JOB TITLE: High School Educational Advisor (Full-time; some evenings & weekends) Continuation of position based on renewal of funding from the U.S. Department of Education (ED).


AACE Upward Bound Philosophy

AACE Upward Bound (AACE UB) identifies, selects and assists low-income high school youth that have the potential to be the first generation in their family to attend college. Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. AACE UB is committed to creating supportive relationships with students and providing safe environments for students to grow personally and academically. AACE UB is committed to:

1. Providing academic and advising services at school sites and in the community. 2. Serving all students without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, religious creed, national origin, age and economic status. 3. Assisting and acting as resource to all who are interested in continuing their education. 4. Collaborating with the JCYC Educational Programs to sponsor events, develop staff training and assess our programs.

LOCATION: One or two of the school sites served: Mission HS, John O’Connell, Galileo, Balboa and/or ISA and UB office site SALARY: DOE APPLY: ASAP

_______________________________________________________________ DESCRIPTION: The Educational Advisor will be responsible for recruitment, identification, selection and counseling of participants at a high school in the SF Unified School District. These participants will fulfill the eligibility criteria as set by the U.S. ED for all Upward Bound Projects.

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Direct Service/Outreach: 1. To identify and select eligible participants: -a. Students who are low-income according to the U.S. ED income levels. -b. Students who have the potential to be first in their family to attend college. -c. Students who are interested in pursuing post secondary education. 2. Assess and determine participants’ educational needs and academic potential. 3. Provide college and career counseling to individuals and groups to encourage participants to complete secondary school and enroll in post-secondary schools. 4. Coordinate and implement local and long-distance field trips (i.e. college campus and cultural field trips). 5. Assist in organizing and attend overnight trips and other recreational and enrichment activities as needed during the academic year and summer. week summer residential program. 6. Coordinate and plan a 6-week summer residential program. 7. Coordinate and plan a Saturday College Academy. 8. Assist in coordinating and oversight of program tutorial component. 9. Assist participants in applying for re-admission to secondary schools. 10. Refer participants to appropriate social service and government agencies. 11. Advocate for the participant with secondary schools for re-enrollment and retention of the participants in the school system. 12. Advocate for admission to post-secondary schools. 13. Advocate with financial aid resource agencies to obtain assistance for the participants.

Administrative: 1. Manage a caseload of 60-80 students; organize required program documents for each student into a complete file. 2. Assist with implementation and evaluation of project activities. 3. Provide support to high school counseling staff and collaborate on events that complement AACE UB program timeline. Staff participation in target school activities is subject to approval by Associate Director. Activities must not interfere with job responsibilities.

Other program participation: 1. Provide assistance, support and resources for other JCYC Ed. Programs 2. Participate in AACE UB and/or JCYC meetings, activities, committees, conferences, retreats, etc., as appropriate. 3. Perform related duties as needed.

JOB QUALIFICATION • Bachelor’s Degree and one or more years working with youth. • Prefer individuals with similar background to target population — low-income and first in their families to attend college • Strong organizational and follow-through skills. Attention to detail. • Experience with conducting presentations and activity planning. • Effective verbal and written communication skills. • Computer Literate; Working proficiency of MS Word and Excel; Knowledgeable of using Power Point.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Experience with diverse student populations • Bilingual preferred (Spanish, Cantonese) • Knowledge of community activities, resources and programs for youth in San Francisco • Ability to work cooperatively with secondary school faculty and community agency personnel • Automobile preferred for this position ________________________________________________________________________ HOW TO APPLY Applicants MUST submit ALL of the following: 1) cover letter and 2) resume by Friday, August 10, 2012 by NOON. Application by e-mail is highly encouraged to: edhub AT Application by mail send to: AACE UB, (Attn: HS Educational Advisor), 2012 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA 94115, Fax: 415-921-1841 Contact E-mail: edhub AT

PLEASE NOTE: AACE Upward Bound and JCYC actively seek to hire and promote individuals, recruit volunteers and provide services to individuals without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religious creed, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or presence of non-job related conditions or disabilities. All employees of the JCYC participate in a criminal background investigation.

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