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On Point for College’s team comes from a diverse range of backgrounds and includes program alumni, life-long non-profit workers, and former private sector workers. But at the end of the day, we all have one thing in common: we are all committed to helping our students on their journeys to a brighter future.

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Work for On Point for College

Are you passionate about providing opportunity for young people who did not think that a brighter future was possible? If so, you may find a career at On Point for College rewarding! On Point for College is an equal opportunity employer and offers excellent benefits.

Current Openings:

 

Position Title: Advisor
Location: We are currently hiring one position for Oswego County. This would be either an advisor (requires a bachelor's degree) or an advocate (requires an associate degree). The Oswego County advisor will be expected to undergo some training and spend some time in our Syracuse office, but they must live in Oswego County. 
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Effective Date: ASAP

Position Overview:

  • An Advisor’s focus is on assisting opportunity youth and others to enroll and graduate from college, certificate, trade or vocational programs.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-to-one assistance in resolving financial, academic and personal obstacles to enrolling in college, certificate, trade or vocational school.
  • Refer students to appropriate post-secondary opportunities, resources, and personnel.
  • Effectively engage, and monitor students through virtual or in-person visits, phone calls, and texting/social media platforms.
  • Recruit individuals to participate in and join On Point for College.
  • Conduct presentations to students, families, community agencies (including but not limited to staff and clients)
  • Build and maintain relationships with students, community organizations, high schools and college/program personnel to support On Point students.
  • Perform retention services in person or virtually by presenting success strategies and guiding and directing students to campus and programmatic services.
  • Connect students with On Point’s Career Services to align career interests with academic and program decisions and successfully pursue career opportunities.
  • Present at pre-college orientation program. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Preferred Skills:

  • Effective written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • High level of cultural competence, knowledge of the needs of students traditionally underrepresented in higher education, including first generation students, students of color,
  • Low income students, rural students, non-traditional age students
  • Proficiency with virtual platforms (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.), MS Office programs including PowerPoint.
  • Utilize technology, including social media, data management systems and Microsoft Office.
  • Abide by FERPA regulations and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to multitask, work independently and as a team.

Requirements:

  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree and 3+ years of work experience with young adults
  • Experience preferred in financial aid, college admissions, and/or the Higher/Educational Opportunity Program (H/EOP).
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, ability to work evening and weekend hours as needed/requested.
  • The Oswego County advisor must be a resident a of Oswego County.

Salary:

  • $38,000-42,000 per year depending on credentials and experience / 40-hour work week / 9:00am – 5:00pm / Monday thru Friday

Click here to submit your resume and cover letter. 

 

Position Title: Part-Time Shuttle Driver
Location: Syracuse, NY, but must be willing to travel across NYS as a part of the position
FSLA Status: Non-exempt
Effective Date: ASAP

Job Responsibilities: 

The Shuttle Driver is responsible for the safe and efficient transport of students, staff and parents in the On Point for College van, personal vehicle, or a rental. In this visible role, it is important that the Driver maintains a positive attitude and professional appearance at all times. The driver welcomes each student with a smile, facilitates on campus tours, placement tests and general transportation of students. Operates passenger vans safely and efficiently. Reports accidents, safety situations, vehicle condition, or damage to the Program Director. Inspects exterior and interior of vehicle at beginning of each shift prior to driving the shuttle/van. Ensures that both inside and outside of the vehicle are properly cleaned and fueled. Accurately completes student sign in sheets if no advisor is present. Transport supplies, materials, etc. for various On Point events (e.g., Celebration). Performs other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Must be 25 years older or older (for insurance purposes), possess a valid driver’s license with specific class and endorsement based on the type of shuttle/van according to state requirements, reliable transportation, may travel and be available to work evenings and weekends for work events. Able to safely operation a vehicle for up to 12 hours in a day. Able to load and unload materials, supplies, etc. from the vehicle. Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions. 

Click here to submit your resume and cover letter. 

EOE Statement

On Point for College is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work environment that is free of all forms of discrimination. This organization does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, staff, and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components in keeping with our mission. On Point is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Volunteer with On Point for College

Are you a program alumnus/a looking to reconnect or a community member eager to get involved with On Point’s work? If so please check out our alumni information or our volunteer information.