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Robert Vega, Director FAC 18 / 2304 Whitis Ave. Stop G6200 78712-1508 • 512-471-7900

Austin Partners in Education, College Readiness Advocate, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 7560

Wed, October 30, 2013

The College Readiness Advocate is responsible for providing college readiness tutoring and mentoring to high school seniors with a strong focus on academics.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibility:
Lead tutoring sessions as assigned at AISD high schools
Advise students regarding college readiness standards at various high schools throughout Austin
Provide on -campus tutoring & mentoring support to a cohort of high school students for the purpose of becoming college ready in reading, writing, and math
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
Collaborate with APIE and AISD faculty and staff to increase student attainment of college ready status per the Texas Success Initiative
Work with Program Supervisors and Manger to determine students’ academic roadmap and preparedness for the TSI State Assessment
Assist with the coordination of student participation in the TSI State Assessment testing administrations
Contact selected students and parents to inform them of program services
Establish, maintain, and utilize partnerships with on-campus contacts
Identify and provide additional tools and resources (including referrals) to students
Help facilitate College Readiness Advocate meetings
Provide feedback in improving program curriculum and communication strategies with students.
Assist College Readiness Program Supervisors with logistic coordination

Skills / Knowledge / Ability:
Must be available at least 29 hours per week with availability between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Educational training in secondary education or strong reading, writing, and math skills (pre-algebra/algebra)
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
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, outgoing, personable, and able to relate well with diverse populations with a particular emphasis on working with young people ages 16-18.
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

Position is part-time (29 hours per week) and pays $13 per hour.

Education: Bachelor Degree in Education, Social Work or related field Experience tutoring and/or mentoring middle or high school students required.

To apply, see BTT Gateway Job ID 7560. Application deadline is 10/30/2013.


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