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Middle School Advisor

 

The College Crusade of Rhode Island
Job Specification

Title: Middle School Advisor
Reports to: Director of Middle School Success
Salary: $33,000

The College Crusade of Rhode Island was founded in 1989 and operates as Rhode Island’s largest college access program. Our mission is to promote educational equity and inclusion by increasing high school graduation, college enrollment, and college completion levels among low-income, first-generation, and historically underrepresented students. We provide college readiness programs and personalized advisory services to over 4,000 middle school, high school and college students from Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls, Woonsocket, Cranston and West Warwick.

BASIC FUNCTIONS: Work with all Crusaders assigned to caseload in grades 6-8 attending schools in one of the six urban target districts.  Provide referrals and direct services to middle school Crusaders on matters dealing with academic, post-secondary prep, career awareness and social emotional learning. Link Crusaders to existing support systems and in-house programs.  Maintain personal contact with Crusaders, their families and school personnel.  Make home visits.  Act as an advocate and liaison between the student, school, community and the College Crusade.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • Assess, identify and recruit appropriate Crusaders to programs within the school, community and Crusade. Provide the necessary follow up to ensure successful participation.
  • Track grades and attendance of Crusaders assigned to caseload.
  • Form and maintain professional relationships with Crusaders, school administrators, community agencies and other service providers.
  • Connect Crusaders with each other and build Crusader identity.
  • Recruit for and facilitate after school programs.
  • Provide workshops on college/career awareness and life-skills.
  • Assist with the planning & implementation of all activities designed to promote a smooth transition to high school.
  • Maintain accurate records on Crusaders in caseload and document all services.
  • Assist with the collection of all required forms.
  • Conduct home visits.
  • Participate in professional development and program meetings.
  • Perform other duties as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

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

Skills/Experience:  Prior experience with direct service to adolescents.  Knowledge of public education systems, community resources and higher education systems preferred.  High energy level, attention to detail, strong time management skills, ability to handle multiple tasks and excellent interpersonal skills a must.  Proficient computer skills. Must be able to work independently and accept supervision from Director of Middle School Success.

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

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

TO APPLY:
Please send your cover letter and resume to HR@thecollegecrusade.org

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