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College Access Coordinator

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La Vida Scholars
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Lynn, MA
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Published 3 days ago

Position Overview

La Vida Scholars seeks a College Access Coordinator to join our team and support over 100 high school students and their families through the college application process and transition to college. Working in tandem with the program staff, this position will be responsible for promoting early college awareness, supporting the college application process, networking with colleges and universities, and developing relationships with both students and families.

 

Experience, Skills and Characteristics

  • Belief in the La Vida Scholars’ mission, program model, and core values
  • Commitment to a mission and culture rooted in social justice and inclusion
  • Hands on experience in college readiness, post-secondary success, and the acquisition of professional, social-emotional, and self-efficacy skills for young adults
  • Demonstrated understanding of the cultures and communities we serve in Lynn, MA
  • Clear vision of strategies that allow students from underrepresented backgrounds to achieve successful college admittance, enrollment ,and retention
  • Excellent communicator, able to inspire staff as well engage students, community stakeholders, and supporters from a range of backgrounds and experiences
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, provide strategic thought leadership, and interact well with a variety of constituent groups
  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills and ability to multitask, problem-solve, meet deadlines, and pay close attention to detail
  • Understands and practices the principles of positive youth development, with strong relationship building skills 
  • Experience teaching and facilitating a plus


Primary Responsibilities

1) College Access 

  • Provide advisement in selection and admissions process for post-secondary opportunities, specifically at competitive and highly ranked four-year public and private universities 
  • Provide advisement in all aspects of financial aid process including scholarships  
  • Create systems and strategies to effectively communicate college deadlines, criteria and requirements to students and families
  • Adhere to strict deadlines and timelines, ensuring students complete timely applications
  • Collaborate with interdepartmental staff in the facilitation of agency-wide programming and events
  • Coordinate ACT Preparation classes and practice tests
  • Network with college admissions, scholarship, and other higher education professionals to enhance organization visibility and reputation leading to the active recruitment of our students
  • Collect and maintain case records pursuant to data-management procedures

 

2) Early College Awareness

  • Work one-on-one with high school students to develop and set individualized educational and career goals as related to post-secondary opportunities and alternative options
  • Provide special events, workshops, and presentations on college access, affordability, and the value of higher education to scholars and families
  • Coordinate a minimum of 4 college visits a year for 90 students and their families
  • Work with high school juniors to prepare them for college and career readiness
  • Collaborate with school administrators and staff on an ongoing basis to ensure program participation and success, including attendance at all relevant school meetings
  • Maintain records on students’ involvement in the program and their progress toward educational goals


3) Family, Student and Community Engagement

  • Facilitate monthly parent workshops, in partnership with Inversant (LVS sister organization) 
  • Organize college and career skills workshops as well as social events for alumni during winter and summer breaks
  • Develop and maintain strong, meaningful relationships built on trust with families and students
  • Recruit future classes of LVS students at local high schools, processing applications and conducting interviews

 

Educational Background and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; Associate’s degree will be considered
  • 1-3 years of experience in college access, secondary education, and/or higher education
  • Familiarity with database management programs 
  • Spanish fluency preferred 


 

Compensation for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience ($40,000- $48,000)


In addition, La Vida Scholars offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes fully-funded medical and dental insurance, a flexible work-from-home schedule, generous PTO and time off policy,                          paid mobile plan, & a student loan repayment program!


Position Overview

La Vida Scholars seeks a College Access Coordinator to join our team and support over 100 high school students and their families through the college application process and transition to college. Working in tandem…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 15, 2021
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

$40,000 - $48,000

Benefits

In addition, La Vida Scholars offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes fully-funded medical and dental insurance, a flexible work-from-home schedule, generous PTO and time off policy, paid mobile plan, & a student loan repayment program!

In addition, La Vida Scholars offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes fully-funded medical and dental insurance, a flexible work-from-home schedule, generous…

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish fluency strongly preferred

Spanish fluency strongly preferred

Location

On-site
Lynn, MA, USA

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