College Success Program Manager

Job Description


Position Purpose:
Achieve Atlanta is seeking an enthusiastic and creative team member to support the everyday management and implementation of college success initiatives. This role is responsible for managing outreach to Scholars, supporting communication to post-secondary partners, and implementing signature college success initiatives.

Essential Functions of Position:

  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with key personnel at all Achieve Atlanta partner organizations, including higher education and program partners, and APS high schools.
  • Serve as a liaison to Achieve Atlanta Scholars, APS students and parents on college success, FAFSA or other initiatives as needed.
  • Collaborate with Campus Support Teams and nonprofit partners to connect Scholars to higher education supports (campus liaisons at partner institutions; coaches at partner organizations) and partner with the Scholar Support Manager to coach scholars/potential scholars on college-going and scholarship tasks.
  • Implement outreach and marketing activities, campaigns, and strategies to promote Achieve Atlanta’s programs and services
  • Provide administrative and operational support to the Achieve Atlanta Ambassador Program.
  • Provide ongoing support for the collection and reporting of College Success partner metrics, and program outcomes reports.
  • Provides administrative and logistical support to VP College Success and Director of Postsecondary Partnerships.

Responsibility Level
The College Success Program Manager will report to the Director of Postsecondary Partnerships and work closely with all team members across the college access, affordability, and success pipeline.

QUALIFICATIONS

Skills:

Commitment and Collaboration

  • Demonstrable passion for Achieve Atlanta’s mission and values
  • Interest in and ability to engage, collaborate with, support, and educate recent college graduates
  • Demonstrated cultural competence, humility, and awareness of how power, privilege, and their identities impact how they engage with others
  • Ability to work across lines of difference, and influence through relationships rather than positional authority
  • Ability to generate enthusiasm and understanding with variety of audiences and partners
  • Persistent

Organizational Management

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills
  • Mature and proactive

Innovation

  • Open-minded
  • Focus on learning
  • Constant improvement and accountability

Communication

  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to strategically communicate and connect in authentic ways with very diverse audiences across multiple dimensions including but not limited to race/ethnicity, age, socio-economic

Experience:

  • Experience in program management; documentation, data collection and analysis
  • Knowledge of and experience with college access, K-12 preparation, or college guidance efforts with under-represented youth
  • Track record of execution and change orientation

Education:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree plus 3 or more years of experience in relevant community work

Next Steps
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to careers@achieveatlanta.org.

Achieve Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of qualifications. Achieve Atlanta policy prohibits unlawful discrimination in any employment decision based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.

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