Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has an opportunity for an Educational Adviser who will be responsible for providing comprehensive educational advising and arranging educational opportunities for a caseload of approximately 35 scholarship recipients who are high-achieving high school students from low- to moderate-income families throughout the US. The Educational Adviser will lead community engagement with scholars via online hangouts, summer programming, regional activities, and a learning management system.
Responsibilities include working closely with scholars on action plans to achieve academic, talent, and career goals throughout high school with the purpose of being fully prepared to thrive at our nation’s top colleges; building annual and multi-year plans that include high school placement and curriculum, talent enrichment activities, summer learning experiences, leadership activities, and internships/mentorships; and developing budget recommendations for each scholarship recipient’s Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) throughout the scholar’s high school career. Additionally, the Educational Adviser will provide ongoing academic advising and support to scholarship recipients and their families throughout the year, in person and remotely; facilitate regularly scheduled scholar group hangouts using Blue Jeans videoconferencing; work with each new scholarship recipient and his/her family during the eighth-grade year to assess high school options, including public and private schools, and prepare for entry into high school; and partner with the College Transition Team of educational advisers to ensure that scholars receive appropriate college advising during the eleventh and twelfth-grade years.
Qualified candidates will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree in school counseling, school psychology, gifted education, or other education-related field preferred. Candidates must have a minimum of three years of experience in a counseling, educational, youth development, or other relevant setting required; experience working with low-income, high-achieving, first-generation students and families preferred; excellent oral and written communication skills as well as experience with conflict resolution; and strong ability to work with individual young people and their families.
About Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
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.