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Scholar Guidance Dean

Oliver Scholars

Published: 1/12/2019
Employment type: Full-Time (Paid)
Function: Education/Training
Primary domain: Education
City: New York
Postal code: 10038

State: New York
Country: United States

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Mission statement:

OrganizationSummary: Oliver Scholars prepares high-achieving Black and Latino students from underserved New York City communities for success at top independent schools and prestigious colleges. We provide crucial support for our Scholars so they can realize their full potential and ultimately give back to the city, the nation, and the world.

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Position Summary and Reporting: Reporting to the Director of Scholar Success, the Scholar Guidance Dean will provide personal, academic, and college guidance to Scholars ranging in age from sixth grade through first-year of college, and their families. In addition to serving as the primary point of contact for 60-70 of our Scholars and their families, the Dean will be responsible for managing the institutional relationships between Oliver Scholars and the academic and college counselors at the partner schools at which her/his students are enrolled. S/he will be proactive, detail oriented, organized, and capable of strategic thinking. S/he must also have a strong sense of purpose and passion for creating access to education for underserved students and be aspirational with regards to their own professional development.

Job responsibilities:

   » Engage Scholars in holistic guidance that encompasses personal, curricular, and college-application counseling with a goal of positioning each Scholar for long-term success
   » Conduct in-person counseling visits with each counselee at least twice per year and maintain open communication with counselees between visits
   » Collaborate with school counselors to monitor each counselees' progress and provide guidance and intervention when appropriate
   » Empower counselees to make informed decisions as they navigate high school, their college searches, and their college careers
   » Work closely with college counselors at our partner independent schools to create a unified plan for Scholar's application process
   » prosperously guide Scholars through all aspects of the college search and application process, including assisting with list development, application strategy, essay writing, interview preparation, and evaluation of financial-aid offers, as well as writing letters of recommendation when appropriate
   » Provide continued support to College Scholars through their first year of college to ensure they are adjusting to college life and finding necessary resources on their campuses
   » Work closely with the Director of Scholar Success and Scholar Activity Dean to create a programmatic schedule that supplements the individual guidance Scholars are receiving
   » Update and maintain database (Filemaker Pro/InResonance) with most significant student data and information, including details from conversations/emails, updates to contact information, copies of high school transcripts, college application plans and results, financial-aid needs/offers, etc.
   » Track college enrollment and graduation data through National Student Clearinghouse

Other tasks
   » Collaborate with other program departments as needed on a variety of Scholar-related initiatives
   » Participate in Oliver's organizational and fundraising efforts as requested (e.g., Annual Gala and grant proposals)
   » Collaborate with marketing and communications efforts to develop printed communications and social media strategies as Information technology relates to currently enrolled Scholars
   » Assist with identifying Scholar speakers for a variety of events year-round
   » Support the Oliver Parents Council with execution of organized events as needed
   » Assist with projects and other tasks as needed and requested within the organization

Appropriate qualifications:

   » Bachelor's Degree required
   » Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred
   » Excellent writing and public speaking expertise
   » 2+ years of either high school guidance or college admissions preferred
   » expertise of independent schools and selective colleges is preferred
   » practice working with youth
   » availability and capability to work evenings and weekends
   » Able to do domestic travel; valid driver's license is required
Desired Competencies:
   »Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values
   »Adaptcapability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; willing to lgain new techniques and procedures; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
   »Innovation & Initiative - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention; looks for, and takes advantages of, opportunities
   »Planning/Organizing & Project Management - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget
   »Interpersonal expertise - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; has capability to look at situations from several points of view and work collaboratively with individuals at all levels (internally and externally); remains open to others' ideas and tries new things


Not Specified


Commensurate with practice

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Application Process:

For consideration, please forward your cover letter and resume to Please note, “ [Scholar Guidance Dean] - [your last name] ” in the subject line of your email. Only candidates under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

A diverse workforce and open culture are at the heart of our organization and vital to our success. Oliver Scholars is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will be considered for employment without discrimination located on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, discapability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, citizenship status, or current employment status. Candidates who identify as members of historically underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply.

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