Job Title College & Career Advisor/Workplace Mentoring Coordinator- Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy

Job Title College & Career Advisor/Workplace Mentoring Coordinator

Purpose College & Career Advisors guide students as they chart the course for their career journey. They analyze and understand students' interests, core strengths and aspects of ‘fit’ as it pertains to their postsecondary plans. Whether that fit is a 2 or 4-year college, a certificate program, apprenticeships, military or work, they match aspects of fit to a short list of colleges and other opportunities to create a personal timeline for students and their families. They are not only a guide for helping students get into college, but more importantly, they want to navigate the career journey with students because career decisions don’t end with college admission. They expose students to the variety of opportunities that await them after high school.

Responsibilities

➢ Inform students and parents of college & career options and provide resources so that families can make the best possible choices for their students

➢ Provide all students with the support they need to gain admission to post-secondary opportunities that meet their goals and dreams

➢ Create a resource rich environment for students and teachers as it pertains to college & career information, scholarship opportunities and financial aid opportunities

➢ Maintain detailed senior class records for all students including college application information, FAFSA completion, scholarships applied, college acceptance and scholarships received through the use of Naviance or other electronic data management systems such as Cognos

➢ Assist with the organization of college & career related trips

➢ Outreach to local and national colleges, businesses and other career opportunities

➢ Create a calendar and schedule of college & career workshops and information sessions including FAFSA workshops, college/career visits, essay writing workshops and scholarship information sessions

➢ Prepares reports and analyzes data college acceptance statistics and scholarships received by students

➢ Attend monthly College Access Network meetings

➢ Take advantage of opportunities to grow as a post-secondary access professional such as professional development workshops, conferences and counselor fly-in programs

➢ Act as a primary contact linking students to enrichment programs, summer college programs and scholarships

➢ Work collaboratively with the PEF College Access & Success team and Director of Data Research & Effectiveness to understand and interpret post-secondary data; and, using that data to drive and enhance the work

➢ Coordinate all workplace mentoring efforts and serve as the liaison between school and community partners

➢ Oversee college and career preparatory efforts for all students grades 6-12 as well as workplace mentoring program

Interested applicants may send a cover letter and resume to Shadrina Booker at
shadrinabooker@cglaonline.com