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JOB TITLE:  Adviser


LOCATION: Hancock and Hawkins Counties




POSITION SUMMARY:  Provides one-on-one assistance to participants concerning the college admissions process, financial aid, and other services to improve financial and economic literacy.


  • Recruit participants for program enrollment

  • Screen and verify participants for program enrollment eligibility and assesses needs

  • Provide one-on-one assistance to participants concerning high school academics, the college admissions process, financial aid, career choices and goals, etc.

  • Conduct or assist with college/career/financial aid workshops for participants and parents.

  • Market the program to recruit participants through outreach initiatives, print materials, broadcast, and through visiting area businesses and community partners.

  • Develop program relationships with colleges, schools, parents, local businesses, and other community agencies.

  • Maintain participant and project records and reports in accordance with funding source and agency requirements.

  • Keep accurate records of program data necessary for reporting services and activities to the Department of Education and agency.

  • Meet monthly, quarterly, and yearly program objectives.

  • Work with other local DCEA Trio programs to ensure effective collaboration.

  • Provide the above services in other areas served by DCEA Trio programs when needed.


 Education Requirements:  

  • Bachelor’s degree required. A degree in social work, psychology, education, counseling, or other human service-related field is preferred, but not required.

Experience Requirements:

  • Two years delivering educational and or counseling services for disadvantaged populations, including assessing needs and developing services plans with secondary and post-secondary goals/strategies is preferred but not required.


Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Travel in the Trio service area

  • Weekend work is required

  • Overnight and/or extended travel in and out of state to attend meetings as required

  • Work schedule may change temporarily due to special events

  • Demonstrated computer proficiency is a must

  • Must have demonstrated the ability to work with diverse groups of people, handle multiple tasks, and learn and perform tasks with limited supervision

  • Strong public relations skills, energetic, enthusiastic, self-motivated, and good communication skills.

  • Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license and proof of liability insurance on automobile.

  • Ability to make sound decisions

  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, both orally and in writing

  • Demonstrated success in overcoming barriers similar to the target population to be served

Hours and Benefits: Full-time; Non-Exempt.


To Apply: Send resume to: DCEA Human Resources, Attn: Adviser, P.O. Box 1218, Morristown, TN 37816, or email to


Cutoff to Apply: 1/6/2023

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