College Possible Leadership Team
  • 15-May-2018 to 29-May-2018 (CST)
  • Program Coordinator - Omaha, NE
  • Omaha, NE, USA
  • Full Time

College Possible is a growing nonprofit coaching low-income students to and through college to break the cycle of poverty and empower the next generation of leaders. Our model 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 nearly $20 million, more than 110 full-time employees and more than 270 AmeriCorps and VISTA service members. During the 2017-2018 school year, we are serving 30,000 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 promote effective work 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 Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Portland, Oregon; Omaha, Nebraska; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Chicago, Illinois. We're joining forces with colleges to achieve a transformational impact: by 2021, we will partner with 400 colleges to serve 50,000 students. 

To learn more, visit CollegePossible.org.

Basic Description

The College Program Coordinator helps coordinate College Possible programs by supervising, training and supporting six to ten AmeriCorps Members who work with our college students, all of whom are graduates of our high school program.

Essential Job Functions

Supervise, Train and Support AmeriCorps Members: Duties include providing daily support, guidance, and oversight to Corps members to ensure excellence in service, troubleshooting problems and issues as they arise, evaluating performance through check-ins and session observations, and working with other staff to ensure the highest quality of service to students, sites, and Corps members. The Program Coordinator helps to coordinate, evaluate, and summarize trainings for AmeriCorps members.

Develop and Maintain College Relationships: Work to build and maintain successful relationships with colleges by maintaining communication with key contacts at each school and coordinating service delivery to local campuses when necessary. Meet or talk with key contacts throughout the year to ensure program quality and successful communication as the organization's lead ambassador to assigned colleges.

Develop Curriculum and Ensure Program Quality: Duties include oversight of the implementation of a curricular calendar for both first-year and upper class students, including production of web content and use of Web 2.0 technologies; campus-based events focused on particular key issues such as FAFSA renewal, study skills, and course registration; and coordination of opportunities for our students to connect with employment and internship opportunities.

Evaluate, Track and Report on Progress: Lead the College Possible site's college team in tracking, evaluation and reporting of College Possible outcomes as related to our college programming goals, and identify and recruit students and AmeriCorps members for College Possible PR activities. The Program Coordinator will assist the Program Leader in maintaining member files and accurately reporting member hours. Position requires knowledge of specific AmeriCorps guidelines, making sure all aspects of the program consistently adhere to such guidelines.

Provide Overall Program Support and Oversight: Work with a program team to help guide and develop out AmeriCorps staff, including member recruitment, training and program reporting. Help ensure that AmeriCorps guidelines are followed. Coordinate with the Program Leader in tracking, evaluating, and reporting on overall organizational progress. Work with program team to help recruit and select students and staff for the coming program year.

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.

Education/Certifications/Licenses:

  • Bachelor's degree required.

Related Work Experience:

  • Minimum of two years of full-time work experience required;
  • Supervisory experience preferred;
  • Experience with AmeriCorps, VISTA, or other service programs preferred.

Computer/Software Skills:

  • Well-developed computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other Office Suite programs as well as experience in database management.

Other Skills, Abilities and Requirements:

  • Significant commitment to the mission of helping low-income students earn admission to college and persist toward degree completion;
  • Familiarity with the college admissions process, transfer information, and/or financial aid preferred;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Self-starter with the ability to prioritize multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously;
  • Attention to detail, including proofreading and project follow-through;
  • Comfort with data collection, analysis, and a strong focus on results;
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends.

Compensation

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).

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