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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 annually

BASIC FUNCTIONS: Locate all Crusaders assigned to caseload in grades 6-8 attending public schools in the five urban target districts. Provide referrals and direct services to middle 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. Make home visits.  Act as an advocate and a 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.
  • 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 transitional activities.
  • Maintain accurate records on Crusaders in caseload and document all services.
  • 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.

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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