College Access and Equity Program Associate
The Program Associate will oversee the implementation of the Matriculate program across at least three college sites, including supporting, coaching, and managing college student Advising Fellows (AFs) and Head Advising Fellows (HAFs) to ensure they provide outstanding support to high school students.
This position requires drive and passion for our mission, a growth mindset, program development skills, relationship-building, problem solving, comfort setting and achieving aggressive goals, excellent management skills, attention to detail, rigorous evaluation skills, a focus on quality, and commitment to continuous improvement.
The Associate reports to the Senior Program Manager while working closely with the rest of the Matriculate team. This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits package.
Ensure college Advising Fellows (AFs) on at least three campuses are able to empower high-achieving, low-income high school students to make the leap to top colleges by supporting, growing and evaluating Advising Fellow recruitment, selection, training, certification, engagement, and appreciation.
Assume responsibility for ensuring Matriculate’s high school students regularly connect with Advising Fellows and achieve college application outcomes
Recruitment and training
Recruit a high-quality team of AFs on each campus by working with Head Advising Fellows (HAFs), Advising Fellow Leadership Team and the Matriculate Recruitment and Training Associate to meet these goals
Ensure AFs are prepared to provide excellent support for high school students by leading an orientation, ongoing trainings, and a quality and preparedness certification process in conjunction with Head Advising Fellows and the Recruitment and Training Associate
Coach, support and manage HAFs; help them provide regular supervision and feedback to AFs to ensure high standards of quality on an ongoing basis
Ensure high school students are connected effectively via remote communication with AFs
Monitor quality of high school student experience; devise and implement strategies to increase retention and outcomes
Identify and creatively troubleshoot challenges as they arise
Celebration and growth
Foster community and belonging among AFs
Build a leadership pipeline among AFs
Program Impact Measurement and Improvement
Implement program learning and evaluation plan to ensure continuous improvement and to understand Matriculate’s ultimate impact
Track metrics for college and high school students
Collect, analyze, interpret, and report program data for evaluation
Commitment to Excellence
Collaborate across the Matriculate program to ensure maximum consistencies and efficiencies
Develop expertise in the college access landscape
Identify and troubleshoot challenges as they arise
Contribute to Matriculate’s culture of continuous improvement
The ideal candidate will have:
A deep commitment to Matriculate’s mission
A bachelor’s degree
1-3 years of experience with demonstrated success ideally in: Youth Development // Education-focused programming // Communications
Some program implementation background
Excellent writing/editing skills and verbal communications
Excellent attention to detail and focus on execution; organizational skills
Ability to build, manage and leverage relationships with a proven track record of flexibility
Ability to think strategically and analytically while managing tactical implementation, balancing both long‐term and short‐term projects and planning
Unwavering commitment to excellence and strong leadership skills
The ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people
Excellent judgment and impeccable integrity
Initiative in problem solving, commitment to constantly learning, growing, and reflecting on their work
High degree of personal initiative with the desire and ability to meet aggressive strategic goals, work independently and thrive within an entrepreneurial, fast-paced and growing organization
Command of remote communication methods, including Google Hangout and Skype
Strong command of Microsoft Office suite, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; experience with Salesforce a plus
Willingness to travel domestically in urban and rural areas, potentially up to 20%
Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary
How To Apply:
Please send your cover letter, resume, and a non-fiction writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. We review applications on a rolling basis.
Matriculate is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.