Nov 18, 2023

CA: Black Student Success Advisor ($2500 signing bonus)

  • Green Dot Public Schools
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA

Job Description

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The Black Student Success Advisor (BSSA) will work under the leadership of the Black Student Achievement Program Manager to provide a robust program of cohort support for Black scholars in order to prepare them for college, leadership and life. The BSSA will teach an advisory class, focused on amplifying cultural identity and awareness and ready to learn skills necessary for success in high school and beyond. They will also provide ongoing case management to scholars focused on improvement in the areas of attendance, behavior, and course grades (GPA). Additionally, the BSSA will develop strong stakeholder relationships with school staff and parents, acting as the primary support for scholars in their cohort.

The outcomes of the program will be measured by:
Cohort GPAs at 2.5+ by the end of their 11th grade year
Participation in dual enrollment courses
AP participation
Applying and enrolling in a best match college or university

As a Central Office service to schools, our team values customer service to our schools and scholars. As such, our team strives to be responsive to each school's unique and evolving needs. Our team is deeply committed to data-driven continuous improvement which requires us to be nimble, flexible and willing to adapt. You will work under the direction of a manager who is committed to job-embedded professional development and coaching to build your skills.

This is a Central Office position which will require travel between the assigned school and the home office. The Black Student Success Advisor works year-round and is a grant-funded position ending on October 15, 2026.

Direct Support to Students
Prepare for and teach an advisory class to cohort of African American students, using curriculum provided
Provide case management cohort of students to improve attendance, grades, behavioral outcomes
Using data to coordinate interventions and supports for individual students (includes programming during the school year and during summer)
Lead College for Certain Initiatives targeted specifically for African American Students, including but not limited to: Organizing HBCU College Tours and Developing a Summer Induction program for incoming African American 9th graders and their families

Stakeholder Partnerships
Collaboration and communication with families, including home visits as needed
Develop and facilitate parent workshops
Collaborate with school leadership teams, teachers and support staff
Establish relationships with external community partners to support students in cohort
Coordinate with feeder middle schools to support with outreach and communication with 8th grade students and families

Ongoing Development and Growth
Attend and participate in all team meetings and participate in weekly one-on-one meetings with manager
Attend ongoing professional development opportunities, focused on assessing the impact of the program and responding to data

Organizational Support
Support with programming and support for all African American students at GDPSC
Participate in other events aimed at promoting or developing Green Dot and its schools
Perform other duties as assigned

As an ideal candidate, you:

have a bachelor's degree in school counseling, education, or related field (required)
have a valid CA PPS or teaching credential (required)
have at least three years of experience working in education or youth-services
possess knowledge of strategies that support academic, social, and collegiate excellence for Black scholars and amplify their cultural capital in high school and beyond
are a self-starter who can work independently but is willing to ask clarifying questions and proactively seek support when needed
are able to translate programmatic vision into tangible results for Black scholars
Strong analytical skills with an ability to use data to drive programmatic decision-making
possess excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to build and maintain strong positive relationships with scholars, families, school staff, partners as well as Central Office staff members
have excellent communication skills with an ability to write and speak clearly and effectively
are detail-oriented with impeccable organizational skills which allow for a high-level of execution and follow through, including an ability to track complex tasks and see them through to completion
can demonstrate a deep commitment to continuous improvement including an openness to coaching from managers and other team members and a drive to learn and grow.
have a desire to work on a team which values a passion for excellence, personal responsibility and accountability, is willing to go above and beyond to pursue results for scholars, yet is flexible and meets stakeholders where they are at
are fluent in MS Office Word/Docs, Excel/Sheets, PowerPoint/Slides, and Outlook
are dependable, humble, have a sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot's mission and the communities we serve
will need to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer
will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (submission of proof of vaccination will be required)

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.

The starting salary for this position is $64,480 - $72,500, based on education and experience. The Black Student Success Advisor is a grant-funded position ending on October 15, 2026.

In addition, if hired by December 31, 2023, this position qualifies for a one-time $2,500 signing bonus, paid in two installments after months 6 and 12 of employment (subject to change).

Green Dot also offers one of the most robust and comprehensive benefits packages in the industry (for both you and your dependents):

PPO, EPO and HMO choices for medical, dental and vision (visit for more information).
Employee Assistance Program (100% employer-paid)
Life and AD&D Insurance (100% employer-paid)
Optional Term Life & AD&D Insurance
Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance (100% employer-paid)
Flexible Spending Accounts (health and dependent care)
Monthly parking for Central Office-based employees (100% employer-paid)
Wellness programs and resources
Financial planning/coaching access
Optional non-matching 401(k) plan
State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) if eligible, with both employee and employer contributions
Potential for remote work opportunities (occasional or on-going)
Potential for annual performance-based compensation increases
Potential for annual bonuses
Potential for stipend work opportunities
Approved family care and/or medical leave (unpaid)

Green Dot also offers generous paid time off for an overall work-life balance, while giving employees the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students:

10 days of paid time off during the school year for personal illness/injury (a portion of which may be used for personal necessity)
15 days (minimum) of paid time off each year for our Winter and Spring breaks* (which include the Christmas and New Year's holidays), as well as an additional 10 annual paid holidays (MLK Day, President's Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, July 4th, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Day after Thanksgiving)
3-5 days of paid bereavement leave (if needed)

*May be adjusted annually

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted and we hire on a rolling basis.

Green Dot California Central Office, Los Angeles, CA

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