Senior Manager of New Markets, College Access Services

July 6th, 2022
Senior Manager of New Markets, College Access Services

Senior Manager of New Markets, College Access Services

  • Full Time
  • Mid-Level
Job Category: Programs/Services
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Education

Student Leadership Network is seeking a full-time Senior Manager of New Markets, College Access Services based in New York, NY, to support our College Access Services team to expand the organization’s capacity-building services around college access for schools and districts nationally.   This includes partnering with stakeholders at all levels – district leaders, school administrators, teachers, and guidance personnel – to develop the requisite skills, action plans, and best practices to bolster the post-secondary outcomes for students of color and other marginalized groups. The manager will help create and facilitate school system initiatives that will support creating aspirational goals to foster the post-secondary college and career culture at partnered schools. This includes building or strengthening systems and structures that focus on increasing early college and career awareness to establish a culture of college readiness. The Senior Manager guides vital stakeholders to help students overcome personal, cultural, and financial barriers to college success and works closely with principals and teachers to create a college-going culture that raises parent and student expectations.  The Senior Manager will report to the Director for College Access Services.  

 External Service Offerings:

    • Manage a cohort of up to 7 schools from our Young Women’s Leadership Network or school clients from other regions such as Washington D.C., Atlanta, Miami, and/or new regions as assigned.
    • Support the cohort of schools via site visits (and/or virtual meetings), phone calls, and emails.
    • Provide one-on-one coaching support to the school counselors regarding post-secondary planning and deepening the college-going culture.
    • Support the development of a school-based team focused on building and sustaining the post-secondary planning, preparation, and goal setting for the cohort of schools.
    • Build staff capacity, understanding, and investment through training and coaching.
    • Develop a community of practice of peers and schools/districts engaging in similar post-secondary planning.
    • Create systems and structures for measuring student success and program assessments.
    • Build and routinize processes that correspond to crucial milestones of the post-secondary planning process (e.g. application completion, FAFSA completion, etc.).
    • Support the planning and facilitating of school-wide events focused on the post-secondary work happening within each school.
    • Track progress of key post-secondary planning metrics to support school-based teams and/or designated school post-secondary staff in making data-driven decisions and adjustments.
    • Support the designated post-secondary school staff in ensuring that all students graduate with an individualized post-secondary plan.
    • Coordinate and conduct a series of student workshops and/or events at each school.
    • Support the data collection and gathering from schools and assist the Director in synthesizing the data.
    • Coach the designated school counselor in developing and maintaining partnerships with Colleges, Universities, and post-secondary programs near the schools we serve.
    • Manage Salesforce and other database systems to ensure accurate and timely record keeping of program deliverables and milestones for internal staff and external clients.
    • Other duties as assigned.

 Internal Staff Support:

    • Network with college admissions professionals to improve the school’s visibility and reputation, leading to the active recruitment of our students by colleges and universities.
    • Support the execution of CBI’s Standard Components with fidelity, including classroom presentations, student workshops, parent meetings, college fairs, and college trips for each grade level.
    • Support other department initiatives as needed.

 Education and Experience:

    • Master’s Degree (Preferred)
    • Three to five years of experience in college access, higher education, youth services, and/or an educational non-profit is required.

Required Skills:

    • Demonstrated experience with college admissions/counseling at the secondary school or collegiate level.
    • Strong strategic thinking and program management skills.
    • Ability to produce significant and sustained programmatic results and improvements. 
    • Ability to perform simple to complex data analyses.
    • Experience working with low-income student populations. 
    • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills.
    • Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate one-to-one, in small groups, and in public speaking contexts.   
    • Strong computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
    • Ability to interact well with a high-performing, mission-driven staff.
    • Ability to collaborate effectively with the high school’s administration, faculty, and staff.   
    • Time and travel are required to deliver services in multiple regions (e.g., Wilmington, NC, Las Vegas, NV and additional regions as assigned.)

 Personal Commitment: 

    • Understanding and commitment towards the program’s mission, with determined delivery of service.
    • Experience working with students from diverse socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
    • Knowledge of barriers students face from underserved communities, first-generation, college-bound students.
    • Entrepreneurial, creative, and ambitious, with a love for creating new programs and realizing the full potential for existing efforts.

Compensation: Competitive/commensurate with experience. FLSA Status: Exempt. SL Network is an equal opportunity employer.Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid time off and 401K matching

Application Instructions: Please submit a resume and cover via URL 

Student Leadership Network

Equalizing Education. Achieving Success

  • 322 8th Avenue 4th Fl
  • New York, NY 10001
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