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
- 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
- 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.