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College & Career Program Associate Director

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Bridges Baltimore
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Brooklandville, MD
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Published 21 days ago

Bridges Overview

Bridges Baltimore is committed to the long-term success of Baltimore City youth and to providing life-changing opportunities to independent school students. Our team of 13 serves approximately 500 people per year - 300 Baltimore City youth ages 9-23 and 200 independent school students. Our two sites, Bridges at St. Paul’s Schools (est. 1993) & Bridges at Gilman School (est. 2014), operate on a budget of $1.4mm. Watch a short Bridges video HERE.

The Opportunity

We are seeking one highly motivated professional to join our team as the “College & Career Program Associate Director.” This role is critical to Bridges’ efforts to help students convert higher education into fulfilling careers with financial security. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Student Success Support: Execute structured individualized support designed to help students transition effectively into higher education, engage fully with school life, and build the relationships, academic background, and experiential resume needed to convert their educations into fulfilling careers with financial security. 
  • Student Special Assistance Support: Execute special assistance support, as needed, to help students navigate circumstances that can derail school success. Special assistance often helps students through acute financial pressures, difficult academic & social adjustments, and other complex moments.
  • Summer Retreats: Conduct multi-day group retreats before each year of higher education to build community and prepare students for successful year-to-year transitions. 
  • Career Transition Preparation: Prepare students for their career transitions by helping students package themselves effectively, run efficient career searches, differentiate between opportunities, and enter work with a detailed budget of all income and expenses. 
  • Career Transition Support: Support students in their first year of work by helping them hone workplace communication skills, manage the transition to work, and develop effective personal finance practices. 
  • Special Programming: Execute special programming as needed. This could include helping to pilot new program initiatives, community building activities, or enrichment programming. 
  • Communications: Market our work via social media and special events with our communications team.

Ideal Candidates

  • Youth Development: Understand how to meet students and families where they are and can serve as a guide to success through the college and early-career years.
  • Relationships: Form strong relationships with people regardless of background and can be effective working and communicating with families, students, professors, volunteers, partners, staff, and host schools.
  • Project Management: Extraordinary organizational and project management skills and can manage overlapping timelines and projects effectively.
  • Technology: Comfortable using workplace technology including email, text, Microsoft suite, and adapting to other tools as needed.
  • Driving: The College & Career Program Associate Director will also need to drive a 14-passenger van (we will train you!)

Desired Background

  • Work experience: 4+ years in the field with track record of consistent success; time as a teacher, social worker, school counselor, student advisor, and/or a related role 
  • Education: Undergraduate degree with a proven record of academic success

Role Details: Compensation, Supervision

  • Compensation: The salary for this full-time 12-month role is commensurate with experience. Full-time employees are eligible to participate in our comprehensive benefits program which includes, but is not limited to, medical, dental, vision, disability and 403(b). Other supplemental benefits included a lunch benefit, fitness center and tuition remission. 
  • Start Date: The role is set to begin in later summer or early fall.
  • Supervision: This role reports to the College & Career Program Director.
  • Location: This role will be based at Bridges’ location at the St. Paul’s Schools (Brooklandville, MD) and will require travel to and from regional colleges & our office in Belvedere Square. 
  • Hours: This role will follow typical business hours with occasional evenings & weekends.

To Learn More about Bridges

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Bridges Overview

Bridges Baltimore is committed to the long-term success of Baltimore City youth and to providing life-changing opportunities to independent school students. Our team of 13 serves approximately 500 people per year - 300…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    July 28, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

Full-time employees are eligible to participate in our comprehensive benefits program which includes, but is not limited to, medical, dental, vision, disability and 403(b). Other supplemental benefits included a lunch benefit, fitness center and tuition remission. 

Full-time employees are eligible to participate in our comprehensive benefits program which includes, but is not limited to, medical, dental, vision, disability and 403(b). Other…

Location

On-site
11152 Falls Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093, USA

How to Apply

To Apply

Please send a resume with a cover letter to Shannon Duckett, Director of Human Resources, at sduckett@stpaulsmd.org by Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Candidates will be reviewed and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.  

Cover Letter Notes:

  • Please answer the following 3 questions in 200-700 words:
  • How does your experience lend itself to success in this role?
  • Where would you need to grow or learn to be successful?
  • Why are you applying for this role?

File Labeling Notes: Please name files in the following formats:

  • For Resume - “Coll AD-Last Name, First Name - r”
  • For Cover Letters - “Coll AD-Last Name, First Name - cl” 

The St. Paul’s Schools are committed to creating a supportive learning environment where all individuals are valued for their unique contributions and are able to achieve their highest potential. We strongly believe that a diverse and inclusive environment is the best learning environment for our students and prepares them to live, work, and thrive in an increasingly global and multicultural community. We reject all prejudice, particularly those based on race, national and ethnic origin, religion, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and physical characteristics.

The St. Paul’s Schools is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply

Please send a resume with a cover letter to Shannon Duckett, Director of Human Resources, at sduckett@stpaulsmd.org by Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Candidates will be reviewed…

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