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PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR - COLLEGE PREP, IN-DEPTH: The Challenge Is Defining What Student Success Looks Like

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Dennie, a program administrator for college preparation, describes the challenges of his job, what he likes most, his key decisions, how difficult getting into the industry is, and work-life balance. He talks about the challenge in his job of defining what student success and college readiness looks like. This depends on people's ideologies and philosophies on education and success, and the challenge is in working with people from the entire spectrum of education philosophies and finding common ground in order to develop an actionable plan.

Degree: Counseling and Guidance - Education Leadership and Management
Job Title: Program Administrator for College Readiness
Employer: SFUSD

Job Summary: Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors

Job Description

School counselors help students develop social skills and succeed in school. Career counselors assist people with the process of making career decisions by helping them choose a career or educational program.

On-the-Job Training

None

Additional Info

School counselors must have a state-issued credential to practice. This credential can be called a certification, a license, or an endorsement, depending on the state. Most states require a criminal background check as part of the credentialing process.

Certification Requirement
Required by the American School Counselors Association.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$30,000 - $90,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
15 to 25 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Empathy, People skills, Verbal communication skills, Patience, Problem solving skills, Written communication skills

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<span m='12440'>and</span> <span m='12540'>across</span> <span m='13400'>other</span> <span m='13580'>school</span> <span m='13820'>districts</span> <span m='14290'>in</span> <span m='14780'>the</span> <span m='14850'>country.</span> <span m='15980'>There's</span> <span m='16070'>a</span> <span m='16110'>lot</span> <span m='16290'>of</span> <span m='16379'>committed</span> <span m='17170'>individuals</span> <span m='17920'>that</span> <span m='18080'>really</span> <span m='18630'>want</span> <span m='19050'>students</span> <span m='19730'>to</span> <span m='19850'>achieve</span> <span m='21330'>and</span> <span m='21670'>focus</span> <span m='22100'>on</span> <span m='22630'>maximizing</span> <span m='23750'>their</span> <span m='24060'>potential.</span> </p><p><span m='24950'>And</span> <span m='25350'>it's</span> <span m='25470'>really</span> <span m='25710'>great</span> <span m='25990'>to</span> <span m='26090'>collaborate</span> <span m='26670'>with</span> <span 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m='43140'>in</span> <span m='43570'>and</span> <span m='45650'>how</span> <span m='45820'>that</span> <span m='45950'>results</span> <span m='46380'>in</span> <span m='46900'>student</span> <span m='47510'>achievement.</span> </p><p><span m='51180'>There</span> <span m='51340'>are</span> <span m='51360'>many</span> <span m='51610'>ideologies</span> <span m='52390'>and</span> <span m='52510'>philosophies</span> <span m='53120'>in</span> <span m='53220'>education.</span> <span m='54040'>And</span> <span m='55090'>the</span> <span m='55240'>challenge</span> <span m='55730'>is</span> <span m='57520'>defining</span> <span m='58250'>what</span> <span m='58550'>student</span> <span m='59100'>success</span> <span m='59960'>looks</span> <span m='60210'>like</span> <span m='60530'>and,</span> <span m='61390'>in</span> <span m='61560'>my</span> <span m='61780'>particular</span> <span m='62930'>sphere</span> <span m='63390'>of</span> <span m='63460'>influence,</span> <span m='63890'>what</span> <span m='64099'>college</span> <span m='64730'>and</span> <span m='64879'>career</span> <span m='65150'>readiness</span> <span m='65670'>looks</span> <span m='65940'>like.