College Possible is a growing nonprofit coaching students from low-income backgrounds to and through college to break the cycle of poverty and empower the next generation of leaders. Our model has earned national recognition: the inaugural Evergreen National Education Award recognized our leadership in increasing access to and success in college for students from low-income backgrounds. It also earns top-of-field results: a 2011 Harvard study found that the program more than doubles a student’s chance of enrolling in a four-year college, and our students are four times more likely to become college graduates than their low-income peers. College Possible has a budget of $22 million, more than 130 full-time employees and more than 270 AmeriCorps and VISTA service members. During the 2018-19 school year, we will reach an estimated 25,000 students in all 50 states, at more than 90 partner high schools and at more than 350 colleges.
College Possible is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and seeks to build a diverse workforce to create impact in partnership with the communities we serve. We welcome a diverse pool of qualified applicants. For each of its positions, College Possible is mindful about what best serves our students, and seeks to hire staff with relevant experience, skills and aptitude, and a commitment to the power of education.
Headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, College Possible also operates in Philadelphia, PA; Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Omaha, NE; and Portland, OR; and has Catalyze partnerships in Minnesota, Iowa and Ohio. We’re joining forces with colleges to achieve a transformational impact: by 2021, we will partner with 400 colleges to reach 50,000 students.
To learn more, visit CollegePossible.org.
CollegePoint is a coalition of nonprofit organizations and philanthropic institutions with the goal of increasing the number of high-achieving, low- and moderate-income students enrolling in top colleges from 1/3 of 70,000 students today to more than 1/2 by 2020. Through this coalition, CollegePoint utilizes technology to provide college and financial aid advising to high-achieving, low- and moderate-income high school students across the country.
To learn more, please visit www.CollegePoint.info.
The CollegePoint Program Coordinator helps coordinate College Possible programs by supervising, training and supporting 6-8 Service Corps Members.
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. Troubleshoot issues as they arise, evaluate performance, gather feedback, and work in partnership with other staff to ensure the highest quality of service to students, partners, and Service Corps Members. Coordinate, prepare for, and lead high-quality trainings and weekly meetings for Service Corps Members.
Ensure Program Quality and Curriculum Fidelity: Oversee the implementation of curriculum by coaches to ensure fidelity to our program model. Evaluate curriculum delivery and advising, and support Service Corps members in growing as mentors and advisors. Ensure that needed resources are in place to support execution of the program. Ensures that Service Corps members implement activities outside of regular advising sessions, such as workshops, and other program-wide events, and will help to coordinate those events as assigned.
Develop and Maintain Partner Relationships: Work to build and maintain successful relationships with other CollegePoint partner organizations by regular communication through technology. Participate in the sharing of best practices across organizations to better support students in the CollegePoint initiative.
Evaluate, Track and Report on Progress: Assist the Program Manager in the weekly tracking, evaluation and reporting of student progress in key program areas, including college applications, admittance to college, financial aid, and other key milestones and targets.
Recruit Program Participants and Staff: Work with Program Team to recruit and select Service Corps Members for the coming program year. The Program Coordinator will help coordinate Service Corps Member communication once the selections have been made.
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 and at least two years of full-time work experience required.
Related Work Experience:
· Advising, mentoring, and/or college admissions experience desired;
· Supervisory experience required;
· Experience collaborating with multiple stakeholders, both internal and external;
· Experience with AmeriCorps, VISTA, or other service programs preferred;
· Familiarity with college admissions process, including standardized tests, application process and financial aid strongly preferred.
· Strong computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products;
· Salesforce experience preferred;
· Experience and comfort communicating digitally.
Other Skills, Abilities and Requirements:
· 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;
· Desire to work in a growing nonprofit organization, ability to adapt, creativity, and commitment to excellence highly valued.
Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits (complete health, dental, life, short-term and long-term insurance, 401(k) retirement plan and generous paid time off program).
Please apply at: www.CollegePossible.org/careers Include a resume and cover letter.
College Possible is a growing nonprofit coaching students from low-income backgrounds to and through college to break the cycle of poverty and empower the next generation of leaders. Our model has earned national recognition: the…