Basic Information

Job Category: Other

Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Date published: 21-Jul-2022

Job type: Full Time

Description and Requirements

About the role

High School Advisor
Schools Mentoring and Resource Team Inc. is currently seeking an experienced High School Advisor to join our team in San Francisco, CA (94103). (Hybrid Work Model)
About Us:
SMART (Schools, Mentoring and Resource Team, Inc.) champions education equity by supporting students in overcoming systemic barriers on their journey to a college degree. We envision a community with equitable pathways to college graduation for every student in San Francisco. SMART provides a unique eight-year continuum of support that starts in 4th grade and goes all the way to college, including school support, after school enrichment, summer programming and college preparation. 
Job Summary:
Reporting to the College Achievement Program Manager, the High School Advisor directly manages a cohort of high school Scholars. The High School Advisor is the main point of contact for their advisory Scholars, families, and school liaisons. In addition, as a member of the College Achievement Program team, they will collaborate to ensure that Scholars are ready for college and have exposure to future career opportunities. This includes programs that support Scholars’ personal achievement, leadership development, and career exploration, such as college tours, career conference, summer opportunities and more.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned by management.
  • Serve as the advisor to a caseload of high school Scholars (grade 11), maintaining strong relationships and regular communication with the advisory students, their families, and the liaisons at the schools they attend.
  • Check in with students in the advisory regarding their college and career aspirations, academic, social, emotional, and overall well-being on a regular basis.
  • Guide and support students with building a college wish list and identifying college fit and match.
  • Facilitate workshops and manage a classroom of 15-20 students in SMARTs after school program, including preparation of classroom materials and resources.
  • Assist with managing After School Program space and culture, including fostering and upholding community agreements, organizing workshop and other program materials, tracking inventory, and preparing the physical space for scholars.
  • Collaborate with the College Achievement Program Manager, and the College Achievement Team, to develop plans and materials.
  • Collect personal and academic student data to track student progress and inform student support strategies.
  • Collect relevant data and accurately enter it into the appropriate database by expected
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least 2 years of experience working with high school students and knowledge of K-12 environments
  • Strong passion for issues of educational equity for students from underserved communities.
  • Deep understanding of the challenges faced by minority populations and underrepresented communities.
  • Knowledge of college admissions and financial aid processes preferred.
  • Professional experience working with youth, preferably with high school students.
Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to take initiative, capacity to work independently as part of a team, and multi-tasking proficiency.
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills.
  • Great team player with a strong conviction in the power of collaboration in a small staff setting.
Compensation and Benefits:
  • Health insurance (medical, dental and vision).
  • Paid Holidays, generous paid time off policy and parental leave policy.
  • 50% coverage of dependent care.
  • 401k Plan.
  • Salary commensurate experience.
  • Flexible spending accounts.
  • Pre-tax benefit.
  • Monthly commuter stipend.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer!