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Academic Advisor

Company: Edison Learning
Location: Kissimmee
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Details Level : Experienced Job Location : Main Street High School - Kissimmee, FL Position Type : Full Time Education Level : 4 Year Degree Salary Range : Undisclosed Job Category : Education Description

EdisonLearning is seeking an Academic Advisor for Main Street High School in Kissimmee, FL.

The Academic Advisor guides students to help them fulfill requirements for graduation and select and plan courses of study for their desired career path. The advisor must have a thorough understanding of various degree programs and required classes. Academic advisors also help transfer students to ensure they acclimate to their new schools and credits are properly transferred.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Adhere to and promote the implementation of all guidance programs.
  • Review and evaluate student transcripts.
  • Develop student schedules based on graduation requirements
  • Manage and act as primary school site contact for internal student information system.
  • Ensures that a Graduation Plan is created for each student.
  • Works with the Testing Coordinator to ensure that all students are accurately assessed.
  • Works with the Data Team to collect and analyze student performance data.
  • Assist students with college application process.
  • Assist student development of post-secondary plans, employment and career programs.
  • Creates and maintains a Career Center for college and career preparation.
  • Work with and support designated consultants, agencies, and/or support groups
  • Maintain confidentiality in all student and professional matters, and work professionally and cooperatively to achieve duties and responsibilities.
  • Maintain consistent contact with staff, teachers, students, families and community agents.
  • Market scholarship opportunities to students; initiate partnerships with local high schools, vocational, colleges and universities.
  • Schedule conferences with parents and students to discuss graduation track and any other topic that relates to graduation.
  • Provide students with a positive role model and individual mentoring.
  • Participates in school based leadership opportunities (i.e. team meeting, Lead teacher meeting, etc).
  • Convenes scheduled meetings with School Administration to discuss individual cases and the well-being of the student body.
  • All other duties assigned.
Qualifications
  • B.A. or M.A. and Florida State certification in Guidance and Counseling recommended.
  • Three (3) years experience of guidance counseling techniques and methods recommended.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Possess the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management, staff, and business contacts as required.
  • Knowledge of employment/career education and guidance techniques and methods
  • Knowledge of the social and cultural factors impacting employment success
  • Knowledge of cohort requirements
  • Familiarity with community employment resources and local labor market
  • Possess the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management, staff, and business contacts as required
  • Exhibit flexibility with regard to workload and priorities and exhibit effective organizational/administrative skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft operating system and be proficient with Microsoft Office applications to include Word and Excel, and ability to use the Internet
  • Satisfactory completion of criminal history check and drug screening.

Keywords: Edison Learning, Kissimmee , Academic Advisor, Other , Kissimmee, Florida

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