College Success / Career Advisor (Brooklyn)

Job Type

Full Time


Details: 40,000




44 Court St.
Suite 300
United States


The primary responsibility of the Career Advisor is to coach a caseload of approximately 85 college juniors and seniors. The Career Advisor supports students in their career exploration and career planning; provides academic, financial and personal advising; and tracks and records student progress in our database using both quantitative and qualitative data. Following the current fiscal year, the career advisor will also begin to support freshmen and sophomores in their continued college success.


Direct Student Support – 70%

  • Follow Bottom Line’s structured curriculum (DEAL), which supports students in four areas: Degree, Employability, Affordability, and Life Skills, to help students progress towards specific goals/milestones
  • Coach students toward reaching DEAL Milestones, including, but not limited to: “Enroll in fall classes,” “Create a professional resume,” “Complete financial aid applications”
  • Conduct and document end-of-semester assessments for each student (twice annually)
  • Based on these assessments, create service plans for each student
  • Maintain ongoing communication with all students on caseload
  • Lead 45-minute meetings for 18 - 21 students per week on campus
  • Meet with rising juniors over the summer to form an action plan for the student’s career path
  • Send messages of encouragement, congratulatory cards, care packages, etc.
  • Respond to all student text/calls/emails within 2 business days
  • Guide students through financial aid renewal process by appropriate deadlines
  • Support students with career exploration, career planning, and career development
  • Research relevant career information and resources to send to students
  • Identify students for specific Bottom Line partner internships and opportunities, and support students through the application process for these opportunities
  • Connect students with Bottom Line job coaching volunteers (“Go Far Volunteers”)
  • Help students resolve general obstacles that come up throughout the school year by coaching them on self-advocacy and resourcefulness skills, and communicating with school offices to advocate for students

Caseload & Data Management – 15%

  • Track and record student progress, using both quantitative and qualitative measures
  • Enter data into the database within 3 business days of a student interaction or status change
  • Enter assessments and service plans twice annually
  • Maintain accurate student contact information in the student database
  • Enter and update data for students applying to Bottom Line and/or transitioning into the Success Program
  • Manage a caseload of approximately 85 college students, including, but not limited to:
  • Schedule all student meetings on a weekly, or as needed, basis
  • Manage time and calendar to meet minimum meeting standards as outlined by KPIs
  • Support students who have become unenrolled or who have transferred out of a Bottom Line Success school

Secondary Responsibilities

Program Support - 10%

  • Support programming connected to areas including but not limited to:
  • Career event development and planning
  • Internship program expansion
  • Relationship-building with key stakeholders, including corporate partners, alumni, community partners, and colleges and universities
  • Maintenance of online job board and job search tools list
  • Resource development and curriculum planning

 Organizational Support – 5%

  • If needed, support the New York Development team by attending events, networking with guests / supporters, and providing event logistics
  • Represent the Bottom Line brand in a positive light, and take actions to increase brand awareness throughout the community

Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without advanced notice.



  • Bachelor’s degree and work authorization
  • At least 2 years of related work experience, 
  • Experience developing trusting relationships with college students
  • Demonstrated commitment to Bottom Line’s mission and core values
  • Demonstrated proficiency and/or growth potential in Bottom Line's seven core competencies: Relationships, Results, Communication, Inclusiveness, Talent Development, Agility, and Planning
  • The ability to make a minimum of a two-year commitment


  • Fluency in language other than English a plus
  • Valid driver's license and access to a car preferred
  • Experience with career advising, job coaching, and/or vocational services


All employees are expected to demonstrate continued growth within our seven core competencies.


Competencies provide Bottom Line with a way to define, in behavioral terms, what it is that people need to do to produce the results that the organization desires in a way that is in keeping with its culture. Bottom Line defines a competency as a cluster of related knowledge, skills, and attitudes that affects a major part of one’s job that correlates with performance on the job, that can be measured against well-accepted standards, and that can be improved via training and development.

  • Relationships: Identifies opportunities and takes action to build and maintain meaningful and collaborative connections with various stakeholders
  • Results: Produces quality outcomes; compiles and analyzes data to drive future plans; uses creative solutions
  • Communication: Effectively articulates information in a clear, concise, and timely manner to a wide range of stakeholders
  • Inclusiveness: Helps to create an environment that respects and values the identities and cultures of all colleagues and students we serve
  • Talent Development: Effectively assesses one’s own, and others’, strengths and areas for improvement
  • Agility: Demonstrates adaptability and openness to shifting priorities, needs of stakeholders, and organizational changes
  • Planning: Effectively and efficiently uses resources (time, materials, technology) in order to create, meet, and assess goals


Bottom Line offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree