Postsecondary College/University, Secondary School
4 Year Degree
Experienced College Advisor – Part Time Freelance Position (Saturdays and after school hours) – competitive pay commensurate with experience
The Heckscher Foundation for Children - a leading NYC private philanthropic foundation - seeks to hire a professional college guidance counselor for its Heckscher Scholars Program.
About Heckscher Scholars
Heckscher Scholars is a 10+ year old multi-dimensional program helping approximately 30 first generation, high achieving NYC public high school juniors and seniors prepare for and gain access to the most competitive private and public colleges. Through individualized support, Heckscher Scholars Staff provides unparalleled academic guidance, college and financial aid counseling and a multitude of other robust opportunities. https://www.heckscherfoundation.org/about/scholars/
Role of the College Advisor
The college advisor must have 5-10 years of college advising experience with a passion for our mission of lifting underserved youth out of poverty through a college degree from an institution best suited to first generation high achieving students. The college advisor works closely with other staff and students 30-45 hours per month, which includes Saturdays and after school one day per week. Over the course of the program, our Scholars receive individualized tutoring and SAT preparation from other staff. The college advisor is responsible for all aspects of college guidance, including compiling college lists suited to students' abilities and interests, and individual guidance on essays, supplements, and financial aid. The college advisor will also maintain effective relationships with college admissions professionals on behalf of the Heckscher Foundation.
Apply with a resume and no more than one paragraph statement of what makes you particularly qualified for this job. For example, your experience working with high achieving first gen students applying to college. Send applications by February 21 to Grants@Heckscherfoundation.org
About Heckscher Foundation for Children
Our mission is to level the playing field for underserved youth.
We do that by focusing our giving on education.
We support programs, partnerships, and targeted solutions in college access and success, workforce training and jobs access, and arts or physical education that improves achievement in the classroom.
We take a venture philanthropy approach to funding, using three principal strategies—catalytic giving, strategic partnerships, and targeted problem solving—that look for inflection points where we have the potential to change the course of a young person’s life at a key juncture.