OMA&D Academic Counseling Services

Job Opportunity with College Access Now

College Access Now makes college admission and graduation possible for low income students. CAN currently serves 155 Seniors at three high schools as well as over 350 college students and alumni. In the 2012-2013 school year, CAN will expand to two additional high schools as well as serve more students at each of its current high schools through an expanded Junior year program. CAN provides after school sessions as well as intensive individual support and follow up.

We are seeking a dynamic, idealistic leader to supervise and lead CAN’s program operations at Franklin High School and execute expansion at Chief Sealth High School for the 2012-2013 school year beginning August 15, 2012.

This Program Supervisor will oversee the program at Franklin High School (two days per week), oversee our expansion to Chief Sealth High School (two days per week) and participate in CAN trainings and team collaboration (on Fridays).

Specific Responsibilities:

Oversee the CAN program at two high schools:

  • Implementation of CAN’s curriculum
  • Supervise volunteer college coaches
  • Serve as primary liaison between the high school and CAN
  • Assist with CAN-wide projects as assigned by the Program Director

AmeriCorps Management:

  • Oversee hiring and supervision of AmeriCorps members for their school site.
  • Complete all reporting and supervisor requirements as specified by the AmeriCorps Program.
  • Support AmeriCorps members to ensure the overall program runs smoothly, troubleshoot problems and issues as they arise, and ensure adherence to program goals.

Student Caseload Management:

  • Track student progress toward key metrics of success (such as FAFSA completion).
  • Recruitment and selection of students.
  • Support AmeriCorps to advocate on behalf of the students to teachers, counseling office, and relevant outside agencies as well as assist in obtaining academic support where necessary.
  • Serve as a resource to the high school.
  • Convey program expectations to students and families.

Desired Qualifications and Required Skills:

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of two years of experience in Education or Social Services, preferably with teenagers. Candidates must have experience with teaching and/or public speaking. Experience with college admissions is desirable, but not required. Demonstrated supervisory skills are highly desired.

The Program Supervisor must have the flexibility, persistence, passion and determination to grow a dynamic program. This individual must have a strong commitment to helping young people succeed. Applicants must also be able to work well with diverse people; to multi-task and to handle potentially stressful situations calmly and appropriately; demonstrate enthusiasm and adaptability, and possess a deep commitment to public service and social justice.

Salary will be $34,000 -$36,000 depending on experience. CAN offers medical insurance including medical, dental and vision, partial cell phone reimbursement and a generous time off policy, including a paid hiatus during the month of July.

To Apply

Please submit, via email, resume and cover letter, along with names, email addresses and phone numbers of three references to Jennie Flaming, Program Director (canjobs@collegeaccessnow.org) by May 1, 2012.

CAN practices do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religious belief.

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