Employment at Futures

We are currently seeking a Director of College Connection to join our team. This role is a unique opportunity for an experienced professional to serve as the staff lead for Philadelphia Futures’ College Connection (CC) Program, a college access program for low-income, first-generation-to-college students in 11th and 12th grade of high school through college graduation.   

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide vision and direction for the CC program, including developing comprehensive orientation for new participants, collaborating with other staff to evaluate and adapt programming to achieve the best outcomes for students, developing relationships with external stakeholders that are beneficial to staff and students, and collaborating with college success staff on student transition to college.
  • Manage the CC team of Coordinators as they provide comprehensive, individualized college access and admissions coaching to students in grades 11 to 12, monitor student progress, and communicate with families and volunteers.
  • Manage a caseload and develop relationships with students; maintaining weekly individual contact to assure program responsibilities are met, documenting individual student compliance with program responsibilities, developing remediation plans, and communicating with students, families, and volunteers as needed.
  • Collaborate with Associate Director of College Admissions to ensure students connect to opportunities for college exposure and meet program expectations related to the admissions process.
  • Collaborate with Director of Academics to ensure student participation in classes, clubs, and activities, and to teach courses within a comprehensive college guidance curriculum as needed.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Outreach and Engagement to assist with the CC admissions process.
  • Collect and analyze program data, maintain student records, and prepare reports on students’ performance and program effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with Event Planner to carry out College Access events including family programs, College Admissions Marathon, and Annual Conference.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in education, social work, or related field of study is required.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in program leadership, cultivating professional relationships, and in developing educational programs, teaching, and/or training.
  • Experience with delivery of services to first-generation-to-college students.
  • Experience in management and supervision.

Specialized Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communications.
  • Strong background in program evaluation and measurement.
  • Program management and project management skills.
  • Knowledgeable and proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).

Core Competencies:

  • Commitment to Philadelphia Futures’ Core Values (High Expectations, Focus, Respect, Adaptability, Accountability & Collaboration).
  • Passion for working with first-generation-to-college, low-income students.

This is a full-time, exempt position and offers a competitive compensation/benefits package based on experience. The Director of College Connection reports to the Director of College Access. Occasional evening and weekend hours required.

To apply, please submit your application materials here: https://goo.gl/forms/N6Lv8Q540X1aXqZc2..

For more information on Philadelphia Futures, visit our website: www.philadelphiafutures.org

Philadelphia Futures is deeply committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness. Philadelphia Futures is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.