Work in-person, full-time in Chicago as a high school post-secondary advisor.
Meet one-on-one with high school students, guiding them through the college application and matriculation process.
Support families as they register for standardized testing, complete the FAFSA, submit college applications, and process financial aid letters.
Attend monthly training sessions with other advisers in the network.
Undertake data collection and analysis to ensure maximum impact and support research and evaluation initiatives.
Participates in special projects such as developing marketing materials, monitoring budgets and recruiting underrepresented groups.
Travels and recruits in an assigned geography, assisting with planning and delivering public presentations, special events, and other recruitment activities.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelor's degree required or on track to graduate with a Bachelorâ™s degree by June 2021.
University of Chicago alumni or selective liberal arts college alumni preferred.
Background in working with students in an academic or mentoring context.
In-depth knowledge of the college application process.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Valid Driverâ™s license.
Strong interpersonal, communication, organization, and analytical skills.
Strong writing, public speaking, and presentation skills.
Ability to work with both students and adults in a professional and courteous manner.
Requires critical thinking, sound judgment, creativity, and a passion to help students overcome obstacles and realize their college-going potential.
Willingness to serve in high schools across the Chicago metropolitan area.
Working within a high school in the Chicagoland metropolitan area.
Willingness to work with high school students.
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