College Program Coordinator - Philadelphia Office

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Commensurate with experience.



Application Deadline



United States


Basic Description

At College Possible Philadelphia, we are seeking a dynamic, high-energy, idealistic leader to join our successful, growing organization as part of our program leadership team. The College Program Coordinator coordinates College Possible’s college programming by supervising, training and supporting Service Corps Members. The College Program Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the college team in breaking down enrollment barriers for students, navigating appropriate student services on college campuses, supporting unenrolled students with the re-enrolling process and cultivating new relationships with key stakeholders on college campuses in order to strengthen support for College Possible Philadelphia students.


Essential Job Functions

Supervise, Train and Support Service Corps Members: Duties include providing daily support, guidance, and oversight to Service Corps Members to ensure excellence in service and programming. Troubleshooting issues as they arise, evaluating performance, gathering feedback, and working in partnership with other staff to ensure the highest quality of service to students and families, partners, and Service Corps Members. Additionally, the College Program Coordinator will coordinate, prepare for, and lead high-quality trainings and weekly meetings for Service Corps Members and support Corps Member morale and productivity. The College Program Coordinator will draw contextual connections for Corps Members with their diverse projects, helping them see their connection to our broader program mission.


Ensure Program Quality and Curriculum Fidelity: Oversee the implementation of special projects, student support, and curriculum by Corps Members to ensure fidelity to our program model. Support Service Corps Members in growing as mentors, lesson planners and instructors. Ensure that needed resources are in place to support execution of the program. 


Develop and Maintain Partner Relationships: Work to build and maintain successful relationships with partners by coordinating with key college personnel and maintaining open communication with key contacts. Meet with college staff (Admissions, Financial Aid, etc.) throughout the year to ensure program quality and successful communication with AmeriCorps members. Work in collaboration with other Program Leadership team members to support Corps Member participation on shared projects.

Project Management: Oversee Corps Member involvement in and collaborate with Leadership Team peers on project design of: Student Recruitment, Summer Transition Campaign, Summer Bridge, and other key initiatives. 


Evaluate, Track and Report on Progress: Assist the Program Leadership in the weekly tracking, evaluation and reporting of student progress in key program areas, including College Relationships, Financial Aid, Semester to Semester Persistence, Student Enrollment, and the Summer Transition Campaign. 


Other duties as assigned.

Professional Requirements (Skills & Qualifications)

In addition to the requirements below, College Possible staff and service members are expected to demonstrate the Idealistic Leader traits of Strive to be Delightful, Energize those in your Presence, Keep Your Eyes on the Prize, Challenge Cynicism, Practice Empathy, Learn to be Grateful and Have Fun, as expressed in our organizational value statement and have a significant commitment to the mission of helping low-income students earn admission to college and persist toward degree completion.


·      Bachelor's degree required. 

Related Work Experience:

·      One year of full-time work experience required;

·      Teaching and/or college admissions experience preferred;

·      Supervisory experience strongly preferred;

·      Experience with AmeriCorps, VISTA, or other service programs preferred;

·      Familiarity with college admissions process, including the application process and financial aid as well as project management, strongly preferred.

Computer/Software Skills:

·      Strong computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products.

Other Skills, Abilities and Requirements:

·      Demonstrated understanding of how to properly navigate higher educational student services in order to break down enrollment barriers for students, especially first-generation and low-income.

·      Ability to work well with diverse types of people in a team environment;

·      Eagerness to help low-income young people achieve success;

·      Excellent communication, organization, and time management skills;

·      Ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and handle potentially stressful situations calmly and appropriately;

·      Flexibility to work in multiple locations. Time is split between the College Possible office and affiliated schools;

·      Desire to work in a growing nonprofit organization, ability to adapt, creativity, and commitment to excellence highly valued;

·      Access to reliable transportation required.


Excellent benefits (complete health, dental, life, short-term and long-term insurance, 401(k) retirement plan and generous paid time off program).

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Please apply at: Include a resume and cover letter.