Builds lasting relationships with local high schools and middles schools to engage POAH student residents in college and career readiness programming.
Recruits incoming high school students and introduces them to the College Readiness Program to ensure they are prepared their junior year of High School.
Keeps accurate and up- to- date records for program participants.
Meets with incoming high school students and current students, individually and in groups, to talk about college processes and choices.
Attends and conducts outreach events to promote the College Readiness Program.
Provides comprehensive educational, college, and financial aid planning.
Provides individualized support to students in selecting schools and navigating the application process.
Arranges for college admissions representatives to visit resource center and facilitating meetings between college representatives and students.
Plans and develops college readiness processes through appropriate mechanisms and channels.
Participates in professional activities that contribute to the educational goals of the college and its constituents; college visits, tours, facilitation of meetings for speakers series and cultivating partnerships with colleges and universities.
Follows a month- to-month calendar and outreach plan of college and career activities.
Performs professional responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, missions, and plans of the college, division, and programs.
Consults with students regarding academic problems or concerns and assists students in obtaining support to meet these specific needs. Uses various free public tools, such as Illinois WorkNet and Navience, which will assist residents trying to establish educational and/or career goals.
Provides information sessions and support for families in understanding the college application process, financial aid, and scholarship essays.
Works with participants to determine their scholastic strengths and barriers
Supports students and families in finding scholarships and college funding.Keeps parents informed through regular communications that might include a newsletter or monthly mailings. Compiles a school profile, as well as information on degrees and course offered. Makes informational presentations to parents.
Keeps track of upcoming College registration dates and deadlines.
Helps students register for ACT and SAT exams.
Encourages students to participate in all College Readiness programming.
Maintains a library of resources and develops a College Readiness Manual and College Search Handbook, as a key resource for families and students to reference.
Provides technical skills for POAH residents’ ages 18-25 by providing deliverables to 20% of residents that are technical-bound as oppose to College Readiness.
Participates in the marketing, recruitment, and outreach in the POAH communities and surrounding area schools to increase program enrollment.
Maintains and disseminates information about standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, and TOEFL.
Works cohesively with Youth Education and Job Specialist.
Bachelor’s degree in Education; Master’s preferred or related fields including but not limited to Social Work or Psychology from an accredited College or University.
Experience in delivery of services to students and families.
Experience working with a caseload is preferred.
Sensitivity to cultural diversity is required. Ability to communicate and cooperate with diverse families, various professionals and community groups.
Ability to critically think to achieve professional solutions for internal and external support of the organization and its’ partners.
Frequently moves desks, chairs, tables and easels.
At times may be required to lift up to 25 lbs. for various classrooms and events needs.
Frequently moves in outdoor weather conditions.
Constantly moves to assist during program activities.