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Title: ­College Readiness Program Assistant  Date: August 7, 2017 – May 31, 2018

(The College Readiness Program does not run during AISD holidays)


Basic Function and Responsibility:

The primary responsibility of the College Readiness Program Assistant is to serve as a substitute tutor in addition to providing administrative support to the College Readiness Program. The goal of the College Readiness Program is to provide academic tutoring and mentoring to over 400 high school seniors to help them meet college readiness standards outlined by the Texas Success Initiative. This is a part-time (29 hours per week), temporary position that will end May 31, 2018.

The College Readiness Program Assistant will assist with preparing materials and creating lesson plans for students participating in our College Readiness Program. Additionally, the College Readiness Program Assistant will receive training on how to utilize the curriculum, engage students, and assist students with the college-going process.

TThis position is ideal for an individual interested in pursuing a career in the education and/or nonprofit sector. In addition to tutoring students, the College Readiness Program Assistant 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 when a CR Advocate is absent
  • Provide additional small-group and one-on-one support to CR Advocates during their regularly scheduled classes
  • 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
  • Assist with the coordination of student participation in the TSI Assessment testing administrations
  • 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
  • Assist College Readiness Program staff with tracking and managing student data through Salesforce and other platforms

Supervision Received:
APIE College Readiness Program Supervisors

Hourly Rate: $13.50

Qualification Standards:

Education:

  • 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 29 hours a week Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm during the length of the temporary employment (August 8, 2016 to June 2, 2017)
  • 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:  August 7, 2017
End Date: May 31, 2018
 
Application Due Date: July 16, 2017

T
o Apply: 
Please email resume, a cover letter, and three professional references to careers@austinpartners.org. No phone calls, please. Thank you for your interest!  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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