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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis City
  • Salary: 40,000 - 46,000
  • Organization Type: Human/Social Services

LifeWise StL

About LifeWise StL:

Rooted in our foundation as Kingdom House since 1902, our mission is to help individuals and families achieve economic well-being by providing high-impact, relationship-based programming and by addressing systemic barriers to their success.

Position Description:

LifeWise StL is committed to empowering the youth of St. Louis through comprehensive support services. Our LifeWise Academy is at the forefront of this mission, providing a nurturing environment where high school students can thrive academically and personally. We are dedicated to fostering individual growth, community involvement, and future readiness among our scholars.

As a Teen Advisor at LifeWise Academy, you’ll play a pivotal role in shaping the futures of high school students. You’ll offer dedicated support to a specific grade level while engaging with students across all grades. Your work will directly contribute to their academic success, personal development, and post-high school readiness.


  • School Year: Monday to Thursday, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Student Engagement 2:30 PM – 7:00 PM). Administrative tasks and planning hours are flexible and coordinated with the director.
  • Summer: Adjusted hours to align with summer programming schedules (CDF Freedom Schools: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM).

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Engage in active recruitment and enrollment of youth into LifeWise Academy.
  • Conduct monthly individual meetings with students to discuss academic progress, personal goals, and career aspirations, guiding them towards success.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with parents, school counselors, and teachers to support each student’s holistic development.
  • Lead and facilitate life skills classes, employing the Teen Outreach Program curriculum.
  • Design and implement enriching after-school and summer activities.
  • Manage accurate and up-to-date student records using our agency database (Efforts to Outcomes/ETO).
  • Act as a site coordinator for the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools during summer.
  • Provide safe transportation for students as needed using the agency’s 15-passenger van.
  • Explore and secure additional resources to enhance the support provided to our scholars.
  • Embrace the collaborative spirit of LifeWise StL, working alongside staff, volunteers, and community partners to enhance our holistic, participant-focused services.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability in dynamic environments.
  • Ability to think on your feet, make sound decisions, and adapt strategies on the go.
  • Self-motivated with a proactive approach to tasks and challenges.
  • Creative thinker with a knack for innovative problem-solving.
  • Proficiency in computer use and strong command of digital tools.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Ability to obtain a Class E driver’s license endorsement within 90 days of hire.
  •  Successful completion of criminal background checks.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities facing today’s youth.
  • Experience in mentoring or advising high school students.
  • Proven track record of facilitating life skills education.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and a cover letter to, with “Teen Advisor” in the subject line.

LifeWise StL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.