students, promoting educational access and post-secondary educational involvement. 




  1. Coordinate participant outreach to support the completion of adult high school/high school equivalency, college application, FAFSA completion, financial literacy, and enrollment and monitoring procedures. 
  2. Interact with human service agencies, educational institutions, and educational programs to coordinate services and promote access to post-secondary education.
  3. Respond to and address admissions-related inquiries via phone calls, email, and community outreach events. 
  4. Conduct sessions to aid participants in completing college applications, FAFSA applications, applications for scholarships, Placement Test Boot Camp, and financial literacy for participants. 
  5. Conduct outreach to guide entry/reentry to High School Equivalency/Adult High School programs for secondary school dropouts. 
  6. Maintain good working relationships with Financial Aid and Admissions Offices at postsecondary institutions. 
  7. Maintain appropriate written and electronic documentation of each project participant for tracking and data collection
  8. Maintain confidentiality regarding student affairs and administrative responsibilities as appropriate.
  9. Participate in professional development and College activities such as Admissions procedures and Financial Aid policies. 
  10. Aid participants in determining career goals and identifying academic programs that would enable them to achieve these goals. Provide information as requested to participants on job trends, types of education required for a specific job, where to obtain such training and education, salary information, and employment outlook. 
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Post Contact

Maelle Keener