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
As an Alumni Leader, you are a full member of the Core Staff and responsible for ensuring the overall success of the workshop. The Alumni Leader role is a great opportunity for College Summit alumni to give back to other students a gift that was shared with them, while at the same time furthering both their personal and professional development. Alumni are the foundation and most influential role at the workshop as they serve as role models of how powerful the workshop experience can be if Peer Leaders take advantage of the opportunity that is presented over the course of the workshop. 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.
he Alumni Leader is a part of 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 provide daily direct service to students. They will be trained on how to effectively support both the students and facilitators during all sessions.
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.
Participate in orientations and trainings before and during the workshop
Serve on 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.
Support facilitators and students during sessions
Facilitate the “Activities and Experiences” Session
Ensure safe supervision of Peer Leaders
Serve as role model for Peer Leaders
Provide and receive feedback from alumni team and other staff members
An alumnus of the College Summit program
Completed at least one year of college (2.5 GPA minimum)
Passionate about working with youth
Ability to follow through on tasks
Maturity and sound judgment
Support regional team activities during the school year
Leadership involvement on campus or in their community
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 will report directly to both the Alumni Leader Coordinator and the Workshop Director.
Alumni Leaders stand to make $300 per workshop provided all necessary documentation is submitted in a timely fashion.