High School Advisor

Job Type

Full Time




United States


The District of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP) is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the number of DC public and public charter high school students who enter and graduate from college. In an effort to support college students and their parents, DC-CAP provides on-going services to ensure that students are better prepared to complete their college education.


Successful candidates will be highly professional, self-motivated, detail oriented, have the ability to manage multiple tasks, and demonstrate a genuine interest in children and education. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.


Responsibilities include:

  • Recruit, motivate and assist 8th to 12th grade students to academically prepare and plan for college enrollment and attendance;
  • Conduct individual counseling, group counseling, seminars, workshops, guest speaker presentations, classroom presentations, and other activities and events to prepare students to attend and remain in college;
  • Prepare college and financial aid applications, test registrations and scholarship searches;
  • Utilize computers to maintain student database, admissions and financial aid information;
  • Engage parents/custodians in the college planning process utilizing a pro-active approach;
  • Assist with scholarship applications;
  • Responsible for administrative duties, tracking, data analysis, and other job related functions; and
  • Professionally represent and communicate DC-CAP’s mission.


Minimum Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, youth counseling, or sociology preferred;
  • Motivational or public speaking ability;
  • Basic computer skills;
  • Ability to interact with students, parents, counselors and high school administrators;
  • 2 years experience in teaching or counseling youth; and
  • Experience serving low-income, at-risk youth.


DC-CAP offers a competitive benefits and compensation package. Please email resume, salary requirements and references to jobs@dccap.org . Please no phone inquiries.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply