The Transfer Scholars Program (TSP) Manager will ensure that all Fulfillment Fund community college students, transfer to a 4-year school within three years of high school graduation. Incumbent will assist students with creating a transfer plan, schedule one-on-one advisements with students on a semester by semester basis and host informational workshops. Additionally, the incumbent will host community college student specific events and webinars.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: (Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of the Supervisor.)
- Responsible for the coordination, implementation, and supervision of day-to-day Transfer Scholars Program including scheduling appointments, counseling students, data entry, outcome tracking, transfer advisement, presenting to students and staff, budget keeping, and strategic planning.
- Responsible for overseeing transfer advisement for 100+ Fulfillment Fund community college students in TSP.
- Ensure that all TSP complete their GradSnapp profiles and check-ins on a bi-annual basis.
- Advise Fulfillment Fund Students on course selection, placement exams, transfer paths, and encouraging students to find their strengths and abilities.
- Enter student’s transfer counseling data in the Fulfillment Fund database in a timely manner.
- Build and maintain relationships with students, individual colleges, partner non-profits, first-year experience programs, and other outside agencies.
- Act as a liaison and partner with organizations and institutions locally and national; act as the internal coordinator for opportunities offered by colleges for Fulfillment Fund students to visit or attend universities for special programs.
- Participate in college trips, sponsored by the Program Events department and others in cooperation with the High School Programs staff, when deemed necessary
- Utilize the “Risk Index” feature in GradSnapp to prioritize advisements with students that meet the at-risk criteria.
- Assume a supporting role with Destination College, college site visits, essay writing workshops, application workshops, financial aid counseling, and Fulfillment Fund University, as needed.
- Collaborate with Programs staff to provide content and review/revise lessons within the Fulfillment Fund’s High School Programs.
- Assist in the transfer counseling training of Programs staff members.
- Regularly exercises discretion and independent judgment.
- Occasional weekend/evening work.
- Some travel required to meet with students, community college partners, and attend conferences.
- Other duties as assigned.
The position may supervise college counseling consultants, student interns, and temporary employees, as necessary.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and proficient in use of standard information technologies including Microsoft software (specifically Excel), the worldwide web and Education Edge Database.
- Experience hosting webinars and utilizing Skype or other video chat platforms.
- Minimum of three years experience in the educational and/or non-profit sector.
- Knowledge of the IGETC requirements, community college retention programs.
- Knowledge of challenges of community college students and understanding of opportunities to help students persist and transcend obstacles.
- Awareness and understanding of underrepresented, first generation college students is required.
- Broad understanding of financial aid.
- Familiarity with LACCD and other local community colleges and their respective transfer processes.
- Bilingual Spanish/English language skills extremely desirable.
- Proven ability to work independently and as a contributing member of a team.
Education and/or Experience:
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree or greater in education, sociology, counseling, or a related field; Master’s Degree desired, but not required.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: A current California Driver’s License and current automobile insurance coverage.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk to hear. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds. The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid outside conditions. The noise level in the environment is moderate.
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