College Possible Leadership Team
  • 21-May-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • CollegePoint Program Coordinator
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Open Until Filled

CollegePoint Program Coordinator

College Possible National Team (Location: Portland, OR)

About College Possible

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 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 $25 million, more than 140 full-time employees and more than 270 AmeriCorps and VISTA service members. During the 2020-21 school year, we will reach an estimated 20,000 students in 49 states, at more than 90 partner high schools and at nearly 600 colleges.

College Possible is committed to diversity, equity 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. To learn more: Diversity and Inclusion Plan.

Headquartered in Saint Paul, MN, College Possible also operates in Philadelphia, PA; Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Omaha, NE; Portland, OR; and Seattle, WA; and has Catalyze partnerships in MN, IA, MD, TN, NY, CA, and OH.

To learn more, visit CollegePossible.org.

Your Role as a CollegePoint Program Coordinator

Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, CollegePoint is a virtual advising program that helps students apply to high graduation rate colleges, find scholarships, navigate the financial aid process, and make college decisions. We are seeking a dynamic, high-energy, leader to join our successful, growing organization as part of our program leadership team. The Program Coordinator helps coordinate the CollegePoint program by supervising, training and supporting 6-8 Service Corps Members.

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.


What You Bring

Education/Certifications/Licenses:

  • Bachelor's degree and at least one year of full-time work experience required.

Related Work Experience:

  • Advising, mentoring, and/or college admissions experience desired;
  • Supervisory experience strongly preferred, but not 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.

Computer/Software Skills:

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

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds when needed
  • Office environment with limited travel
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for a minimum of 7 hours a day

What We Offer

In addition to joining a committed, diverse, values-based organization, we offer:

  • An opportunity for you to have a tremendous impact both internally and in the broader country
  • a competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • excellent benefits including complete health, dental, life, short-term and long-term insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Encouraged sustainability through a generous paid time off program

To Join Our Growing College Possible Team

Please apply at: www.CollegePossible.org/careers Include a resume and cover letter.

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