High School Academic Advisor resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Results-focused school counseling professional driven to support students in academics, social/emotional challenges, and college and career readiness. Knowledge and experience in academic advising with a focus on helping all students realize individual strengths and success throughout high school and beyond. Skilled at establishing and maintaining collaboration with administrators, teachers, parents, and students. Dedicated to meeting the objectives of the school counseling program by providing a multi-tiered system of support including preventative education, advocacy, mediation, and counseling.

  • Data-driven decision making
  • Team collaboration and leadership
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Crisis Intervention and Behavior Management
  • Bilingual: English and Spanish
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Evaluating Best-Fit Colleges/Universities
  • Letters of recommendation
  • College application websites
  • FAFSA and Dream Act Applications
  • Technology: Google Suites, Microsoft Office, Aeries, School loop
Related Experience
High School Academic Advisor, 07/2017 to Current
Bremen High School District 228Midlothian, IL,
  • Advise 500 students (grades 9-12) in academic planning, study skills, post-secondary education opportunities, college entrance requirements, scholarship and financial aid resources.
  • Conduct thorough transcript review to assess graduation status, A-G requirements and college and career readiness.
  • Increase awareness of high school graduation and A-G completion requirements by leading classroom presentations and meeting individually with students and parents.
  • Monitor student progress and facilitate communication with students, parents and teachers in order to promote positive relationships.
  • Help students complete admissions applications, apply for FAFSA/Dream Act, and pursue scholarships for post-secondary opportunities.
  • Write letters of recommendation for college admission and scholarships.
  • Work directly with counseling staff to help meet the needs of diverse student populations.
  • Participate as a member of the English Learner Task Force to help improve student engagement of English Learners both academically and socially.
  • Assist with planning and implementing school-wide Guidance events such as award ceremonies, ASVAB Test administration, and College and Career Application Days.
Bilingual School Social Worker, 08/2000 to 06/2004
Public Health Management CorporationHarrisburg, PA,
  • Coordinated and facilitated the Student Study Team.
  • Provided individual and group counseling to students in both English and Spanish as needed.
  • Gathered data to target individual student and school-wide needs.
  • Planned and coordinated school-wide programs (Conflict Resolution, Peer Mediation, Character Counts).
  • Assessed the social/emotional functioning of students being evaluated for special education and prepared written reports.
  • Developed, implemented, and evaluated 504 and IEP goals.
  • Collaborated with teachers and parents to develop effective strategies for academic and behavioral success in school.
  • Conducted ongoing staff and parent training and education.
  • Connected students and families with community resources.
School Social Work Intern, 08/1999 to 06/2000
Downers Gove School District 58City, STATE,
  • Provided individual and group counseling to students.
  • Facilitated support groups during lunch and after school hours.
  • Conducted Social Developmental Studies as part of special education assessment.
  • Developed measurable goals for students with IEPs and 504s and advocated for comprehensive teaching methods.
  • Collaborated with teachers and facilitated classroom interventions.
  • Identified at-risk students, created detailed plans for specialized education and behavioral skills and communicated plans with parents and school staff.
Mental Health Technician, 12/1997 to 07/1999
The PavilionCity, STATE,
  • Experience in Residential Treatment Center, Youth Psychiatric Unit, and Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Unit.
  • Engaged with colleagues in treatment team meetings to promote positive patient treatment outcomes.
  • Established therapeutic relationships with patients and families.
  • Led small group therapy sessions and assisted patients short/long term goal setting.
  • Applied de-escalation and limit-setting techniques to promote patient cooperation.
  • Charted on each patient daily.
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology & Spanish, Expected in
Concordia College - Moorhead, MN
Master of Social Work: School Social Work & PPS Credential, Expected in
University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign - Champaign, IL

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School Attended

  • Concordia College
  • University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign

Job Titles Held:

  • High School Academic Advisor
  • Bilingual School Social Worker
  • School Social Work Intern
  • Mental Health Technician


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Social Work

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