</span> <span m='66740'>And</span> <span m='66910'>a</span> <span m='66970'>lot</span> <span m='67190'>of</span> <span m='67240'>that</span> <span m='67430'>is</span> <span m='67580'>based</span> <span m='67970'>on</span> <span m='68320'>people's</span> <span m='68920'>ideologies</span> <span m='69610'>and</span> <span m='69850'>philosophies</span> <span m='70580'>on</span> <span m='71090'>what</span> <span m='71250'>they</span> <span m='71340'>believe.</span> </p><p><span m='72270'>There</span> <span m='72680'>are</span> <span m='72710'>many</span> <span m='72970'>folks</span> <span m='73310'>that</span> <span m='73490'>have</span> <span m='73680'>a</span> <span m='73720'>more</span> <span m='73970'>conservative</span> <span m='74460'>view</span> <span m='74690'>of</span> <span m='74800'>what</span> <span m='74980'>education</span> <span m='76630'>could</span> <span m='76800'>look</span> <span m='76970'>like.</span> <span m='77240'>And</span> <span m='77720'>others</span> <span m='78000'>have</span> <span m='78170'>more</span> <span m='78360'>progressive,</span> <span m='78940'>liberal.</span> <span m='79430'>And</span> <span m='79710'>then,</span> <span m='79815'>there's</span> <span m='79920'>everything</span> <span m='80260'>else</span> <span m='81020'>within</span> <span m='82100'>the</span> <span m='82180'>spectrum.</span> <span m='83200'>So</span> <span m='83840'>being</span> <span m='84080'>able</span> <span m='84320'>to</span> <span m='84420'>figure</span> <span m='84750'>out</span> <span m='84900'>where</span> <span m='85710'>we</span> <span m='85860'>have</span> <span m='86070'>common</span> <span m='86370'>ground</span> <span m='87150'>and</span> <span m='87760'>developing</span> <span m='88320'>action</span> <span m='88650'>plans</span> <span m='89140'>so</span> <span 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m='103260'>that</span> <span m='103490'>transitioned</span> <span m='103815'>me</span> <span m='104140'>into</span> <span m='104440'>a</span> <span m='104510'>career</span> <span m='104820'>in</span> <span m='104910'>education,</span> <span m='106310'>had</span> <span m='106560'>everything</span> <span m='106910'>to</span> <span m='106980'>do</span> <span m='107140'>with</span> <span m='107340'>when</span> <span m='107560'>I</span> <span m='107600'>was</span> <span m='107770'>working</span> <span m='108070'>as</span> <span m='108190'>a</span> <span m='108270'>tutor.</span> <span m='110250'>The</span> <span m='110910'>program</span> <span m='111280'>director</span> <span m='111720'>at</span> <span m='111800'>the</span> <span m='111920'>time</span> <span m='112510'>saw</span> <span m='112710'>something</span> <span m='113210'>in</span> <span m='113390'>a</span> <span m='113460'>group</span> <span m='113700'>of</span> <span m='113850'>us</span> <span m='114450'>that</span> <span m='114770'>led</span> <span m='114950'>her</span> <span m='115180'>to</span> <span m='115260'>believe</span> <span m='115740'>that</span> <span m='116240'>we</span> <span m='116840'>could</span> <span m='117140'>become</span> <span m='118410'>professionals</span> <span m='119660'>and</span> <span m='119810'>extend our</span> <span m='120300'>careers</span> <span m='121090'>besides</span> <span m='121610'>the</span> <span m='121690'>summer</span> <span m='122110'>tutoring</span> <span m='122580'>that</span> <span m='122730'>we</span> <span m='122850'>had</span> <span m='123040'>been</span> <span m='123260'>involved</span> <span m='123700'>with.</span> </p><p><span m='124320'>So</span> <span m='125000'>that</span> <span m='125260'>was</span> <span m='125990'>probably</span> <span m='126510'>a</span> <span m='126560'>key</span> <span m='126810'>moment.