Position title
TRiO Advisor/Success Coach


Under the supervision of the Director of Student Support Services, the TRiO Advisor/Success Coach will:

  1. Meet regularly with project participants.
  2. Be responsible for providing direct academic and other support services to Otero SSS participants.
  3. Provide academic/career advising, needs assessment, and develop academic action plans.
  4. Provide personal, academic, career and financial advising.
  5. Make informed referrals, or provide to participants, tutoring, study skills, workshops, study groups, college services, and community agencies and organizations.
  6. Develop and present workshops on study skills, scholarship, transfer information, and financial literacy.
  7. Assist in course planning, monitoring, student progress, values clarification, decision-making and goal setting.
  8. Schedule appointments with current participants pertaining to career exploration and assessment to assist them in identifying career and educational paths.
  9. Maintain participant records, and monitor student progress/performance.
  10. Communicate regularly with faculty concerning the performance and academic standing of TRiO Students.
  11. Submit monthly time and effort reports.
  12. Assists with project reporting and data collection.
  13. Assist in communicating with TRiO students via the posted calendar, Social Media, emails, texts and digital signage.
  14. Attend and represent Otero at appropriate statewide meetings, conferences, or workshops for Student Support Services.
  15. Coordinate and take a group of TRiO participants on Cultural Enrichment Events and Transfer Tours.
  16. Maintain accurate, complete records, including all application materials, and submit data in the appropriate time frame and digital format in adherence with FERPA regulations.
  17. Assists with data collection needs with Student Access and hardcopy file; Input, maintain, retrieve and assemble computerized data for project participants.
  18. Assist potential SSS students with application and application process and follow up as needed.
  19. The Advisor will coordinate and assist students with group and individual tutoring sessions helping students with different course subjects.
  20. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Support Services.


  1. Works as an outreach specialist representing Otero and TRiO

See Human Resources for a complete job description.

Grant-funded position with future employment contingent upon funding.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Sensitivity to working with low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities who are academically under-prepared

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a Student Support Services project or similar higher education project providing direct support to students.
  • Evidence of sensitivity in working with low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities who are academically under-prepared.
  • Experience developing programming for students, including workshops
  • Demonstrated knowledge of developing educational objectives and assessment of student needs, performance and outcomes
  • Knowledge of specific academic content as it would apply to Otero students
  • A background profile similar to that of the participants of the program
  • Educational philosophy in alignment with that of a small rural, comprehensive Community College and enthusiasm for this type of environment and the aspirations of its people.


$35,623 - $41,000 with an excellent benefit package including PERA retirement, health, vision, dental, life insurance and paid annual and sick leave.

11-month renewable professional-technical position.

This position is funded 75% by the Student Success (TRiO) Grant and 25% by the Otero College General Fund


For consideration, an applicant file must contain:

  1. Cover letter that addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications
  2. Resume
  3. Copies of transcripts (A.A., B.A., and M.A.)
  4. Names, addresses, and phone numbers of 3 professional references


October 6, 2023



Submit Application Packet To:

Otero Junior College

Attn:  Ashley Aragon

Assistant Director of Human Resources

1802 Colorado Ave

La Junta, CO  81050

FAX:  (719) 384-6947

Or Email To:  ashley.aragon@otero.edu

Inquiries May Be Directed To:

Ashley Aragon

(719) 384-6858

Job Location
1802 Colorado Avenue, La Junta, CO, 81050, USA
Employment Type
Date posted
September 25, 2023
Valid through
October 6, 2023
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