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Academic Advisor, Educational Talent Search (ETS)


General Description:

Educational Talent Search (ETS) is a federally funded pre-collegiate program that creates educational opportunities for low-income, first generation students while providing access to higher education and assisting in the transition to college. ETS works with students in Greeley-Evans School District 6 who are in grades 6-12 who have the drive to pursue a college education. The Academic Advisor provides academic advising services, recruitment activities, and prepares secondary students for post-high school experience, including college, career and success skill advising.

Reports to:

Executive Director/Assistant Director of Educational Talent Search



 Identify and recruit eligible program participants in grades 6-12

 Must have skills to persuade, motivate, understand, and communicate with middle and high school students

 Must be able to work with a diverse student population


 Advise and provide planned services that assure retention, promotion and graduation for a caseload of approximately 175 students

 Assist students in completing college admission and financial aid applications

 Advise and assist high school seniors to become “college ready” and assure that they are prepared to enroll in a program of post-secondary education

 Assist students in preparing for college entrance applications, examinations, and scholarships

 Guidance on and assistance in secondary school re-entry or entry to GED programs or other alternative education programs for secondary school dropouts

 Personal and career counseling


 Maintain student program files, keeping information current, accurate and confidential

 Entering student data and tracking through the Blumen Student Tracking System


 Plan and/or assist with parent workshops, activities and meetings

 Organize, facilitate and participate in field trips to local, in-state/out-of-state college campuses


 Work closely with counselors and administrators at the school(s) where you are assigned.

 Individual parent contact as needed

TEAM MEMBER of The Greeley Dream Team

 Support annual events and activities as assigned

 Attend staff meetings

 Communicate with co-workers and supervisor

 Adhere to policies and procedures


 Responsible for carrying out program goals

 Participate in Local, State and Regional conferences as assigned

 This position is highly visible in outreach where adherence to protocol, policies and procedures is expected and of high priority

 Professional appearance in dress and manor

 Other activities as assigned


 Bachelors Degree required, preferred in the following areas: human services, education or other related fields.

 Prior experience in working with a diverse student population and/or a TRiO or pre-collegiate program.

 Knowledge of post-secondary education and financial aid

 Technical knowledge of: Windows, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and the World Wide Web

 Self-motivated

 High level customer service skills

 Excellent communication skills; oral and written

 Demonstrated organizational, multi-tasking and detail oriented skills

 Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

 Some weekend and evening work will be required


This position offers the following:

 Exempt Salaried Position

 Salary dependent upon qualifications

 Medical, dental, vision, sick, discretionary leave and a 403 (b) retirement account

 10.5 month calendar (August – June) with District 6 Holidays observed

 Scheduled day hours with some evenings and weekends required

Submittal Procedure:

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and references. Submit documents by email (, fax, mail or walk-in your packet to:

The Greeley Dream Team

ATTN: Executive Director

1025 9th Avenue, Suite 336

Greeley, CO 80631

Closing Date: For Full Consideration Please Submit no later than June 23, 2017

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Thank You Fairway to the Future Golf Tournament Sponsors!

A huge THANK YOU to all those who sponsored our 8th Annual Fairway to the Future Golf Tournament. It was a huge sucess!!

Human Bean Fundraiser

Come see us April 6th, 2017 for your Morning Cup of Joe, Afternoon Pick Me Up or Evening Treat! All Day 10% of sales will go toward The Greeley Dream Team! We will also have Guest Baristas there from 11am to 1pm! Joining Andrea and Molly, our Board Members, will be staff members Blessed and Breanna. We hope to see you there!

*See the event page for more details.

8th Annual Fairway to the Future Golf Tournament

Please join us for our 8th Annual Fairway to the Future Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Boomerang Links Golf Course. 
All proceeds from the tournament go directly towards providing scholarships for high school seniors in Greeley-Evans School District 6 who participate in The Greeley Dream Team.

Deadline to register is Friday, April 14, 2017
Cost per golfer is $65.00
(includes cart & breakfast)
Register online today & pay online or at event:
*New this year, pay online when you register

2017 Greeley Dream Team Honors Scholarship Recipients

We would like to share with you our 2017 Greeley Dream Team Honors Scholarship Recipients! Each student received a $1000 scholarship for the college or university of their choice.  Out of the 50 students that applied, 22 students received the Honors Scholarship this year, the most we have had in the history of The Greeley Dream Team! We are so honored to have played a small role in our Honors Scholars success and we look forward to watching them graduate from high school and continuing their journey!

