Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is seeking a College Advisor to join our team. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals who desire to excel within an evolving organization. In 2019 and 2020, DSF was named one of the Denver Post’s Top Workplaces, a testament to our team and to our intentionality in co-creating a positive, inclusive work environment and culture. When you join the DSF team, you will enjoy a supportive, dynamic, and innovative environment where your work has an impact. As an organization, DSF strives to be a leader in the community by embodying the values of equity, innovation, leadership, learning, relationships, and integrity in everything we do.
DSF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire and empower DPS students to enroll in and graduate from postsecondary institutions of higher education, by providing the tools, knowledge and financial resources essential for success. Our core values guide our work. DSF is dedicated to learning and innovation, as we constantly seek to improve our services. By doing so, we seek to demonstrate leadership within the community. We build strong relationships with college staff members, partners, and the broader community. We are committed to equity and inclusivity, believing in the value and ability of all students.
We seek candidates who will model, live, and reinforce DSF’s mission and core values with colleagues, students, families, and the broader community. If you agree with the DSF philosophy and mission then, we invite you to join us and help make college possible for Denver's students.
A member of the DSF College Access team, the College Advisor leads college and career readiness and access programming at their high school. Through effective student coaching, relationship building, college advising and partnership with high school staff, College Advisors inspire and empower students to pursue and graduate from college. This fast-paced, impactful, and collaborative position requires excellent project management, problem solving, relationship building, and self-management skills.
• Bachelor’s degree and minimum three years of experience in a related field
• Experience working with youth (especially those who are traditionally under-resourced) and a demonstrated passion for helping students succeed
• Knowledge of adolescent development theory and practices. Ability to evaluate student knowledge and abilities of academic skills, soft skills, and college readiness and to provide developmentally appropriate support and interventions to promote growth in each targeted area.
• Knowledge of higher education financing, student financial aid, and/or postsecondary education entrance processes
• Strong oral communication, presentation and writing skills
• Strong organization skills, attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness with assigned tasks
• Proactive problem-solver who demonstrates initiative and ability to work individually and on a team
• Ability to operate in a professional manner including proper attire, ethical behavior, and strict confidentiality with student/family information
• Ability to facilitate effective collaboration and to resolve conflict
• Effective use a variety of technology tools including database, various software programs, internet tools, and communication tools
• A sense of humor, tolerance for change, and a demonstrated ability to create a positive culture and sense of empowerment for students/families
• Spanish fluency (oral and written)
• Career advising experience
Compensation & Benefits
• $45,000 to $55,000
• 401(k) plan $ for $ Match up to 5%
• Group health, dental, and vision insurance (low to no cost premium plans offered)
• Paid holidays and Winter Break
• Trusted Time Off (unlimited vacation policy following 90 days)
• Professional Development
• Summer Fridays 1/2 days (June and July)
Denver Scholarship Foundation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Learn about DSF’s commitment to Equity & Inclusion.