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Martha O'Bryan Center

College and Career Specialist

Martha O'Bryan Center


Job Summary


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.

Job 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.


Additional Information


This is a benefits eligible positions.

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: May 24, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth