Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide individual and group guidance about college access to high school juniors and seniors. Advise high school students about the college selection process, how to complete college applications and enrolling in college. Provide SAT prep instruction and direct assistance with the financial aid process.
- Create an individual plan and timeline for each participant in the college application and enrollment process; manage individual student files and meet regularly with students and parents to track progress.
- Organize/provide student trips to targeted local/regional colleges and accompany students on trips.
- Follow and support students throughout their college experience. Provide academic guidance to students while away at school.
- Provide support for college seniors in their job search and support them through the transition to post – graduate life.
- Build relationships with local schools, universities, organizations and individuals to provide college preparation programming and oversee all CAP resources including utilization of volunteers for tutoring and other support.
- Analyze and present individualized financial aid plans and scholarship needs to Project HOME’s scholarship board.
- Coordinate annual College Access Program (CAP) graduation.
- Plan, organize, and provide workshops for participants and their parents about college choices, financial aid and other relevant topics.
- Create/maintain a system to check in regularly with all students and parents, maintain the college access program (CAP) database and provide periodic reports on student status, including plans for careers and post-secondary education.
- Maintain regular CAP Office hours and oversee the resources and maintenance of the CAP Library.
- Collaborate and communicate with Teen Program staff.
- Create and implement a support system for staff to better meet the needs of families and students. This will include professional development and one-on-one consulting with staff to problem solve family concerns and help connect families to community resources.
- · Bachelor’s Degree in Education, counseling or a related field;
- · Full understanding of college admissions, college counseling and how to assist students through the process;
- · Experience with students in low income urban public schools;
- · Excellent organization, planning and reporting skills;
- · Excellent verbal, written & interpersonal skills;
- · Strong relationship building & networking skills;
- · Ability to work independently and function as an integral part of a team;
- · Strong computer skills;
- · Valid driver’s license is required.
- · Master’s Degree preferred;