Program Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary ranges from high 30K to mid 40K commensurate with experience.




United States


Capital Partners for Education (CPE) is in its 25th year of supporting low-income students. CPE mentors low-income high school and college students in the academic middle from the Washington, D.C. area to provide the skills and experiences they need to successfully complete college and to excel in the workforce. CPE’s student body has tripled in size over the last five years and through one-to-one mentoring and guidance from CPE staff, CPE’s high school graduates have enrolled in college at a rate of 97% and complete college at twice the rate of their low-income peers.

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 provides support with the recruitment and training of volunteer mentors. The position reports to a Program Manager.

Salary ranges from high 30K to mid 40K commensurate with experience.

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 the student’s challenges through one-on-one guidance and resource referral

·     Develop surveys; use survey feedback and data reports to inform interactions with students and mentors, and to guide support systems and program design

Program Execution

·     Plan and execute a wide range of student and mentor events and activities

·     Develop and deliver workshops, resources and trainings on student academic, social, and emotional support to mentors and students

·     Develop and deliver communications across various platforms to all stakeholders in order to foster engagement and provide program updates

·     Support the Program Director throughout the full cycle of the annual student recruitment process

·     Support the Volunteer Engagement Manager throughout the full cycle of the mentor recruitment process

·     Interact with various CPE stakeholders (students, mentors, parents, school administrators, community partners) to foster an understanding of barriers to college among low-income students, supporting CPE’s fundraising initiatives

·     Other duties as assigned to support case management and program execution


Bachelor’s degree in human development, psychology, sociology, social work, education or other social sciences/human services field;

At least one year working with low-income youth or youth facing barriers to college completion. Experience can include:

  • College transition, persistence, and/or career transition; college or career counseling
  • Mentoring or coaching experience with youth and/or adults (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

Passion for serving CPE’s target population and improving their life trajectories, both individually and as part of a high-performing team;

Organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail;

Strong interpersonal, communication and team building skills; flexibility and adaptability;

Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;

Experience with data management systems is a plus (e.g. Salesforce);

Spanish language proficiency is strongly preferred


Benefits include:

·       Medical, dental, and vision insurance;

·       403(b) retirement plan with employer matching available;

·       Life and disability insurance with premiums fully funded by CPE;

·       Paid time off, including vacation, official holidays and office closure at year-end;

·       Fully paid membership at local gym;

·       Flexible Spending Account (FSA).

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish language proficiency is strongly preferred

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send your resume to Isha Tohill at The email subject line should be "CPE Program Coordinator Application". We will follow up with all qualified candidates promptly. Thank you for considering this opportunity with CPE.