Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities
at ACCESS College Foundation


Position Title:  ACCESS Advisor

Reports to:  Program Director

Description:

The Access College Foundation seeks organized, reliable, team players with the ability to manage multiple tasks to fill college access advisory roles within the public school districts and the non-profit sector. Advisors are needed for our High School Program with a work location of a high school in Southampton Roads. This is a 37.5 hour work week with regular hours Monday through Friday depending on work location. There are times that after hours and weekend work is required. Starting salary is $42,835 and the employment term is August 16, 2017 – June 29, 2018. Benefits are available.

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree. The successful candidate must be creative and detail-oriented with excellent written and oral communication skills. Computer skills are required, and the ability to work with the Microsoft Office suite (including Word, Excel, Outlook) is essential as well as experience in database software. Must be able to provide his or her own transportation to and from work locations and other program events.

Required Skills:

Successful candidate must have:

  • Experience in/familiarity with the college admissions and financial aid processes.
  • Enthusiasm for helping public school students and their families.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Experience working in an environment requiring significant collaboration with public school districts.
  • Exceptional presentation skills (oral and written) and the interpersonal skills necessary to represent the Foundation to a broad range of constituents.

Essential Functions:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Communicate, carry out and meet Access goals for students, parents, and the community at large.
  • Focus on the primary task of assisting Access students in all aspects of the college entrance and financial aid process.
  • Educate and assist students and their parents in applying for financial aid (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  • Maintain and provide accurate records for Access students in CBART database.
  • Must be visible in designated work locations (i.e. classroom visits/presentations, lunchrooms, and assemblies).
  • Deliver professional presentations to parents, students, and the community.
  • Must be able to lift, push, or pull a minimum of fifty pounds from one location to another.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator and Program Director.

To Apply:

Submit resume and letter of interest by email to Cheryl Jones at cjones@accesscollege.org no later than 4:00 p.m. on August 24, 2017. Summarize any training, skills and/or characteristics you have that qualify you for the position in your letter of interest.  AA/EOE/Drug Free Workplace.  No phone calls/walk ins accepted.