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College Office Coordinator (SY 22-23)

Company: Uncommon Schools
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionUncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person of color. Uncommon currently manages 54 schools serving more than 20,000 students in five cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, and Rochester. We are proud that Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at five times the rate of their peers nationally. We achieve this by offering strong academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that prepares students for success in college and beyond.North Star Academy currently manages fourteen schools in Newark, NJ serving students ingrades K through 12. We believe in strong authentic relationships between teachers andstudents, supported by effective school systems and an engaging instructional model thatenables students to flourish academically and personally. North Star Academy is NJ's #1 highest performing public charter school and has served Newark families for over 20 years.Job DescriptionThe College Access & Success Coordinator is responsible for excellent educational programming that achieves the Uncommon mission of preparing its students for success at competitive four-year colleges and universities.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, But Not Limited To)

  • General Administrative Duties - Performs general administrative duties such as answering phones, ordering office supplies, and facilitating mailings and electronic submission of school documents to colleges.
  • College Visit Coordination-Coordinates and schedules college admissions officer visits to school during the fall semester. Manages and tracks student requests to attend college visits.
  • Data Management - Manages the collection and input of student data including standardized test scores, contact information for partner colleges & universities, event RSVP and attendance, etc.
  • Financial Management -Manages expense reporting and reimbursement requests for both the Alumni Coordinator and the Director of College Completion via purchase order software. Assists Alumni Coordinator with gathering student materials and compiling reimbursement reports for the Alumni Book Scholarship.
  • Family Communication - Assists with the scheduling of seasonal parent meetings for college counselors. Communicates regularly with students and parents via hard mailings, email blasts, phone blasts and direct phone calls.
  • Special Event Planning - Works with office staff on the planning, implementation and execution of all special programs and events. These events include, but are not limited to mock interviews, college road trips, college fairs, essay writing retreats, Alumni Day, Senior Signing Day, Graduation, etc.
  • Professional Development - Participates actively in all training and professional development sessions throughout the year
  • Staff Relationships - Meets weekly with office staff to check in on departmental tasks and milestones. Reports to Director of College Counseling. Coordinates with the Operations staff regarding family paperwork and contact information.SCHEDULE
    • Be present and engaged throughout the school day, on a schedule approved by their Manager, in accordance with the School calendar.
    • Work periodic evenings (school wide events such as report card conferences, student performances, etc.)
    • Commit to continual professional growth, participating actively in department meetings, faculty meetings, and other meetings.
    • Participate in an annual three-week staff orientation and training.Qualifications
      • 2-3 years of office experience preferred, ideally with an education agency
      • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
      • Strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues and community members
      • Basic finance skills and comfort learning new finance processes
      • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
      • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint
      • Maturity and ability to work independently
      • Must enjoy contact with children and parents
      • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines
      • Prior experience working in schools and/or urban communities preferred
      • Spanish or Portuguese language skills a plus but not required
      • Able to lift and move packages up to 30 lbs.
      • Bachelor's degree requiredAdditional InformationHourly compensation for this role is between $17.64 to $21.08.Uncommon Schools believes that people are our greatest resource for achieving our mission, and our total rewards (compensation, benefits, and other recognitions) are a key lever for attracting and retaining outstanding talent with relevant expertise. As an organization, we prioritize ensuring that the way people are compensated is rewarding, strategic, and fair. New hires are offered a salary commensurate with their experience and we offer generous benefits and time off and have extensive professional development opportunities.Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building an exceptional team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. We also strive to ensure an inclusive community by creating a space for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We also ensure that individuals with disabilities receive all privileges and benefits associated with employment and are provided reasonable accommodations for the interview process and to perform core job functions.

Keywords: Uncommon Schools, Newark , College Office Coordinator (SY 22-23), Administration, Clerical , Newark, New Jersey

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