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Program Manager, College Success
- Match mentors and mentees at the beginning of each program cycle
- Provide cohort-level and individualized coaching for mentors to better support and build relationships with their mentees
- Lead targeted case management support for pairs to ensure they meet programmatic outcomes and participation requirements
- Use data to determine which pairs may need additional support or program interventions
- Utilize iMentor’s online platform to document pair support notes and troubleshoot struggling pairs with supervisor
- Create and coordinate in-person meeting opportunities for pairs to increase program participation
- Lead multiple classroom sessions per week for mentees at partner school locations
- Ensure mentees and mentors exchange deep and meaningful correspondence on a weekly basis via iMentor’s technology platform
- Plan and manage monthly events at school site or on a college campus
- Promote and support mentor-facing curriculum and cultural competency training
- Work with Interim Executive Director to develop deep partnerships with school staff and administrators to support programmatic/curricular outcomes
- Work closely with partner school and internal teams to align on post-secondary goals and support strategies for students and mentors
- Support and train mentors on post-secondary preparation process and high school graduation requirements
- Document all support provided and maintain high quality, timely notes on progress of all pairs
- Use class sessions and events to build college and career aspiration and help them navigate the post-secondary preparation process
- Providing cohort-level and individual support to mentors so that pairs identify and realize post-secondary goals
Requirements & Qualifications
- Three (3)+ years of professional experience in youth development, education and/or volunteer engagement
- Bachelor’s degree
- Comfortable working at both the iMentor office and at schools
- Available and excited to work 3-5 evenings per month
- Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory fingerprinting and criminal background check
- Able to travel throughout NYC to staff events and trainings on some weeknights and Saturdays; transportation not provided
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to have tough conversations
- Strong organization and time-management skills
- Ability to look at data, understand its implications, and identify next steps
- Ability to work independently and to collaborate in a team environment
- Experience and comfort with facilitation of classroom sessions and events
- Experience and comfort working with high school students, school staff, and adult volunteers
- Bilingual (Spanish) a plus
- College access programming or volunteer management, a plus, but not required
- Knowledge of New York community, school culture and state college landscape a plus
- Alignment with iMentor’s values (http://www.imentor.org/values)
- Must have home internet access
Associate Director of High School and College Readiness
Steppingstone Scholars is dedicated to helping educationally underserved students in the Greater Philadelphia region achieve academic success. Steppingstone’s Academy provides rigorous learning opportunities to high-achieving yet educationally underserved students with a focus on college placement – and graduation. Notable for its long-term student engagement, which begins in 5th grade, the Academy nurtures students’ individual potential through its independent school placement services, summer/weekend academic programs, internships, tutoring enrichment and academic advising.
Our vision is that every child who is academically motivated will be prepared for college
Overview: The Steppingstone Academy Associate Director of High School and College Readiness will support the Director of Steppingstone Academy. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly organized and driven educator who is passionate about educational equity and who wants to be involved in the implementation of a strategic programming vision. This is a Tuesday to Saturday position during the academic year (September – May).
Position Title: Associate Director of High School and College Readiness
Reports to: Director of Steppingstone Academy
Employment Type: Salaried Exempt
Starting Salary: $55,000
- Support the Director of Steppingstone Academy to develop, implement, and evaluate program goals and activities for the academic year and summer programs.
- Assess the overall path of students who participate in Steppingstone scholars
- Support College access programming, including college application process, FAFSA completion, and workshops
- Assist in developing educational and workshop sessions for students
- Assist in planning event logistics such as reserving rooms, ordering refreshments, communicating to scholars and families, and coordinating transportation
- Support the recruitment and onboarding of program Faculty, work study interns, and volunteers.
- Supervising work study interns and volunteers by collecting timesheets, coordinating trainings, and working with the Associate Director of Operations to facilitate onboarding.
- Work with Director of Steppingstone academy to oversee and coordinate Steppingstone advising system including school year part-time advisors
- Advise 7th-9th graders, using Advising form to document student progress, student needs, and follow-up with students and families, providing support as needed.
