High School Advocate
The High School Advocate position is responsible for supporting students in the identification of successful navigation through high school.
The incumbent is responsible for the strong leadership to ensure quality service provision and coordination of services to clients including students, families, staff, volunteers and the community at large.
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
9th and 10th Grade Advocate
Assist students with the pathway to college
- During each student’s freshman year and sophomore, create a pathway for success and pathway to college (what activities and classes students should engage in).
- Frequently check in to see if students are staying on the pathway.
- Create SMART goals with each student.
- Collaborate with partner organizations
- Work collaboratively with the College Access (11-12) advocate
- Direct and detailed contact with students twice a month
- Explore scholarship opportunities for students to apply to
- Find opportunities for students to make summer successful.
Lead students on a pathway to academic students
- Direct/detailed contact with students twice per month
- 2 group meetings (virtual for now)
- Go to schools if student unresponsive
- Availability to do individual meetings
- Do individual meetings as needed
- Check and log grades for each student
- Create course pathways for each student
- Includes full academic plan of courses, number of APs and honors classes
- Collaborate with counselors, teachers, and stakeholders to advocate for students
- Encourage tutoring for students
- Log and analyze student progress
- Grades, attendance, applications
Assist students in the social and personal growth
- Direct/detailed contact with students every 2 weeks
- Create events for LYTE students to engage in
- College and career oriented
- Fun and social oriented
- 2-3 events per year
Engage with families
- Ensure parents are aware of the progress of the students
- Make families aware of any scholarships available, events, opportunities, etc.
- Conversations with a parent every month (freshmen-sophomores) no matter the progress
- Conversation with parent/guardian
Form Relationships with Partners
- Form relationships with partner organizations (like Summer programs or GSB)
- Collect data on each student and log specific information
- This includes but is not limited to
- Grades, standardized test scores, progress of applications, contact logs,
Collaborate with High School Advocacy team
- Review advocacy curriculum and work together to develop strategies to help students.
- Meet with other advocates to collaborate on projects and data.
Recruit incoming volunteer mentors/mentees.
- Work with mentorship committee and create partnerships with organizations/corporations/businesses to get mentors
- Search a broad spectrum of candidates from different fields to find mentors
- Encourage LYTE students to join mentorship program.
Requirements for successful candidates:
- Bachelor Degree
- Ability to develop and implement training programs
- Experience with outcomes and evaluation, grant compliance, and program development
- Proficiency in data collection and reporting
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to effectively build and motivate individuals and teams
- Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and communities
- Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and other computer software
- Oral and written fluency in one or more languages preferred
- Demonstrated knowledge of college admission program process and requirements (preferably as an admissions officer or counselor)
- Two (2) years of experience in the fields of career development, college counseling, student advocacy or other empowerment based models
- Experience with counseling/career development