Kianna Antuna - Northridge High School
Lorenzo Balderrama - Greeley West High School
Esther Caro  - Greeley West High School
Lanetta Cervantes - Northridge High School
Jasmyne Colin-Dunham - Northridge High School
Faith Escobedo - Greeley West High School
Sergio Estrada - Northridge High School
Luis Garcia - Greeley Central High School
Ruben Gomez - Greeley West High School
Edward Longoria - Greeley West High School
Pablo Lopez - Northridge High School
Cassaundra Martinez - Jefferson High School
Jasmine Martinez - Greeley Central High School
Blanca Ochoa - Greeley Central High School
Arely Pizarro - Northridge High School
Valeria Ramos - Greeley Central High School
Isaac Rivera-Valencia - Greeley West High School
Brittany Rodello - Northridge High School
Sonya Rodriguez - Jefferson High School
Kimberly Sanchez - Greeley Central High School
Kassandra Vega Lucero - Greeley Central High School

Scholarship Recipients Recognized at District 6 Board of Education Meeting

Yesterday evening family and friends joined us as we presented our 2017 Honor Scholarship Recipients to the District 6 Board of Education!!!

At the Board of Education meeting the Board Members welcomed 22 Greeley Dream Team students who received Greeley Dream Team Scholarships worth $1,000 each.

Wing Shack Fundraiser Success!

Our fundraiser at Wing Shack was a success!! Thank you to everyone who participated and to Wing Shack for hosting us! We raised $879.14!!!!

Thank You, Nothern Colorado Credit Union!!

A big 'Thank You!' to Russ and Calvin with Northern Colorado Credit Unionfor presenting us with a generous donation of $500! We are very grateful for their continued support of The Greeley Dream Team!

Weld Enterprise Zone Tax Credit


The State of Colorado, under the Enterprise Zone Legislation, has provided you with and opportunity to have a positive impact on the continued health and vitality of Weld County. By making a cash contribution, ($250 minimum) to The Greeley Dream Team, Inc., you are entitled to receive 25% of the value of your cash contribution as credit against your state income tax liability. You also may be eligible to receive state and federal deductions on your contribution.

Qualifications to receive this credit for 2016 Taxes:

-$250 minimum, cash donation

-Weld county resident or business

-Make donation before December 20th.

Feel free to contact The Greeley Dream Team for more information at 970-348-6380

Proud Day!

We are so proud to announce the acceptance of Dream Team Student Ruby Galdean to Columbia University through the QuestBridge Scholars Network Program! She is currently a senior at Northridge High School.

This is made possible by years of Ruby's commitment and hard work and with the guidance of her Dream Team Advisor Monica Salazar. These are the moments we strive for and we are so proud of Ruby! Ruby plans to double major in Astrophysics and Computer Science!

Check out the Greeley Tribune article featuring one of our Alumni Students Jailyn Mosqueda, a first year Aims student who plans to become a cosmetic chemist! We are so proud of you Jai!

Colorado Gives Day is one week away!

If you have not prescheduled your donation you may do that today, help us reach our goal of $8,000! 
Sharing our student's success is very rewarding for us, as that is our top priority! In this short video you can learn more about our student Jasmine and what The Greeley Dream Team has done for her.


Colorado Gives Day Million $ Incentive Fund

The $1 Million Incentive Fund is a pool of dollars, provided by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, to boost every donation made through on Colorado Gives Day.
For example, if a nonprofit organization receives 10 percent of the total donations made on Colorado Gives Day, that same nonprofit receives 10 percent of the $1 Million Incentive Fund.
It is one of the largest giving-day incentive funds in the country. The incentive fund increases the value of every donation.


YES on 3A!!

The Greeley Dream Team supports 'YES on 3A'! This mill levy override supports all our students in Greeley-Evans School District 6! Vote! Vote! Vote! Get out and vote November 8th! For more information visit


Schedule your donations today for Colorado Gives Day! 

Our organization serves over 1,100 students through our various programs. Assistance through our many partnerships allows us to provide a variety of group and one-on-one services that turn education dreams into reality. You can help too by supporting us on December 6th, Colorado Gives Day!  

