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About the Organization

Founded in 2006 at Garfield High School, College Access Now (CAN) is celebrating our 11th year of empowering students from low-income families to access, enroll and graduate from college at rates equal to their more advantaged peers. This academic year, we served more than 2,200 students annually, including 1,050 students at 5 Seattle and 7 South King County high schools and over 1,150 students at colleges across Washington State and throughout the country.  Visit www.collegeaccessnow.org/our-impact to learn more.

 

About the Position

The Manager works collaboratively to implement, evaluate, and continuously improve our in-depth curriculum and student-centered programming at two of our partner high school sites in Seattle or South King County, including the supervision and leadership of up to eight AmeriCorps College Coaches and a team of community volunteers who provide direct service to students.  Our high school services are designed to prepare students for, and assist students through, the college search, testing, admissions, financial aid, scholarship, and enrollment processes beginning junior year of high school through initial enrollment in college.  The Manager also serves as an advocate for the organization and is responsible for actively building relationships with various stakeholders to increase the visibility and reputation of the program. Each position serves with 5 other managers of CAN’s 11 high schools. This is a full time, exempt position reporting to the Associate Director, High School Services.

 

Number of Openings: 2

 

Franklin & Garfield High School:This role manages two school sites in Seattle’s Central District area and supervises eight AmeriCorps Members (2 at Garfield, 6 at Franklin). Garfield is CAN’s founding site and CAN is one of a few different college/career success programs at the school. CAN has been at Franklin High School since 2006, and CAN.  is an integral part of the Franklin community. 

 

 

Highline & Mount Rainier High School: This role manages 2 school sites in the Burien/Des Moines area and supervises 6 AmeriCorps members (2 at Highline, 4 at Mount Rainier). CAN expanded into Highline and Mount Rainier High School in 2015. CAN’s focus for 2017-18 will be to increase school-wide collaboration, and stakeholder relationships within these schools. 

 

 

Job Location & Schedule

Typical hours are 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday, reporting to one high school (Monday & Wednesday), a second high school (Tuesday & Thursday) and the CAN Main Office on Fridays during the school year or when school is not in session.  Some evening and weekend hours may be required, as well as travel to/from school sites and various meetings and events.

 

 

Primary Responsibilities

Program Delivery:

  • Meet or exceed established program goals through implementing curriculum and calendar of services
  • Promote quality youth program delivery standards and highly engaging and culturally relevant communication
  • Acquire necessary resources including rooms, equipment, materials, snacks, services and incentives within site budget
  • Manage the collection and reporting of data related program goals

 

Team Leadership:

  • Supervise, coach and directly support 6-8 AmeriCorps College Coaches through weekly meetings and regular performance reviews designed to promote evaluation, goal setting, and professional development
  • Direct AmeriCorps College Coaches to track, review, and support individual student progress and outcomes and assist in the development, preparation and facilitation of various sessions, events, and advising appointments
  • Ensure compliance with all AmeriCorps service, supervision, reporting, and program management requirements
  • Oversee a team of up to 16 Volunteer Mentors through monthly meetings and regular dialogue

 

Partnerships & Visibility:

  • Initiate and foster positive and mutually-beneficial relationships with various stakeholders  that provide complementary resources for students
  • Create and implement annual school-wide engagement plan for each partner high school to foster a strong college-going culture
  • Coordinate marketing and outreach initiatives to meet program enrollment and engagement goals
  • Increase awareness, visibility, collaboration, support, and credibility of CAN’s services in support of CAN’s development efforts in innovative ways
  • Provide general program and organizational leadership and support as needed, and other duties as assigned

 

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Demonstrated experience implementing programming, including setting priorities, managing resources, building relationships within tight knit communities, and leading a team to meet or exceed those goals
  • Advanced knowledge of student development, college admissions, financial aid, and best practices related to student success
  • Demonstrated experience managing a team of  growing professionals
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including experience building relationships with various stakeholders and collaborating in a diverse and dynamic environment
  • Extensive experience with, and deep understanding of, the diverse students, institutions and communities we serve
  • Passion for the mission and goals of College Access Now, public service, social justice, and youth development

 

 

Compensation and Benefits

CAN is proud to offer a competitive salary, dependent upon qualifications and experience. CAN also offers an excellent benefits package including 24 Paid Time Off (PTO) days each year, as well as 100% employer paid medical, dental and life insurance, an employee iPhone and laptop, discounted ORCA transit pass, individual professional development funds, and more.

 

College Access Now is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse and talented team. Candidates of color, first generation college graduates, alumni of our partner schools and colleges, and candidates with National Service experience are strongly encouraged to apply. In furtherance of our commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, and in compliance with applicable laws, CAN does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or marital status.

 

 

Learn more & apply today at www.collegeaccessnow.org/careers-at-can

  Metro Area Seattle WA
  Job Location City Seattle
  Job Location State Washington
  Job Location Zip 98122
  Job Category Social Services, Youth Programs
  Prefered Experience 2 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
 
  Job Posting Date Jun. 9, 2017
 

Organization Details

  Organization Name College Access Now
  Organizational Focus Education and Academia, Network of Nonprofit Organizations
  Contact Person Jeremy Webb
  Contact Phone (206) 379-6854
  Contact Fax (206) 379-6854
  Contact Email hiring@collegeaccessnow.org
  Web Address http://collegeaccessnow.org

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