College Access Coordinator, Project HOME
Posted by Project H.O.M.E. on June 20, 2016
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The College Access Coordinator will strengthen, expand, lead and coordinate College Access Program (CAP) activities and services for community members and teen Project HOME residents.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Build relationships with local schools, universities, organizations and individuals to provide college preparation programming and oversee all CAP resources including utilization of volunteers for tutoring and other support
• Provide individual and group guidance to high school juniors and seniors in the college application process including assistance with all financial aid tasks
• Follow and support students throughout their college experience. Provide academic guidance to students while away at school
• Create individual plans and timeline for each participant; manage individual student files, provide periodic report on student status
• Prepare an annual presentation to Executive Director regarding scholarship funding needs
• Manage all requests to accounting for scholarship assistance
• Coordinate an annual CAP program graduation
• Plan, organize, and provide workshops for participants and their parents
• Create/maintain a system to meet regularly with students and parents to track progress, update files and plan for careers and post-secondary education
• Organize/provide student trips to targeted local/regional colleges and accompany students on trips
• Maintain regular CAP Library hours and oversee the resources and maintenance of the CAP space
• Manage CAP program data in required data systems
• Provide support for college seniors in their job search and support them through the transition to post – graduate life
• Collaborate and communicate with Teen Program staff.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Education, counseling or a related field
• Full understanding of college admissions, college counseling and how to assist students through the process
• Experience with at-risk students in an urban environment
• Excellent organization, planning and reporting skills
• Excellent verbal, written & interpersonal skills
• Strong relationship building & networking skills
• Ability to work independently and function as an integral part of a team
• Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) • Valid driver’s license is required.
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