Founded in 1993, College Summit is a national non-profit organization with a mission to transform the college admissions process and increase the college enrollment rate of low-income students. Today’s college admissions system leaves behind a key portion of America’s talent: low-income, academically mid-tier students. Working in partnership with the critical players in the college-access challenge – students, parents, high schools, and colleges – College Summit enables all these players to accomplish what none can do alone: ensure that the community harnesses the talent of all college-capable students.
General Management Responsibilities
Having been through a College Summit workshop as a Peer Leader, they are uniquely situated to offer advice, guidance, encouragement and reassurance to students throughout their workshop experience.
The Alumni Leader Coordinator is responsible for training and managing a team of Alumni to grow while on their inward journey and successfully participate in outward service. ALC’s are responsible for establishing a strong cohesive Alumni Team that is committed to supporting Peer Leaders achieve the five goals of the workshop and ensure their safety at all times. They are part of the Core Team and serve as bridge between the behind the scenes administrative tasks and daily direct service to students. They will be trained on our technology tool, CSNav, to support computer lab sessions and will provide coaching to their team on how to effectively support students during writing sessions. They will serve as the lead facilitator of the “Tower of Power”, “Activities and Experiences” and the “Alumni-Led” sessions.
The Alumni Leader Coordinator supports the execution of administrative and logistical tasks and attends daily staff meetings where they often serve as a barometer for the Peer Leader experience. The voice and participation of our Alumni is critical to a positive and successful workshop experience largely due to their ability to have an inspiring impact on both the Peer Leaders and workshop staff and volunteers.
Lead Alumni Leader orientations and trainings before and during the workshop
Managing a team of Alumni Leaders to ensure Peer Leaders successfully achieve 5 Goals for the weekend.:
Financial Aid: to gain a solid understanding of financial aid
Personal Statement : create a draft of their personal statement that can be polished once they return to school
College Application : opportunity to create input their personal information into CSNav to ease the completing applications during their senior year
College Coaching Session : Peer Leaders will spent 1 hour with a professional College Coach to help create a college list
Peer Leadership : Provide effective communication and leadership skills, challenging PL’s to act as role models, positively effecting their peers once they return to their schools for senior year.
Facilitate the “Tower of Power” Session
Facilitate the “Activities and Experiences” Session
Coordinate schedules and responsibilities for Alumni Leader Team
Support staff in logistical and administrative tasks
Ensure safe supervision of Peer Leaders
Participate and support Rap Sessions
Serve as role model for Peer Leaders
Provide feedback and complete evaluations for each Alumni Leaders
At least a junior in college (2.5 GPA minimum)
Served as an Alumni Leader for at least 2 workshops
Maturity and sound judgment
Passionate about working with youth
Ability to follow through on tasks
Maturity and sound judgment
Support regional team activities during the school year
Demonstrated leadership ability during past works experiences
Leadership involvement on campus or in their community
To qualify you must be able to participate in a minimum of 3 workshops
Skilled in motivating a team coming from diverse backgrounds and varying levels of experience.
Strong organizational abilities and excellent verbal/written communication skills.
Ably represents College Summit Values of Heart of a great teacher, Mind of an innovator, and Spirit of an inspired student.
Comfortable working with a highly diverse group of people.
A profound connection to College Summit’s mission.
Position start is in June; however, there will be required trainings during the months of March through May.
The Alumni Leader Coordinator will report directly to the Workshop Director.
Alumni Leader Coordinators stand to make $500 per workshop provided all necessary documentation is submitted in a timely fashion.