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Pre-College Success Manager

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TeenSHARP, Inc.
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Published 23 days ago

Opportunity: Pre-College Success Manager with TeenSHARP


The Organization


At a Glance: Founded in 2009, TeenSHARP prepares talented Black, Latino, and low-income students for top colleges and community-centered leadership. We do so in pursuit of a vision that, one day, the diversity of those occupying our nation's highly-skilled jobs and highest leadership positions will be as rich as the diversity of our population.


With a 13-year long track record, at least 95% of our students gain admission into a top college and our alumni graduate college with minimal or no debt. And nearly all of our students graduate from these highly-competitive colleges within four years. 


Each year, TeenSHARP serves hundreds of students and their families through high-touch, high-caliber pre-college, academic, and leadership development programs.


From our inception in 2009, our organization has grown from serving 10 students to over 400 enrolled today, and 400 total graduates. 


Our Approach: At TeenSHARP we believe that students are capable of so much more than schools typically ask of them. We hold high academic and leadership standards for all scholars and employ a “Whatever It Takes” approach to ensure they have a robust support system to achieve their goals. Our advisors work to develop scholars through timely, candid feedback, introducing opportunities to gain top leadership and professional experiences, and providing strategic academic advising and coaching. 


Visit our website to learn more. 

The Role


The Pre-College Success Manager holds the primary responsibility for working with TeenSHARP scholars towards becoming strong candidates for top colleges in the short-term, and top careers in the long term. This role serves as a main strategist in helping students access necessary resources inside and outside of schools, and ensuring that students meet the standards of absolute excellence. 


Key competencies:


  • Problem-solving: you are able to identify the root cause of challenges that students experience, while providing a secure space for students to take agency over solutions. You use a partnership approach with students and parents to develop and implement advising strategies, using scaffolding techniques to support students’ progress. Your recommendations are based in research and unapologetically student-centered.


  • Strategic thinking: you are adept at designing and implementing strategies to help students make up for the gaps in their record and accelerate their growth in TeenSHARP’s five guiding behaviors: Striver, Starter, Giver, Applier and Connector. Your processes thrive in a collaborative team environment, incorporating accepting and giving feedback to coworkers with love and candor.


  • College counseling: you have an in-depth understanding of the college admissions process, including how admissions officers evaluate students' applications, the steps to writing successful essays and personal statements, and the ins and outs of financial aid, particularly when it comes to elite colleges and universities. You are confident and experienced in guiding students to develop the strongest profile possible, starting from freshman year to long after Decision Day.


  • Communication: you maintain a consistent communication flow with all students and their parents to ensure goal progression, and are consistent in following through on deliverables and check ins. You are comfortable working in a remote setting, and take initiative to maintain open channels with direct reports and team members through our various platforms (Slack, Gmail, GroupMe, etc.).


  • Team management: you are confident and comfortable with managing a team of volunteers, coordinating the flow of inputs from our AmeriCorps Academic Coaches to make sure they align with strategies outlined for students. You lead with humility and respect for diversity of perspectives, and seek out opportunities for growth and team learning whenever possible. 


  • Training and facilitation: you can independently deliver workshops for students and parents, facilitating small group advising sessions with ease. You are competent in creating relevant, engaging content for our community of scholars and families, from initial research to final product. You are a dynamic public speaker who can retain an audience of varying ages and backgrounds. 


  • Relationship-building: you are thoughtful, authentic, and are skilled at connecting with people. You are able to be a spokesperson for the organization and are effective at turning cold contacts to warm contacts. You are the type who remembers and acknowledges birthdays, sends thank you notes, and wins others over.


  • Student advocacy: You are able to interface with schools and districts to advocate for student needs (e.g. more rigorous courses) and opportunities. You maintain a “Whatever It Takes” approach to ensure our students have access to classes, extracurriculars or summer programs that will develop them into well-rounded leaders and exemplary scholars. You do not shy away from hard conversations, and embrace opportunities to break down institutional barriers relating to education, social justice and youth development.


A Day in The Life:


  • Academic Advising and Individual Support - 45% - You will spend a good portion of your time in individual advising sessions, which occur 3x yearly for your entire caseload (Fall, Winter and Spring). These sessions will encompass a full overview of the student’s progress with TeenSHARP’s Guiding Behaviors, course selection for the upcoming semester/term, leadership development, and participation in TeenSHARP programming. You will also create and implement programming for our weekly evening Group Advising sessions for our underclassmen, which revolve around the college admissions process, developing writing skills, and leadership. You will also facilitate, or support as part of the programmatic team, our Saturday morning leadership workshops, or secure speakers for that time slot each week.


