JOB TITLE: EOC College Advisor

LOCATION: Hawkins/Hancock


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, either 
in-person, by phone, or virtually.
•     Assist in completing applications for college admissions, testing, and financial 
•     Market the program to recruit participants through outreach initiatives, print 
materials, broadcast, and through visiting area businesses and community partners.
•     Conduct telephone, virtual, and face-to-face interviews to identify potential 
participants for program enrollment eligibility and assesses needs.
•     Maintain accurate documentation of each advising session and service provided to 
•     Keep accurate records of program data necessary for reporting services and 
activities to the Department of Education and agency.
•     Provides evaluation data for weekly, quarterly, and yearly reports.
•     Meets the required quarterly and yearly target number of participants served while 
maintaining and meeting program objectives.
•     Conducts financial aid and college and career workshops in target counties.
•     Establishes and meets with advisory committees.
•     Establishes and maintains coordinating relationships and partnerships with area 
community partners, such as but not limited to: post-secondary institutions, adult

education programs (HiSET/GED/ABE), high schools, adult high schools, military installments, 
Departments of Veteran’s Affairs, offender re-entry programs, correctional facilities, non-profits, 

Education Requirements:
•     Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university in education, counseling, 
human behavior, social services, or social science required.

Experience Requirements:
•     Two years’ experience delivering educational and or counseling services for 
disadvantaged populations, including assessing needs and developing services plans with secondary 
and post-secondary goals/strategies.

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•     Travel in the service area.
•     Weekend work is possible.
•     Overnight and/or extended travel in and out of state to attend meetings as required.
•     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 
•     Ability to make sound decisions.
•     Ability to clearly communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
•     Demonstrated success in overcoming barriers like the target populations to be 
Hours and Benefits: Full-time; Non-Exempt.



















To Apply: Send resume to: DCEA Human Resources, Attn: Hawkins/Hancock EOC Adviser, P.O. Box 1218, 
Morristown, TN 37816 or email to
Cutoff to Apply: Open until filled.