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College Success Advisor

  • Full Time
  • Remote

Website Green Dot Public Schools

OPPORTUNITY
The selected candidate for this position will be an integral member of the Counseling and College Persistence Team. The successful candidate will manage strategic efforts to increase the college persistence rates among schools.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
> Strategically coordinate college persistence efforts at schools
> Create systems of support and increase the college persistence rates
> Create best practices for engaging students and their families in applying to best-fit colleges, understanding/maintaining/improving college financial aid packages, preventing summer melt and survival plan for the first year of college
> Promote data-driven strategies to increase college persistence rates
> Research trends in persistence to identify actionable steps to implement at school sites
> Examine how College affordability, Financial Literacy, social-emotional coping strategies, and preparing for the rigor of college courses play a role in increasing persistence
> Provide analytic support to multiple audiences to ensure understanding and appropriate use, interpretation, and application of persistence data.
> Collaborate and provide feedback to various school site stakeholders in building sustainable resource guides to help support the common challenges facing first-generation and low-income college-going students
> Manage the development of technical persistence platforms to inform key metrics leading towards increasing college persistence outcomes
> Monitor data compliance and accuracy of persistence-related items (e.g., contact information, schedule of courses, transcripts, financial aid, internships, etc.) using the Alumni Services database
> Engage various stakeholders of persistence outcomes through an annual report
> Participate in Green Dot and individual professional development programs
> Attend and participate in all team meetings, including Persistence Team Meetings and Persistence PD’s
> Plan and participate in weekly one-on-one meetings with the manager
> Participate in other events aimed at promoting or developing Green Dot and its schools
Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
> Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s degree preferred
> A minimum one or two years of successful work experience in delivering educational support services to disadvantaged students, preferably with educational equity or college access program is preferred
> You have a basic knowledge of:
* high school graduation and college entrance requirements
* academic programs, including curricula and admissions requirements at higher education institutions.
* higher education institutions (UC, CSU, CC, Private Colleges) and the ability to explain procedures to youth, parents, and school representatives
* working with a diverse student population, and sensitivity to culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status
> You have strong organizational, analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills required
> You are able to organize and plan complex projects and activities
> You are able to meet deadlines and handle multiple projects.
> You exhibit flexibility and high social-emotional competence
> You are able to establish rapport and relationships with high school personnel, students, families, community members, university departments, and faculty members.
> You are dependable, humble, have a sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve
> You will need to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.

COMPENSATION
The annual salary for this position is $58,080. In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students. (Visit https://careers.greendot.org/benefits-salary/ to learn more.

This opportunity is grant-funded through the 2022-23 school year.

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted, and we are looking to fill this position for a July 1, 2020 start date.

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