Education Advisor - Talent Search (beginning October 1, 2018)

Talent Search
TRiO Federal Grant Program

Job Description:    The Talent Search Education Advisor will work with 500 participants who are at least 11 years of age but no more than 27 years of age.  The Education Advisor is responsible for the daily academic and social activities of the Talent Search program. Overall responsibilities include the identification, recruitment, enrollment, assessment, retention, graduation, tracking, and college enrollment of Talent Search participants.

Qualifications:   Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.  In pursuit of this commitment, candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree and be working toward a graduate degree.  A Master’s degree is preferred for this position in one of the following areas - counseling, social work, education, or related areas. The Education Advisor must have at least two years’ experience working with disadvantaged students. The Education Advisor must be open to and have the ability to work with faculty and students, create and facilitate group workshops in academic advising, financial aid, college selection/application, financial literacy, and career counseling.

Salary:     Contract is for a federal grant position starting October 1, 2018 and is a nin,e-month and two summer term position.  Salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience.  The Talent Search grant is a federally-funded program and is contingent upon new federal grant funding. 

The University:   Henderson is located in Arkadelphia, AR, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock. Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic DeGray Lake, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures. Please visit,, or for more information about Henderson and our community.

Application:  To apply for this position, please send a letter of application, complete resume, three letters of recommendation, and an unofficial transcript in pdf format to:

Mrs. Lou May, Search Committee Chair

Application deadline is September 15, 2018.  The final applicant for this position will be required to submit to a background screening including a criminal background check pursuant to university policy.  The applicant will also be required to provide official transcripts.