11th Grade Advisory Instructor

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity


Sponsors for Educational Opportunity
55 Exchange Place Suite 502
New York, NY, 10005



Job Type:



Part Time



Minimum Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Area of Focus:

Academic Support/Homework Help

Job Description:

SEO SCHOLARS is a free, eight-year academic program that gets low-income public high school students to and through college. During high school, SEO Scholars provides over 720 hours of rigorous English and math instruction after school, on Saturdays, and in the summers. SEO continues to work with its Scholars through college with comprehensive academic, personal and career support. Our results are unmatched in the education nonprofit sector: 100% of SEO Scholars are accepted to four-year colleges, with 95% graduation rates, compared to 21% of low-income students nationally. Learn more at www.seoscholars.org, www.facebook.com/SEOScholars
SEO Advisory instructors guide our 11th Grade Scholars, with the help of SEO mentors, in building the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully navigate the scholarship and college admissions process.  Advisory Instructors are expected to:    
  • Develop Skills – Advisory Instructors work with groups of students to build knowledge and skills relevant to the college and scholarship application process, including lessons on academic fit, college tour preparation, and college list formation.
  • Build Relationships – Advisory Instructors facilitate group/pair activities for Mentor sessions to help foster strong bonds between our volunteer mentors and Scholars.
  • Lead Instruction – Advisory Instructors familiarize themselves with and deliver our prepared advising curriculum to classrooms of 11th Grade Scholars. All lesson plans, student handouts, and presentations are provided by the SEO Scholars program.  Instructors are expected to deliver all information outlined in the lesson plans provided.
Instructors will facilitate Saturday sessions between January 13th and May 19th from 2:30 to 4:00 PM.  The sessions generally alternate weekly between Advisory Sessions (Instructors + Scholars) and Mentor Sessions (Instructors + Scholars + Mentors). 


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience teaching high school students
  • Knowledge of current college application requirements and processes
  • Experience creating and leading group activities such as team builders and competitions
  • Ability to manage a group of adult mentors
  • Seeks to work with a diverse staff and high school population
Advisory Instructors are compensated at a competitive hourly rate.
Please submit an application through our website: www.seoscholars.org/teach-with-us
Qualified applicants will be asked to deliver a teaching demo.
  • To Hold Students to the Highest Possible Standard “There is no back row in SEO.” We are passionate about closing the achievement gap for first-generation and low-income students.  We recognize the privilege to work with some of the most inspiring students in NYC and refuse to settle for anything less than 100% student engagement.
  • To Be Impeccable in Word and Deed – We are dynamic, engaging leaders able to present SEO Scholars to a variety of audiences and stakeholders in a compelling and informative way, as well as to navigate difficult conversations providing honest, productive feedback to students and their families.
  • To Prioritize Collective Objective over Personal Need “It’s not about you. It’s about those who came before you and those who come after you.” We are a rapidly growing, data-driven organization always eager to add ambitious team members who want to make a lasting impact on our program.

How to Apply:

Please submit an application through our website Web: http://www.seoscholars.org/teach-with-us

To the Attention of:

Kelly Leavitt