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Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) is seeking an Assistant Director of Advisement to join our team. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals who desire to excel within an evolving organization. DSF was named one of the Denver Post’s Top Workplaces in 2019 and 2020 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 makes 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 that we do. If you do too, then we invite you to join us and help make college possible for Denver’s students.
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.
DSF is hiring for an exciting new position that will deepen DSF’s training, support and professional development for DSF College Advisors and codification of DSF’s College Access and Readiness work! Strengthening the development of our College Advisors will enhance the already high-quality services provided to DPS high school students, and importantly, include upskilling focused on effective virtual programming and evolving nimbleness in shifting environments. DSF’s Assistant Director of Advisement will use the following guidelines to develop and implement a modularized coaching program (virtually and/or in-person) for DSF College Advisors, ensuring DSF Future Centers offer a one-stop-shop in meeting both the academic pathways and workforce needs of its students:
• Individualized: One-on-one coaching with College Advisors through shadowing, observation, and feedback discussions during coaching sessions.
• Intensive: Regularly scheduled meetings between coach and College Advisors.
• Context specific: Deepening content knowledge, tools, and resources for College Advisors to share with their students, including career exposure events and ways to connect postsecondary programs to workforce opportunities, so students can gain the greatest benefits of DSF’s College Access program.
• Focused: As chair of the DSF Career Council, provide coaching on labor market and industry information, ensuring Advisors are up-to-date on current job trends and projections, student resources, academic programs, and internship opportunities, ensuring DSF’s services are cutting-edge and relevant in regard to college and career advising.
• Scale: The Assistant Director of Advisement will identify themes and common gaps in knowledge to plan and facilitate group PD sessions.
Division of time and effort?
60% direct Advisor observations, coaching
20% training/tool development, planning
• Increased efficiency, skills, and effectiveness of the DSF Advisors
• Increased postsecondary enrollment of DPS students at Future Center schools
• Increased number of qualified students awarded the DSF scholarship
• Increased college persistence and completion rates due to improved effectiveness of the DSF Advisors