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

Middle School Advisor
Schools Mentoring and Resource Team Inc. is currently seeking an experienced Middle 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 Middle School Achievement Program Manager, the Middle School Advisor directly manages a cohort of middle school Scholars. The Middle School Advisor is the main point of contact for their advisory Scholars, families, and school liaison. In addition, as a member of the Middle School Achievement Program team, they will collaborate with the team on Scholar advising, program events, after-school program curriculum and culture, 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 6 to 7), maintaining strong relationships and regular communication with the advisory students, their families, and the liaisons at the schools they attend.
  • Check in regularly and provide necessary support to students in the advisory regarding their academic, social, emotional, and overall, well-being.
  • Collaborate with the High School Enrollment Coordinator to support 7th-grade students and families in learning about high schools of interest
  • Facilitate workshops and manage a classroom of 15-20 students in SMART’s after-school program, including preparation of classroom materials and resources, and adapting workshop curriculum to meet Scholar needs.
  • 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 physical space for scholars.
  • Collaborate with the Middle School Achievement Program Manager, and the Middle School Achievement Program team, to develop plans and materials.
  • Collect personal and academic student data to track student progress and inform student support strategies. 
  • Ensure relevant data is collected and accurately entered the appropriate database by expected benchmarks.
  • Use data collected to evaluate advisory Scholar needs and develop appropriate interventions.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Strong passion for issues of educational equity for students from underserved communities.
  • At least 2 years of experience working with middle school students and knowledge of K-12 environments
  • 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 middle 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!