Unit-specific Responsibilities 1)Â Work full-time in a Chicagoland high school as a post-secondary coach. 2)Â Meet one-on-one with high school students, guiding them through the college application and matriculation process. 3) Support families as they register for standardized testing, complete the FAFSA, submit college applications, and process financial aid letters. 4) Attend monthly training sessions with other advisers in the network. 5)Â Undertake data collection and analysis to ensure maximum impact and support research and evaluation initiatives.
Unit-specific Competencies 1)Â Strong interpersonal, communication, organization, and analytical skills. 2)Â Strong writing, public speaking, and presentation skills. 3)Â Ability to work with both students and adults in a professional and courteous manner. 4)Â Requires critical thinking, sound judgment, creativity, and a passion to help students overcome obstacles and realize their college-going potential. 5) Willingness to serve in high schools across the Chicago metropolitan area.
Working conditions 1) Working within a within a high school within the Chicagoland metropolitan area. 2) Willingness to work with high school students.
Preferred Qualifications Education 1) Bachelor's degree or on track to graduate with a Bachelorâ™s degree by June 2020.Â 2) University of Chicago alumni or selective liberal arts college alumni.Â
Experience 1)Â Background in working with students in an academic or mentoring context 2)Â Â In-depth knowledge of the college application process
Technical knowledge 1) Microsoft Office 2) Naviance 3)Â Valid Driverâ™s license Â
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application. Â
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