College and Career Advisor

White Pine Charter School East Central / Idaho Falls Coordinator Secondary Part Time Posted 2M ago

About this job

**White Pine is looking for a part-time College and Career Advisor for the 2021-2022 school year.**

**If you are interested in White Pine, please complete the application below and submit with the following to hr@wpcscougars.org:**

QUALIFICATIONS:
Preferred candidates will have a Bachelor Degree with a major in communication, business, advising, guidance, education, or a related field
Candidate must be able to work in a multi-task environment as a positive team player
Must be willing to take professional development courses as required by the State Department of Education
Preferred candidates will have successful experience working as an Advisor
Candidate must have strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
Must be able to use technology effectively to meet the needs of students.
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

REPORTS TO:
Building Administrator

JOB GOALS:
To develop, implement, and support opportunities for students which leverage the resources in our community to maximize student achievement outside of school.
Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, academic advisors promote student success and respond to identified student needs by developing and managing things that addresses academic, career, and post-secondary path development for all students as well as performs related work as required.

** ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:**
Demonstrate knowledge of advising techniques
Establish goals for program appropriately
Exhibit knowledge of State and Federal regulations and resources
Design program using small groups, in-class activities, and parent/community informational meetings and presentations
Assist students in forming academic, college and career plans based on student needs including a 4-year plan
Provide career exploration through career guest speakers and labs
Assist students and families in understanding and navigating the complexities of financial aid, including providing hands-on assistance with the FAFSA and scholarship applications, presentations on financial aid or literacy, using financial aid literacy curriculum, and the benefits and how-tos of college savings plans
Use appropriate resources to meet needs
Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness
Provide assistance about career choices, career planning, internships and career interest inventories
Organize and facilitate visits to college campus (physical and/or virtual) including official tour, presentations by admissions, financial aid, academic departments, athletics, student affairs, residence life, multicultural affairs, or other college departments
Provide parent and family activities that can include one-on-one or small group advising designed to meet the specific needs of the students engaged in the activity. Activities include providing individual assistance to families on their students’ college choices, college planning, financial aid planning, etc.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

White Pine Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.