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Published 19 days ago

July 1, 2020
At least $58,080This opportunity is grant funded through the 2022-23 school year.

College Success Advisor

Reports to: College and Career Success Coordinator

Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

Start Date: by July 1, 2020                         

Location: Los Angeles

ABOUT GREEN DOT

Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit network of public charter schools helping to transform the public education system so that ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. Our schools are founded on an unwavering belief in the potential of all students, and there are four key elements to our school model that help us unlock the inherent potential in every student we serve: quality teaching and instruction, a college-going culture, a focus on fostering leadership and life skills, and a focus on eliminating barriers to learning. We have 20 schools and close to 12,000 students across Los Angeles. Our schools are located in some of the most underserved communities that have been denied access to high-quality educational opportunities, and we seek to prove that it is possible to close the access and opportunity gap that exists between low-income students and their more affluent peers.

Part of what differentiates Green Dot is our intense focus on truly serving ALL students; our collaboration with reform-minded unions; and our work focused on large-scale turnarounds of schools formerly run by the districts; and our ability to take on the toughest challenges with the same public funding received by traditional district schools but accomplishing very different results. Green Dot California’s results are undeniable. Nine of our high schools have been ranked among the top schools in the country. We have three California Distinguished schools and 3 California Gold Ribbon schools, and several of our schools have been recipients of the CORE Districts’ Academic Growth Awards, which honor schools having the greatest impact on student achievement. Additionally, Green Dot’s first turnaround, Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy, was named Charter School of the Year by the California Charter Schools Association in 2019.

OPPORTUNITY

The selected candidate for this position will be an integral member of the Counseling and College Persistence Team. The successful candidate will manage strategic efforts to increase the college persistence rates among schools.  

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

> Strategically coordinate college persistence efforts at schools

> Create systems of support and increase the college persistence rates

> Create best practices for engaging students and their families in applying to best-fit colleges, understanding/maintaining/improving college financial aid packages, preventing summer melt and survival plan for the first year of college

> Promote data-driven strategies to increase college persistence rates

> Research trends in persistence to identify actionable steps to implement at school sites

> Examine how College affordability, Financial Literacy, social-emotional coping strategies, and preparing for the rigor of college courses play a role in increasing persistence

> Provide analytic support to multiple audiences to ensure understanding and appropriate use, interpretation, and application of persistence data.

> Collaborate and provide feedback to various school site stakeholders in building sustainable resource guides to help support the common challenges facing first-generation and low-income college-going students

> Manage the development of technical persistence platforms to inform key metrics leading towards increasing college persistence outcomes

> Monitor data compliance and accuracy of persistence-related items (e.g., contact information, schedule of courses, transcripts, financial aid, internships, etc.) using the Alumni Services database

> Engage various stakeholders of persistence outcomes through an annual report

> Participate in Green Dot and individual professional development programs

> Attend and participate in all team meetings, including Persistence Team Meetings and Persistence PD’s

> Plan and participate in weekly one-on-one meetings with the manager

> Participate in other events aimed at promoting or developing Green Dot and its schools

Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

> Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s degree preferred

> A minimum one or two years of successful work experience in delivering educational support services to disadvantaged students, preferably with educational equity or college access program is preferred

> You have a basic knowledge of:

* high school graduation and college entrance requirements

* academic programs, including curricula and admissions requirements at higher education institutions.

* higher education institutions (UC, CSU, CC, Private Colleges) and the ability to explain procedures to youth, parents, and school representatives

* working with a diverse student population, and sensitivity to culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status

> You have strong organizational, analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills required

> You are able to organize and plan complex projects and activities

> You are able to meet deadlines and handle multiple projects.

> You exhibit flexibility and high social-emotional competence

> You are able to establish rapport and relationships with high school personnel, students, families, community members, university departments and faculty members.

> You are dependable, humble, have a sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve

> You will need to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.

College Success Advisor

Reports to: College and Career Success Coordinator

Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

Start Date: by July 1, 2020                         

Location: Los Angeles

ABOUT GREEN DOT

Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit network of public…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students. (Visit https://careers.greendot.org/benefits-salary/ to learn more.

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven…

How to Apply

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

We ask that you complete an online application at http://careers.greendot.org/.

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted, and we are looking to fill this position for a July 1, 2020 start date.

Green Dot Public Schools has embedded a diversity, equity and inclusion lens in our organizational culture, as well as in our educational and talent practices. We are committed to hiring those who reflect the diversity of our communities, and we recruit, employ, support, compensate and promote employees, without regard to their actual or perceived race, religious creed (including religious dress or grooming practices), color, national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken), physical or mental disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), parental status, age (forty (40) and over), sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, citizenship, immigration status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Please note that we are unable to sponsor H1-B Visa applicants.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

We ask that you complete an online application at http://careers.greendot.org/.

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted, and we are…

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Los Angeles, CA

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