Johns Hopkins University Educational Advisor in Baltimore, Maryland
The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of academically advanced K-12 students around the world. We provide today’s brightest students with fun, challenging courses; a community of engaged learners; and a strong foundation for future success in college and their careers. Want to join our team? We’re looking for mission-driven problem-solvers who can thrive in CTY’s diverse, collaborative, fast-paced, and results-driven work environment. We value innovation, creativity, integrity, and a shared commitment to the bright young people we serve. In return, we offer employees the opportunity to be part of the Johns Hopkins community and to take advantage of our generous benefits package, which includes affordable health-care options and tuition assistance for employees and their families.
General Nature or Purpose of the Job:
The CTY Educational Advisor plays a critical role in carrying out the mission of the CTY Scholars Program. The Advisor fosters strong and effective relationships between CTY and the Scholar and their families, is an advisor, mentor and a coach to the Scholar, and plays a proactive role in shaping the Scholar’s academic future. CTY Advisors play a key role throughout a Scholar’s early academic career including adjustment to high school, high school course selection, college search, and the financial aid and college admissions processes. Advisors also play a critical role in shaping and developing the larger CTY Scholars team.
NOTE: This position requires 20%-30% of traveling to visit students. It is preferred that candidates either live in New York City Metro area or Baltimore/D.C/Northern Virginia Metro area, as they will be required to travel across these areas.
Multiple positions available
Note: This position is not benefits eligible.
Outreach and Recruitment Activities
Presents information about CTY Scholars to potential Talent Search participants as requested.
Contacts candidates identified by Sr. Program Manager to invite them to apply and assist them with the application process.
Interviews students and parents as part of the selection process.
Serves on the Scholars selection committee.
Academic Advising, Scholar and Family Communication
Educates CTY Scholars on colleges and the college admissions process, including updates on trends, admissions policies, and testing.
Coordinates and facilitates student and parent workshops throughout the academic year to ensure parents and students understand the college admissions process, including financial aid.
Provides ongoing academic guidance to scholarship recipients and their families in person, by phone, and by e-mail.
Advises students on high school and CTY course selections, including summer programs and online courses.
Assists students in finding internships and volunteer opportunities in order to enhance competiveness for selective college applications.
Assists students in establishing career and educational goals.
Maintains regular communication with CTYS families throughout the year, this includes responding to all requests within 48 hours.
Writes letters of recommendation for college applications, scholarships, and internships as requested by students.
Arranges vendor payments for third party services.
Student Data and Reporting
Collects and reviews grade reports and other relevant data from scholars, their families, and schools. Makes recommendations on probations and dismissals.
Keeps student information up to date in CIS and Naviance for all assigned students. Required information includes grades and standardized test scores.
Tracks and reports academic progress of students to Sr. Program Manager and other management.
CTY Scholars Team and CTY Contributor
Supports CTY’s donor relationships by providing Scholar reports and coordinating related activities.
Remains current on industry trends and best practices in college counseling by taking advantage of professional development opportunities.
Establishes and maintains relationships with college admissions offices.
Maintains contact with CTYS alumni and collects survey data for CTY research initiatives.
Actively participates in staff meetings and other special events.
Other tasks as assigned.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; Master's degree in counseling, school psychology, or gifted education preferred.
Minimum of three years’ experience in counseling, education, or relevant setting. Experience working with low-income and high-achieving students and families preferred.
Required Special Skills and Knowledge:
Knowledge of selective college admissions, scholarship opportunities, and financial aid processes.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to communicate with managers, families and students in sometimes stressful situations.
Problem-solver, proactive in how s/he addresses challenges and escalates issues to Sr. Program management.
Shows strong professional judgment, character and integrity.
Great listener, takes the time to listen empathetically, asks questions and clarifies points if there are questions and concerns, and ensures that families, scholars and team members feel heard.
Deadline-oriented, able to juggle multiple competing priorities and tasks.
Organized, able to track and simplify information about many students and their families and deliver that information to managers and families accurately and on-time.
Detail-oriented, able to follow through on tasks until completion, ensures accuracy and attention to format.
- Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Computer or other special needs for the position:
Substantial knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
Must provide own laptop or desktop computer with security configuration allowing use of JHU-CTY platforms. Chromebooks and devices owned by schools/other institutions are generally not sufficient.
Must have access to broadband internet.
Machines and/or equipment used on the job, include % of time used:
- Use of computer 90% of the time
Physical Requirements for the Job:
Ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time;
Dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard, mouse pad and other office machinery;
The incumbent will be required to communicate regularly via telephone and face to face with internal and external customers and must be able to exchange accurate and timely information in these settings;
Position also requires a degree of mobility common to working in an office environment; bending, kneeling or standing during events and presentations may be required.
- This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Degree of independent action performed on the job:
- This position involves a great deal of independence along with supervision from the Sr. Program Manager.
Travel to visit students required (20%-30%)
Applicants must be authorized to work in the US, and must either live in the US or another area in which JHU has a business entity.
All employees participating in or serving children in University programs must participate in mandatory Child Abuse Prevention online training on the appropriate conduct around children, protecting children from abuse and neglect, and reporting of known or suspected child abuse and neglect.
Classified Title: Educational Advisor
Starting Salary Range: $27 - $37 per hour
Employee group: Casual / On Call
Schedule: hours vary / 27 hrs week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Department name: 60001851-Next Generation Venture Fund
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers
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