College Success Foundation
  • 05-Mar-2020 to 31-Mar-2020 (PST)
  • Programs
  • Auburn, WA, USA
  • Up to $49,712 DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Summary:

The Advisor provides high school students with academic and college planning support to equip them with the tools to successfully graduate from high school and successfully transition onto college. The Advisor will support numerous cohorts annually in a collaborative manner with the high school administrators, school counselors and staff, other college access providers and other College Success Foundation (CSF) staff.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with school principals, school staff and local community partners to recruit and enroll high school students in CSF programs who meet the student selection criteria for program participation
  • Meet with students at least monthly to deliver content and resources to assist with the college planning process.
  • In collaboration with appropriate high school staff, monitor academic performance and track attendance for each student to ensure progress toward the goal of becoming college ready/eligible
  • Be knowledgeable of all student and volunteer information distributed by CSF
  • Coordinate college planning activities with other CSF staff assigned to the high school, school staff and other college access providers
  • Collaborate and communicate with the school's college counselor or guidance counselor and other college access program providers to support college planning for students
  • Work with CSF high school principal and other appropriate staff to assist in the assessment of student needs for special assistance, such as tutors, to enhance the academic success of all students at the high school
  • Coordinate with other CSF staff and college partners to prepare students for key transitions such as middle school to high school or high school to college
  • Fulfill data collection and submission requirements to include but not limited to, submitting monthly iForm reports to the Program Manager
  • Submit student data and monthly program reports to the Program Manager as required
  • Work with CSF high school staff and local community to recruit, train, assign and monitor mentors and volunteers as needed
  • Maintain records on mentors and volunteers as required by CSF
  • Attend CSF events at the assigned school involving potential applicants, current students, their parents/guardians and mentors/volunteers
  • Attend professional development opportunities and statewide program planning meetings
  • Attend CSF staff meetings, CSF Town Hall meetings, and other required staff trainings
  • Attend occasional evening and weekend events
  • Performs other duties as assigned

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of communities served by the high school where services are delivered, and recent effective involvement with students in that school and communities
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Organizing, performing, and prioritizing multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail
  • Experience with human relations and problem solving ability
  • Handle a variety of tasks and projects on an ongoing basis, including meetings with students, volunteers, school personnel, parents/guardians, CSF staff and other community members
  • Utilize proactive approaches to problem-solving with decision-making capability
  • Build relationship with diverse stakeholders, including staff and external partners
  • Be a "self-starter", able to work independently while observing and complying with all standards as outlined by program supervisors and CSF
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time. Must have a valid driver's license and proof of insurance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Five years of experience in fields related to mentoring, leadership development, youth development, education, teaching or counseling.
  • Experience working with diverse populations and age groups
  • Bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work is generally conducted in a school environment with minimal exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental issues. Work environment is moderately quiet. Employees must be able to handle stress that is involved in meeting strenuous deadlines, and be flexible and able to interact with employees at all levels.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

The position may change based upon needs of the program and/or organization needs and available funding. In compliance with federal and state regulations, College Success Foundation maintains a drug free environment and all successful applicants must pass a drug screen prior to hire. Employees of College Success Foundation and its subsidiaries must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural and diverse work environment.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.

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College Success Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment

without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status

or any other characteristic protected by law.  If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position,

please send an email to TalentDevelopment@collegesuccessfoundation.org or call 877-655-4097 and let us know the nature of your request.

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