Regularly conducts individual and group college advising sessions with scholars in person or remotely.
Regularly updates program database with advising session notes and scholar reports that include academic records, college/career interests, and other student related data/matters.
Serves as a resource connecting, securing or coordinating academic/personal assistance for all students as needed.
Develops relationships with parents/guardians regarding studentsâ™ progress, educational needs and advancement in high school and CSP.
Communicates college readiness and access resources with scholars and parents/guardians.
Supports the planning and execution of CSPâ™s annual new scholar orientation program and activities.
Supports the development, planning and coordination of college readiness and access workshops for parents/guardians and scholars.
Coordinates and plans local and national college visits.
Supports the planning and coordination of CSPâ™s annual graduation and key ceremony.
Plans and coordinates annual recruitment and admissions process by regularly updating project timelines/milestones, admissions marketing materials and the CSP application.
Provides outreach to Chicago Public Schools high school counselors for support in marketing CSP to prospective students.
Leverages CSPâ™s social media platforms and oversees the development of social media posts that highlight key program announcements including admissions updates and notable student success stories.
Conducts high school visits and information sessions to prospective students.
Facilitates high school information sessions for audiences of prospective Collegiate Scholars.
Provides support for the annual CSP summer session in the areas of student registration, academic courses, enrichment workshops, and/or summer internships.
Serves as a chaperone at CSP enrichment events focused on leadership development, career exploration, arts and culture, and more.
Works in collaboration with the CSP staff and the entires College Readiness and Access team.
Manages student and parent/guardian year-round programming by serving as a chaperone and/or helping with event setup and clean up.
Provides support for the annual CSP Summer Session.
Maintains knowledge and understanding of college culture, highly selective college and university admission trends/requirements.
Administers new initiatives for the Collegiate Scholars Program or more broadly within the College Readiness and Access portfolio.
This position is contingent on continued or future funding.
Uses general understanding and experience to administer the delivery of services to program participants and/or beneficiaries.
Interacts with faculty, researchers and staff for committee work or information.
Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum of three years of progressive experience working in education or college readiness and access programs.
Background working in higher education and/or research-related institutions.
Skillful in designing and implementing events, workshops and programs.
Insightful with selective college/university admissions and financial aid.
Working knowledge on issues related to racial, ethnic, class and gender equality in education.
Seasoned with top-tier college admissions and Chicago Public Schools.
Knowledge and experience working with Chicago Public Schools or similar public-school district.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including executive-level audiences.
Proficient with managing social media.
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and Google Workspace (Docs, Sheets, and Forms).
Work effectively across an institution of higher education â“ including students, faculty, and staff â“ and with the broader community, including schools, community and civic organizations.
Communicates effectively one-to-one, in small groups and in public speaking contexts; writes precise, well-organized emails, letters and proposals while using appropriate vocabulary and grammar.
Evidence of creativity, positive attitude, sense of humor and extremely motivated.Â
Organized, detail-oriented and exhibits excellent follow through.
Exhibits energy and desire to achieve; sets ambitious goals and acts decisively; takes action that no one has requested to improve or enhance job results and avoid problems.
Receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement.
Self-motivated and able to work independently.
Explores alternatives to existing products and services; identifies opportunities to improve procedures and practices; shows imagination.
Work under pressure and take on new assignments.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Work independently with a high degree of initiative; ability to meet deadlines; maintain confidentiality, and problem solve.
Demonstrated ability to build relationships with diverse populations of students/families.
Maintain a calm and courteous demeanor and to work productively despite heavy workload, competing priorities, complex problems, and tight deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to contribute as a colleague and team player.
Occasional evenings and weekends.
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