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Martha O'Bryan Center

College and Career Specialist

Martha O'Bryan Center

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Job Summary

POSITION 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

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.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Additional Information

Benefits

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How to Apply

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Details

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