High School Program Coordinator
College Possible St. Paul, MN
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 $28 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, see our
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.
High School Program Coordinator Description
We are seeking a dynamic, high-energy, idealistic leader to join
our successful, growing organization as part of our program
leadership team. The Program Coordinator helps coordinate College
Possible programs within our partner schools 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, school sites, 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 high school coaches to ensure
fidelity to our program model. Evaluate lesson plan delivery and
support Service Corps members in growing as lesson planners and
instructors. Ensure that needed resources are in place to support
execution of the program. Ensure that Service Corps members
implement activities outside of regular classroom sessions, such as
individual student meetings, college visits, ACT exams, summer
enrichment opportunities, and program-wide events. Help to
coordinate those events as assigned.
Develop and Maintain High School Relationships: Work to build
and maintain successful relationships with assigned high schools by
coordinating service delivery and maintaining communication with
key contacts at each school. Meet with school administrators,
counselors, and key contacts throughout the year to ensure program
quality and successful partnership. Distribute quarterly program
updates, attend school outreach events as needed, and maintain
communication as the organization's lead ambassador to assigned
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 ACT scores, summer
enrichment applications, campus visits, college applications,
admittance to college, and financial aid.
Recruit Program Participants and Staff: Work with Program Team
to recruit and select students and Service Corps Members for the
coming program year. The Program Coordinator will participate in
the student selection process, and will help coordinate student and
Service Corps Member communication once the selections have been
Other duties as assigned.
What you Bring
- Bachelor's degree and at least one year of full-time work
Related Work Experience:
- Teaching and/or college admissions experience desired.
Supervisory experience strongly preferred, but not required;
- Experience with AmeriCorps, VISTA, or other service programs
- Familiarity with college admissions process, including
standardized tests, application process and financial aid strongly
- Strong computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency in
Microsoft Office products.
Other Skills, Abilities and Requirements:
- Ability to work well with diverse types of people in a team
- Must have a desire to engage in diversity, inclusion and/or
- Eagerness to help low-income young people achieve success;
- Excellent communication, organization, and time management
- Ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and handle potentially
stressful situations calmly and appropriately;
- Flexibility to work in multiple locations. Time is split
between the College Possible office and affiliated schools;
- Desire to work in a growing nonprofit organization, ability to
adapt, creativity, and commitment to excellence highly valued;
- Access to reliable transportation required.
What we Offer
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.