Head Student Advisor

College Internship Program Inc
Berkeley, CA
Oct 02, 2022
Oct 08, 2022
Position Type
Department Head
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University, Provider
Job Description
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 student’s 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 student’s 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 student’s family regarding progress made, activities attended, schedule changes, internship updates, and possibilities,
    and any other information which pertains to the student’s 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 student’s 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
  • Confidence
  • 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
  • Bachelor’s 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