Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has an opportunity for an Educational Adviser, Young Scholars Program, who will be responsible for providing comprehensive educational advising and arranging educational opportunities for a caseload of approximately 35 scholarship recipients who are high-achieving high school students from low- to moderate-income families throughout the US. The Educational Adviser leads community engagement with scholars via online hangouts, summer programming, regional activities, and a learning management system.
Principal responsibilities include working closely with scholars on action plans to achieve academic, talent, and career-related goals throughout high school with the purpose of being fully prepared to thrive at our nation’s top colleges; building annual and multi-year plans that include high school placement and curriculum, talent enrichment activities, summer learning experiences, leadership activities, college advising, and internships/mentorships; and developing budget recommendations for each scholarship recipient’s Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) throughout the scholar’s high school career. Additional responsibilities include providing ongoing academic advising and support to scholarship recipients and their families throughout the year, in person and remotely and facilitating regularly scheduled scholar group hangouts using online platforms.
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree with a Master’s degree in school counseling, school psychology, gifted education, or other education-related field preferred. Minimum of three years of experience in a counseling, educational, youth development, or other relevant setting is required. Candidates should have experience working with low-income, high-achieving, first-generation students and families; excellent oral and written communication skills as well as experience with conflict; and strong ability to work with individual young people and their families. Strong preference given for bilingual language fluency.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Since 2000, the Foundation has awarded over $200 million in scholarships to over 2,700 students from 8th grade through graduate school, along with comprehensive educational advising and other support services. The Foundation has also provided $110 million in grants to organizations that serve such students.
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