Academic and College Counselor

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  • Full Time
  • Internship
  • Anywhere
Scott S. Cowen Institute For Public Education Initiatives
Location:  New Orleans, LA


The College
and Academic Counselor for Tulane University’s Upward Bound program is a full-time position responsible for co-designing and implementing
college and career readiness programming, activities, workshops, and individual academic support plans to 11th and
12th grade participant caseload to ensure success in high school and acceptance and persistence at the post-secondary level. This
position, with support from the Director and Assistant Director, oversees the organization of key components of college readiness including
fit-match selections, admissions, financial literacy, test prep, personal statements, social-emotional concepts, and resiliency indicators.
The counselor works within the federal legislation and grant regulations to ensure compliance.

The Upward Bound program, funded by
the U.S. Department of Education, is a college prep program that focuses on college completion for first generation and low-income students.
The program seeks to address the needs of these students and to increase the rates of post-secondary acceptance, enrollment and graduation.
Upward Bound’s evidence-based model consist of instrumental academic support services, including weekly academic classes, tutoring and
mentoring, ACT test preparation, individual counseling, social and emotional learning, financial aid workshops for students and their
parents, college prep seminar, and scholarship workshops, college tours, career exploration events, financial literacy, and internships. In
addition, a six-week summer component reinforces the work. Students commit the program the four years in high school and receive support
during their post-secondary years. The Upward Bound program is a part of the College and Career Success Team at the Cowen Institute at
Tulane University. The mission of the Cowen Institute is to advance public education and youth success in New Orleans and

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Highly effective career counseling and academic advising
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Effective project management
  • Self-directed and results oriented, with the ability to thrive in an evolving
  • Well organized and detail oriented
  • Belief in the ability of all youth, regardless of
    background, to succeed
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of
    post-secondary requirements and admissions process
  • Ability to effectively relate to young people, see their potential
    for growth, and support them to succeed
  • Working knowledge and understanding of key college readiness components, and
    the ability to successfully implement structured related programming

Required Education and/or

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years professional experience to include working with at risk youth in a high
    school or college setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Education,
    or a comparable field of study
  • Experience in teaching academic and college-readiness
  • Experience working with similar population TRIO serves
  • Familiarity with New Orleans
    educational system in general and Cowen Institute’s work

Compensation Information
This position is a exempt, salaried
position assigned to pay grade 24. Tulane offers a variety of options to enhance your health and well-being so that
you may enjoy more
out of life now and in the future. Learn more about Life at Tulane
as well as our Benefits and Pay. See our
Candidate Resources to learn more about our hiring process and
what to expect.

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This position will close
on the date it is filled
Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, which
includes the requirement of a booster when eligible. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination
or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.
Tulane University is an
EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups
are encouraged.

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