Alumni Advisor


TITLE:                  Alumni Advisor 

REPORTS TO:    Coordinator, Postsecondary Education 

FLSA STATUS:    Part-Time; Hourly; Non-Exempt 


Ed Snider Youth Hockey & Education is a nationally acclaimed non-profit that uses the sport of hockey to educate and empower under-resourced youth of Philadelphia to prosper in the game of life.  Evidence-based outcomes are young citizens who: 

  • Achieve academic success through all levels of education; 
  • Consistently make healthy and thoughtful life choices; 
  • Serve as positive role models to the next generation of Snider student-athletes; 
  • Realize gainful and rewarding employment; and
  • Give back to their community. 

When students involved in Snider programming graduate from high school, they become Snider Alumni. The Alumni Advisor serves as a resource for Snider Alumni, supporting them through becoming responsible adults in our communities. Alumni Advisors support Alumni in their transition from high school to postsecondary education and throughout their postsecondary experiences. 

Alumni Advisors play a vital role in spreading our core values of education, responsibility, hard work, and giving back. The successful candidate will take pride in mentoring participants to become productive citizens who pursue postsecondary education and give back to their communities. 


  • Successful applicants must hold a Bachelor’s Degree and be able to pass the PA Child Abuse Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Background Check.  Additionally, candidates should possess:
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills 
  • General knowledge of local colleges, their academic programs, admission policies, and financial policies and procedures 
  • Experience in high school college counseling, OR college admissions, OR academic or financial advising, OR social work, OR caseload management  
  • Demonstrated experience working with youth aged 17-24 
  • Advanced computer skills and proficiency with Google Drive
  • Experience or willingness to learn about remote support and programs 
  • Flexibility to perform night/weekend duty and travel throughout the Philadelphia region 
  • Knowledge of and experience working with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds 
  • Knowledge of CRM software, like Salesforce, is preferred, but not mandatory 


  • Provide educational, financial, and career support for a caseload of approximately 15 Snider Alumni 
  • Collect and monitor student data including GPAs, credit loads, scholarships, jobs held, organizations/clubs joined, etc. 
  • Assist students with class registration, requirements, etc. 
  • Create a resource-rich environment for students and families as it pertains to college information, scholarship opportunities and financial aid processes 
  • Help hold students accountable for requirements of the Alumni Programs 
  • Individually advise students and families to ensure college matriculation, continued success throughout postsecondary education, and career preparation 
  • Help students apply for scholarships and complete the financial aid process 
  • Assist students and parents with interpreting financial aid packages 
  • Be an essential member of the Snider team, which may include but is not limited to planning and supporting activities and events  


The intellectual, social, and physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be navigated by the Alumni Advisor to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   


While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is continuously asked to multi-task under time limits.  The position requires constant attention to precise details and specified standards including:  following simple to complex (more than three steps) instructions, and concentration which frequently extends beyond 30 minutes at a time.  


While performing the essential functions of the job, the employee regularly operates a computer and phone.  


The essential responsibilities of this position are performed remotely, but may include occasional visits to the office and special event sites (indoor/outdoor in the weather conditions prevalent at the time).  The noise level in the work environments can range from moderate to loud during events/programs, and is minimal during non-event/program times.   


Most work is completed during after school/evening hours. There may also be opportunities to work standard work hours and/or weekend duties in the Greater Philadelphia area and remotely. Hours will vary weekly, based on seasonal student needs and requirements. No specific number of hours is guaranteed each pay period.  

When applying, please submit a cover letter and resume. 

Please Note: This is a part-time position. 

Ed Snider Youth Hockey & Education is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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