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Title: ­College Readiness Advocate   Date: September 15, 2017 – May 31, 2018

The College Readiness Program does not run during AISD holidays.


Basic Function and Responsibility:

The primary responsibility of College Readiness Advocates is to provide academic tutoring to high school students to help them meet college readiness standards outlined by the Texas Success Initiative. This is a full-time, contract position that will end May 31, 2018.

College Readiness Advocates primarily provide academic tutoring to high school students to help prepare them for college level coursework. CR Advocates provide individual and small group tutoring to high school students utilizing APIE’s College Readiness curriculum. Advocates will receive training on how to utilize the curriculum, engage students, and assist students with the college-going process.

This position is ideal for an individual interested in pursuing a career in the education, social work, and/or nonprofit sector. In addition to managing a tutoring caseload, CR Advocates will gain experience in creating and maintaining strategic partnerships, effectively managing competing priorities, and developing strong communication skills. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibility:

  • Lead individual and small-group tutoring sessions as assigned at AISD high schools
  • Advise students regarding college readiness standards at various high schools throughout Austin
  • Create and foster effective one-on-one relationships with students to ensure program participation and encourage a college going culture
  • 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 Texas Success Initiative 
  • Work with Program Manager to determine students’ academic roadmap and preparedness for the TSI Assessment
  • Assist with the coordination of student participation in the TSI Assessment testing administrations
  • Recruit selected students and contact parents to inform them of program services and student progress
  • Establish, maintain, and utilize partnerships with on-campus contacts
  • Identify and provide additional tools and resources (including referrals) to students (e.g. FAFSA, TASFA, college application process, etc.)
  • Provide feedback in improving program curriculum and communication strategies with students.
  • Assist College Readiness Program staff with logistic coordination

Supervision Received:
APIE College Readiness Program Supervisors

Hourly Rate: $13.50

Qualification Standards:


  • Bachelor Degree in Education, Social Work or related field
  • Experience tutoring and/or mentoring middle or high school students required
  • Graduate experience a plus
  • Spanish fluency a plus 


Skills / Knowledge / Ability:

  • Must be available to work 40 hours a week Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm during the length of the contract
  • Educational training in secondary education or strong reading, writing, and math skills (pre-algebra, algebra, and basic geometry and statistics)  
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Good organizational skills and 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
  • Candidate will exhibit strong tenacity in challenging situations
  • Must be positive, personable, and able to relate well to diverse populations, with a particular emphasis on working with young people ages 14-18
  • 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 job functions simultaneously
  • Comfortable asking questions and follow-up as needed
  • Valid driver’s license with access to reliable private transportation

Start Date:
September 11, 2017
End Date: May 31, 2018

Application Due Date: September 15, 2017
To Apply: Please email resume, a cover letter, and three professional references to Thank you for your interest!

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