Part-Time Advisor, Liberty Partnerships Program

Monroe Community College | Rochester, NY

Posted Date 1/27/2023

Summary and Purpose of Position:

Liberty Partnerships, a comprehensive academic excellence program funded by the New York State Education Department, was established in 1988 to address the significant school dropout rate among New York State's youth. LPP engages colleges and universities, school districts, parents, students, community organizations, business and industry, and local government as stakeholders. The mission of LPP is to ensure that program participants graduate from high school and enter post-secondary education and/or the workforce as highly competent young adults. Monroe Community College's LPP provides academic and personal support services to at-risk Rochester City School District students in grades 7-12.

Position Description: Part-Time On-site Advisor, Liberty Partnerships Program

The MCC Liberty Partnerships Program On-Site Advisor (OSA) will serve as a liaison between students at their school and the LPP Program Director. The On-Site Advisor will manage a caseload of 55-60 students in one school building of the Rochester City School District. The OSA will meet with students to assess their academic performance, track progress toward educational and personal goals based on their resiliency assessment responses, facilitate students attending planned LPP events (e.g. workshops, college visits, field trips) and refer them to other services within the Rochester community as needed.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities:

Primary Functions:

  • Recruit and enroll at-risk students in the program by promoting the program in classes, lunches and with school staff.
  • Obtain and reserve private space at the school for meeting with LPP students.
  • Communicate regularly with the Program Director regarding each student's status.
  • Provide case management services to LPP students participating in LPP, including the following:

    1. Assist with the supervision of after school tutoring sessions.
    2. Make home visits as needed.
    3. Maintain individual case files, including written/typed case notes.
    4. Track students' progress toward educational and personal goals by reviewing report cards, school attendance and PLPs on a regular basis with students.
    5. Create Personal Learning Plans (PLPs) with each student on caseload utilizing assessment data.
    6. Administer resiliency assessments to each student on caseload.
    7. Communicate at least monthly with parents regarding their children's academic progress and to collaborate on identified interventions.
    8. Collaborate with teachers, school counselors and other school personnel to develop individualized interventions for each LPP student.
    9. Advise students regarding the college application process and assist with completing application materials and FAFSA as needed.
    10. Refer students to tutoring and community-based services as appropriate.
    11. Meet with students regularly to discuss academic performance and identify issues affecting academic performance.
    12. Ensure that all required forms are on file for each enrolled student.
    13. Maintain accurate records, including monthly contact reporting form.
  • Participate in LPP professional development sessions related to the position.
  • Attend the school's Student and Family Support Center meetings, and other key meetings at the school.
  • Secondary Functions:

  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Director of LPP.
  • MCC Expectations:

  • Adheres to the College Code of Conduct.
  • Contributes to, supports, and maintains an equitable, inclusive, and collaborative College environment.
  • Maintains technological competencies utilized by the College.
  • Commits to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college.
  • Commits to professional growth. which includes seeking ongoing training in diversity, equity and inclusion to better serve students.

  • Requirements:

    Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Associate's Degree with Bachelor's work in progress in education, human services, social work, counseling or a related field from a regionally accredited higher education institution.
  • A minimum of two years' full-time experience working with youth and families.
  • Experience with an urban middle and/or middle/high school educational environment required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to collaborate with colleagues, community-based partners, students, parents and LPP staff required.
  • Evidence of communicating effectively and building relationships with students of diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • Evidence of some proficiency with technology.
  • Commitment to service to the institution.
  • Commitment to professional growth.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned Bachelor's Degree in education, human serviced, social work, counseling or a related field from a regionally accredited higher education institution.
  • Case management experience.
  • Knowledge of community resources for adolescents and families.
  • Experience with the college admissions process.
  • Bilingual and able to read, write, and speak Spanish, or other languages, proficiently

  • Additional Information:

    MCC is currently testing a Pilot Telecommuting Program that runs from October 25th, 2021 to June 30th, 2023. Under the pilot program, this position may be eligible for remote work up to 5 days per pay period pending departmental need and leadership approval. The pilot program may be extended or terminated at any time at the College's discretion.

    Monroe Community College prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, familial status, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, domestic violence, victim status, criminal conviction, or any other characteristic or status protected by state or federal laws or College policy in admissions, employment, and treatment of students and employees, or in any aspect of the business of the College. MCC provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

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    Application Instructions:

    Interested applicants must:

    Email cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Frizzell, Program Director at -

    Please note: As part of the application process all applicants will be asked to provide the contact information for 3 professional references. References will only be contacted after interviews have occurred and only for applicants who are considered as finalists for the opportunity they applied to.

    Category: Grant Positions
    Department: Liberty Partnerships
    Locations: Rochester, NY
    Posted: Jan 27, 2023
    Closes: Open Until Filled
    Type: Part Time
    Position ID: 158350

    Employment Type
    Part Time

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