Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has an opportunity for an Educational Adviser to provide comprehensive educational advising and arrange educational opportunities for a caseload of approximately 35 scholarship recipients who are high-achieving high school students from low- to moderate-income families throughout the U.S. The Educational Adviser will work closely with scholars on action plans to achieve academic, talent, and career goals throughout high school with the purpose of being fully prepared to thrive at our nation’s top colleges. Responsibilities include building annual and multi-year plans that include high school placement and curriculum, talent enrichment activities, summer learning experiences, leadership activities, and internships/mentorships. Additional duties include developing budget recommendations for each scholarship recipient’s Individualized Learning Plan; providing ongoing academic advising and support to scholarship recipients and their families throughout the year; and facilitating regularly scheduled scholar group hangouts using Blue Jeans videoconferencing and supporting scholar’s learning and engagement via a learning management system.
Qualified candidates will have Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree in school counseling, school psychology, gifted education, or other education-related field preferred; and a minimum of four years of experience in a counseling, educational, youth development, or other relevant setting required. Experience working with low-income, high-achieving, first-generation students and families is preferred.
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About Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. Since 2000, the Foundation has awarded $190 million in scholarships to nearly 2,500 students from 8th grade through graduate school, along with comprehensive counseling and other support services. The Foundation has also provided over $100 million in grants to organizations that serve such students.