How To Schedule a Donation:
1. Go to Search for "The Greeley Dream Team".
2. Press the nonprofit’s orange “Donate” button. Add your donation amount and press the “CO Gives Day” button to schedule it to process on December 6th, 2016. Complete the other fields and click “add to cart.”
3. When your scheduled donation is in the cart, continue checking out by logging in to your existing account or create a donor account, entering your payment information, and then submit.

Middle School Field Trip October 14th, 2016

Reminder: To all our Middle School Students to get your field trip permission slips to your advisors by Friday the 7th.
October 14th we will be going to the Ft. Collins Museum of Discovery.

Thank you Women's Fund of Weld County!

We have received funds from the Women's Fund of Weld County that will be going toward our Teen Parent Class at Jefferson High School. *The Women's Fund of Weld County, Inc. a component fund of the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County.

Student's of the Month!

Our students of the month for September have proven they have the qualities it takes to succeed in making their educational dreams a reality.

TCBY Night!

September 29th, stop by TCBY from 6-9pm to support The Greeley Dream. Just mention us at check out and 20% of sales will go back the Dream Team, making education dreams into reality! See you there!

Donor Appreciation Event Sponsors

Guaranty Bank graciously hosted our event at their 47th Street location in Greeley and also provided gold coins for in addition to our gift cards for our 'Gold Ticket' winners from our chocolate bar sales. Bulldog Deli and El Cielo kindly donated gift cards for our 'Gold Ticket' winners. We are very greatful that local businesses continue to sponsor our events! Thank You!


Donor Appreciation Event

September 22nd, 2016 The Greeley Dream Team along with Guaranty Bank hosted a Donor Appreciation Event. Several of our Board of Directors attended the event along with several donors. Our goal was to remind them of why we do what we do, "turning education dreams into reality". We had three of our alumni speak at the event, reinforcing the importance of The Greeley Dream Team in their lives and how it helped them acheive their dreams. The Greeley Tribune was also gracious enough to featur our event in the newspaper. For the full article visit

Scholarship Applications

Last week we had an excellent turn out to our Senior Retreat!

Our Scholarship applications are now available on our website at:

This year our VISTA has been hard at work compiling a list of additional scholarship opportunities, it is available on our website as well.

Calling all High School Seniors!

Bring yourself and parent/gardian next Thursday to the Senior Retreat. See you all there! 

High School Students Field Trip to DU

Monday, September 19th, 2016 all of our high school students are invited to join us on a field trip to the University of Denver. Please see your advisor for more information.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Our goal this August has been to make as many resources avaliable to our program students, parents and community members who support our organization as possible. 

This month in addition to our Facebook page and BRAND NEW Instagram, we will be launching a quarterly newsletter starting September 21st!

Click this link to subscribe!

Follow us on Instagram!!
Check out our new Instagram!!
And don't forget to use our hashtag: #iamthegreeleydreamteam 

Advisor Hours 2016-2017

We have created a nice tool for our students and parents. You can save your advisors photo or do a screen capture so you have their schedule and contact information handy when you need it! Please check out our Facebook page too!

Welcome Back District 6 Students

Today is the day! We would like to welcome back all our students to the 2016 - 2017 school year! It is going to be a wonderful school year! 

School Supply Drive Success!!

To all the individuals and organizations that helped make our school supply drive a success, THANK YOU!!!!


6th Grade Orientation/Jump Start

Make a note for this week, August 18th, 2016, sixth grade orientation at your students' middle school.

Back to School Kick OFF!

The Greeley Dream Team will have a table under the District 6 tent. Stop in and grab some information for the upcoming school year.

August 11th, 2016 join Greeley-Evans School District 6 for the 3rd annual community event to kickoff the 2016-17 school year. This event is FREE to attend and will feature back-to-school information, FREE lunch (starting at 11:30am), FREE backpacks with school supplies (while supplies last), FREE face painting/balloons, FREE family games and activities, student entertainment, $10 NextCare on-site sports physicals and community information booths from our sponsors! Come out and enjoy the fun!

ACT Test Dates

ACT test dates are rapidly approchaing! See your ETS Advisor for a registration waiver.

School Registration This Week

School Registration for High School and Middle School begins August 9th!

Northridge High School:

Registration will be held in the Gym/Cafeteria area, August 2016

9th Juniors/Seniors 7:30 - 3:00
10th Sophomores/Seniors 7:30 - 3:00
11th Freshmen/ Seniors  10:30 - 6:00

Greeley West High School:

Tuesday, August 9th Registration
8:00- 11:00 AM Freshman with last name beginning A-M
12:00- 3:00 PM Freshman with last name beginning N-Z
6:00 PM Fall Sport Parent/ player and Coaches meeting in the Auditorium.

