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Postsecondary Advisor- High School
Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
 
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Date Posted 04/21/2021
Category
Admin-Counseling and Psychological Services
Philanthropy-Administrative-Non-profit
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Snider Hockey is a nationally acclaimed non-profit that uses the sport of hockey to educate and empower under-resourced youth of Philadelphia to prosper in the game of life. Evidence-based outcomes are young citizens who:


  • Achieve academic success as they matriculate from Crayons through College;
  • Consistently make healthy and thoughtful life choices;
  • Serve as positive role models to the next generation of Snider Hockey student-athletes;
  • Realize gainful and rewarding employment; and
  • Give back to their community.

The Postsecondary Advisor will serve as a resource for Snider Hockey high school students and their families. College preparation and guidance are key for those in high school. Additionally, Postsecondary Advisors will help students find, prepare, and apply for opportunities in employment or education. Postsecondary Advisors will work as part of a team to promote and celebrate a college-bound culture across Snider Hockey programs. The Advisor plays a vital role in spreading our core values of education, responsibility, hard work, and giving back. The successful candidate will take pride in mentoring participants to become productive citizens who pursue higher education and give back to their communities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Successful applicants must hold a Bachelor’s Degree and be able to pass the PA Child Abuse Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Background Check. Additionally, candidates should possess:

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of programs, admission policies, and financial policies and procedures of four-year colleges and universities, community colleges, trade, and technical schools, and/or military academies
  • Experience in college counseling or college admissions
  • Experience working with high school students
  • Advanced computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Flexibility to perform night/weekend duty and travel throughout the Philadelphia region
  • Knowledge of and experience working with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:

  • Create a resource-rich environment for students and families as it pertains to college information, scholarship opportunities, and financial aid processes
  • Plan and conduct information sessions, campus tours, school fairs, and workshops on essay writing, scholarships, and financial aid
  • Assist students with registration for the ACT and/or SAT, obtaining fee waivers, and organizing test preparation
  • Collect and monitor student data including test scores, college application information, FAFSA completion, scholarships applied, high school/college acceptance and scholarships received
  • Individually advise students and families to ensure college preparation and matriculation, continued success throughout postsecondary education, and career preparation
  • Help students select schools of interest and fit, and complete college applications
  • Help students identify and apply for scholarships and complete the financial aid process
  • Assist students and parents with interpreting and comparing financial aid packages
  • Be an essential member of the Snider Hockey team, which may include but is not limited to planning and supporting activities and events

OTHERCONSIDERATIONS:

The intellectual, social, and physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be navigated by the Postsecondary Advisor – High School Programs to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


INTELLECTUAL AND SOCIAL DEMANDS:

While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is continuously asked to multi-task under time limits. The position requires constant attention to precise details and specified standards including: following simple to complex (more than three steps) instructions, and concentration which frequently extends beyond 30 minutes at a time.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the essential functions of the job, the employee constantly operates a computer andotheroffice devices such telephones, copy machines, fax machines, etc. Occasionally moves about inside office space to access storage areas, cabinets, and office machinery. Occasionally does local driving in support of work-related projects. Occasional pushing, pulling, lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The essential responsibilities of this position are performed indoors, mainly at ice hockey rinks but including occasional visits to the office and special event sites (indoor/outdoor in the weather conditions prevalent at the time). The noise level in the work environments can range from moderate to loud during events/programs, and is minimal during non-event/program times.


SCHEDULE:

Most work is completed during afterschool/evening hours. There may also be opportunities to work standard work hours and/or weekend duties in the Greater Philadelphia area.


Please Note: This is a part-time position conducted remotely to start and then in person at Snider Hockey programming locations once safe to do so. Further details given by position supervisor.

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