Martha O'Bryan Center
College and Career Specialist
Martha O'Bryan Center
The College & Career Specialist advises, coaches, and mentors high school students to succeed in school and prepare for college, and future careers and professions. The College & Career Specialist is supervised by and supports the High School Transition Coach in daily college/career access services at the ASU.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Serves as a mentor and motivator for students, and helps students overcome barriers to success.
- Works with students and tutors to develop individualized strategies for academic improvement.
- Serves as subject matter expert on college access, including financial aid and ACT prep.
- Assists High School Transition Coach in seminars, assemblies, and college/career fairs to help students become ready for college and to assist them in building the skill sets necessary to be successful.
- Assists high school students with their college searches and applications.
- Assists High School Transition Coach in planning college visits, internships, and apprenticeships for high school students.
- Assists 12th-graders with their applications for financial aid and scholarships.
- Maintains a record of all colleges and universities to which students may apply.
- Assists High School Transition Coach in maintaining data and reporting grant outcomes throughout the year.
- Inputs data into appropriate databases as needed.
- Assists and participates in completing the reports required by funders.
- Works closely with the ASU & Post-Secondary team to ensure student success.
- Facilitate Passport to Success career skills/life skills workshops with students.
- Participate in facilitating summer bridge activities and summer seminars for students.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree.
The above qualifications express the minimum standards of education and/or experience for this position. Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may be taken into consideration.
Knowledge and Abilities:
- Understanding of college access programming.
- Strong interpersonal skills; excellent customer service skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Maintains credibility through sincerity, honesty, and discretion.
- Builds and maintains positive relationships with internal and external constituents.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Strong time management skills; uses time effectively; consistently meets deadlines.
- Strong project management skills.
- Maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
- Maintains professional boundaries with students and staff.
- Documents regularly, thoroughly, accurately, and completely.
- High level of detail and accuracy.
- Exercises good and consistently fair judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with the staff and public in giving and obtaining information.
- Computer literate including familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, database, desk top publishing software, email, social media, and the internet.
THE MARTHA O’BRYAN CENTER IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
This is a benefits eligible positions.
How to Apply
- Date Posted: May 24, 2021
- Type: Full-Time
- Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
- Service Area: Children / Youth