Wednesday, August 10th Registration
8:00- 11:00 AM All Sophomores
12:00- 3:00 PM All Juniors

Thursday, August 11th Registration
8:00- 11:00 AM All Seniors
12:00- 3:00 PM Make Up registration for all grades.

Greeley Central High School:

Aug 10 - Juniors from 8am-11am
Aug 10 - Seniors from 12:30pm-3:30pm
Aug 11 - Freshmen from 8am-11am
Aug 11 - Sophomores from 12:30pm-3:30pm

Brentwood Middle School:

Registration/schedule pick-up
Tuesday, August 9th from 8:30-5:00

Franklin Middle School:

Schedule pick-up
Tuesday, August 9th from 8am-12pm and 1pm-6pm

Prarie Heights Middle School:

Schedule pick-up
Tuesday, August 9th from 8am-12pm and 1pm-6pm
In PHMS Cafeteria

Drive for Success School Supply Drive

As we enjoy the dog days of summer, many stores have already set up their school supply displays...and our students need your help!! Many of the students we serve are unable to purchase the supplies they need in order to return to school next month. Please consider hosting a collection site or providing a financial contribution so that we may purchase supplies on your behalf. Our annual School Supply Drive for Success will run thru August 11, 2016. If you are interested in hosting a collection site, please contact Elizabeth Barber at 348-6380. Thank you for Supporting Student Success in Education!

Greeley Dream Team Awarded Grant from Department of Education

The Greeley Dream Team is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Department of Education for our Educational Talent Search (ETS) Program. This program works with students in grades 6 thru 12, from limited-income and first generation college backgrounds to graduate from high school, enroll in a post-secondary institution, and complete a post-secondary program earning them a trade school certification, an Associate’s Degree, or a Bachelor’s Degree. Over the course of the five year award the organization will receive $1,632,000. “We are thrilled to, yet again, receive this award to continue our work with the students in Greeley-Evans School District 6! This program truly changes the trajectory of the students’ path in education,” said Elizabeth Barber, Executive Director of The Greeley Dream Team.

High Plains Summer Reading Program

For 2016 the High Plains Sumer Reading Program is all about being active! This years’ participants have the ability to either register online, at the library, or at the community outreach stops (i.e. The Pines Apartments, Rodarte Cultural Center, Boys and Girls Club, Anna Gimmestad Park). Each participant will be given a reading log to complete, which gives them the chance to win some great prizes during the summer. Summer reading is available for children from birth to grade 12. They have many events and programs planned for the summer that kids of all ages are able to participate in. Libraries have a printout of all the activities, you can also look at the High Plains Online Calendar.     

District 6 Host Regional Summer Meal Kickoff Event

District 6 will begin its Summer Food Service Program on May 31st and will continue through August 11th. Breakfast will be served 7:45 - 9:00 a.m. and lunch will be served 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. All sites will serve meals Monday through Thursday. No meals will be served on Fridays.

The federally-funded Summer Food Service Program provides free breakfast and lunch to any child between the ages of 1 and 18. Adults can also eat for a small fee.

Here are the sites serving meals this summer:

• Centennial Elementary School, 1400 37th Avenue, Evans
• Heiman Elementary School, 3500 Palermo Avenue, Evans
• Jefferson High School, 1315 4th Avenue, Greeley
• Maplewood Elementary School, 1201 21st Avenue, Greeley
• Salida del Sol Academy, 111 E. 26th Street, Greeley
• Scott Elementary School, 3000 13th Street, Greeley
• Shawsheen Elementary School, 4020 W 7th Street, Greeley (lunch only)



The $1 Million Incentive Fund is a pool of dollars, provided by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, to boost every donation made through on Colorado Gives Day.
For example, if a nonprofit organization receives 10 percent of the total donations made on Colorado Gives Day, that same nonprofit receives 10 percent of the $1 Million Incentive Fund.
It is one of the largest giving-day incentive funds in the country. The incentive fund increases the value of every donation.

Thrivent Finanicial Members Can Designate Choice Dollars To The Greeley Dream Team

Posted: April 12th, 2016

We are pleased to announce that The Greeley Dream Team has been enrolled as a participating organization in the Thrivent Choice program. Members become eligible for Thrivent...