internship
Higher Education
Nonprofit

College Access Site Director - Upper Darby

Paid, Students will be paid at least the minimum wage in their area.10-20 hoursUpper Darby2 positions availableSpring Semester

Description

Organization Overview: Let's Get Ready provides high school students from historically underrepresented communities with free SAT preparation, admissions counseling and other support services needed to gain admission to and graduate from college. Services are provided by volunteer college students who also serve as role models and mentors. LGR was founded in 1998 by a Harvard undergraduate. Since then, Let's Get Ready has served more than 25,000 high school students from historically underrepresented communities with the mentoring power of 9,000 trained volunteer college Coaches. In partnerships with colleges, high schools and community organizations, programs stretch from Maine to Pennsylvania.

Position Overview: The College Access Site Director is a paid, part-time internship for current undergraduate college students (preferred), graduate college students, or recent college graduates interested in education, non-profit management, and community building. Reporting to a Program Manager, College Access Site Directors co-lead one of LGR’s College Access Programs in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions and directly manage a group of college student volunteers (Coaches), who provide SAT preparation and college admission support to high school students from historically underrepresented communities.

Let's Get Ready classes occur two nights a week, one focused on the math section of the SAT and one focused on the verbal section of the SAT. Both College Access Site Directors are responsible for being on-site each class night to oversee the volunteer Coaches and students and to help build a positive and engaging learning environment. Site Directors must also attend trainings and occasional enrichment events. In addition to carrying out on-site responsibilities, management and logistics, Site Directors complete additional position-related tasks and meet with their Program Manager and Co-Site Director each week to ensure all programmatic goals are being met.

Position Responsibilities:
Ensure a meaningful and productive program for students
Work with the Program Manager and Site Partner to manage all on-site logistics
Create and run group activities to ensure student engagement and participation
Foster strong relationships between students and coaches
Attend all Let’s Get Ready events and regional leadership trainings

Effectively recruit and manage Coaches
Represent Let’s Get Ready on college campuses and at occasional networking events
Engage peers through group recruitment events and individual outreach including: tabling, phone calls, emails, and in-person outreach
Ensure coach recruitment goals are met before the start of the program
Responsible for direct supervision, engagement and evaluation of volunteer Coaches in lesson plan preparation and execution and overall classroom management to support SAT score increase for students

Execute high-quality events and activities
Responsible for creating, executing, attending and communicating all events such as diagnostic exams, Coach Training, college trips and the end-of-program celebration
Design effective incentive systems to ensure student and coach retention
Manage a budget for the program and maintain records of all purchases and receipts

Manage program data entry and communications
Responsible for ensuring all program data is up-to-date, including student and coach enrollment paperwork, attendance, student diagnostic exam scores, Coach classroom evaluations and other data as assigned
Maintain open and professional communication with Co-Site Director, Program Manager and Site Partner
Communicate all program events and updates to students, Coaches, family members, LGR staff, and Site Partners
Respond to program inquiries in a timely manner, and serve as a point person for all student and coach outreach

Requirements

Qualifications: Let’s Get Ready seeks individuals who have leadership experience or are looking to gain more leadership skills. Candidates must:
Have exceptional communication, time management, and problem-solving skills
Enjoy working in a team-oriented environment and have a strong network to recruit volunteer Coaches.
Be interested in and comfortable with working with high school students in historically underrepresented communities.
Be a current undergraduate student (preferred), graduate student, or recent college graduate who has work authorization

How to Apply: Apply online at https://www.tfaforms.com/4770408. Applications received by Nov. 22nd will receive priority. Please no calls. We will follow-up with candidates who will be interviewed.