Envision Education
  • 22-Feb-2018 to 23-Apr-2018 (PST)
  • Oakland, CA, USA
  • Based on Experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Excellent Benefits Package


Our mission is to transform the lives of students - especially those who will be the first in their family to attend college - by preparing them for success in college, career, and life. 

At Envision Education, we believe the current achievement gap reflects a systemic failure to understand how kids learn, what motivates them to learn, and what they need in order to learn well. We know that vibrant learning communities apply compassion and high expectations to inspire and empower students.  With a population that is 75% first-generation college bound, our approach is specifically designed to increase student engagement, deepen integration and understanding, promote active learning, and ensure college success.

Envision Education is a national model for using Performance Assessment to prepare students for success in college and in life.  Envision Education operates three small high schools and one middle school. Graduates go on to succeed in college at significantly higher rates than their peers: 99% attend college and 90% persist once they get there.




Our educators create project-based assignments and leverage technology in order to challenge students to think critically, solve problems resourcefully, and collaborate productively. Students have an opportunity to use these skills and show what they know through portfolio defenses. Envision students graduate by presenting a comprehensive defense of their high school education, demonstrating their readiness for college and career. Similar to a master's thesis defense, these presentations are required to graduate and are invaluable in preparing for life after high school. They practice for these defenses through regular exhibitions and in-class presentations.  Read about our approach here: http://www.envisionschools.org/our-approach/

Position Summary:

The College Advisor's role is to build and sustain a college-going culture for all students at Envision Academy, ensure that all students apply to at least 1 4-year college, and support students' successful transition to college.



Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead the college application process for 12th-grade students
  • Ensure all students apply to a 4-year college program
  • Assist 11th & 12th-grade students and parents in navigating the college search and application process
  • Develop and provide financial aid workshops and lead the financial aid application process
  • Track and report key student performance indicators to school leadership quarterly (student credits, progress towards graduation, PSAT, SAT, ACT test scores, UC/CSU eligibility, applications, acceptances, scholarships)
  • Support scholarship search, application, and award processes for students
  • Follow up with students after graduation to identify and problem-solve barriers to college matriculation
  • Facilitate & support concurrent enrollment with local colleges


General Responsibilities:

  • Build and sustain a school-wide culture of attending college
  • As an active member of key faculty teams, plan, implement, and support college preparation curriculum and experiences through Academic Seminar (Advisory) classes and special events (e.g. guest speakers, college fairs, college trips)
  • Maintain external relationships to bring services and opportunities to the school

Systems Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that 11th and 12th-grade students are taking the courses required for graduation and eligibility for 4-year college programs
  • Assist in school site testing processes pertinent to college (e.g. PSAT, SAT, ACT, etc.).
  • Ensure approved EA school course lists with UC and other agencies (NCAA, etc.) are maintained, current, and complete.
  • Promote the use of students' graduation portfolios for college admission

Collaboration and Networking Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with other Envision School college advisors and staff to achieve our mission
  • Develop and maintain relationships with colleges
  • Cultivate relationships with community organizations
  • Develop a student alumni network
  • Support the post-graduate tracking study

Other duties as assigned


  • B.A. or B.S. required
  • Experience working successfully with parents and families, especially African American, Latino, and immigrant families
  • Successful experience providing career and college advising to young adults
  • Knowledge of college application resources, sites and processes
  • Understanding of financial aide application processes and systems
  • Strong professional collaborative skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Commitment to the mission of Envision Education
  • Ability to work well under pressure and adapt easily
  • Comfortable with a dynamic environment
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