Main Functions: The Post-Secondary Advisor will oversee scholar’s academic development and progress, assist with interfacing with the school system, and assess student progress towards higher education and post-secondary goals.

The Post-Secondary Advisor will work alongside students to identify the best path of success for each student whether that is a 2-year, 4-year, or trade/vocational. The Post-Secondary Advisor’s role is to appropriately assess the academic needs of each scholar providing college preparation and post-secondary support.

Reports to: Chief Program Officer

Duties and responsibilities included but not limited to:

  • Develop a schedule of activities/curriculum to support student academic achievement during non-school hours.
  • Work with school staff to identify and recruit students in need of academic support.
  • Determine individual student needs via High School graduation requirement checklist completed by student.
  • Participate and attend all annual college tours which include Southern California Tour, Down South HBCU Tour, and East Coast HBCU Tour.
  • Participate and attend all local and in-state college tours.
  • Gather and organize appropriate instructional materials.
  • Maintain and update student records in database on a weekly basis.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with classroom teacher and parents via progress report forms—at each report card period if possible.
  • Schedule 1:1 meeting with students especially seniors.
  • Participate in Annual Fundraiser, “Dine for Education”.
  • Build and maintain collegiate relationships with advisors, admissions counselors, etc.
  • Assist in any college preparation and post-secondary that is needed for student, assistance is not limited to the list below:
    • Scholarship search
    • Writing personal statements
    • Provide SAT/ACT resource support
    • Portfolio building
    • College search
    • Filling out FAFSA (senior year)
    • How to study/take notes
    • Brainstorming majors for college
    • What questions to ask colleges and universities
  • Facilitate monthly college preparation workshops (this will be one Saturday a month).
  • Coordinate all in-state and out-of-state college tour logistics.
  • Establish college preparation and post-secondary curriculum through implementation
    and execution.


  • Bachelors of Arts Degree preferred in a human services/education related field or extensive experience working with academic case management.
  • Culturally competent
  • Experience working with African American youth.
  • Efficient organization skills: ability to multi-task and keep pace in an active
  • environment.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Ability to captivate and engage an audience of middle and high school students.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Reliability and dedication to the personal development of youth.
  • Please note: Successful performance in this position can lead to other long-term opportunities within the organization.


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