Position Description and Requirements

Reports To: Program Officer
Paygrade: $40,000-$50,000
Status: Exempt, Full-Time Employee

Job Summary

The Student Success Manager is responsible for project management and coordination of the Reverend Pinckney College Readiness Program and initiation of the newly established Lowcountry College Readiness Program, including integration with the Foundation’s current scholarship programs. The aim of the College Readiness Program is to allow high school juniors, their families, and supporters to begin their search, evaluation, and eventual selection of their college of choice with the necessary tools and resources. These programs serves as a precursor to the Reverend Pinckney Scholars Program and Lowcountry Scholars Program, a scholarship fund that promotes access to higher education for low-income African American students by awarding scholarships and providing resources through a tailored program designed to maximize opportunities for and ensure the success of each student — in college and beyond.

The Student Success Manager will agree with and demonstrate respect for the Foundation’s belief that “diversity” means the active inclusion of the entire community as welcomed participants in all Foundation activities; support the Foundation’s practice of encouraging diversity, equity and inclusiveness as the cornerstones of all that the Foundation does.

Grantmaking & Community Leadership Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • Assists Program Officer in all aspects of program execution, including but not limited to: marketing and outreach, recruitment, dissemination of applications, organization of selection process, comprehensive support including one-on-one visits with students and their families, and the planning and execution of trainings and/or events associated with the program.
  • Works in tandem with Student Success Manager for planning and coordination, each with separate portfolio of students, to ensure programming consistency.
  • Establish and maintain relationship with local technical colleges for successful transition and support for students.
  • Provides support for scholarship programs generally, including review, coordination and direct support to Program Officer.
  • Creates detailed outreach plans designed to reach qualified candidates in Beaufort, Charleston, Jasper, Hampton and Colleton counties, as assigned, including specific steps for reaching underserved communities.
  • Researches and evaluates programs and practices nationally and brings best practices to the execution of the program, including the procurement of dynamic professionals to be contracted to lead student training sessions.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with those contracted for program.
  • Conducts needs assessment of individual students.
  • Provides support and guidance on all options of college planning.
  • Offers college search, admissions, scholarships, financial aid/literacy, learning skills, time management, career and college exploration.
  • Interprets and applies college admissions standards and policies in determining student eligibility and standing.
  • Provides information about various types of financial aid and assists with the completion of applications for financial aid.
  • Provides opportunities to visit selected colleges and universities.
  • Coordinates with appropriate departments to provide holistic and streamlined services.

General Responsibilities

  • Assists donors, students, families, high school personnel and the general public in a courteous, helpful and respectful manner, with everyone given equal cons
  • Supports the Foundation’s practice of encouraging diversity, equity and inclusiveness as the cornerstones of all that it
  • Responds to requests for information regarding the Foundation’s scholarship programs.

Knowledge, skills, experience, and education needed

  • College degree required.
  • 2 – 3 years’ experience in school counseling, college admissions, financial aid or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, providing services, and/or program planning and implementation.
  • Skilled in managing multiple projects simultaneously and successfully.
  • Results-oriented thinking and behavior.
  • Excellent written and oral skills.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office

About Coastal Community Foundation

Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is an Equal Opportunity Employer with offices in North Charleston and Beaufort, as well as four affiliate foundations. The Foundation works to create vibrant communities by identifying challenges facing our region and bringing together resources to address them. Through charitable funds established by individuals, families and organizations, our combined resources allow us to address community needs today and into the future. We manage more than 700 funds and award more than $20 million in grants and scholarships on average each year. We provide personalized service to donors, localized expertise about nonprofits as well as community leadership on the most pressing issues facing our region. The Foundation serves Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry and Jasper counties.

How to Apply

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and essay response to the question listed below:

  • Why do you want to work for Coastal Community Foundation?

Please submit materials to jobs@coastalcommunityfoundation.org combined in one (1) PDF document by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 13, 2020 for consideration.

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