Associate Director of College Advising & Success

Durham, North Carolina, United States · College Promise Program · 002


Our bold vision is that one day, all students in Durham, regardless of the color of their skin and the amount of money their parents have in their pockets, will be able to succeed. In order to make this vision a reality, Student U’s mission is to empower students in the Durham Public Schools to own their education by developing the academic skills and personal well-being necessary to succeed in college and beyond. Student U aims to combat systemic racism and structural inequities by walking with students from the fifth grade through college graduation as they beat the statistics and become leaders in our community. The three components of Student U programming - an intergenerational college access-success pipeline, leadership development for students, families and staff, and an open source model of sharing our lessons learned is our contribution to creating a Durham where all children can succeed.

The Associate Director of College Advising & Success will be a part of our program department and will work closely with Student U’s high school staff to support students and families as they prepare to make post-secondary choices. In addition, the Associate Director of College Advising & Success, will collaborate with Student U’s college success coordinators to work with students through graduation from institutions of higher education. This position will be responsible for nurturing a post-secondary completion culture throughout the organization including among Student U students, parents and staff, leading to students enrolling in best fit institutions. The Associate Director of College Advising & Success will provide individual counseling, develop curriculum and lead programs that ensure our students enroll in best fit institutions by the end of their senior year. In addition to direct work with students and families, the Associate Director of College Advising & Success will lead the team of success coordinators and high school advocates to ensure we are building an integrated and cohesive approach to seeing our students to and through their post-secondary journey. This is a new position within our organization with room for growth and creativity. The ideal candidate for this position will be passionate about this work and our vision for young people and will have a depth and breadth of experiences that enables them to thrive in this dynamic role.

Team management duties: (30% of responsibilities)

College Advising Duties and Responsibilities: (70% of responsibilities)


Dispositions, skills, and qualifications:

Desired Education and Experience:

Anti-Discrimination Policy & Commitment to Equity & Child Safeguarding Policy


Benefits and Salary: Salary for this position is competitive and depends upon prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

To Apply: Please apply online. A complete application will include résumé, cover letter, and two professional references (including one from a direct supervisor). Only complete applications will be considered. The final deadline for applications is Friday, November 2nd, 2018.

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