- Maintaining weekly contact with students to assure and support student participation in required coursework and optional extracurricular activities; monitoring and providing resources for improved academic performance in students’ high schools; and providing individualized support/interventions as needed.
- Supporting adolescents in their social-emotional development.
- Providing comprehensive support for students in their senior year as they navigate the entirety of the college admission, financial aid, and matriculation processes.
- Meeting periodically with students, parents/guardians, mentors, and high school staff (as applicable) to support progress and develop and implement individualized plans for college admission.
- Document pertinent, useful information regarding participants’ progress, activities and status regularly using data management software and other record keeping methods as needed.
- Assisting with planning and implementation of program activities, including facilitating outreach presentations about college guidance, access, and success.
- Teach classes within a comprehensive college guidance curriculum.
- Actively and regularly developing a research-based knowledge base of best practices with regard to college guidance for low income, first-gen students.
The successful candidate for this position will possess the following experience, education, skills and attributes:
- Experience in and a passion for working with high school students, especially those that may be experiencing obstacles due to social, emotional, academic, or other circumstances.
- Solid understanding of the unique college guidance, admissions and financial aid needs of low-income, first-generation-to-college students.
- Substantial experience in one or more of the following areas: school counselling, college guidance and/or admissions, educational programs development, and social work.
- Experience in managing a caseload of students, which includes thoughtful and careful outreach to schools, families, and other constituents.
- A demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, outcomes-oriented, collaborative decision-making environment.
- Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree or comparable professional experience is preferred.
- Excellent written and oral communications.
- Knowledge of languages other than English (spoken and/or written) is not required but is highly valued.
- Knowledgeable and proficient experience in ETO and Google Suite (Classroom, Drive, and Hangouts); Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) is required.
This is a full-time, exempt position and offers a competitive compensation/benefits package based on experience. This College Access Coordinator will report to the Director of College Connection. Occasional evening and weekend hours required.
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