6920 Roosevelt Way NE
ABOUT SEATTLE EDUCATION ACCESS
At Seattle Education Access (SEA), we fight poverty by supporting marginalized young adults make strong transitions to local colleges. Many of our students have been homeless, are immigrants, foster youth or single parents. What they all share in common is a strong motivation to complete their education, coupled with a lack of adequate resources to achieve their goals. We provide our students with the financial and social resources they need to succeed, as well as respectful and relationship-based support, navigation, academic advising, and advocacy. As a result, our students are succeeding in college, and preparing to give back as professionals and leaders.
SEA provides free academic advising, career counseling, tutoring, and advocacy that enable youth and young adults to transition successfully into universities and colleges. Our staff works with students to create an individualized academic achievement plan tailored to each student’s gifts and goals. We teach our students how to navigate the educational system, get financial aid, compete for private scholarships, make a budget, register for classes, pick the right campus and degree program, and effectively access campus services. We provide long-term social support, cheering the student on toward graduation. We also operate our own scholarship fund that supplements their financial aid package, so that they have enough money to afford safe and stable housing.
The Education Advocate will work with other staff to participate in SEA’s programs. The Education Advocate will be responsible for building, managing, and evaluating partnerships between SEA and community-based organizations and nonprofits in King County in assigned locations. They will serve as the liaison between SEA and these partner programs, working to maintain formal partnerships that allow SEA staff to work on-site at partnership locations.
The Education Advocate will spend the bulk of their time working directly with students. The Education Advocate will work on-site at partner locations to serve the clients of partner organizations and other clients residing in King County. They will work at partner sites around King County, and on-site at college campuses to provide students with financial and social resources, academic advising and advocacy. The position will require a significant amount of travel, and use of personal vehicle is required. Candidates with an MSW or case management experience are preferred.
- A bachelor’s degree is required, an MSW or equivalent is preferred.
- Professional experience in empowering and educating people coming from marginalized/oppressed communities.
- Authentic commitment to serving our students with an enthusiasm and compassion that is rooted in a profound respect for their courage in the face of trauma and hardship, human dignity, academic potential, unique gifts and dreams, and their right, as young adults, to self- determination and free expression.
- A shared passion for our mission, vision, and values.
- Ability to work independently and creatively.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills.
- Proficiency with MS Word and Excel.
- Valid Washington State Driver’s license and access to a reliable insured vehicle.
- A personal cell phone that can be used for work.
- Experience in academic advising is preferred.
Salary + benefits
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
In order to be considered for this position, please submit the following three items:
Cover letter describing your qualifications, your interest in the position, and how you will be able
to help SEA realize its mission, goals, and values.
Three references (a previous supervisor and a person that can speak to you direct service work
Submit your application electronically to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Only complete applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.