College Access Associate

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Job Title: College Access Associate

Organization: Pass with Flying Colors

Website: www.passwithflyingcolors.org

Job Description

The College Access Associate is an integral member of the PWFC team, ensuring the scholars
complete PWFC’s robust 11th grade program prepared to apply to best-fit colleges. This person
is the first line of support for PWFC’s 11th grade scholars and provides additional support to
underclass scholars as they develop academically. The College Access Associate leads the
planning of college exposure programming and academic supports that ensure scholars are ontrack. As a member of the program team, the College Access Associate supports the review and
development of program activities, expectations and performance data.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

11th Grade Cohort: 50%
 Develop annual program syllabus and update curriculum as necessary
 Plan and lead weekly sessions and parent meetings for 11th grade cohort
 Provide 1:1 support to all 11th grade students outside of weekly sessions
 Collaborate with College Success Manager to match and support mentor relationships
 Coordinate with school stakeholders around college admissions testing and
development of preliminary college lists
 Manage contractors or volunteers assisting with program delivery

College Exposure: 20%
 Plan and attend local Fall College Tour for all students
 Plan and attend out-of-town 3-day College Tour for Juniors
 Coordinate enrollment in and transportation for summer immersion programs

Academic Enrichment: 20%
 Provide 1:1 support to some 9th grade scholars during the Spring semester
 Coordinate and support volunteer tutors

Program Development: 10%
 Contribute to program review and development
 Maintain timely and accurate student data
 Participate in activities for other cohorts, such as recruitment or field trips

Location: Chicago

Job Type: Full Time

Qualifications
 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
 1-3 year of experience planning and leading programs or lessons as an educator or in
other youth programs; experience with middle or high school aged students is an
advantage
 Knowledge of college admissions testing, the college application and selection process
are strongly desired
 Fluency in Spanish is strongly desired
 Excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship-building skills with diverse
populations of students, parents, volunteers and school partners
 Outstanding skills in work planning, organization and attention of detail
 Ability to work both independently and in a team
 Ability to think strategically, adapt to dynamic priorities, and efficiently manage time
and resources
 Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to provide reliable transportation to
locations throughout City of Chicago and suburbs
 Ability to lift and carry programs supplies and materials weighing up to 25 pounds
 Ability to attend occasional weekend and evening meetings and events, including multiday
overnight trips with students
 A commitment to Pass With Flying Colors’ mission, particularly the value of a college
degree for first-generation students
 Applicants must submit to all required pre-employment screening and background checks.

Education Requirement: Bachelors

How to Apply
Interested applicants should e-mail a thoughtful cover letter and resume to College Ready
Manager Sheila Fenn at sfenn@passwithflyingcolors.org with the subject line “College Access
Associate.” No phone calls please.

Last Day to Apply: 07/28/2017

Posted by: Sheila Fenn, sfenn@passwithflyingcolors.org

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