High School Program 9-12 College Access Coordinator

Philadelphia, PA, USA Req #671
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, youth, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society.   We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.   Project HOME has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all staff and applicants for employment.  Employment decisions including, but not limited to, hiring selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, associate programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Job Summary The College Access Program Coordinator  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide individual and group guidance about college access to high school juniors and seniors. Advise high school students about the college selection process, how to complete college applications and enrolling in college. Provide SAT prep instruction and direct assistance with the financial aid process.  

  • Create an individual plan and timeline for each participant in the college application and enrollment process; manage individual student files and meet regularly with students and parents to track progress. 

  • Organize/provide student trips to targeted local/regional colleges and accompany students on trips. 

  • Follow and support students throughout their college experience. Provide academic guidance to students while away at school.     

  • Provide support for college seniors in their job search and support them through the transition to post – graduate life. 

  • Build relationships with local schools, universities, organizations and individuals to provide college preparation programming and oversee all CAP resources including utilization of volunteers for tutoring and other support. 

  • Analyze and present individualized financial aid plans and scholarship needs to Project HOME's scholarship board. 

  • Coordinate annual College Access Program (CAP) graduation. 

  • Plan, organize, and provide workshops for participants and their parents about college choices, financial aid and other relevant topics. 

  • Create/maintain a system to check in regularly with all students and parents, maintain the college access program (CAP) database and provide periodic reports on student status, including plans for careers and post-secondary education. 

  • Organize and maintain an efficient filing system for student records and manage/record all CAP data in required data system. 

  • Maintain regular CAP Office hours and oversee the resources and maintenance of the CAP Library. 

  • Collaborate and communicate with Teen Program staff.   

  • Create and implement a support system for staff to better meet the needs of families and students. This will include professional development and one-on-one consulting with staff to problem solve family concerns and help connect families to community resources.  

  • Assist with the enrollment/retention of youth in the after-school and College Access programs.  


Minimum Qualifications  

        Bachelor’s Degree in Education, counseling or a related field; 

Full understanding of college admissions, college counseling and how to assist students through the process;  

Experience with students in low income urban public schools; 

Excellent organization, planning and reporting skills;  

Excellent verbal, written & interpersonal skills;  

Strong relationship building & networking skills;  

Ability to work independently and function as an integral part of a team;  

 Strong computer skills;  

  Valid driver’s license is required. 

Preferred Qualifications 

             Master’s Degree preferred; 

  ·         A minimum of 2 years college counseling, admissions and/or related experience 

  Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

Project HOME benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account plans (Health, Dependent Care, Transit, Parking), Paid Parental leave, and a student loan support program.  Project HOME has partnered with Savi to help employees navigate the complexities of federal student loan programs such as Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). Project HOME offers Scholarship Programs thru Capella University for full-tuition Bachelor, Master’s Doctoral, in addition to a number of certificate degree programs. Project HOME's partnership also allows your employees to utilize a 15% discount on any Capella courses, as well as 10 free Sophia Learning courses. Project HOME provides Paid Time Off a minimum of 27 days annually, which includes vacation, personal, sick days, Floating holidays, Holidays, and sabbatical leave. Employer sponsored benefit plans include Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, 401 (k) with employer match up to 5% in addition to an Employee Assistance Program. Voluntary benefits include Accident, Critical Illness/Cancer, and Hospital Indemnity Coverage. and Voluntary Life Insurance.   


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $21.25
Location on Google Maps
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA