Alumni & Partnership Progam Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Commensurate with experience and education



Start Date



322 Eighth Avenue
4th Floor
New York
United States


Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN) supports two life-changing programs that empower students to break the cycle of poverty through education: The Young Women’s Leadership Schools, a network of high-performing all-girls public secondary schools, and CollegeBound Initiative, a school-based college access program for young women and men. YWLN programs promote a college-going culture in schools and makes the dream of college a reality for students from low-income communities. To learn more, visit

YWLN is seeking an Alumni and Partnership Program Manager (APM) who will manage college transition initiatives to better support our CBI alumni persist through and graduate from college. These initiatives include but are not limited to workshops, alumni engagement efforts, and leveraging targeted Community Business Organization’s (CBO’s) and college support services partnerships. Duties will include project and program management, as well as, data reporting and analysis. Some travel and evening work will be required. The APM will help strengthen program delivery to sustain quality and maximize post-secondary persistence for alumni. The APM reports to the Senior Managing Director of CBI. 

Primary Roles and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. College Transition Workshops: Work collaboratively with CBI’s collective Program Management team (i.e. CBI’s Program Manager and College Completion Manager) to develop and deliver a subset of targeted workshops for students. This includes tailored support for CUNY matriculation needs including CUNY Assessment Testing, class registration, remedial supports, CUNY support service enrollment (ASAP, CUNY Start, etc.), overall transitional needs (i.e. peer support modeling through CBI alumni support on campus, addressing fears associated with transition, etc.) and other needs as they arise.   
  2. External CBO Relationship Management: Initiate, develop, and maintain relationships with key personnel from 5-10 CBO partnerships to support the college persistence of first year students through strategic and timely engagement (i.e. information sessions, application workshops, peer support networks, etc.).
  3. College Support Services Relationship Management: Serve as CBI’s primary liaison for campus-based college support programs and influence the high school to college transition for CBI’s first year college students. Through the management of these relationships, develop opportunities for thought partnership, peer/adult support network building, collaboration opportunities for students and staff, and other initiatives as they arise.
  4. College Persistence via Virtual Advising: Through strategic partnerships or the acquisition of a text messaging platform, develop a communication method (i.e. text campaign, email threads, social media, newsletters, etc.) to communicate with first year college students and work with the Data Team to track their persistence/graduation.
  5. Alumni Engagement Opportunities: Develop content and recommend structures for Alumni Engagement programs (e.g. Internship/Resource Fair, Campus Ambassadors, and/or Alumni Council). Collaborate with other Program Managers to support and/or co-facilitate programs (i.e. Bridge to College Initiatives, College Completion Initiative, etc.).
  6. Data Systems and Reporting: Develop and manage alumni database systems (e.g. SharePoint, Google Drive, Virtual Counseling system, Naviance/SalesForce support). Create and run data reports to inform programming and staff initiatives (i.e. college transition workshops, alumni engagement initiatives, etc.).
  7. Additional duties as assigned

Key Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  1. Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration, College Counseling, or a related field is required.
  2. Three to four years of experience in college access, secondary education or an educational non-profit required.
  3. Knowledge of platforms such as Naviance, Salesforce, or comparable databases is required.
  4. Familiarity with City University of New York’s admissions, testing, financial aid, transfer policies, and support services on the various campuses is strongly desired.

Required Skills:

  1. Understanding of NYC public school culture
  2. Experience working with low-income student populations
  3. Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills
  4. Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills
  5. Demonstrated ability to communicate one-to-one, in small groups, and in public speaking contexts
  6. Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and data entry
  7. Ability to self-organize and manage multiple projects at once
  8. Results oriented work ethic
  9. Experience supervising staff

Personal Commitment:

  1. Demonstrated belief in YWLN’s mission


 Medical, Dental, Vision and 401K matching.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

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