</span> <span m='127870'>And</span> <span m='128070'>by</span> <span m='128500'>no</span> <span m='128930'>coincidence,</span> <span m='130419'>she</span> <span m='130669'>has</span> <span m='130840'>become</span> <span m='131200'>my</span> <span m='131350'>mentor,</span> <span m='132220'>not</span> <span m='132400'>just</span> <span m='132870'>in</span> <span m='133190'>my</span> <span m='133460'>master's</span> <span m='133990'>program</span> <span m='134350'>but</span> <span m='134470'>also</span> <span m='134800'>in</span> <span m='134900'>my</span> <span m='135020'>doctorate</span> <span m='135670'>work,</span> <span m='136400'>where</span> <span m='137620'>her</span> <span m='137960'>guidance</span> <span m='138400'>and</span> <span m='139010'>her</span> <span m='139670'>vision</span> <span m='140140'>of</span> <span m='140250'>what</span> <span m='140400'>she</span> <span m='140590'>saw,</span> <span m='140910'>not</span> <span m='141170'>just</span> <span m='141350'>in</span> <span m='141470'>myself</span> <span m='142020'>but</span> <span m='142160'>in</span> <span m='142310'>others,</span> <span m='143070'>helped</span> <span m='143460'>propel</span> <span m='143930'>me</span> <span m='144160'>to</span> <span m='144800'>working,</span> <span m='145250'>and</span> <span m='145340'>not</span> <span m='145520'>just</span> <span m='145740'>as</span> <span m='145850'>a</span> <span m='145950'>tutor</span> <span m='146380'>but</span> <span m='146530'>also</span> <span m='146940'>in</span> <span m='147020'>the</span> <span m='147100'>position</span> <span m='147510'>that</span> <span m='147640'>I</span> <span m='147730'>am</span> <span m='147850'>today,</span> <span m='148650'>being</span> <span m='148850'>able</span> <span m='149150'>to</span> <span m='149260'>be</span> <span m='149430'>a</span> <span m='149490'>part</span> <span m='149840'>of</span> <span m='150050'>those</span> <span m='150480'>stakeholders</span> <span m='151210'>that</span> <span m='151370'>really</span> <span m='151630'>can</span> <span m='151790'>influence</span> <span m='152240'>student</span> <span m='152580'>learning.</span> </p><p><span m='155190'>It's</span> <span m='155440'>not</span> <span m='155640'>that</span> <span m='155750'>it's</span> <span m='155880'>hard</span> <span m='156250'>to</span> <span m='156340'>get</span> <span m='156520'>a</span> <span m='156610'>job</span> <span m='156910'>in</span> <span m='156970'>this</span> <span m='157150'>industry,</span> <span m='157560'>because</span> <span m='157940'>there's</span> <span m='158100'>many</span> <span m='158340'>school</span> <span m='158630'>districts</span> <span m='159060'>across</span> <span m='159390'>the</span> <span m='159480'>country.</span> <span m='161150'>What's</span> <span m='161470'>difficult</span> <span m='162000'>about</span> <span m='162400'>getting</span> <span m='163040'>employment</span> <span m='163570'>in</span> <span m='163710'>this</span> <span m='163940'>particular</span> <span m='164470'>field</span> <span m='164890'>is</span> <span m='165060'>being</span> <span m='165320'>able</span> <span m='165630'>to</span> <span m='165750'>have</span> <span m='166020'>a</span> <span m='166070'>diverse</span> <span m='167500'>set</span> <span m='167970'>of</span> <span m='168120'>skills</span> <span m='169430'>to</span> <span m='169550'>be</span> <span m='169790'>able</span> <span m='169980'>to</span> <span m='170380'>really</span> <span m='171780'>work</span> <span m='172280'>collaboratively</span> <span m='173130'>with</span> <span m='173610'>a</span> <span m='173650'>bunch</span> <span m='173950'>of</span> <span m='174090'>diverse</span> <span m='174600'>people.</span> </p><p><span m='175530'>And</span> <span m='175810'>when</span> <span m='175990'>you</span> <span m='176120'>have</span> <span m='176390'>a</span> <span m='176450'>diverse</span> <span m='177090'>set</span> <span m='177350'>of</span> <span m='177440'>skills,</span> <span m='178520'>you're</span> <span m='178750'>able</span> <span m='179040'>to</span> <span m='179260'>adapt</span> <span m='179830'>to</span> <span m='179970'>many</span> <span m='180230'>different</span> <span m='180610'>situations,</span> <span m='181780'>and</span> <span m='182750'>you're</span> <span m='183510'>more</span> <span m='183760'>likely</span> <span m='184100'>to</span> <span m='184240'>be</span> <span m='184410'>successful</span> <span m='185180'>because</span> <span m='185560'>of</span> <span m='185700'>these</span> <span m='186470'>transferable</span> <span m='187200'>skills</span> <span m='187580'>that you have</span> <span m='187980'>been</span> <span m='188130'>able</span> <span m='188370'>to</span> <span m='188470'>acquire,</span> <span m='189330'>not</span> <span m='189530'>just</span> <span m='189850'>in</span> <span m='189980'>one</span> <span m='190220'>career</span> <span m='190540'>but</span> <span m='190720'>in</span> <span m='190820'>multiple</span> <span m='191770'>jobs</span> <span m='192200'>or</span> <span m='192320'>careers</span> <span m='192800'>that</span> <span m='192930'>one</span> <span m='193140'>has.</span> </p><p><span m='194850'>At</span> <span m='195000'>this</span> <span m='195210'>point,</span> <span m='195370'>right</span> <span m='195560'>now,</span> <span m='195710'>I am</span> <span m='196110'>happy</span> <span m='196430'>with</span> <span m='196610'>my</span> <span m='196770'>work</span> <span m='197470'>and</span> <span m='197800'>life</span> <span m='198070'>balance.</span> <span m='199240'>I</span> <span m='199380'>have</span> <span m='200620'>an</span> <span m='200970'>employer</span> <span m='201570'>who</span> <span m='202250'>demands</span> <span m='203900'>excellence</span> <span m='204490'>every</span> <span m='204690'>day--</span> <span m='205100'>and</span> <span m='205740'>I</span> <span m='205880'>don't</span> <span m='206190'>expect</span> <span m='206580'>anything</span> <span m='206890'>less--</span> <span m='207780'>but</span> <span m='207930'>also</span> <span m='208830'>demands</span> <span m='209360'>that</span> <span m='209520'>we</span> <span m='209660'>also</span> <span m='210330'>keep</span> <span m='210520'>a</span> <span m='210590'>balance</span> <span m='211030'>between</span> <span m='211350'>the</span> <span m='211440'>work</span> <span m='211660'>that</span> <span m='211760'>we</span> <span m='211870'>have</span> <span m='212540'>and</span> <span m='213460'>having</span> <span m='214140'>our</span> <span m='214310'>own</span> <span m='214490'>personal</span> <span m='214970'>time</span> <span m='215330'>so</span> <span m='215460'>that</span> <span m='215590'>we</span> <span m='215730'>can</span> <span m='215920'>grow</span> <span m='216530'>as</span> <span m='216940'>individuals.</span> </p><p><span m='217870'>So</span> <span m='219820'>when</span> <span m='220220'>there</span> <span m='220610'>is</span> <span m='220960'>time,</span> <span m='221450'>and</span> <span m='221920'>when</span> <span m='222670'>I</span> <span m='222760'>do</span> <span m='222990'>need</span> <span m='223300'>to</span> <span m='223370'>be</span> <span m='223530'>away</span> <span m='223880'>because</span> <span m='224290'>of</span> <span m='224710'>family</span> <span m='225060'>obligations,</span> <span m='226550'>the</span> <span m='226970'>expectation</span> <span m='227870'>is</span> <span m='228060'>that</span> <span m='228700'>I</span> <span m='228820'>am</span> <span m='229290'>a</span> <span m='229760'>family</span> <span m='230090'>person</span> <span m='230490'>first</span> <span m='231220'>as</span> <span m='231410'>well</span> <span m='231700'>as</span> <span m='231920'>making</span> <span m='232230'>sure</span> <span m='232500'>that</span> <span m='233010'>the</span> <span m='233670'>work,</span> <span m='234200'>and</span> <span m='234340'>the</span> <span m='234420'>goals,</span> <span m='235190'>and</span> <span m='235360'>the</span> <span m='235440'>people,</span> <span m='235900'>and</span> <span m='235980'>the</span> <span m='236080'>meetings,</span> <span m='236980'>and</span> <span m='237170'>the</span> <span m='237250'>school</span> <span m='237590'>site</span> <span m='237880'>visits,</span> <span m='238290'>and</span> <span m='238390'>all of</span> <span m='238540'>the</span> <span m='238630'>collaboration</span> <span m='240240'>does</span> <span m='241350'>get</span> <span m='241570'>done.</span> <span m='241880'>And</span> <span m='242100'>there</span> <span m='242330'>are</span> <span m='242560'>measures</span> <span m='243160'>for</span> <span m='243440'>making</span> <span m='243740'>sure</span> <span m='243940'>that</span> <span m='244170'>that</span> <span m='244390'>does</span> <span m='244630'>get</span> <span m='244840'>done.</span> </p>","file":{"id":255712,"video_id":"2699030307001","name":"69034393","duration":246100,"thumbnail_url":null}});