Program Coordinator/Advisor, TRIO Achievers

CAL POLY CORPORATION   San Luis Obispo, CA, CA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on January 10, 2022
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Under the general direction and supervision of the TRIO Achiever Director, the Program Coordinator/Academic Advisor is responsible for maintaining direct contact with program participants; assisting the Program Director with developing, planning and implementing program activities and workshops including teaching study skills development and orientation courses; assisting the director with data collection and participate on the grant writing team; coordinating and supervising the tutoring and peer mentoring program; providing academic advising assistance to program participants including course scheduling assistance on an individual and/or group basis; identifying services for program participants; planning, promoting and attending graduate school visits; maintaining program participants’ records including monitoring and documenting student contacts; liaison for activities and functions with other campus and department resources; abiding by U.S. Department of Education Administrative Regulations (EDGAR); creating quarterly program performance reports for the Program Director; assisting the Program Director with accomplishing the TRIO Achiever goals and objectives as outlined in the grant application; serving on university committees and task forces as assigned; and working occasional evenings and weekends.



  • Graduation from an accredited four-year university
  • Minimum 1 year of progressively responsible student services experience, or similar experience in programs in similar scope to the TRIO Achiever program
  • Experience with academic and/or personal counseling/advising specially with multi-cultural, low-income, disabled, and first-generation college-bound and/or college students required
  • Experience and sensitivity with multi-cultural, low-income, disabled, first-generation college, and/or other non-traditional or underserved populations required
  • Demonstrated experience with program planning, implementation and management required
  • Demonstrated ability to use analytical skills for designing learning assessments, interpreting results, and making recommendations for future planning
  • Knowledge of database applications with the ability to analyze data, develop queries and to extract data
  • Experience working with TRIO programs desirable
  • Must be able to attend workshops and/or seminars for professional growth as required
  • Occasional extended working weekdays and weekends required
  • Ability to perform complex, highly responsible and confidential duties
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, campus systems, FileMaker database, and Blumen Compansol software
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, organize, and meet timelines
  • Ability to lead others in managing tasks; train and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationship with others
  • Proven experience in training, mentoring and supervising staff or students.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills and the ability to interface with all levels of staff, Board of Directors, university community, including students, faculty and staff, and the public
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
  • Ability to maintain regular and reliable attendance
  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record. A background check is required for all regular benefited positions
  • The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment


Subject to continued grant/center funding. Cal Poly Corporation provides excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, paid sick leave/vacation and holidays. This position is benefit eligible. Potential to telework 1 day a week (up to 2 days a week).

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check, educational and employment verification, and reference check, as required.

The California State University system (CSU) requires that students, faculty, and any employees of organizations who access campus, or any CSU facilities, to be either fully vaccinated or qualify for a medical or religious exemption. Please note if you are chosen for a position with the Cal Poly Corporation you will be asked to fill out a Vaccine Attestation once you are hired. This attestation will ask if you are vaccinated or asking for a medical or religious exemption. If not vaccinated and asking for an exemption you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 one (1) time per week at a testing site on campus.

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1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA , CA