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Coordinator, College Access
Out-of-School Time Program
Full Time

Position Reports to: Deputy Director, College and Career Readiness, Access, & Success
Job Title(s) Reporting to This Position: N/A
Start Date: Immediate

About East Harlem Tutorial Program

East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) began in 1958 as a children's reading group hosted by a community member in her living room. It has since grown into a multi-site after-school program for public school students and a charter school operator focused on significantly increasing the college graduation rate in East Harlem. Between our after-school programs and charter schools, more than 15,000 East Harlem youth and their families have walked through our doors – and, by participating in our year-long, free programs, they have improved their academic skills, developed confidence, and found community.

Position Overview

The Coordinator, College Access will ensure that every high school senior applies and is accepted into a “best fit” college with the financial aid package they need.  Additionally, the Coordinator, College Access will work to ensure that all high school students are prepared for and set up to succeed in the college application process.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

College Application Support

  • Establish clear criteria for evaluating “best fit” colleges (e.g., good financial aid package, right environment based on their needs, family is supportive, meets their criteria at the onset)
  • Guide all high school students in the college application process with a goal of 100% of students submitting at least one college application by December 31
  • Ensure that 80% of students submit their FAFSA by December 31
  • Ensure that 80% of eligible students are accepted into an Opportunity program (EOP, HEOP, etc.)
  • Counsel students in selection and admissions process for post-secondary opportunities, including but not limited to two- and four-year public and private universities as well as vocational program and service initiatives
  • Support students and families in admissions decisions and ensure smooth transition to a “best fit” college

College Mentoring Program

  • Manage the College Mentoring Program, providing training and resources so that mentors and seniors are fully supported in the application process
  • Oversee training of all volunteer mentors with an expectation that all are rated highly effective or effective by their high school mentee and by the Coordinator, College Access

Program Planning & Management

  • Effectively develop and manage special events, college trips, workshops, and presentations on college access, affordability, and the value of higher education to youth and parents
  • Ensure that program and student data is entered timely and accurately in database, recording all standard program components and student meetings

Skills and Characteristics:

  • Exceptional project manager with demonstrated track record of planning long-term projects and  investing, managing, and communicating effectively with others to achieve objectives and meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle short-term and long-term tasks/responsibilities; does not let details slip through the cracks; meets deadlines
  • Exceptional communicator and relationship-builder, one-on-one and in groups; great listener and presenter
  • Comfortable giving direct feedback and having difficult conversations
  • Goal-oriented and proactive with a willingness to go above and beyond to get the job done
  • Passionate about our mission of preparing students with the academic skills, strength of character, and emotional well-being to excel in high school and college, to lead in their communities, and to realize their best possible selves
  • Believes that all children can and will succeed when provided a great education

Education Background and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Previous experience in college access work with a successful track record managing the process of getting students into “best fit” colleges
  • Familiarity with New York State college access programs
  • Experience with Financial Aid process (FAFSA, CSS Profile, TAP, appeal letters)
  • Experience at college counseling organizations preferred but not required

Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, East Harlem Tutorial Program offers a comprehensive benefits package.

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