Utah State University

TRIO Talent Search Advisor - Grand County High School

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 7 months ago(8/31/2022 10:18 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
up to 29 hours per week
USU Blanding
USU Blanding
Advertised Salary
$19.22 – $22.70 per hour
Telework Eligible


An advisor is needed at Grand County High School to work with approximately 100 low-income, first-generation, and/or at-risk students, helping them plan for post-secondary education and career. This advisor will be administratively responsible to the Project Director, but will work closely with education and appropriate human service agency personnel in the service area. This is a part-time (up to 29 hours per week), non-benefited position.


  • Identify eligible participants in target school.
  • Orient target school personnel, residents and community members, participants and parents about ETS.
  • Evaluate students with interest, aptitude and personality tests. Interpret the tests to students.
  • Monitor grades, school attendance, and extra-curricular activities of ETS students.
  • Maintain files and submit monthly and yearly reports on all ETS students to ETS Director, as well as students served.
  • Represent USU Blanding Campus at target schools, acting as a liaison, and assist with registration for concurrent enrollment students.
  • Assist as a member of the counseling center at the target school, including registering, testing, tutoring, and counseling students.
  • Organize and conduct a series of seminars to meet the needs of ETS students. Act as supervisor at after hour activities and cultural events as provided for by the ETS program.
  • Interpret financial aid forms for students. Also give career planning counseling.
  • Review graduation requirements and student progress at least once each quarter.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the TRIO Educational Talent Search Director.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in relevant field.
  • Must have experience working with disadvantaged students in promoting educational opportunities, college admission, and financial aid.
  • Willingness to be an advocate for disadvantaged students.
  • Ability to work with parents.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and accept supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Socio-background similar to ETS participants preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in education, social work, counseling or related field preferred
  • Experience in TRIO desired.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$19.22 – $22.70 per hour


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 11/2022


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