Under the direction of the program manager, scholarship programs, the educational adviser is responsible for providing educational advising for undergraduate and graduate scholarship recipients who are exceptional students with financial need. This position is responsible for providing career development advising and assisting with team programming and events.
Provides ongoing educational advising and support to new and continuing undergraduate and graduate scholarship recipients by telephone, email, and online tools. Actively monitors scholar academic performance and progress toward an undergraduate or graduate degree, including reviewing academic course plans, transcripts, and semester reports.
Communicates on a regular basis with scholars, providing guidance on utilizing campus resources, time management, and study skills. In addition, the educational adviser serves as a resource on higher education opportunities (e.g., internships, study abroad, graduate school) and communicates foundation requirements and expectations.
Performs bi-annual review of transcripts for scholars receiving unsatisfactory grades and works with scholars facing academic difficulties to create strategies for academic recovery including developing a communication plan.
Reviews scholar requests for scholarship changes and extensions, and makes recommendations to the Program Manager based on foundation policies. Oversees approval process, including correspondence and data entry.
Assists in developing and implementing programs and services for undergraduate and graduate scholarship recipients including programs such as the mentoring program; and services such as multimedia tools (e.g., website, video, documents, social media) to support scholars in successfully navigating college; and visits to scholars for one-on-one and group meetings to address scholar needs and promote the scholar community.
Collaborates with Events and Communications staff as appropriate; including to develop and deliver appropriate curriculum for scholars at foundation events and to identify scholars for media and videos.
Assists in preparing program materials for Board meetings.
Actively participates in foundation meetings and works collaboratively with others to complete projects and goals.
Provides help when needed by other members of the foundation staff on all program-related matters.
Other tasks as assigned.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree in student advising, higher education, or related field preferred.
Minimum of three years of experience in a college or university, scholarship organization, foundation, or other relevant setting.
Experience working with undergraduate and graduate level high-achieving students preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of graduate school and career advising processes.
High level of written and oral communication skills and abilities and staff and interpersonal relations.
Substantial knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
A strong detail orientation and ability to work independently and simultaneously on multiple projects within close, overlapping and/or conflicting deadlines.
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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private, independent foundation established to help young people of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education. The Foundation focuses in particular on students with financial need. The Foundation fulfills its mission through direct scholarship and advising programs for high school, community college transfer, and graduate students, as well as ...through grant support of education organizations that provide the highest levels of academic rigor to lower-income students.