Student Experience Program Associate

Other Institution  |  New York, NY

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Student Experience Program Associate

Job Type: First Year/Orientation/Transition/Retention Programs Service Learning/Volunteerism
Location: New York, NY
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Other,
Institution Size:
Employer ID: 31568
Application Deadline: 11/14/2019

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation

Benefits

Salary Range:
$55,000 - $60,000
Additional Compensation:
Exceptional benefits package
Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Salary Range:
$55,000 - $60,000
Additional Compensation:
Exceptional benefits package
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education, Other
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education, Other
Experience:

Position Description

Matriculate’s mission is to empower high-achieving high school students from low-income backgrounds to make the leap to our nation’s top colleges. Our vision is that one day all the best students in America will have access to and be supported at top colleges—regardless of their income or background—which will give them a unique opportunity to change the trajectory of their lives and the lives of their families.

Matriculate empowers teams of undergraduates to provide free virtual college advising to high-achieving high school juniors and seniors from low-income backgrounds. Equipped with more than 50 hours of training, undergraduate Advising Fellows provide the information, guidance, and support that these high school students need to apply to, gain admission at, and excel in the best institutions. Matriculate is working to build an America in which all talented students have a fair shot at top colleges and universities long reserved primarily for the elite.

Matriculate is a founding partner of Bloomberg Philanthropies' college access and success initiative called CollegePoint, which aims to help as many as 65,000 students to apply to, enroll in, and graduate from the best colleges and universities.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Matriculate seeks a strong candidate to plan and execute programming for the high school student experience on Matriculate’s team. This person will support the lifecycle of our High School Fellows including recruitment, onboarding, resource development and student evaluation—helping to ensure that through their experience in the Matriculate program, High School Fellows are empowered to make the leap to top colleges. This position reports to the High School Experience Senior Program Manager while working closely with the rest of the Matriculate team.

Specifically, the Student Experience Program Associate will oversee the smooth and high-quality delivery and refinement of the high school student strategy by:

Oversee the smooth and high-quality delivery and refinement of the high school student strategy.

  • Assume responsibility for ensuring high schools students receive the resources and support they need to meet college application milestones
  • Support the recruitment and onboarding of high school students
  • Monitor high school student uptake and High School Fellow experience; devise and implement strategies to increase engagement and retention
  • Support the training of college Advising Fellows to ensure they are positioned to best support high school students
  • Recruit and manage volunteers to support High School Fellows
  • Manage the development, production, packaging and distribution of program materials for high school students and parents
  • Develop systems for scalability
  • Build community among high school students
  • Develop the engagement and celebration strategy for current college students and college graduates

Contribute to overall organizational growth and evolution

  • Be/become an expert in the college access landscape
  • Collaborate across the Matriculate program to ensure maximum consistencies and efficiencies
  • Identify and troubleshoot challenges as they arise
  • Contribute to Matriculate’s culture of continuous improvement

Job Requirements

The Student Experience Program Associate will embody Matriculate’s values and a commitment to high-quality student experience. Specifically, you bring:

  • CONNECTION TO MISSION: A heartfelt connection to empowering high-achieving high school students from low-income backgrounds to make the leap to our best colleges.
  • WORK EXPERIENCE: At least 1 year of experience (professional or gained during college) at a program that serves students. Prior experience in college access/success and/or serving as a peer mentor or leadership position on campus is a plus.
  • EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS: Conveys information clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing. Experience creating program materials and other resources.
  • ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS: Excellent attention to detail with the ability to see projects through from start to finish. Stays focused on execution to reach stated goals.
  • INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Builds, manages and leverages relationships with diverse groups and with a proven track record of flexibility and influence.
  • STRATEGIC THINKING AND EXECUTION: Balances strategic and analytical thinking and program execution. Leverages data in short- and long-term planning.
  • INITIATIVE AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT: High degree of personal initiative in problem solving, commitment to constantly learning, growing, and reflecting on your work
  • VALUES-ALIGNMENT: Thrives in a work environment that values continuous learning, feedback, personal growth, integrity, well-being and self-care, self-awareness and self-motivation. Interest in joining an entrepreneurial, fast-paced and growing organizations.
  • TECHNOLOGY SKILLS: Command of MS office suite and remote communications methods. Experience with Salesforce is a plus.
  • EDUCATION: A bachelor’s degree is required.

Application Information

Submit a resume and targeted cover letter that answers the question, "Why are you interested in the Student Experience Program Associate position at Matriculate?" Please address your cover letter to Julia Perkins, Student Experience Program Manager. We review applications on a rolling basis and strive to get back to applicants within two weeks.

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