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High School Advisor


The College Crusade of Rhode Island
Job Specification

Title: High School Advisor
Salary Range: $33,000
Reports to: Director of High School & Postsecondary Operations

BASIC FUNCTIONS: Locate all Crusaders assigned to caseload in grades 9-12 attending public schools in the five urban target districts. Provide referrals and direct services to high school Crusaders on matters dealing with academic, college/career awareness and social success. Link Crusaders to existing support systems and in-house programs. Maintain personal contact with Crusaders, their families and school officials. Act as an advocate and a liaison between the student, school, community and the College Crusade.


  • Using the data provided by IT, assess, identify and recruit Crusaders to programs within the school, community and Crusade. Provide the necessary follow up to ensure successful participation.
  • Provide direct vocational, career and academic counseling to Crusaders seeking post-secondary education.
  • Assist students in clarifying education objectives, identifying financial aid resources and other appropriate support services as needed.
  • Recruit, identify and screen Crusaders suitable for high school advisory program services.
  • Form and maintain professional relationships with Crusaders, school administrators, community agencies and other service providers.
  • Connect Crusaders with each other and build Crusader identity as a resource.
  • Provide workshops on college/career awareness and life skills.
  • Assist with the planning & implementation of all transitional activities.
  • Support and assist with all academic, cultural and parental Crusade program activities.
  • Provide Crusader personal information updates to IT department.
  • Assist with the collection of all required forms.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Conduct home visits.
  • Participate in professional development and program meetings.
  • Work as a productive member of an integrated Crusade program service delivery team.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in education, human services or related field.

Skills/Experience: 2-3 years experience in direct services to adolescents. Knowledge of public education systems, community resources and higher education preferred. High energy level, attention to detail, time management, ability to handle multiple tasks and strong interpersonal skills a must. Proficient computer skills in Word, Excel and Access required. Must be able to work independently and accept supervision from Supervisor of High School Programs.

Transportation: Must have own reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

Special: Must be willing to maintain a flexible schedule, including some weekend and evening hours. Bilingual a plus (Spanish, Portuguese, Cape Verde, Hmong, Cambodian).

Please email your resume and letter of interest to hr@thecollegecrusade.org.

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