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Postsecondary Navigator

Company: Graduate Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Description: General Description The Postsecondary Navigator is passionate about advising adult learners as they progress through their academic journey, including pre-enrollment and admissions through graduation. The Navigator will also support and guide learners as they work towards completion of courses, professional development opportunities, selected training, and industry-recognized credentials. The Navigator will help motivate adult learners to develop skills needed to be successful throughout their careers including; navigating learning options, time management, and study skills. The Navigator will help to determine adult learners strengths, and ensure adult learners are working towards careers that fit their talents and goals. The Postsecondary Navigator will regularly communicate with individual advisees and with their selected group of adult learners to advise them on the college admission processes, financial aid options, and training opportunities. The Navigator will also collaborate with external connections, including college counselors and community based organizations to provide adult learners with timely and relevant information and resources. The Navigator will partner with college and university representatives in gathering relevant adult learner information and provide adult learners with best fit options for their academic and learning success, based on researched information. Duties and responsibilities Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Coach adult learners toward their college degree through weekly, highly relational advising meetings, ongoing touch points, and data monitoring through Salesforce and other data management systems.
  • Provide comprehensive support through individualized learning plans that may include recommendations for tutoring, mentoring, and instruction on study skills and time management.
  • Provide assistance in providing adult learners with information to address institutional back balances and federal adult learner loan default.
  • Discuss career, professional development, and educational goals with adult learners per Graduate Philadelphia's Career Integrated Learner Advising model.
  • Provide information about community and professional referrals to wraparound services and appropriate programs.
  • Monitor and document progress of assigned adult learners.
  • Display an interest in adult learner development and identifying adult learner strengths and weaknesses.
  • Build rapport with adult learners and be an extra source of support throughout the completion of their college, certificate, certification, professional development, and/or training programs.
  • Represent the organization at virtual, hybrid, and in-person events designed to support adult learners and partners.
  • Assist to inform, develop and deliver programs and training for adult learners, providers, and partners.
  • Assist with outreach, community engagement, and communication about Graduate Philadelphia and services provided.
  • Strong working knowledge of identifying and addressing the needs of diverse populations including returning citizens, justice involved individuals, foreign-credentialed individuals, and a broad range of nontraditional learners.
  • Conducting presentations and workshops on advising related topics.
  • Other duties as assigned. Skills and Qualifications
    • High School Diploma, required. Bachelor's degree, preferred.
    • 1-2 years experience in Higher Education, Career Development, Counseling, Non-Profit Management, Adult Learning, or related field, preferred.
    • Familiarity with college admissions processes, financial aid, and adult learner resources.
    • Familiarity with vocational programs, apprenticeships, internships, externships and service learning.
    • Knowledge of coaching, instructional, adult learner advising best practices, and mentoring techniques.
    • Knowledge of career and education assessments and inventories.
    • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills, and ability to develop strong relationships and effectively communicate with both internal and external audiences.
    • A desire to help adult learners succeed.
    • Proven ability to work with diverse adult learner populations and in addressing diverse adult learner needs
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with diverse populations.
    • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects at a time.
    • Bi-lingual - Spanish fluency preferred (recommended not required) Working conditions
      • The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside About Graduate Philadelphia Graduate Philadelphia was the first program in the country to align regional resources inside and outside of higher education specifically to help adults, typically aged 24 years and older, return to learning, obtain a credential, and advance in their careers. Graduate Philadelphia helps non-traditional adult learners earn a postsecondary credential and bridge the gap between educational attainment, workforce progression, and living-wage employment. Graduate Philadelphia is committed to advancing social and economic mobility through academic, workforce, and community engagement supported by strategic partnerships and key initiatives. Graduate Philadelphia understood at its founding that education remained society's greatest equalizer and that when paired with workforce training, professional development, mentorship, and wrap-around support services individuals, families, and households could step firmly into the economic mainstream of society. To learn more please visit our website at www.graduatephiladelphia.org Interested candidates may contact rachelle.coleman@graduatephiladelphia.org for more information or apply online here. Requirements: Physical requirements
        • Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.
          • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
          • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.
          • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time. PI200422450

Keywords: Graduate Philadelphia, Philadelphia , Postsecondary Navigator, Other , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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