- Manage process for disengaged students including outreach, and documentation of communication
- Oversee and coordinate Saturday programming, including faculty for Honors Edge programming
- Coordinate with team to supervise and manage program faculty
- Collaborate with team to recruit students for programming
- Communicate with students, families and faculty on a regular basis to provide programming changes and updates
- Work with team to facilitate orientation/closing program and programmatic assemblies throughout the year
- Coordinate high school admissions process and organize the Steppingstone application process for middle school students (i.e. Friends of Steppingstone)
- Maintain relationships with key personnel at partner schools (e.g. Head of School. Instructional Leaders, School Counselors) and schedule team visits to partner schools and organizations, updating contact information and student enrollment in schools prior to visits and completing school visit form
- Update team and President/VP of Programs regarding partnership status and coordinate necessary visits as needed
- Coordinate Steppingstone’s College and Career Readiness Program
- Internships: Develop and implement career preparation workshops, coordinate career sites/internship experiences, check in with students and supervisors, write final report.
- SAT Prep: Coordinate SAT Prep workshops, ensure that all students have materials and are using resources
- Responsible for recording academic year and summer attendance in program offerings and events through Steppingstones’ attendance system and provide periodic reports regarding attendance to staff
- In partnership with the Associate Director of Admissions and Placement, identify schools and counselors to recruit nominations for the program, attend Family Information Sessions and support the TSA admissions process (nominations, family information sessions, testing, interviews, review of applications, acceptance and enrollment)
- Works with the Steppingstone Academy team to collect and complete student applications; organizes and communicates between vendors and Steppingstone staff; provides logistical support for summer program
- General data collection, input and analysis such as:
- Update and maintain scholar documents such as enrollment forms, report cards, standardized testing as needed for team
Experience, Knowledge, and Education Requirements
- Bachelors’ degree required. Master’s degree in Education or a related field preferred.
- Experience in urban education nonprofits and/or school settings; independent school experience helpful
- Skilled in keeping data, analyzing data, and creating reports or evaluations
- Strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail, and evident ability to handle multiple projects
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to foster collaborative relationships with families, students, school partners, external partners and Board members
- Experience working directly with youth through teaching, mentorship, or general youth program implementation and project management
- Ability to think strategically, identify potential problems, innovate, and provide proactive solutions
- Ability to identify potential problems, analyze issues, and provide proactive solutions
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to foster collaborative relationships with employees, scholars and families, vendors, and organizational partners
- Excellent organizational skills and proven ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize to meet deadlines
- Computer skills including Google Docs, Zoom/ Google Meet, Microsoft Office, Filemaker Pro and social media tools
- Self-directed with the ability to work on multiple projects with competing priorities and deadlines.
College Success Advisor, NY
The primary responsibility of the College Success Advisor in the Massachusetts region is to support a caseload of approximately 85 college students at 2 to 3 college campuses. The Success Advisor provides one-on-one academic, financial, personal, and career guidance, and tracks and records student progress in our database using both quantitative and qualitative data.
Direct Student Support – 70%
- Follow Bottom Line’s structured curriculum (DEAL), which supports students in four areas: Degree, Employability, Affordability, and Life Skills, to help students progress towards specific goals/milestones
- Coach students toward reaching DEAL Milestones, including, but not limited to: “Enroll in fall classes,” “Create a professional resume,” “Complete financial aid applications”
- Conduct and document end-of-semester assessments for each student (twice annually)
- Based on these assessments, create service plans for each student
- Maintain ongoing communication with all students on caseload
- Lead 45-minute meetings for 18 – 21 students per week on campus
- Meet with incoming first year students over the summer to ensure a smooth transition to their new campus
- Send messages of encouragement, congratulatory cards, care packages, etc.
- Respond to all student text/calls/emails within 2 business days
- Guide students through financial aid renewal process by appropriate deadlines
- Support students with career exploration, career planning, and career development
- Research relevant career information and resources to send to students
- Identify students for specific Bottom Line partner internships and opportunities, and support students through the application process for these opportunities
- Connect students with Bottom Line job coaching volunteers (“Go Far Volunteers”)
- Help students resolve general obstacles that come up throughout the school year by coaching them on self-advocacy and resourcefulness skills, and communicating with school offices to advocate for students
Caseload & Data Management – 15%
- Track and record student progress, using both quantitative and qualitative measures
- Enter data into the database within 3 business days of a student interaction or status change
- Enter assessments and service plans twice annually
- Maintain accurate student contact information in the student database
- Enter and update data for students applying to Bottom Line and/or transitioning into the Success Program
- Manage a caseload of approximately 85 college students, including, but not limited to:
- Schedule all student meetings on a weekly, or as needed, basis
- Manage time and calendar to meet minimum meeting standards as outlined by KPIs
- Support students who have become unenrolled or who have transferred out of a Bottom Line Success school
Program Support – 10%
- Support programming connected to the following areas:
- Transition workshops and events for graduating high school seniors
- Relationship-building with college and university partners
- On-campus event planning for students
- Resource development (including college-specific information) and curriculum planning
- Recruitment of students directly into the Success Program
Organizational Support – 5%
- Support the New York Development team by attending events, networking with guests / supporters, and providing event logistics as needed
- Represent the Bottom Line brand in a positive light, and take actions to increase brand awareness throughout the community
Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without advanced notice.
- Bachelor’s degree and work authorization
- 1 – 2 years of related work experience
- Experience developing trusting relationships with students, and coaching them toward goals
- Demonstrated commitment to Bottom Line’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values
- Demonstrated proficiency and/or growth potential in Bottom Line’s core competencies: Relationships, Results, Communication, Inclusiveness, Talent Development, Agility, and Planning
- The ability to make a minimum of a two-year commitment
- Fluency in language other than English a plus
- Valid driver’s license and access to a car strongly preferred
All employees are expected to demonstrate continued growth within our seven core competencies.
- Identifies opportunities and takes action to build and maintain meaningful and collaborative connections with various stakeholders
- Produces quality outcomes; compiles and analyzes data to drive future plans; uses creative solutions
- Effectively articulates information in a clear, concise, and timely manner to a wide range of stakeholders
- Creates and maintains an environment that respects and values the identities and cultures of all colleagues and students we serve
- Talent Development
- Effectively assesses one’s own, and others’, strengths and areas for improvement
- Demonstrates adaptability and openness to shifting priorities, needs of stakeholders, and organizational changes
- Effectively and efficiently uses resources in order to create, meet, and assess both strategic and task-oriented goals
CONTRACT, Part Time: College Readiness & Success NSI, Dallas County Promise
The Dallas County Promise seeks passionate, hard-working individuals for three part-time contractor positions supporting the College Readiness and Success NSI team within the Dallas County Promise to help drive the organization’s initiatives. The mission of Dallas County Promise is to increase the numbers of low-income students and students of color that are ready for, enrolling in, persisting through, and completing college.
The College Readiness & Success Network for School Improvement (NSI) part-time positions will support the overall Dallas County Promise program with specific focus on creating training and supports at assigned partner districts and campuses for continuous improvement in the areas of CCMR/postsecondary planning. The primary goal: to ensure Promise partners are continuously working on strategies to increase the number of students from Dallas County, especially students of color and low-income students, enrolling in and completing college on a path to achieving their dreams.
Stakeholder Training Support
- Create training materials for different types of stakeholders, particularly campus and district leaders
- Create training sessions based on needs of our stakeholders and just in time training as needed
- Create systems to collect continuous feedback from stakeholders to determine gaps, needs, and impact of DCP programming, training, and supports
- Provide ongoing coaching to assigned districts and campuses to build capacity in campus leaders and ensure continuous improvement tools are leveraged to guide improvement efforts
Program Logistics & Continuous Improvement
- Communicate with assigned Promise leaders and campuses on a monthly basis; pull campus data and support in meeting county goals
- Review and recommend updates to Promise marketing materials and website using stakeholder feedback
- Assist in coordinating Promise events, summer programming, and training & development activities that will support district strategic CCMR/Postsecondary planning
- Learn and gain high proficiency in leveraging continuous improvement tools to support Promise stakeholders
- Collect and use continuous improvement feedback to make improvements to the Promise programs, supports, and resources
- Collect and use data effectively to inform the work and to ensure that student gaps are closing (focus on equity and helping districts access equity-focused data)
- Engage in district and campus touchpoints to ensure open communications with our partners and to create/strengthen trusting relationships at the campus and district levels
Raise Awareness of Dallas County Promise
- Be a community face for the Dallas County Promise
- Support school staff and community members in promoting Dallas County Promise opportunity to students and parents
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in education; Master’s degree in education administration preferred
- Experience in creating and implementing professional development
- Experience in data analysis and data-informed strategic planning
- Bilingual preferred, but not required
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with and lead district and campus staff, district and campus leadership, students, parents and community members
- Commitment to putting students first and incorporating direct student feedback into process improvements
- Ability to work independently and on multiple projects with different timelines that enables success in an outcomes-oriented environment
- Ability to use technology tools to make data-informed decisions and monitor progress; ability to influence technology tool improvements
- Skills in disaggregating data to ensure gaps are being identified and addressed by the Promise team, campus, district, and college partners; use data to support district and campus work to close equity gaps
- Willingness to learn new tools and content knowledge related to HB3/CCMR
- Ability to work with humility, an open mind, and a sense of urgency
- Operate with a true sense of curiosity and commitment to finding more effective ways to meet the needs of underserved students (economically disadvantaged and students of color)
- Belief in the mission of Promise and the Promise NSI and the power of education to improve the odds for all children to achieve a living wage
Questions can be sent to email@example.com.
The Commit Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to hire individuals with backgrounds similar to that of the stakeholders they serve. As an organization that embraces equity and inclusion, all employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.
About The Commit Partnership
The Commit Partnership (“Commit” or “The Partnership”) is focused on the powerful idea that every child in Dallas County should receive an excellent and equitable education, preparing them to flourish in their careers. To reach this vision, the Partnership serves as a community navigator and connector, analyzing data to elevate strategic initiatives, improve practices and policies, and ultimately growing community capacity, capabilities and resources to serve students more effectively.
Founded in 2012, the Partnership is the nation’s largest educational collective impact organization: a coalition of over 200 partners (public and private schools, colleges, foundations, businesses, and nonprofits), all working collaboratively to solve our region’s biggest systemic educational challenges. Our flagship effort, Early Matters Dallas, focuses on improving early childhood outcomes, while our second initiative, Best in Class, aims in partnership with the Communities Foundation of Texas to increase the number of effective and diverse campus educators serving DFW’s 1.2 million students. Our third initiative, Dallas County Promise, seeks to align our local higher education institutions to maximize the number of students who can access and complete a quality postsecondary education. Day-to-day work is supported by more than 40 full-time staff members who combine data, deep educational experience, and strategic thinking to collectively support Partnership efforts while advocating for Dallas County students at the state and local level and convening community conversations around the latest research and best practices. The net result is a shared roadmap for the future that civic leaders and local stakeholders own and hold themselves mutually accountable for its execution. In 2019, Commit helped secure the Texas Legislature’s passage of House Bill 3, a historic $6.5 billion investment in public schools, geared toward strategies that have improved student outcomes in North Texas and across the state.
Our Core Values:
The Partnership centers its work around five core values that inform how we approach improving outcomes for students in Dallas County.
- Students First: Our decisions are guided by multiple stakeholders, but ultimately rest upon one question: What is in the best interest of students?
- Integrity: To best serve students, families, and the community we will act honestly and ethically in how we make both internal and external decisions, present data, and communicate with partners
- Equity & Inclusion: We seek to help transform systems in ways that ensure every student has access to the resources they need. We do this by actively and explicitly working with others to create more equitable outcomes and processes.
- Systemic Impact: We are patient and persistent as we identify the most effective approaches to help create lasting systems change. Once identified, we prioritize and relentlessly attack systemic challenges with efficiency and excellence.
- Humility: We embrace the fact that our community’s success depends on our ability to work cohesively with each other and to constantly learn.
- Joy!: It’s important we bring a constant sense of optimism and have fun while taking on this difficult work.