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College Success Advisor - Helping Adults Complete Their College Education

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The Graduate! Network, Inc. | Philadelphia, PA
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The Graduate! Network, Inc.


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Published 8 days ago

Start Date

July 15, 2019

Application Deadline

July 1, 2019


College Success Advisor


MISSION: Graduate! Philadelphia helps adults return to college to complete a degree they started but never finished, and supports them through degree completion. Graduate! Philadelphia is the flagship program of The Graduate! Network, Inc.  www.GraduatePhiladelphia.org


POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Graduate! Network, Inc. is seeking a part-time (20-25 hours/week) Advisor for Graduate! Philadelphia. Graduate! Philadelphia Advisors serve as guides to our clients, helping them understand their options, form and follow a plan to re-enroll and complete college. Advisors work closely with specialists at our partner colleges to help clients succeed. Advisors use technology as well as in person meetings to achieve their goals. Advisors must have a proven record of commitment to promoting student success as a means to improve the economic and civic well-being of individuals and communities. Advisors must also have a high level of energy and a positive attitude toward work and others. Advisors directly report to a senior advisor or a manager, and support the organization in executing its strategic and tactical plans. This is non-salaried position.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

·        Motivate adults to return to college to complete their education with the support of Graduate! Philadelphia.

·        Provide advising, support, assistance, follow-up, and referrals to clients as part of a team of Graduate! Philadelphia and partner college advisors.

·        Initiate and maintain a high volume of email and phone contact with prospective and current students, including cold calls, outreach and follow-up.

·        Utilize client relationship management system in capturing data, advising, monitoring client progress, as well as managing and monitoring self and team workflow.

·        Present workshops, and participate in workshop development.

·        Coordinate and execute events.

·        Participate in community events.

·        All other duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:


·        Bachelor (BA, BS, etc.) required, Master’s degree preferred in related field (higher education administration, counseling, social work, etc.)

·        Minimum of four years advising and client management experience.

·        Self-motivated starter with a positive attitude, able to work independently while functioning well as part of a team.

·        Proven performance based on results and metrics, and close adherence to schedules and commitments.

·        Effective phone skills.

·        Detail oriented.

·        Experiential or professional understanding of academic and non-academic issues surrounding adult learners and specifically adult college students.

·        Understanding of college admissions, academic advising, transcript analysis, and financial aid as they pertain to adult students is a plus.

·        Ability to work with individuals with various values, lifestyles, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.

·        Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communications.

·        Facility using Google Office, Microsoft Office and CRM platforms.

·        Excellent organizational skills.

·        Knowledge of the Philadelphia region, community-based organizations, and organizations in the region related to educational attainment and student success preferred.

·        Some local travel required (less than 25 percent). Work hours will include some evenings and occasional weekends.


AVAILABILITY:


Interviewing will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please email your cover letter, two appropriate writing samples, and resume along with hourly rate requirements, noting the position title in the subject line, to:


admin@graduatephiladelphia.org

 

No phone inquiries, please.

College Success Advisor


MISSION: Graduate! Philadelphia helps adults return to college to complete a degree they started but never finished, and supports them through degree completion. Graduate! Philadelphia is the flagship program of…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish a plus

Spanish a plus

How To Apply

Please include a writing sample and three references

Please include a writing sample and three references

Location

1635 Market Street, Suite 1600, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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