Part-time College and Career Advisor Needed at Blackstone Bicycle Works

Blackstone Bicycle Works is committed to fostering a safe, holistic learning environment that empowers primarily Black youths from Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood and greater South Side community. Its collaborative model and staff engage underserved youths in real world experiences such as bicycle repair, small business operation, and teaching roles, in order to break down barriers to future opportunities. Both a youth program and community bike shop, BBW is a program of Experimental Station, a nonprofit incubator of innovative educational and cultural programs, small business enterprises, and community initiatives.

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As the College and Career Advisor, you will be:


  • Listening sensitively to the needs and interests of middle school and high school youths

  • Assisting youth in clarifying their aspirations and identifying the steps to get there

  • Building relationships with youths that allow you to successfully guide them through the decision-making process around high school, college, and a variety of post-secondary possibilities

and resourceful:

  • Being highly impactful with limited contact hours

  • Leveraging your knowledge of opportunities for youth and available resources to make the college and the admissions process more accessible

  • Designing and coordinating individual and group experiences that expose youths to possible pathways, including alternative college program, job training programs, and apprenticeships

This is a part-time, contractor role at $30/hr. The position is a total of 150 hours per year, averaging 3 hours per week in the Spring and Summer, 5 hours per week in the Fall, primarily during the 40 weeks while the program is in session. The position begins June 18th.

We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experience to apply, and will reach out to those with the greatest potential to successfully fulfill this role.

We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experience to apply. Applications are due by Friday, May 24 at 11:59pm. We perform background checks for final candidates.

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The Experimental Station is an equal opportunity employer. We are invested in maximizing the diversity of Experimental Station's team, and we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.

It is the policy of Experimental Station to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Experimental Station provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Experimental Station complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

If you aren’t a fit for this position, we are always looking for volunteers if you would like to get involved!