Fredonia USD 484 Student Advocate

JOB TITLE:  Student Advocate

REPORTS TO:  Director of 21st Century Learning and Superintendent of Schools


  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced, intense work environment.
  • Health and Inoculation Certificate on file in the Central Office (after employment offer is made).


  • Associates or Bachelors Degree


To help students and families focus on post-secondary goals during their six years of junior high/high school. This job will emphasize life plans, future occupations, job skills, and training needed to be a successful adult.


  • Provide services that enable students to develop self-understanding so that they may live with their own decisions in the problem solving process.
  • Help build relationships with post-secondary school for programs of interest.
  • Help build community partnerships that focus on internships for students in their areas of interest.
  • Obtain and disseminate occupational information to students regarding scholarships, occupations, vocational, and technical schools, as well as colleges and universities.
  • Be available to counsel students and families on an individual basis for post-secondary success.
  • Work with the high school counselor and administration to maintain contact with district graduates for five years following their graduation so we can help determine the success of the services in the district.
  • Confer with parents on the student’s six-year program and whenever changes in that program are to be initiated through their Individual Plans of Study (IPS).
  • Provide parents with information about school policies and procedures, course offerings, educational and pre- vocational opportunities and requirements and resources that will contribute to the fullest development of their children.
  • Work to prevent students from dropping out of school.
  • Other duties assigned by the the Director of 21st Century Learning and the Superintendent of Schools as needed.
  • Observe and follow all school district policies at all times.
  • Respond to information requests in a cooperative, courteous, and timely manner.
  • Keep student and personnel information and records confidential.
  • Implement and follow all district health and safety policies, including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Plan.


  • May require prolonged sitting or standing.
  • Occasionally requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push objects or materials.
  • May work in noisy, crowded, stressful environments, with numerous interruptions.


Fredonia USD 484

Fredonia USD 484
• Board Paid Health, Life & Disability Insurance • Options to purchase Dental and Vision Insurance • Options for Retirement Plans • Eligible to participate in the Flex Spending Plan Based upon experience
Job Start Date: August-15-2019
Applications Due By: July-1-2019

Job Contact Information

Denice Guthrie - - 620-378-4177

Employer Information

Fredonia USD 484

Fredonia USD 484 is located in southeast Kansas, 90 miles east of Wichita. The District includes the city of Fredonia and its surrounding rural areas. It is comprised of three fully accredited schools: Lincoln Elementary, the Early Learning Center and Fredonia Junior/Senior High School. The District is a 3A school averaging an enrollment of around 700 students a year.

The Fredonia School District offers all-day kindergarten, a four year old at-risk program, early childhood special education programs and a comprehensive junior/high school curriculum. Online Education is offered through Fredonia Virtual Academy.

USD 484 implements education through technology with the use of iPads for upper level students and teachers.

The District has around 165 employees. The size of the school means students have the opportunity to be involved in many areas of interests from athletics to agriculture.

The town of Fredonia is a community with a population of around 2,600. It is located at the rim of the scenic Flint Hills, an area rich with recreational opportunities. The river valleys, range land and wooded hills offer exceptional hunting, outdoor living and trail riding. The nearby three reservoirs and two state lakes offer boating, fishing, water skiing and trail hiking.

Fredonia has grown from its 1868 start as the seat of Wilson County into an interesting, diversified community built on a solid foundation.

Quiet, friendly and welcoming -- Fredonia is a charming place with a true calming, comfortable "hometown" feel.

Employer Address: 300 N. 6th Fredonia, Kansas

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