Adult Education Advisor

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Host weekly educational workshops
  • Provides accurate information on post-secondary opportunities, GED/high School completion and financial literacy
  • Recruits and selects eligible participants for the program
  • Assists program participants to prepare and submit financial aid and college admission forms
  • Provides accurate information on federal, state and local education resources
  • Establishes rapport with potential students of various cultures, economic and ethnic backgrounds
  • Assists participants with career exploration
  • Assists participants to overcome obstacles which would interfere, delay, defer or halt their attainment of career and educational goals through advising services
  • Provides information and referral for community social services
  • Records participants data and services rendered in database
  • Informs participants of their rights, including confidentiality of records and information
  • Provides follow up services for each participant in caseload
  • Take participants on college and cultural field trips
  • Record all data weekly in student access database
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Work , Counseling or related field
  • Excellent communication, diplomatic and cooperative skills
  • Ability to communicate with persons from all socio economic strata on an individual basis and in a group setting
  • Ability to assist individuals with college exploration
  • Ability to present career and post-secondary planning information to individuals and groups
  • Knowledge of financial aid resources and college application process
  • Knowledge of other languages or ability to work with persons from different cultures
  • Knowledge and proficiency in use of Microsoft Office software and database management
  • Ability to administer and interpret tests used for career planning.
  • Two years of experience with career/college planning and/or experience working with individuals from low income, first generation backgrounds attain college admission;
  • Have valid/current WA state driver’s license, reliable means of transportation and personal auto insurance.

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Please submit your cover letter stating which position you are applying for, your resume and/or application materials directly to our Human Resources Department at

Mailed inquiries may be sent to: MDC, 945 Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402; Attention: Human Resources Department. Mailed submissions need to include a cover letter and resume, along with identification of the job position of interest. Please do not contact Board Members or staff directly about job postings or your resume as they will be unable to respond to any inquiries. If you have questions concerning your application, please email, DO NOT CALL.

MDC offers to all their full-time employees, medical, dental, company contributed 403B retirement (4% plus another 4% matching any employee contribution) after 120 day probationary period, Flexible Spending Account, Company Paid Life Insurance & Long Term Care Insurance, 13 days vacation a year, 13 days sick time a year, plus one floating holiday, and 11 paid holidays per year. Free parking and located along bus routes.

MDC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, creed, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other classifications protected by applicable laws.

MDC’s organizational values include “inclusion” and “equity”.  As such, MDC actively seeks and strongly encourages applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

Notice: For any open positions, job candidates must successfully pass a criminal history background check which may include fingerprinting.