- Lead the College Access staff in the delivery of Philadelphia Futures' direct service programs, College Connection, and Sponsor-A-Scholar, as well as the College Admissions and Academic offices.
- Oversee the development and implementation of strategies to meet overall programming needs for college guidance and academic support and enrichment.
- Evaluate program success, including the development and analysis of key metrics and data, and identify opportunities for continuous improvement in the programs' effectiveness.
- Support staff in the cultivation and maintenance of relationships with students, families, mentors, volunteers, and high school and college admissions personnel to ensure that students remain on track to college.
- Collaborate with the Director of Outreach and Engagement on the PF Admissions process.
- Coordinate with Director of College Success to ensure the continuity of support throughout the student lifecycle.
- Cultivate and maintain relationships with school personnel, community partners, and academic institutions to develop and grow partnership relationships, and to help remove barriers to success.
- Identify and analyze trends in college access, admissions, and college readiness for use in College Access, Admissions, and Academics planning.
- Provide content for Philadelphia Futures publications, website, grant proposals, sponsor reports, and others.
- Serve as a member of the Management Team for Philadelphia Futures.
We are currently seeking a College Access Coordinator to join our SAS team. This role is a unique opportunity for a proactive, detailed-oriented individual to serve in a critical role in supporting low-income, first-generation-to-college students through high school and into college, with the goal that they graduate college career-ready and with manageable debt.
Significant responsibilities of this position include:
- Providing comprehensive support for students as they navigate the entirety of the college admission, financial aid, and matriculation processes
- Actively and regularly developing a research-based knowledge base of best practices with regard to college guidance for low income, first-gen students
- Maintaining weekly contact with students to assure and support student participation in required coursework and optional extracurricular activities; monitoring and providing resources for improved academic performance in students’ high schools; and providing individualized support/interventions as needed
- Meeting periodically with students, parents/guardians, mentors, and high school staff (as applicable) to support progress, and develop and implement individualized plans for college admission
- Maintaining records of student progress, activities, and other vital information
- Supporting adolescents in their social-emotional development
- Assisting with planning and implementation of program activities, including facilitating outreach presentations about college guidance, access, and success