Education and Career Advisor

Job Type

Full Time




Jamaica Plain
United States


General Statement of Duties:

The full-time Education and Career Advisor provides support and career development services to ESOL and ABE/High School Equivalency adult learners.


  • Provide outreach, advising and referral related to the resolutions of barriers interfering with student progress in the program, via group and one-on-one settings.
  • Work with teachers to identify and resolve student participation issues, including monitoring and documenting student attendance, and preparing and sending all correspondence to students.
  • Facilitate students’ identification of and progress towards goal attainment; follow up with current and former participants.
  • Mentor and guide students to develop and implement an individualized education and career plan.
  • Work closely with teachers and program director to ensure that student goals identified in the individual education and career plan inform curriculum and instruction, and that students’ progress toward achieving these goals is monitored.
  • Present and/or arrange workshops about personal readiness, academic readiness, career readiness, and college knowledge.
  • Collaborate with teachers to arrange field trips to colleges, career centers, training programs, and employers.
  • Build and maintain strong partnerships and referral network.
  • Assist with statistical gathering and analysis. Prepare monthly and other reports; maintain student and other files in timely way according to professional standards.
  • Assist with program-wide activities, including recruitment, intake, placement, orientation, special events, database management, and assessment.
  • Participate constructively in weekly staff and teacher meetings, other program and staff development meetings and workshops.
  • Participate in professional development related to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), performance standards, and the state performance accountability measures.
  • Utilize LACES database for documentation, planning, reporting, and analysis (training provided).
  • Work collaboratively with team members to ensure performance goals are met; participate in formulating and implementing annual continuous improvement plan and student satisfaction survey.


BA/BS in Education, Human Services, Counseling or other relevant field required; 2-3 years Education and Career counseling experience, especially in the Boston area, working with adult learners from diverse cultural, linguistic, education and career backgrounds with multiple barriers to success; community college, career center experience a plus; proficient in Microsoft Office suite, Google Drive; excellent organizational, administrative, technology and communication skills - ability to work independently and as part of a team; experience with SMARTT/Moses or other online databases a plus; bilingual Spanish required; experience with and commitment to collaborative, achievement-oriented education, experience with Mass. DESE-funded community-based organizations preferred; must pass * CORI/SORI* background check.

Schedule: Full-time, four day work week M-TH, some evening hours

JPCC is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.


Full-time benefits include health insurance, paid vacation, personal, sick days and holidays; extensive paid professional development opportunities, free membership to community center recreational facilities. Free parking, MBTA accessible, on bike path.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual Spanish/English required. Haitian Creole/French a plus.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply: Send cover letter and resume. No phone calls, please.