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. Position hours includes occasional evenings and/or weekend assignments. This is a time-limited position of up to June 30, 2022.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Government & Community Relations. The position is located at Sever Hall. This position is for the Danforth Campus. May require travel to local partner school sites.
This position will lead and manage day-to-day operations for the Washington University College Advising Corps (WashU CAC) through June 2022. WashU CAC is a partner program of the National College Advising Corps (CAC), a non-profit organization that works to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented high school students who enter and complete higher education. The National CAC partners with host institutions to place well-trained, recent college graduates as full-time advisers in local high schools. CAC provides the support that high-need students require to navigate the complex processes of postsecondary planning, including but not limited to, college admissions and matriculation and securing financial aid.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide effective day-to-day management and administration for the Washington University College Advising Corps chapter. Provide coaching and support for 4 advisers. Nurture and sustain relationships, communication, and collaboration between and among the host institution, College Advising Corps, partner high schools and districts, and other stakeholders. Contribute to best practice sharing with fellow program leaders in the CAC national network and other college access communities.
Lead the planning and implementation of pre- and in-service training. Assist each adviser in the development of site-specific goals and strategic plans. Assess advisers’ effectiveness (in partnership with site liaisons) and encourage professional development. Provide effective coaching and leadership for advisers. Communicate regularly with advisers, visit advisers in their service communities (where applicable in accordance with COVID guidelines), and implement additional methods for assuring advisers meet the goals of the College Advising Corps.
Work with school partners’ site liaisons and leadership to resolve issues that arise. Maintain regular contact with high school counselors and administrators in support of the College Advising Corps program. Consult regularly with partner school principals, counselors, and district leadership. Communicate frequently and effectively with site liaison at each school.
Oversee Washington University College Advising Corps program budget and spending. Manage aspects of grant funding as needed (e.g. assure deliverables, complete and submit reports, etc.). Track and manage grant funds to assure their proper use, maintain records, and prepare financial reports as necessary. Work collegially with National College Advising Corps funders and provide reports regarding CAC outcomes, progress and activities as requested.
Oversee ongoing data collection and analysis processes and program outcomes reports (e.g. liaison to the national office, work closely with program data analyst and data contacts at school districts and in partner high schools). Evaluate performance of program through regular communication with high school partners and oversight of a formal review process to assure program goals are being met. Regularly analyze data collected to gauge the effectiveness and impact of individual advisers and the program as a whole.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience in managing programs in college access or advising, national service, college admissions, school counseling, K-12, nonprofit management, and/or higher education or related field.
Strong skills and experience in management; program structure and process; documentation, data collection and analysis.
Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills.
Interest in and ability to engage, collaborate with, support, and mentor recent college graduates.
Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrable passion for the Advising Corps’ mission.
Knowledge of and experience with college access, K-12, preparation, and guidance efforts with underrepresented youth.
Track record of execution and change orientation; open-mindedness; focus on learning, assessment, constant improvement, and accountability; attention to detail.
Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills, communication and presentation skills; ability to generate enthusiasm and understanding with variety of audiences and partners.
Experience with program evaluation and school-based nonprofits.
Mature and proactive.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please include cover letter and resume.
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.
Requires successful completion of FBI fingerprint and criminal history background check, and AmeriCorps’ National Service Criminal History Check course compliance.
The hiring range for this position is $44,986 - $57,369 annually.
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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