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Job Title: tnAchieves Student Success Coordinator

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Serves as one of five student success coordinators across the state for tnAchieves, a scholarship and mentoring program that works with students, parents, mentors, high school guidance counselors, and various community and technical college representatives. Coordinates all efforts in assigned region related to college access, including student and mentor recruitment.  Communicates directly with students, parents, and guidance counselors to ensure a successful transition from high school to college. Handles logistics for team meetings as well as FAFSA days.  tnAchieves serves as the partnering organization to Tennessee Promise in 84 counties.  This position will serve the middle region.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain databases relevant to region
  • Coordinate correspondence with high school students and parents
  • Prepare team meeting packets
  • Conduct team meetings at each high school
  • Attend college fairs, financial aid nights and senior meetings
  • Coordinate community service efforts
  • Provide accurate reporting of metrics
  • Serve as public advocate for program and raise awareness with community at large
  • Process confidential and non-routine information
  • Assist with mentor recruiting and trainings
  • Assist with student/mentor pairing
  • Assist with FAFSA Days

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Previous non-profit, higher education or volunteer coordination experience preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of higher education and barriers to higher education for underserved populations
  • Comprehension of financial aid processes
  • Ability to cultivate relationships
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Willingness to travel across the state when necessary
  • Preference given to individuals with non-profit or higher education experience

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Number of applicants/percentage from high school
  • Percentage of target students (first generation and low income)
  • Number of applicants who FAFSA file
  • Percentage of applicants who enter college (both community college and other)
  • Percentage of students completing community service requirements

COMPENSATION:

Salary ranges $30,000-32,000 based on experience.

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter to maegan@tnachieves.org.