College Prep Coordinator

Detroit, MI

Summary:

The ideal candidate will have high energy coupled with a passion for helping urban high school students in post-secondary preparation. Candidate must be committed to distributed leadership, actively participate in a professional learning community and embrace families and the community to achieve a common outcome for the student achievement in a school. Candidate should possess strong interpersonal and (oral/written) communication skills; be detailed oriented, independent and flexible; as well as have patience and empathy for adolescents and their families. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Supports University Prep Schools’ goal of ensuring 90% graduation, 90% post-secondary enrollment, and 90% FAFSA completion through various college and career readiness strategies and initiatives;

    • Assists college counselor with coordination of college and career readiness activities, trips, and events for students;

    • Assists college counselor with administrative tasks including file management, college material mailings, and database tracking systems;

    • Utilizes technology systems and other sources to track and manage data pertaining to summer program activity, college application statuses, and scholarship outcomes;

    • Provides direct assistance to students with tasks required for successful college enrollment, college entrance exam registration, scholarship completion, and summer program participation; 

    • Conducts ongoing research and provides resources on college admissions, financial aid and scholarship, and summer program opportunities for students;

    • Develops and disseminates an ongoing list of scholarship opportunities and resources for high school juniors and seniors;

    • Develops and disseminates ongoing database/listing of summer enrichment program opportunities for grades 9-11;

    • Attends high school staff meetings as determined by school site;

    • Attends professional development conferences in college admissions and financial aid as required;

    • Evening and weekend availability is required; and,

    • Perform other duties as directed.

Education/Experience:

  • Some college (required); bachelor’s degree in an educational or human service field (preferred). 

  • Experience working with students in a high school setting is strongly preferred. Some experience providing instruction in a classroom setting is desirable. Strong communication and human relations skills are required

Demonstrates U Preps Core Values:

  • We work well by ourselves and teams

  • We care about people

  • Our actions have a purpose

  • We think big and do

  • Learning is exciting

About U Prep Schools:

If you are dedicated to a pursuit of excellent both in yourself and our students; if you are self-motivated; if you are an innovator and if you want to play a key role in changing young lives—we are looking for U.  Our mission: to give students the courage to pursue a future full of possibilities. Our students come to our network of schools looking for a regarding and fulfilling education.  Comprised of three public charter school districts; University Preparatory Academy, University Preparatory Science and Math and University Preparatory Art and Design; we educate over 4,500 students in the burgeoning city of Detroit.  Help us to prepare our students for success in life and be a part of U.

Detroit 9090 is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination of any kind.  All employment decisions with Detroit 9090 are based on district needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status.