College Success Advisor, Graduate! Philadelphia

Posted by Graduate! Philadelphia on May 16, 2016

Open Position: College Success Advisor

MISSION: Graduate! Philadelphia helps adults return to college to complete a degree they started but never finished, and supports them through degree completion. Graduate! Philadelphia is the flagship program of The Graduate! Network, Inc.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Graduate! Network, Inc. is seeking a full-time Advisor for Graduate! Philadelphia. Graduate! Philadelphia Advisors serve as guides to our clients, helping them understand their options, form and follow a plan to re-enroll and complete college. Advisors work closely with specialists at our partner colleges to help clients succeed. Advisors use technology as well as in person meetings to achieve their goals. Advisors must have a proven record of commitment to promoting student success as a means to improve the economic and civic well-being of individuals and communities. Advisors must also have a high level of energy and a positive attitude toward work and others. Advisors directly report to a senior advisor or a manager, and support the organization in executing its strategic and tactical plans. This is an exempt, salaried position for 40 hours/week.

 Motivate adults to return to college to complete their education with the support of Graduate! Philadelphia.
 Provide advising, support, assistance, follow-up, and referrals to clients as part of a team of Graduate! Philadelphia and partner college advisors.
 Initiate and maintain a high volume of email and phone contact with prospective and current students, including cold calls, outreach and follow-up.
 Utilize client relationship management system in capturing data, advising, monitoring client progress, as well as managing and monitoring self and team workflow.
 Provide timely reports on services rendered to clients of Graduate! Philadelphia.
 Present workshops, and participate in workshop development.
 Coordinate and execute events.
 Participate in community events.
 All other duties as assigned.

 Bachelor (BA, BS, etc.) required, Master’s degree preferred in related field (higher education administration, counseling, social work, etc.)
 Minimum two years of sales and/or advising experience. Client management experience is a plus.
 Self-motivated starter with a positive attitude, able to work independently while functioning well as part of a team.
 Proven performance based on results and metrics, and close adherence to schedules and commitments.
 Effective phone skills.
 Detail oriented.
 Experiential or professional understanding of academic and non-academic issues surrounding adult learners and specifically adult college students.
 Some understanding of college admissions, academic advising, transcript analysis, and financial aid as they pertain to adult students is a plus.
 Ability to provide developmental advising to adult students and encourage outcomes-directed solutions is a plus.
 Ability to work with individuals with various values, lifestyles, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.
 Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communications.
 Facility using Microsoft Office and web platforms.
 Excellent organizational skills.
 Knowledge of the Philadelphia region, community-based organizations, and organizations in the region related to educational attainment and student success preferred.
 Some local travel required (less than 25 percent). Work hours will include some evenings and occasional weekends.

The Graduate! Network, Inc. provides an excellent benefits package and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Interviewing will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please email your cover letter, two appropriate writing samples, and resume along with salary requirements, noting the position title in the subject line, to:
No phone inquiries, please.

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