  • Family Relations - 20% - We consider parents to be essential partners in our work, providing structure and accountability at home for our students. Parents will be present for individual advising sessions, and will have the opportunity to learn ways they can support their student with the strategies and goals you assign them.


  • Writing and Application Support - 20% - You will provide targeted application support, including reading and editing student essays, to ensure your caseload of students all secure opportunities with rigorous summer programs. All students are required to apply to 5 summer programs or scholarship applications a year, and are encouraged to go above that number. You will also identify students for particular programs depending upon their academic profiles, interests and previous performance, and support them to apply for those opportunities as well.


  • Program Planning and Operations - 10% - You will participate in curriculum planning as part of the programmatic team, reporting to the Director of Pre-College Programs. The programmatic team meets twice weekly to discuss group advising and Striver Saturday leadership workshops, including the Delaware Goes to College Academy bootcamp in spring and Cyber Spark summer program. Each semester you will assist in roster creation for college simulation courses and SAT prep classes, and the training of Teaching Assistants.


  • Student Recruitment - 5% - You will participate in public info sessions and student interviews as part of the recruitment committee during recruitment cycles 2x yearly, working to hit geographic recruitment targets for upcoming class cohorts.


What does success look like in this role?


  • You've established deep relationships with the students and families assigned to you. They trust you and are willing to be vulnerable with you. You approach conversations with them about performance, strengths, and opportunities for growth with love and candor. You advocate for them like they're your own family and are a consistent presence in their support network.


  • You know where your advisees stand academically and in relation to TeenSHARP’s Five Guiding Behaviors and you’ve helped them grow in these areas over the program year.

 

  • You’ve helped all of your advisees apply for premier extracurricular opportunities and many have secured prestigious opportunities that will prepare them for leadership and college. 


  • You’ve helped your advisees increase the level of rigorous courses accessible to them in their schools and succeed in the courses they take at school. 


Who should apply?

We’re looking for individuals who are:


  • passionate about youth development and social justice
  • experienced at empowering/educating students of color 
  • holding high standards for what’s possible for students 
  • flexible and humble enough to work with students on their way to meeting those standards. 
  • love working collaboratively
  • able to manage a portfolio of responsibilities in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial setting
  • comfortable working in a remote setting
  • fluency in Spanish is a plus


What is our timeline?


  • Late April/Early May - First Round Interviews
  • Early May - Second Round Interviews
  • Mid May- Offer Extended
  • May 30th - Ideal Start Date


When/Where/How Much?


Start Date: May 30th

Location: Remote (Delaware/New Jersey/Pennsylvania Preferred)

Salary: $55,000


The benefits of working at TeenSHARP:


  • Remote work
  • Flexible schedule
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401k with 3% employer contribution
  • 20+ paid holidays a year
  • 3 weeks PTO
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Short and long-term disability


Position Reports To:


The Pre-College Success Manager will report to Tatiana Poladko, TeenSHARP Co-Founder. 


Apply Here: https://www.teensharp.org/join-our-team/

Opportunity: Pre-College Success Manager with TeenSHARP


The Organization


At a Glance: Founded in 2009, TeenSHARP prepares talented Black, Latino, and low-income students for top colleges and community-centered leadership. We do so in…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    May 31, 2022
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Experience Level
    Mid-level/Managerial
Salary
USD $55,000 - USD $60,000
/ year

Benefits

  • Remote work
  • Flexible schedule
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401k with 3% employer contribution
  • 20+ paid holidays a year
  • 3 weeks PTO
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Short and long-term disability
  • Remote work
  • Flexible schedule
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401k with 3% employer contribution
  • 20+ paid holidays a year
  • 3 weeks PTO
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Short and…

Level of Language Proficiency

English fluency required

Spanish fluency preferred

English fluency required

Spanish fluency preferred

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1200 N French St, Wilmington, DE 19801, USA

How to Apply

Please apply on our website: https://www.teensharp.org/join-our-team/

Please submit resume in PDF format. Cover letters are not required.

Please apply on our website: https://www.teensharp.org/join-our-team/

Please submit resume in PDF format. Cover letters are not required.

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