Austin Partners in Education
APIE Open Positions:
College Readiness Advocate
Basic Function and Responsibility
The College Readiness Advocate reports to the College Readiness Program Supervisor and the College Readiness Program Manager and is responsible for providing college readiness tutoring and mentoring to high school seniors as per APIE’s College Readiness Program.
Hourly Rage: $13.00
Contract, 29 hours/week through early May
- Advise students regarding college readiness standards at various high schools throughout Austin
- Provide tutoring/mentoring support on campus to a cohort of high school students to prepare them to become college ready in reading, writing, and math through the COMPASS exam(reliable transportation required)
- Create and foster effective one-on-one relationships with students to ensure program participation and encourage a college going culture
- Lead COMPASS tutoring sessions as assigned at AISD high schools
- Effectively track student attendance, academic progress, and student engagement
- Collaborate with APIE and AISD faculty and staff to increase student attainment of college ready status per the TSI and other standards, (e.g., SAT / ACT registration, waivers, and test dates; FASFA status; application status )
- Work with Program Supervisors and Manger to determine students’ academic roadmap and preparedness for COMPASS testing
- Assist with the coordination of student participation in COMPASS testing administrations
- Contact selected students and parents to inform them of program services
- Establish, maintain, and utilize partnerships with on-campus contacts
- Identify and provide additional tools and resources (including referrals) to students
- Help facilitate College Readiness Advocate meetings
- Provide feedback in improving program curriculum and communication strategies with students.
- Assist College Readiness Program Coordinators with volunteer & logistic coordination
- Bachelor Degree in Education or experience tutoring and/or mentoring middle or high school students required; Graduate experience a plus
- Must be available 29 hours per week with availability between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Educational training in secondary education or strong reading, writing, and math skills (pre-algebra/algebra)
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
- Good organizational skills & flexibility a must
- Strong communication skills; verbal and written
- Ability to thrive both in a collaborative environment and in situations with minimal supervision
- Candidate will exhibit strong initiative and must be able to adapt quickly
- Must be upbeat, positive, outgoing, personable, and able to relate well with diverse populations with a particular emphasis on working with young people ages 16-18.
- Strong leadership skills with an ability to foster and grow relationships with high school students, including mentoring and motivating
- A proven “self-starter” with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively while observing and complying with all standards of the supervision
- Must have a commitment to work collaboratively and harmoniously with the APIE staff, colleagues, community resource agencies, and school district personnel.
- Able to manage multiple students initiatives and job functions simultaneously
- Comfortable asking questions and follow-up as needed
- Experience working with high school students preferred
- Fluent in Spanish a plus
- Valid driver’s license with access to reliable private transportation
Please email your resume, cover letter, and professional references to Austin Partners in Education,
firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.