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.

Minimum Qualifications:

• 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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