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CollegeSUCCESS is seeking dynamic College Coaches

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    CollegeSUCCESS is a new national nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase the number of low-income and first generation students who graduate from
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 26, 2010
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      CollegeSUCCESS is a new national nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase the number of low-income and first generation students who graduate from our nation's colleges and universities. Through an innovative technology platform and a student coaching service, CollegeSUCCESS will help high schools and colleges connect with and support their students to ensure they earn a college degree. Our goal is to eliminate the college graduation gap between students who have traditionally gone to college and those who haven't so that one day every student who enrolls in college will be prepared to handle the rigors of higher education and will earn a degree with genuine economic value.

      CollegeSUCCESS is seeking dynamic, talented and entrepreneurial recent college graduates who are interested in making a difference in the lives of students from underserved backgrounds. Coaches will work with high school and college students across the country to help them navigate the difficult high school-to-college transition and, once students arrive on their college campuses, improve their effectiveness in and out of the classroom. Coaches will initially meet face-to-face with students during a two-day summer bridge program and will subsequently be in weekly contact with their students via email, phone, Skype and text messaging. Ultimately, coaches will help students make the most of their college experience by encouraging them to become academically and socially engaged in campus life. Our coaches will not only have the opportunity to impact individual students, but will also develop valuable leadership and management skills. Ideal candidates are interested in incorporating service into their careers and are passionate about ensuring that all students achieve their potential.

      PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • Assist with planning and executing summer "bridge" programs to help a group of high school students successfully navigate their transition to college
      • Establish and build relationships with assigned students to help them succeed in their first two years of college and beyond by following the CollegeSUCCESS coaching curriculum
      • Contact and schedule weekly coaching sessions with assigned students and deliver personalized, motivating and actionable guidance
      • Work with students to identify and overcome obstacles that prevent them from succeeding
      • Provide perspective on college life and act as a facilitator, guiding students to appropriate campus resources and helping them understand the commitment necessary to succeed
      • Maintain current and accurate information about all assigned students
      • Work with the program director to identify and improve personal areas of growth and participate in professional development activities
      • Contribute to the development of a growing, fast-paced organization

      QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
      • Demonstrated leadership and achievement in academic, extracurricular, volunteer or professional settings
      • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
      • Strong organizational and time-management skills
      • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, and a good grasp of web and mobile communication tools
      • Experience working with first generation college students and/or students from underserved backgrounds a huge plus
      • Willingness to commit at least two years to the position

      PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
      • Strong commitment to CollegeSUCCESS' mission and vision
      • Independent, highly organized and detail-oriented
      • Energetic, hard-working and enthusiastic team player
      • Unrelenting perseverance in the face of challenges
      • Commitment to achieving measurable results

      COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
      CollegeSUCCESS offers outstanding benefits, including health, dental, vision, flexible spending account, 401(k), and a competitive salary (commensurate with experience).

      To apply, please email your resume and a thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position to: careers@.... Be sure to let us know how you heard about the opportunity. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
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