College Access Manager (Boston or New York City)

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The Organization

At Thrive Scholars, our goal is to see talented BIPOC students from economically disadvantaged communities develop economic mobility and financial security, and become the diverse corporate, civic, and academic leaders our country so desperately needs.

 Our comprehensive, data-driven, high-touch program model focuses on the key inflection points that can be the difference between just graduating from any college, and graduating from a top college with the grades, degree, career skills, and network needed to thrive in a career that positions students for economic mobility. Over our six-year program, Scholars benefit from admissions and intensive academic preparation before college and a comprehensive set of academic, personal, social-emotional, financial, and career supports throughout college.


The Program

The two primary components of our High School program are the Summer Academy and college counseling.

  • Summer Academy is a 6-week rigorous academic preparation program that gives students 210+ hours of instruction in college-level writing and math taught by college professors, to ensure that Scholars have the preparation they need to excel academically in selective college settings. Our Summer Academy for rising high school seniors typically takes place at Amherst College.
  • Throughout Summer Academy and during their senior year of high school, Thrive Scholars provides group-based and individual college counseling programming to students, ensuring that students are competitive applicants at selective colleges where they receive low-loan or no-loan financial aid.


The Position

Thrive Scholars is looking to recruit a student-focused and results-driven College Access Manager to equip our students for the selective admission and financial aid process at Top 100 colleges and universities. The College Access Manager provides tailored college guidance and admissions support for a caseload of approximately 45 academically and personally motivated students from across the country. Additionally, the College Access Manager will have opportunities to leverage program design and project management skills in supporting the planning and logistics of the Summer Academy program.

Reporting to the Director of College Access, the College Access Manager works closely with their fellow Access Managers, as well as colleagues on the Scholar Recruitment, College Success, Mentorship and Career teams.

This position can be remote, with preference for it to be located in Boston or New York City. During Summer Academy, the College Access Manager will be expected to be on-site at Summer Academy during most of the six-week program.

Key Responsibilities:

  • College Counseling (75%): The College Access Manager will have the opportunity to deliver college counseling programming with a specific emphasis on selective college admissions for a cohort of approximately 45 students from across the country. College counseling programming includes 1:1 student engagement, including guiding application strategy and providing feedback and support, providing financial aid support, writing letters of recommendation, and conducting individual in-person and virtual meetings with students and families, as well as planning and facilitating group workshops and webinars.

  • Summer Academy Logistics (15%): The College Access Manager will contribute to the planning of Summer Academy, including logistical preparation, and designing and delivering enrichment and recreational programming.


  • Cross-Departmental Collaboration and Support (10%): Support cross-departmental and organization-wide events and initiatives, including student recruitment and selection, student participation in varied career exploration opportunities, conferences and events.


 Qualifications and Experience

There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. The qualifications and experiences listed below are intended as a guide; we do not expect candidates to check every box. If you believe you can meet the expectations and responsibilities of this position, we want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work.

  • Two or more years of professional experience required
  • Minimum of two years of experience in college admissions, financial aid, or college counseling, with expertise on selective colleges
  • Passion for working with students of color from economically disadvantaged communities, and expertise in the experience of first-generation students in selective college admissions
  • Goal-oriented, motivated by impact and results
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to lead presentations and workshops
  • Highly skilled relationship-builder, who is able to build trusting relationships with high school students as well as parents, guidance counselors, college admissions professionals, and community-partners
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to document and manage detailed data
  • Ability to leverage technology to provide remote support to and maintaining strong rapport with students across the country



Along with the specific qualifications and experiences noted above, the ideal candidate for this position will be expected to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Commitment to Results: Takes action to produce high-quality work with measurable results in service of Thrive’s mission and Scholars.
  • Strategic Collaboration: Understands how and when to work with others to drive strong results. Able to balance attention to both results and relationships. 
  • Learning Agility: Effectively adapts own approach in response to new information and/or situational changes.
  • Fostering Thrive Community: Contributes to a work environment that embraces organizational values and works effectively across identities.
  • Project Management: Effectively and consistently manages tasks and processes to on-time completion of clear and predetermined outcomes.



Thrive Scholars offers a robust compensation and benefits package including high-quality health and dental insurance, three weeks of paid vacation, generous professional development funding, and access to an employer-matched retirement plan. This is a full-time non-exempt position.


Salary Range: $57,000 - $67,000


COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Thrive has instituted a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all employees, including remote staff. Individuals selected for job opportunities must be fully vaccinated and up to date, per CDC guidelines, and will be required to provide proof of vaccination status in advance of your hire date.

If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, Thrive will consider requests for reasonable accommodations consistent with our policy. Accommodation requests cannot be guaranteed, Thrive will consider requests where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the organization pursuant to applicable law. Any such accommodation must be approved in advance of signing an offer letter.


Thrive Scholars provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status.

Knowing its importance to the success of our work, Thrive Scholars is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse staff team and community. We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. We appreciate your time and will review and respond to all applications received.

For more information, please visit thrivescholars.org

The Organization

At Thrive Scholars, our goal is to see talented BIPOC students from economically disadvantaged communities develop economic mobility and financial security, and become the diverse corporate, civic, and academic…

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USD $57.000 - USD $67.000
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