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College and Career Advisor

Company: Queen Creek Unified School District
Location: Mesa
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: College and Career Advisor JOB GOAL: The goal of academic advising is to assist students in their growth and development by constructing meaningful educational plans which are compatible with their life goals. It is a continuous and consistent process which is built upon the basis of frequent, accumulated personal contacts between advisor and advisees. QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma required.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Good working knowledge of technology software
  • Use data to inform practice, be equitable in time spent with students, and work system-wide to develop a college and career ready culture
  • Must pass a background check
  • Must obtain an Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: 218 days (11 months) COMPENSATION: $21.55 - $25.43 BENEFITS: As per District policy REPORTS TO: Principal HOURS: 40 hours per week CLASSIFICATION: Hourly, Non-exempt PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Provide career and college entrance information and assistance to students, teachers, parents and counselors; coordinate day-to-day operations and schedule activities, programs and speakers.
  • Conduct 1:1 meetings with students to create ECAP and set post-secondary goals.
  • Document results of career-related advising and counseling efforts and time.
  • Assist students and parents in understanding the college admission and financial aid processes by providing access to current, clear, and concise information concerning the wide-range of post-secondary educational opportunities available, entrance requirements, financial aid, curricular offering, costs, admission and financial aid deadlines, and the variety of early admission and early decision programs available.
  • Prepare career education and instructional materials for use by teachers and students; assist students in locating and using college/career information as needed for research, assignments and post-high school planning.
  • Maintain current knowledge of occupational and labor market information. Utilize information available from sources such as Department of Labor and other providers.
  • Mobilize resources to connect participants with relevant resources important for postsecondary success (SAT courses, college prep mentors, additional tutoring, school/placement visits, etc.).
  • Arrange dual/concurrent enrollment and Advanced Placement credits to prepare students for the rigor of postsecondary education.
  • Planning and preparation for college admissions tests, SAT and ACT.
  • Maintain current information on financial aid and scholarship applications.
  • Assist students in navigating the college search and application process
  • Follow up with students after graduation (e.g. calls, e-mails, coordinated Advisor outreach) to identify and problem-solve barriers to college matriculation
  • Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct, including the requirements of confidentiality regarding student and personnel information
  • Knowledge of: Career and occupational resources, trends, and opportunities; college admission requirements, financial aid requirements, and training necessary for future careers; school operation and ability to relate effectively to students, staff, and parents; oral and written communitations skills; basic research methods
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the principal. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands and arms, stand, bend or stoop. The employee is frequently required to move about the campus. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, outside weather conditions and extreme heat or cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Notice of Nondiscrimination Queen Creek Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age or sexual orientation in admission and access to its programs, services, activities, or in any aspect of their operations and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Queen Creek Unified School District also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. The following employees have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Compliance Officer for Title IX, Assistant Superintendent of Support Services, 20217 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85142, Phone and Compliance Officer for Section 504/ADA, Director of Special Education, 20217 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85142, Phone . El Districto Escolar Unificado de Queen Creek no discrimina en base a su raza, color, religi--n, origen nacional, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o la orientaci--n sexual para la admisi--n y su acceso a sus programas, servicios, actividades, o en cualquier aspecto de sus operaciones y proporciona un acceso igualitario a los Boys Scouts y otro grupos de j--venes designados. El Districto Escolar Unificado de Queen Creek tampoco discrimina en sus pr--cticas de empleo y contrataci--n. Los siguientes empleados han sido designados para manejar las preguntas en cuanto a las p--lizas de no discriminaci--n: Funcionario de Cumplimiento de T--tulo IX, Asistente del Superintendente de Servicios Auxiliares, 20217 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85142, Phone and Funcionario de Cumplimiento para la Secci--n 504/ADA, Director de Educaci--n Especial, 20217 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85142, Phone .

Keywords: Queen Creek Unified School District, Mesa , College and Career Advisor, Other , Mesa, Arizona

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