Mar 25, 2020

Staff Specialist - Post Secondary Advising

  • Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
Executive Leadership

Job Description

Provides implementation and management guidance and support for City Schools' College Readiness initiatives working to ensure that every student will be linked to a post-secondary opportunity after the completion of high school.

Essential Functions
  • Manages, develops, continuously improves and monitors the District?s and Career and College readiness programs and services.
  • Ensures a strong focus on closing the achievement gap and increasing positive postsecondary outcomes for all students.
  • Works collaboratively with schools, community partners and colleges to establish a city-wide college-going culture to ensure that students have the opportunity and preparation to attend college.
  • Provides support to principals, school counselors, and other staff in developing and evaluating the implementation of school-based post-secondary programs and services.
  • At the direction of the Director-College Readiness, supports the development of individual postsecondary plans for all students.
  • Designs and implements broad initiatives to build more community resources and program options for College and Career Readiness.
  • Creates and maintains up-to-date college and career pathways information based on local workforce needs and advises students and instructors on college and career choice.
  • Works with the Communications and Family and Community Engagement Offices to communicate accessibility to college, career, military, and financial aid information through reference materials and computer-based information systems.
  • Works closely with Office of Teaching and Learning staff to integrate Career and College Readiness Standards into the City Schools? curriculum.
  • Works closely with the Office of Teaching and Learning staff to develop and implement dual enrollment and dual credit courses for City School students.
  • Collaborates with the Division of Research and Accountability to analyze data around high school graduation, college applications, college acceptances, college enrollment, ACT, SAT and PSAT test scores, etc.
  • Serves as City Schools? dual enrollment administrator, working with local university partners to improve policies and programming.
  • Serves as City Schools? Naviance administrator, including keeping up to date scholarship information.
  • Monitors local, state, and national initiatives and best practices in career and college transitional programs to ensure that were applicable are adopted by the City Schools.
  • Attends appropriate local, state, and federal conferences and seminars.
  • Serves on committees related to college and career readiness.
  • Assists in coordinating school-based college/career activities and the regional college fair.
  • May assist in writing annual grant applications.
  • Performs and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and non-discrimination policies; follows federal laws, state laws, school board policies and the professional standards.
  • Customer Focus ? Commits to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external stakeholders; acts with stakeholders in mind; values importance of providing high-quality customer service.
  • Interpersonal Skills ? Builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact to diffuse tense situations; can put others at ease and disarm hostility.
  • Managing Relationships ? Responds and relates well to people in all positions; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; looks for common ground and solves problems for the good of all.
  • Functional/Technical Skills ? Possesses required functional and technical knowledge and skill to accomplish job tasks at a high level; demonstrates active interest and ability to enhance and apply new functional skills.

Maximum Salary 81555.00

Minimum Salary 65908.00

Desired Qualifications
  • Bachelor?s degree. Degree must be from an accredited college or institution.
  • Three years of experience in working with college and/or career readiness and access programs.
  • Effective project management experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of effective college and career readiness strategies, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of current practices of college counseling.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective leadership and management skills that demonstrate the ability to accomplish successful education outcomes.
  • Experience in working with diverse populations.
  • Good organization and analytical skills.
  • Proficient in the knowledge and use of technical computer applications including Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and meet established schedules and timelines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with District personnel and community partners.

Full time or Part time Full time

Additional Details

Qualified candidates for the above position must submit the following:
  • Completed online application
  • Resume that clearly demonstrates the above minimum qualifications. It is important that you include all experiences and education related to the position to which you are applying.
  • Upload copies of all transcripts -undergraduate, graduate and all MSDE Certifications
  • Must provide three (3) professional references to include: name, title, business address, e-mail address and phone number
  • All documentation/certification necessary (scanned copies accepted) to substantiate minimum qualifications; must be uploaded into application
  • All documentation must be scanned and uploaded to application
Benefits -- This position is eligible for benefits. To review the available options please see the information relevant to the union for this position by viewing the following link:

Baltimore City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age in its employment, programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, please contact Equal Opportunity Manager, Title IX Coordinator Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX Compliance Office 200 E. North Avenue, Room 208 Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-396-8542 (phone); 410-396-2955 (fax).

This position is affiliated with the Paraprofessionals and School Related Personnel (PSRP) bargaining unit.

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