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YPIE College Advisor

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Job Mission:

A YPIE College Advisor provides comprehensive college access and enrollment services to juniors and seniors in the YPIE programs that will result in student enrollment, persistence, and completion from a 2 or 4-year college. 



Position Responsibilities:

Outreach

  • Collaborate with administrators and staff from assigned Yonkers high schools to identify, recruit, and onboard eligible YPIE students
  • Make presentations to student and parent groups to get the word out about the YPIE programs
  • Use data to recruit best fit students to our YPIE Fellows Program


College Guidance

  • Collaborate with YPIE College Access Team and with other members of the YPIE staff to share best practices and achieve student results.
  • Provide individualized grade level college guidance to each assigned junior YPIE student including, but not limited to: assessing each student’s college aspirations and goals; review of transcript; confirming Naviance access ; creation of appropriate/good fit college lists including Opportunity program schools (if eligible), and Selective Colleges that Meet Demonstrated Need, YPIE partner colleges, financially safe colleges and Reach, Target and Safety schools; supporting students through college essay process, identifying students who are appropriate for Opportunity Programs.
  • Provide grade level college guidance to each assigned senior YPIE student including, but not limited to: assistance completing and submitting college applications to Reach, Target and Safety schools; assistance completing FAFSA/TAP/CSS documents and scholarship applications; analysis of final school acceptances and financial aid packages to guide students to make college commitments. 
  • Meet with and include parents/guardians one-on-one or in groups on all aspects of the process.
  • Collaborate with volunteers to assist in providing services to YPIE students.
  • Guide students to participate in YPIE Programs: that could include SAT/ACT Prep, Essay Writing, Interview Skills, and other offerings that support their path to college.
  • Advocate to college admissions officers on behalf of students when appropriate.
  • Plan and chaperone students on YPIE college visits.
  • Occasionally host or participate in on-site or remote college info sessions.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities that keep college guidance skills up to date and effective for the YPIE clients.


College Enrollment:

  • After seniors commit to colleges, support all seniors through the enrollment process to remove all barriers to enrollment including but not limited to:
  • activating new school and email accounts, 
  • submitting medical forms, 
  • signing up for orientation, 
  • accepting loans and completing loan counseling and MPN (if necessary),
  • setting up a payment plan.


Program Tracking

  • Create and maintain records on each of your students, using YPIE’s data system, Naviance and/or other tracking systems.
  • Meet regularly with Director, College Access to update status of students in cohort.


YPIE Special Program Support

  • Support the implementation of YPIE district-wide programs and activities, including but not limited to college essay writing workshops/days; WCC, SUNY, and CUNY application completion days; college fairs; financial aid and FAFSA completion workshops/events; summer junior boost workshops; year-end college transition days; and other district-wide college access services. 
  • Conduct professional development workshops for YPS guidance staff and others on topics that will enhance the school district’s overall college access services (Naviance, recommendation letter writing, financial aid).

Job Mission:

A YPIE College Advisor provides comprehensive college access and enrollment services to juniors and seniors in the YPIE programs that will result in student enrollment, persistence, and completion from a 2 or 4-year college…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

*This is a year-round, full-time salaried position with benefits

Benefits

*This is a year-round, full-time salaried position with benefits

*This is a year-round, full-time salaried position with benefits

Level of Language Proficiency

English required, Spanish fluency a plus

English required, Spanish fluency a plus

Location

On-site
Yonkers, NY, USA

How to Apply

Application Requirements:

Please submit the following application materials by email to Eilis Klein at eklein@ypie.org:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • References available upon request

*This is a year-round, full-time salaried position with benefits

Application Requirements:

Please submit the following application materials by email to Eilis Klein at eklein@ypie.org:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • References available upon request…

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