JOB TITLE: Adviser LOCATION: Claiborne/Grainger


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 and meeting 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 in education, counseling, social work, psychology or other human service-related field.
Experience Requirements:
•Two years’ experience delivering educational and/or counseling services for disadvantaged populations, including assessing needs, and developing service 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 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 and 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: EOC Adviser, P.O. Box 1218, Morristown, TN 37816, or email to
Cutoff to Apply: