Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Office of Government & Community Relations' College Prep Program. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
This position is responsible for working with high school and college-attending scholars participating in the Washington University College Prep Program. The position will have responsibility for managing programming and activities for the college-attending (alumni) scholars specifically, and provide programmatic and logistical support for the high school components of the program (Summer Academy and academic year activities).
The position reports to the Director, College Prep Program and is an integral part of Washington University’s St. Louis college readiness and pipeline efforts.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plan and execute college access programming for rising high school seniors, including summer seminars, small group mentoring, and college application processes.
Develop and maintain relevant information about colleges, scholarship opportunities, and programming that best serve College Prep students and families.
Engage in one-on-one advising with College Prep students and families.
Develop and execute programming for college-attending College Prep Program (alumni), including care packages, campus visits, communications.
Manage the event planning and logistics for various College Prep Program programs, such as new family orientation, spring graduation, and academic year activities to include (but not limited to) room reservations, travel accommodations, and catering needs.
Attend and serve as the primary liaison for academic year programs.
Assist in the recruitment of new College Prep Program students, helping to execute outreach to local high schools and community organizations.
Assist in the recruitment of undergraduate student staff members.
Serve as an on-campus advisor for College Prep Program scholars who attend Washington University.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Three years of related work experience.
Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
Three years of experience working in youth development, college access, or college student success.
Demonstrated experience working effectively with low-income, first-generation, and/or underrepresented minority populations and their parents/guardians.
Strong interpersonal skills, to include written and verbal communications.
Applicant Special Instructions:
The Program Coordinator will be expected to work some evening and weekends and live-in during the College Prep Program Summer Academy. Ability to travel to on- and off-campus location is required.
Resume and Cover Letter Required.
The hiring range for this position is $44,987 - $50,000 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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