Academic Advisor

Job Type

Part Time


Details: $15/hour for 16-20 hours/week




2265 East 103rd Street
Los Angeles
United States


Job Description: College Track Watts, Success Coach: Academic Advisor (part-time)

Position Success Coach: Academic Advisor (part-time)

Hours 16 to 20 hours/week

Pay Rate $15/hour

Location Los Angeles, CA (Watts)

Start Date August 20th, 2018

What is College Track?

College Track is a national education nonprofit that empowers students from underserved communities to reach their dreams of a college degree. Our mission is to close the achievement gap and create college-going cultures for students who are historically and currently underrepresented in higher education.

We actively engage students over the course of 8 to 10 years, from the summer before high school through college graduation. Our students join College Track with limitless aspirations and we provide them with a comprehensive program and an encouraging learning environment that empowers them to succeed. 100% of our seniors graduate from high school, more than 90% are admitted to a four-year university, and 75% of our college students are currently enrolled, or have graduated from, college. Over 85% of our students will be the first person in their family to earn a college degree.

For more information about College Track, visit our website:

Why join the College Track team?

  1. Impact Students – Everyday you will have the opportunity and the responsibility to push highly motivated students to build their set of academic and non-cognitive skills so they can not only attend college but graduate from college.

  1. Change Communities – You will be part of the movement to close the achievement and opportunity gaps that exist in historically underserved communities, and you will witness successes, both small and large, each day.

  1. Experience the Education System – As a CT Success Coach, you will immerse yourself in work with our local school system, and you may participate in discussions about ways to improve local, state, and national education systems.

  1. Develop Your Career – CT Success Coach will have opportunities to participate in professional development and network with others dedicated to improving our nation’s education system.

Position: Academic Affairs Success Coach: Academic Advisor

The goal of the Academic Affairs program is to give students the academic support necessary to graduate from high school college-eligible and college-ready. For most students, this means earning an A-G GPA of a 3.0 or higher, achieving a composite ACT score of 21 or higher, and developing the academic habits and growth mindsets needed to persist to and through college. Academic Advisors will tutor students in 9th - 12th grade subjects; provide one on one academic advising, make outreach to teachers, counselors, and families, input and monitor student data, manage a caseload of students to meet or exceed academic outcomes, and other duties as assigned.

Academic Advisors will collaborate with the Academic Affairs Director to develop and adapt programs to meet the needs of each student. Academic Advisors will also gain experience developing and facilitating culturally relevant advisory curriculum, using motivational interviewing techniques for academic coaching, data analysis, event planning and management, as well as partnership management.


  • Work approximately 16-20 hours per week during the academic year, primarily from 2:30-6:30 PM Mondays-Thursdays, with the potential for some Friday and Saturday work.
  • Oversee the success of a cohort of 22-27 students via one on one and small group academic advising, tutoring, non-cognitive skill development, partner outreach and collaboration, and data analysis
  • Academic Advisors will provide academic advising on A-G requirements and college eligibility
  • Instruct and model academic habits - organization, time management, self-advocacy, study habits to facilitate successful completion of their assignments, credit recovery, and motivate students to prepare for high stakes tests
  • Participate in weekly professional development, student-talk, and/or team meetings to discuss best practices to meet students’ needs
  • Collect, analyze, and use data to suggest and create program improvements
  • Administrative tasks including, but not limited to, maintaining the center, monitoring technology, taking attendance, contacting parents, and collaborating with teachers at Jordan High School
  • Attend orientation prior to the start of the Fall and Spring semester as well as professional development and networking opportunities provided by College Track
  • Meet regularly with Academic Affairs Director outside of programming time
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, or currently working toward degree
  • Passion for and commitment to closing the achievement gap and equal educational access
  • Previous experience working directly with a diverse population of underserved high school students in a relevant area (e.g. tutoring or teaching high school subject areas, youth development, motivational interviewing, social work, and/or college counseling)
  • History of using data to drive decisions and improve outcomes
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative mindset
  • Ability to build rapport and leverage relationships with students and their families keep students engaged and productive
  • High level of self-awareness, humility, and emotional intelligence
  • Ability to respond well to feedback
  • Cleared background check and TB test before start date

Can commit to the role for a minimum of one year

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Send a thoughtful cover letter and résumé to Shari Long, Academic Affairs Director –

Only applicants who meet the specified qualifications will be contacted.