KIPP Through College Alumni Advisor, San Francisco

Regional Support Office San Francisco, California


About KIPP Bay Area Public Schools
KIPP is a non-profit network of 224 college-preparatory, public charter schools across the country educating early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. KIPP schools are united by a common mission, a commitment to excellence, and a belief that if we help children develop the academic and character strengths they need for college and choice-filled lives, they will be able to build a better tomorrow for themselves, for their communities, and for us all.

There are currently 15 KIPP schools across the Bay Area educating nearly 6,000 students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City and supporting over 3,000 alumni around the country.

Position Overview
The Alumni Advisor role is a full-time position (1.0 FTE) on the KIPP Through College (KTC) team. The KTC department supports alumni of KIPP Bay Area Public Schools to and through college. The Alumni Advisor provides support and counseling to KIPPsters in college (focusing on college persistence, college completion, and career readiness).

The Alumni Advisor will report to the Manager of College Persistence. This role requires excellent communication, follow through, and attention to detail and deadlines. This position will mainly be located in San Francisco with a commute to the Regional Support Office in Oakland once or twice a week.

Primary Responsibilities Include
Alumni Support

  • Manage a caseload of approximately 150 college students
  • Provide advising services focused on college persistence, the transfer process, college completion, and career readiness
  • Track student data (contact information, transcripts, financial aid, internships, etc.) using the Alumni Services database
  • Support alumni in understanding/maintaining/improving college financial aid packages
  • Develop and maintain contacts at local colleges and universities in order to provide outstanding alumni support and potential alumni clustering
  • Provide alumni with consistent information on college scholarships and organizations focused on college persistence and completion
  • Outreach to and support alumni not enrolled in college and create college matriculation plans for those students
  • Teach a series of College and Career Connections workshops to 12th-grade students at one of our KIPP High Schools
  • Support KTC data collection and entry
  • Research/assist alumni with placement in summer opportunities/programs/internships
  • Provide KTC with feedback regarding academic rigor, school culture, and counseling services of the various college's alumni attend

Career Readiness Support

  • Collaborate in the planning and teaching of career-readiness workshops at one of our KIPP High Schools
  • Support Career Day for juniors at all three of our KIPP High Schools
  • Support the recruitment/implementation process of the Alumni Internship Program

KIPP Through College Team Participation

  • Attend and participate in all KTC team meetings, including Alumni Advisor Work Groups and Persistence PD’s, and Regional Support Office team meetings
  • Plan and participate in weekly one-on-one meetings with the manager
  • Maintain current student information in the Alumni Database
Skills and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • College access/persistence support experience
  • Experience working with underserved students and families
  • Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals and to initiate process improvements
  • Flexibility and willingness to contribute when necessary on projects outside of own department
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and build relationships across teams and schools
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with keen attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Strong achievement orientation with exceptional time management skills and demonstrated ability to multi-task
  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP Bay Area Public Schools’ mission and values

Salary & Benefits
We are dedicated to you and your family's well-being! KIPP offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits.

KIPP Bay Area Schools does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin or ancestry, cultural background, religious creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital/registered domestic partner status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, primary language, citizenship or immigration status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.