Summer 2023 Academic Advisor

Mission: REACH Prep provides access to transformative educational experiences that empower underserved, high-achieving students to graduate from top colleges and emerge as the next generation of leaders.

 

Organization: For 28 years, REACH Prep has helped motivated and talented Black and Latinx students from underserved communities in Fairfield and Westchester counties and the Bronx gain admission to and thrive in rigorous independent schools. Upon admission to REACH Prep at the end of fourth grade, students benefit from a 12-year educational continuum, including comprehensive academic preparation and enrichment, leadership training, and supplementary individual and family guidance that prepares them to succeed at and graduate from competitive colleges. REACH Prep’s model of access to high-quality education along with sustained, extensive, and long-term support achieves college success rates that defy trends and national statistics.

REACH Prep is easily accessible for those traveling from New York City or New Haven. Our office is conveniently located in downtown Stamford near Harbor Point and within a short walking distance from Stamford’s Metro-North Station. REACH Prep follows local, state, and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19 to ensure compliance and employee safety.

Prep Academy Summer Academic Advisor
REACH Prep seeks applicants passionate about expanding educational opportunities for underserved students. The Summer Academic Advisors will serve as mentors for the youngest scholars in our Prep Academy program: rising 5th and 6th graders. As members of our hardworking team of teachers and administrators, Prep Academy prepares highly talented and motivated students for independent schools and, ultimately, college graduation. This role is suited for someone who cares deeply about education and wants to make a tangible and positive difference in the lives of children. Our program seeks to highlight the strengths and interests of the Advisors and gives them opportunities to lead projects and activities based on those interests. Advisors will help shape our scholars’ experience and growth and should display leadership and take initiative.

The Summer Academic Advisor will be responsible for a variety of tasks and projects including the following:

● Implementing and teaching an advisory curriculum based on the academic and social needs of students
● Creating thoughtful, engaging, and age-appropriate activities for the scholars
● Collaborating with Prep Academy faculty to create a challenging and supportive environment
● Actively participating in weekly faculty meetings to discuss scholar progress with REACH Prep’s CEO, Director of Prep Academy, Director of Education, and Prep Academy faculty
● Supervising scholars during academic and free periods (recess, lunch)
● Developing a trusting relationship with scholars
● Classroom management
● Clerical/administrative tasks as needed

Qualifications & Eligibility:

● Currently enrolled in college or graduate school
● Strong academic record and excellent writing skills
● Strong work ethic and exceptional communication and organizational skills
● Flexible, ready to take initiative, and equipped to problem solve
● Eager and willing to expand their knowledge base and skill set
● Experience working with diverse populations
● Spanish fluency is a plus
● Applicants with technology skills are desired (e.g. familiarity with Chromebooks, Google Suite, Google Classroom, SmartBoards, and video editing applications)

Schedule: June 19 – August 4, 2023, Monday to Friday from 7:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Stipend: $3000 – $4000 based on experience.
Location: Greenwich Country Day School (GCDS), Greenwich, CT
Transportation: Advisors must be able to provide their own transportation to and from GCDS.

 

Application Procedures & Deadline
Please submit the following electronically to David Menard, Director of Prep Academy and Placement, at dmenard@reachprep.org: cover letter, resume, and a letter of recommendation from either a recent professor or professional contact.
The application deadline is February 14, 2023.
One Dock Street, Suite 100 ● Stamford, CT 06902 ● Phone 203-487-0750
Fax 203-487-0746 ● info@reachprep.org ● www.reachprep.org