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  • Career Readiness & Internship Advisor

    Job Location US-NJ-Trenton
    Regular Full-Time
  • Who we are.

    We are Foundation Academies. We are the largest charter organization in New Jersey’s capital city, Trenton, serving more than 1,000 of the city’s K-12 population across four schools. We believe every child deserves access to a high-quality education and we work relentlessly to ensure this happens.


    We are a team of experienced and mission-driven, urban educators. We value growth mindsets, lifelong learners and individuals who believe that every child deserves an excellent education. We hold ourselves, our students, and our city to high-standards because that’s what our families deserve.


    We are conveniently located a quick car ride to downtown Princeton, a 45-minute SEPTA ride to Philly’s Center City, and a hop on the NJ Transit Express to New York City.


    We are Trenton and we are proud of it!  

    Who you are.

    You are committed and you are determined. You understand that to actualize education reform in a revitalizing city is hard, hard work - no getting around it. But you are ready, hungry, and already rolling-up your sleeves as you read the rest of this post...


    We seek a highly committed and talented Career Readiness & Internship Advisor to be part of our Foundation Collegiate Academy Team who:


    • Preferably has two plus years working with students in an urban or low-income setting and understands how to get them excited about learning. Preparing them for the nation’s finest colleges  
    • Performs daily teaching tasks such as, but not limited to: grade level meetings, planning educational trips, lunch duties and any other things that will make you awesome at your job
    • Works closely with colleagues to build a cohesive school culture of success
    • Extensively plans curriculum for the academic year, working closely with direct and the department to drive instruction
    • Analyzes data on daily, weekly, and monthly basis with progress monitoring
    • Updates student performance trackers and uses data to help guide your plans
    • Communicates consistently with families about student progress


    The Career Readiness & Internship Advisor is both an administrative and teaching position responsible for the instruction and operation of the internship program.  The Career Readiness & Internship Advisor’s responsibility is to teach, train, place, and support our students in unpaid & paid internships at companies of interest around the Trenton/Mercer area. The Advisor is responsible for the overall administration of the program, including marketing and outreach, solidifying mentors, managing constituent relationships, event planning, trainings and program evaluation. Specific responsibilities include:


    Essential Duties

    • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of a viable internship program.
    • Facilitate student learning by assisting students to secure appropriate internships to enhance overall academic experience and learn skills essential to choose a career path and conduct a successful job search.
    • Initiate and build partnerships with employers to develop student opportunities for experiential endeavors.
    • Work collaboratively with staff and administration to create policy and procedures for ensuring the academic quality and integrity of internships.  
    • Work alongside staff and administration to identify and promote internships for specific majors.   
    • Provide optimal marking strategies to connect students to experiential internships.
    • Conduct site visits to evaluate the effectiveness and relevance of internships for students.
    • Develop and revise internship policies and procedures.
    • Identify, develop, and monitor current internship sites.
    • Plan and conduct internship workshops and informational programs.  
    • Visit employers to promote students.
    • Maintain database for purpose of tracking.
    • Counsel and advise students regarding employment opportunities through various employers
    • Teach an educational course that helps students identify career paths, interests, and/or reflect on internship experiences.


    Want to join our FAmily?

    We work hard, but thankfully have fun doing it! Here are just some of the benefits we offer:


    • Competitive starting salary with merit-based pay increases annually
    • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans
    • Tax deferred 403b retirement account with 25% matching up to a certain amount
    • Independent, conflict-free, financial consulting through Holberg Financial
    • Smartphone and fully paid wireless plan through T-Mobile
    • Work laptop
    • Making a positive impact in the lives of some pretty awesome kids


    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
    • Commitment to living out our mission
    • Possess or are eligible for NJ Standard Teaching Certification or Educational Specialist Certification
    • Has a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (if graduated after Sept 2015) or 2.75 (before Sept 2015)
    • Preferably has two plus years working with students in an urban or low-income setting
    • Demonstrated experience with confidential documents and established integrity principles  
    • Is a self-starter in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems
    • Engages stakeholders in the to-and-through college process to garner financial support and resources

    Supporting/Additional Documents Requested

    • Semifinalist candidates will be required to provide unofficial transcripts, evidence of certification/eligibility, and 3 professional references.
    • Hired candidates are responsible for the following: official transcripts, criminal clearance (fingerprinting), and medical clearance (TB/Mantoux testing).


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