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Program Coordinator

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Who We Are 

Capital Partners for Education (CPE) serves high school and college students from low-income Washington, D.C.-area households who are in the academic middle and primarily first-generation-to-college. Through one-to-one mentoring and guidance from CPE staff, we seek to provide the skills and experiences students need to successfully complete college and to excel in the workforce. CPE’s student body has doubled in size over the last five years, and our students have graduated college at nearly three times the rate of their similarly-situated peers. CPE’s work is driven by creating and maintaining strong relationships, which help propel our youth forward. 

About the Role 

The Program Coordinator helps CPE achieve its organizational goals of student college enrollment, persistence, and completion by coordinating support for a caseload of student-mentor pairs. Additionally, the Program Coordinator supports program events and trainings. The position reports to a Program Specialist. 

Responsibilities include:

Case Management

  • Manage a caseload of students and their mentors to maintain supportive, communicative relationships from high school graduation through college completion
  • Monitor student academic, social/emotional, and developmental progress, financial obligations, college enrollment and persistence; field urgent student concerns to a Program Manager
  • Coach and collaborate with mentors to facilitate mentor-student relationship development and address student challenges through one-on-one guidance and resource referral
  • Review survey responses and monitor program data to inform interactions with students and mentors and program design
  • Maintain current, accurate records of student participation, mentor efforts, and mentor-student relationship quality; document interventions and case notes

Program Execution

  • Plan and execute a range of student and mentor events and activities focused on college preparation, career exploration, and community building
  • Develop and deliver resources and trainings to promote student academic achievement and social and emotional growth
  • Develop and deliver clear, concise, and tailored communications across various platforms to program stakeholders (students, mentors, guardians, school staff, community partners)
  • Support the Program Team throughout the full student recruitment cycle
  • Support the Volunteer Engagement Team throughout the full mentor recruitment cycle
  • Interact with various CPE stakeholders to cultivate further understanding of barriers to college among low-income students and convey the importance of CPE’s mission
  • Other duties as assigned to support case management and program execution

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED required; Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Coursework in psychology, sociology, social work, education, or other social sciences/human services fields, or 2+ years of related experience
  • At least 1 year working with low-income youth or youth facing barriers to college completion. Experience may include:
  • College and career transition, persistence, and/or counseling
  • Mentoring or coaching (including athletics)
  • Relationship facilitation, ideally between people from diverse backgrounds
  • Program or workshop design; curriculum development
  • Experience navigating college bursar’s office, financial aid, federal work-study, FAFSA completion, private scholarships
  • Classroom teaching
  • Organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and team-building skills
  • Ability to manage relationships and consistently apply strengths-based and youth-focused interventions
  • Ability to take engage in creative problem-solving and take initiative, both individually and as part of a high-performing team
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of an evolving program
  • Passion for serving CPE’s target population and improving their life trajectories
  • Experience with data management systems is a plus (e.g. Salesforce)
  • Spanish language proficiency is a plus


We are not able to sponsor employment visas for this position. Applicants for this position should be legally able to work full time in the United States for 12 months.

Physical Requirements

This position is primarily sedentary, but involves moving around at occasional off-site events. The person in this position will need to respond to emails, chat messages, and audio/visual communications, and may need to occasionally move about inside the office to liaise with internal team members, access files, and use office machinery such as a copier/printer.

Who We Are 

Capital Partners for Education (CPE) serves high school and college students from low-income Washington, D.C.-area households who are in the academic middle and primarily first-generation-to-college. Through one-to-one…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Compensation

USD 43,050 - USD 45,150

Benefits

To counter pay inequality and uphold internal parity, CPE uses a non-negotiable salary system. Our goal is to offer a competitive salary that also meets our equity guidelines. Rather than negotiating, we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance with Flexible Spending Account options, effective the first day of the month following employment
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer matching of 3%
  • Life and disability insurance with premiums fully funded by CPE
  • 15 days of paid vacation in each of the first two years; 20 days in subsequent years
  • Office closed on national and state holidays and between December 24-January 1
  • Flexible teleworking policies in response to employee needs


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CPE is currently operating on a 100% remote work policy with a planned return-to-office date of January 2022, dependent upon CDC guidelines and general health and safety best practices. Since the success of this role depends upon developing strong local relationships, in-person work will be expected when it is safe to do so. Therefore, when CPE returns to working in an office, the person in this role will be expected to relocate to the Washington, D.C. metro area in order to fulfill their responsibilities.

To counter pay inequality and uphold internal parity, CPE uses a non-negotiable salary system. Our goal is to offer a competitive salary that also meets our equity guidelines…

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in English required; fluency in Spanish is a plus.

Fluency in English required; fluency in Spanish is a plus.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Washington, DC, USA

How to Apply

Please apply through CPE's Careers website: https://cpfe.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=22&source=aWQ9MjE%3D

Please apply through CPE's Careers website: https://cpfe.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=22&source=aWQ9MjE%3D

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