Head Student Advisor

College Internship Program Inc
Berkeley, CA
Sep 23, 2022
Sep 24, 2022
Position Type
Department Head
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University, Provider
Comprehensive Benefits Package

Healthcare insurance
Dental and Vision
Life Insurance
Short-term/Long-term Disability
401(k) Retirement Plan (company match vests immediately)
Paid time off (15 vacation; 3 personal days per year; plus paid sick leave)
12 Observed Holidays
Fitness/Wellness Reimbursement
Tuition Reimbursement

About CIP

We're the College Internship Program (CIP), and we've been helping young adults on the autism spectrum and with learning differences find success in college, employment, and independent living in our centers across the US since 1984.

The Work Experience

Our students are amazing, and the gratification that goes with partnering with them to achieve their goals is the reward of a lifetime. CIP's programs are specially designed to help young adults make a successful transition from late adolescence to independence. Our vision is to challenge the norms of what people with learning differences can achieve.

Position Overview
The Head Student Advisor works with advisors to ensure students are on track to accomplish their goals. The Head Student Advisor acts as the communication bridge between advisors, CIP administration, and families. The Head Student Advisor is expected to manage their team of advisors in a positive, directed, and structured manner to ensure that students are receiving the services required.

Reinforce students path on the continuum of growth from self-awareness through self-determination
Monitor student progress through goal achievement
Apprise families, external professionals, and CIP staff of student progress
Promote and encourage student engagement by utilizing Advising Processes and Tools
Coordinate with the CIP team to determine appropriate supports that assist students in a way unique to their needs

Standard Activities

Oversee students personal Centered Plan (PCP) to assist advisors in establishing short and
long-term goals and secure input from the student, family, and staff
Ensure advisors are communicating twice a month with the students family regarding progress made, activities attended, schedule changes, internship updates, and possibilities,
and any other information which pertains to the students program plan.
Maintain records of student and advisor family communications in our electronic system
Ensure all information from other departments is communicated to advisors and parents properly.
Communicate with applicable Educational Consultants as per the guidelines
Responsible for coordinating advisor/student family meetings
Assist advisors with coaching students on banking, money management, and budgeting
Assist advisors in coaching students with setting up any necessary outside appointments
Oversee team review meetings in order to receive an update on all areas of the students academic progress
Oversee attendance tracking document to ensure students are attending all modules and or assist the advisor in holding attendance meetings and developing action plans
Ensure advisors are performing weekly assessments on students to determine their weekly status
Supervise advising team; ensure tasks are completed accurately and timely and perform annual evaluations on reporting staff
Assist advisors in coaching their students on medication management
Host weekly advisor team meetings; fill out temp read reports and escalation reports; and address agenda items.
Other duties as assigned


Superior oral and written communication
Excellent customer service, including active listening, adaptability, empathy, patience, conflict resolution
Group leadership and initiative
Adapts to a fast-paced environment; manages time; stays organized handling multiple issues or cases.
Presents a professional appearance and manner

Required Education / Experience

Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution in Psychology, Social Work, Education, or a related field
Proficient with office utility computer software programs and a quick learner in new technologies

Preferred Education / Experience

Experience in the field of autism and/or learning disabilities
Special education and/or advising background, particularly at the higher education level

Minimal travel outside of the local area
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