Alumni Advisor

Alumni Advisor

Are you ready to have a bigger impact in your professional life? Are you inspired by the challenge of closing the college degree gap for under-represented scholars? Are you ready to make sure that every Alpha alum is successful on their journey through college?As Alpha’s Alumni Advisor you will work closely with Alpha’s alumni to support them in completing college – and you will play a pivotal role in continuing to develop Alpha’s model for working with alumni. Our work in supporting alumni is at a critical moment – you will be fiercely entrepreneurial while building the structures and systems that will support further scaling as we graduate more alumni every year. You will play a major role in Alpha’s “North Star goal” of having 75% of alumni graduate from college.What you’ll do…Manage a caseload of approximately 100 college students in their freshman year of college – and several students in their other years of college who still need more support – advising them on 4-year college completion, timely transfers from 2 to 4-year colleges, financial literacy and navigation, and student advocacy. This may require 25% travel during the fall semester to various colleges as you build relationships with alumni enrolled in various institutions. Own a database of student information (grades, financial aid, scholarships, conversation notes), so that we can build an accurate understanding of how our students are doing, their barriers to success, and the support they need to graduate from college. Provide feedback to our Director of College Readiness and Success regarding Alpha’s alumni support model and ways to improve our support for our alumni as they head to and through college. Implement, in partnership with the College Success team, strategies to address barriers to success in college for Alpha alumni. Support alumni with scholarships, summer opportunity selection, and matriculation plans for any students not in college. You possess…A Bachelor’s Degree (required) 2+ years High School College-Prep Counseling OR 2+ years College Counseling (preferred) Lived experience as a first generation college student (preferred) Lived or worked experience with two-year college transfer process (preferred) Experience in working with under-represented youth (preferred) You stand out by:Building relationships with students: Gaining the trust and confidence of students with widely ranging academic skills and habits and their families. Teaching problem-solving and grit: Teaching students to overcome academic, financial, and other obstacles to college completion, so that at the end of one-to-two years working with you they can navigate key challenges on their own. Using data to decide who and how to support: We track a few key data points together that we believe are lead indicators of student success in college - you will be responsible for student progress on these data points. You use data to understand challenges, set goals, and differentiate support for students. Maintaining a positive, nurturing presence: This work is challenging andemotional - you’ll need to be the anchor for students in times of stress. Coaching and developing others: You understand the power of one-on-oneconversations to help others learn and grow. You will spend most of your dayworking with students to overcome the challenges they experience as first-generation low-income college students. Being genuine, humble, and passionate Join our team…To apply for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter online.Alpha Public Schools is a network of four high-performing public charter schools founded by a group of East San José mothers dedicated to helping transform their community. We have a strong growth mindset – as individuals, as an organization, and on behalf of our students and families. We want to be better tomorrow than we are today.As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.Salary is competitive and compensation includes a comprehensive benefits package