Work with ASP!

ASP College Advisor, Milagros Garcia, with a few of her Thomas Jefferson High School ’22 graduates

ASP is hiring for the 2022-2023 school year and we are looking for individuals who would enjoy being part of a thoughtful and highly motivated group of individuals committed to student success!  

Position:  

  • ASP College Advisor

Prospective Start Date: 

  • August 1, 2022

Salary Range:

  • $50,000-$60,000 / year (100% of vision and dental covered, 85% of medical insurance covered, 403b / 401k available)

Position Objective: 

The goal of this position is to address the systematic issues that affect first-generation, low-income students throughout the college application and enrollment process. In the Dallas, Houston, and College Station areas, many of our students become seniors without the necessary knowledge about college that their peers in more resourced schools have. This position will provide our students with important and necessary information about college and the application process to put them in the best possible position to obtain affordable higher education.

The Opportunity: 

The ASP Class of 2022 received over $179 million dollars in scholarships and institutional grants, and was accepted to a wide range of colleges, including Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, MIT, University of Southern California, Notre Dame, Babson College, Spelman College, UT Austin, Texas A&M, UT Dallas, and the local community colleges. ASP aims to continue its strong results in College Station, Dallas and Houston, as well as continue to expand to other school districts in the future. The College Advisor is integral to achieving these results. The position offers the opportunity to direct a college counseling program at the assigned high school campus and to witness firsthand the fruits of one’s labor each year.

Required Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Received Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university
  • A positive “Whatever it takes” attitude is essential
  • Passion and commitment to working with students to improve their educational opportunities
  • Ability to inspire, motivate, and advocate for ALL students
  • Maintain high expectations for self and students
  • Willing to go above and beyond in order help students achieve
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups of people
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be deadline driven, able to prioritize, and execute goals and plans of the organization
  • Must be committed to using and maintaining data to best support students
  • Must be self-motivated but able to work within a group to achieve common goals
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to follow instructions and accept constructive criticism well
  • Ability to remain flexible, open-minded, patient and positive
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize work to maximize results
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher
  • Willing to work some Saturdays and evenings as required
  • Must be able to pass a Criminal Background Check

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directly advising and counseling ALL assigned students with college, financial aid, and scholarship applications
  • Work with campus personnel, ASP colleagues, and district administrators to successfully achieve campus, organizational, and district wide goals

Implement ASP curriculum:

  1. Provide individual academic guidance and counseling and support for college and financial aid processes
  2. Coordinate and lead small-group meetings and presentations regarding the college, financial aid, and scholarship processes for various grade levels.
  3. Inform and help students register for the appropriate college entrance exams including: PSAT, SAT, ACT, TSI and ACCUPLACER exams
  4. Through workshops and individual assistance, guide students and parents to systematically complete and submit all components of the college and financial aid applications, including: application forms, resumes, essays, fee waivers, recommendations, transcripts, test scores, supplements, FAFSA forms, CSS profiles, scholarships, preparing for college interviews, etc. (Completing a FAFSA/TASFA is a TEA graduation requirement and advisors are expected to help every student complete a financial aid application.)
  5. Build and maintain relationships with college admissions personnel to visit high school campus, follow up with students’ college and financial aid applications, and attend annual Symposium for Multicultural Recruitment
  6. Coordinate, lead and/or supervise ASP annual activities/events (i.e., ASP Ambassador Program, Academic Signing Day, Symposium for Multicultural Recruitment, etc.)

Modification of Duties & Essential Functions

ASP retains the right to change and/or modify the duties and essential functions of this position at any time. This job description is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee, but should give you an idea what to expect.

How to Apply 

Submit a resume and cover letter to info@aspdallas.org.  Incomplete applications may not be considered.   

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