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Student Advisor

Options For Youth - San Bernardino County
Cudahy, CA
Closing date
Apr 12, 2024

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Student & Scholar Services
Position Type
Adviser / Advisor
Employment Type
Organization Type
Are you an individual who aspires to make a positive impact in students' lives? Do you believe that every student should have the opportunity for success? If so, then Options For Youth (OFY) is the place for you! OFY is looking for individuals who are outgoing, authentic, energetic, motivated, and inspiring. If this describes you, then keep reading to learn more about this amazing opportunity.

Who We Are:

Options for Youth is a network of free public charter schools offering students a flexible, personalized approach to learning. OFY saw the potential that struggling students couldn't see in themselves. When California's Charter School Law passed in 1993, Options For Youth became the first sanctioned charter school in California. For almost 30 years, OFY has helped more than 135,000 students find their passion and pursue their dreams. OFY believes in fostering the student's vision; inspiring students inspires us. We believe the student-teacher relationship is critical to developing a young person's social, emotional, and academic well-being. If you believe this too, then you might be the educator that we're looking for.

Our ideal candidate will:
  • Meets one-on-one with students (and parents, if required/desired) to discuss post-secondary goals; assists teachers in creating individualized plans for students to reach their goal(s).
  • Secondary contact for district CTE and vocational programs; coordinating workshops and/or seminars to help inform students and teachers of their post-secondary options and discuss specific skills required for post-secondary life (i.e., interviewing skills, filling out job or college applications, etc.).
  • Monitors overall attendance, GPA, and expectations for graduation and reports postsecondary data to school leadership annually.
  • Creates timely hand-outs (or posters) for teachers and students regarding requirements for specific options for students.
  • Sets goals for the number of college-bound students, tracks senior credit progression for timely graduation and tracks graduates to verify post-secondary activities.
  • Obtains knowledge of the current UC A-G requirements and communicates with students and teachers.
  • Monitors and informs area of SAT and ACT testing sessions, including an accurate master SAT and ACT testing calendar, and provides students resources for SAT and ACT preparation; facilitates SAT and ACT prep classes on-site when appropriate.

You'll need the following minimum requirements:
  • BA/BS Degree
  • California 30-day Substitute permit or the ability to obtain one in a short space of time
  • Intern Eligible or preliminary (PPS) credential preferred

We'd love to hear from you if you are intern-eligible!

Salary Range:

$66,560 - $80,000 Depending on Experience

Company Benefits and Perks:
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package to full-time staff that includes paid time off, holiday and sick time, medical, vision, and dental coverage, incentives, and an employer-matched retirement plan.
  • Staff opportunities to chaperone students on experiential learning trips to amazing places like Italy, China, Cuba, and in-country trips to DC, a ranch in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and a farm in Northern California.
  • We regularly hold social functions to foster a genuine camaraderie that enhances teamwork. At our company-wide award functions, we recognize the talent and dedication of the people who make OFY and our students successful.

We are devoted to creating a team of diverse people and encourage anyone passionate about education and excited about what we do to connect with us! To learn more about our schools, visit us at

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