High School Advocate

Durham, North Carolina, United States · High School Department · 003

Description

Student U is a college-access and success organization that believes all students in Durham have the ability to succeed. However, as a result of structural racism, poverty and other systemic injustices, we acknowledge that first generation college-bound students face significant personal and institutional obstacles to educational success. We want to change the odds for children in our community.

We believe that a Durham where all children can succeed is possible. We believe that our students and the children in our community are the most powerful tool our community can leverage to realize that vision. We believe that Student U’s role in creating a Durham where all children can succeed is in expanding the educational opportunities available to our students so that they may unlock their full potential and be the advocates for change within our community. In order to make this dream a reality, Student U creates a pipeline of services to support students from middle school through college. By providing direct services during out-of-school time and advocating for students and families within schools, we ensure our students develop the academic skills and personal well-being needed to succeed in their post-secondary choices and beyond. Employees at Student U believe all students can achieve greatness. Together, through intentional staff collaboration and community partnerships, we work tirelessly to make the fearless dreams of our students come true.

High school advocates will work closely with Student U’s high school staff to support students and their families as they prepare for high school graduation and college acceptance. The high school advocates will be responsible for mentoring, supporting and advocating for a small cohort of students within their school. Ideal candidates for this position will have proven record of developing strong relationships with students and families and being an advocate for students and families. In addition to this, candidates will be resourceful, dedicated to the task of supporting first-generation students, believe all children can succeed when adequately supported, and able to fully immerse into a community-driven organization.

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Benefits

Hourly rate: $15/per hour

Hours needed: 4-5 hours per week

TO APPLY: Please apply online and include your resume, cover letter and two references. Applications are rolling.

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