Academic Advisor for Home-Based Students 2021-2022
Edkey, Inc.
 Mesa, AZ

Requisition Number: ACADE02263

Sequoia Choice - Arizona Distance Learning, a state-authorized charter provider of distance-learning services to the K-12 population, invites resumes for an online student adviser position. Most student advisement is delivered via phone and email, but some will take place at various locations, usually within the Phoenix metro area. This position will also be responsible for various special assignments, possibly including exit surveys/interviews with departing students and families, grading of writing benchmarks on a Six Traits basis, and administrative assistance.

Candidates must be: enthusiastic about working with home-based junior high and high school students, able to relate well with parents and other guardians, creative problem solvers, strong communicators both through email and telephone, and detail-oriented. This position requires a strong combination of technical skills (high typing rate, spreadsheet use, Internet mastery, and basic computer troubleshooting) and the ability to teach content during tutoring sessions.

Candidates should be willing to participate in work days in the East Valley on a regular basis. This position is 12-month salaried, structured around school holidays. After an extensive training period this position is work from home during regular school hours.

Administrative Tasks:

  • Report grades for courses such as orientation
  • Create the appropriate graduation plan for each student
  • Work with school counselor to ensure accurate graduation plan
  • Order appropriate courses for the students as dictated by the graduation plan
  • Facilitate competency credit evaluations with the Sequoia Choice counselor
  • Monitor and assist parents with required tasks
  • Support students and parents in completing required tasks
  • Willing and able to travel within the state to support state testing requirements

Support Student Learning:

  • Liaison between teachers, Sequoia Choice administration, and students
  • Participate as a team member for the Student Support Team, and sped services
  • Work with Sequoia Choice administration and teacher regarding course discipline issues such as plagiarism, academic dishonesty, and inappropriate communications
  • Provide or direct students to interventions as expected by the online teacher
  • Check student progress on a regular basis
  • Enter necessary testing codes and proctor final exams
  • Check for course completion prior to facilitating final exams check course completion prior to starting a final exam for students
  • Ensure benchmark test completion
  • Proctor state testing
  • Check student progress on a regular basis
  • Teach and monitor student progress through orientation course
  • Trouble shoot technical problems
  • Organized: Able to quickly access information
  • Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking
  • Team Player: Works well with group members, and willing to participate in evening school functions
  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty and integrity
  • Flexibility: May need to be available to students and parents outside of school hours if needed
  • Effective Communicator: Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Problem Solver: Able to solve problems in a way that is a win-win for all involved


  • IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
  • Must be an Arizona Resident
  • High-speed internet at home