Employment Opportunities

High School Adviser
Educational Talent Search
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Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a federal TRIO Program funded through the U. S. Department of Education to provide academic, career, and financial counseling to eligible middle and high school students and to encourage them to graduate from high school and pursue their post-secondary education. ETS consists of a Middle School Component that serves 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in five target schools and the High School Component that serves eligible 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders in four Hampton City High Schools.  The program provides eligible students annual college tours, Financial Aid and Financial Literacy seminars, career exploration, and academic workshops.  The High School Adviser provides vital college access resources for Talent Search participants and their families.  In addition to workshops, Advisers are responsible for ensuring the success of a cohort of 270 students through academic advising, outreach, program recruitment, and assisting in program planning/management at assigned school sites.  High School Advisers will be based at two school sites four days a week through the academic year. 

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with qualifications and experience $35,000-$40,000; includes comprehensive fringe benefit package. This is a grant-funded position. Continuation of the position is contingent upon the continuation of related grant funding.

Duties and Responsibilities

The High School Adviser is a full time, 11 month employee who reports to the Program Director and performs the following duties:

  • Recruit eligible students into the TS program and develop and implement targeted academic interventions for eligible students

  • Make presentations to student groups and help students apply for admission and secure financial aid for postsecondary education, to include providing information on scholarships, loans, grants, work study, and other financial assistance programs

  • Coordinates and implement counseling services and activities that assist students in their adjustment to the high school and college environment

  • Administer assessments and help students with course selection

  • Plan and coordinate college tours and social and cultural excursions

  • Advise students on effective study skills, time management strategies, test-taking techniques, and financial aid policies and deadlines

  • Regularly monitors students’ academic progress and make appropriate interventions and referrals

  • Collaborates with the Program Director to maintain reports on students’ semester and annual academic performance, and conducts  exit interviews with graduates

  • Accurately enter student and parent activity data through a web-based, password-protected, and encrypted system linked to the main Blumen database. Update records with notes, milestones, parent records, or other data

  • Regularly review grades, course-taking patterns, and attendance to ensure progress in meeting targets for each performance measure.

  • Evening and weekend work required.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Master's Degree in guidance and counseling or a related discipline.

  • Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated ability to work with students from low-income, first-generation college backgrounds and students with disabilities.

  • Ability to perform multiple responsibilities simultaneously, to work in a self-directed environment, and to plan and organize on both a daily and long-term basis.

  • Demonstrated commitment to the goals and objectives of the Talent Search program.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment either in person, via email at HROffice@hamptonu.edu, or fax to (757) 727-5969: 

Office of Human Resources

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

 **No phone calls

**Incomplete applications will not be considered

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