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Valley Opportunity Council Inc. Educational Advisor in Chicopee, Massachusetts

Educational Advisor for GEAR UP, a college and career readiness program operating in cooperation with Holyoke public schools. Applicant should have experience working with middle and/or high school students and knowledge of concerns impacting students including poverty and identity-based discrimination. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: developing and facilitating interactive activities (including college and other field trips) to promote college and career awareness including the college admissions process and hosting workshops on skills such as time management, financial literacy and goal setting, as well as mandatory and timely record keeping and documentation. Knowledge of financial aid processes including FAFSA is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate for this position will: Have excellent written and verbal skills. Be able to work independently but enjoy being part of a friendly and diverse team. Be passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of young people and proactive about supporting students in developing identity, setting and achieving goals, and learning life skills. Be committed to action towards social justice and/or youth advocacy. Be compassionate, flexible and enthusiastic! Requirements: Bachelor?s degree, proficiency in computer use (Microsoft Office Suite), and a valid driver?s license with own transportation required. Bilingual (Spanish) preferred but not required.!

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