The College Access Advisor is the foundation of the high school advisory program. This position requires expertise in guiding parents and students in their pursuit of higher education. The college access Advisor is proficient in the areas of college admissions and financial aid.
- Successfully completes orientation and the Advisor training program (~50 hours throughout the year)
- Works with students and parents at their assigned high school(s) to educate and assist them with admission and financial aid information in their pursuit of a post-secondary education and/or a pathway beyond high school.
- Participates or presents in relevant events such as: College Fairs, Career Days, open-houses, parent nights, financial aid nights at assigned high school(s).
- Guides the students in accessing all financial resources such as: entrance exams and college admissions fee waivers, FAFSA, scholarship searches, award letter advising, loan options.
- Guides the student in the college admissions process such as: college search, selection and application, career search, and entrance exams.
- Maintains accurate student data and confidentiality of records.
- Maintains a professional relationship while acting as a liaison between the college access program and all high school personnel/community members.
- Signs up to work the required advisor rotations at the LEAF Resource Center as the seasons require.
- Assists with group presentations at the LEAF Resource Center, and conducts individual FAFSA filings once cleared by the Advisory Director.
- Will acquire and maintain the necessary knowledge and skills to perform the duties of an effective college access advisor.
- Attends Articulation and conferences as funding permits.
- Attends regularly scheduled staff meetings and follows the Policies and Procedures Handbook.
- Supports the organization in its fundraising and publicity efforts
A minimum associate’s degree required, bachelor’s degree preferred. Experience in counseling/advising, college financial aid or student services is desirable. LEAF will provide extensive training prior to Advisor assignment to an in-school setting. Ability to proficiently utilize Microsoft Office and Google G-Suite. Ability to work individually, remotely and onsite at the home office at Lakeland Community College. Must be fingerprinted and cleared through a FBI/BCI background check.
Applications accepted until position is filled. Send cover letter and resume to LEAF, Attention: Ms. Kim Greene, Advisory Director, 7700 Clocktower Drive, C-2048, Kirtland, OH 44094 or email to email@example.com