LOCATION: Claiborne, Grainger, and Hancock 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, either in-person, by phone, or virtually.


  • Assist in completing applications for college admissions, testing, and financial aid.

  • 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 students.

  • 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 program objectives.

  • Conducts financial aid and college and career workshops in target counties.

  • Conducts presentations to promote the program 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, etc.


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’ delivering educational 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 communications skills.

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

  • Ability to make sound decisions.

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

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


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


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


Cutoff to Apply: Position open until filled