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
The Workshop Director will manage the daily implementation of the College Summit program for 4-6 weeks back-to-back in the summer on a college campus. In this role, they will oversee a full-time 11 person staff ranging from professionals to second year college students, a group of 40 to 50 rising high school seniors, cultivate and maintain relationships with volunteers, work collaboratively with a region to oversee a site, manage a college relationship, and articulate College Summit's mission and program within the community. The ultimate goal of the Workshop Director is to ensure that College Summit Peer Leaders attain their 5 goals and as a result produce the materials to apply to college.
Ensure the implementation of all logistics and operations for their site’s workshops.
Site/facilities relationship management
Oversee and manage daily tasks
Provide support and coaching to team
Ensure cohesion among all factions of workshop participants
Management and Finances:
Manage a Core Staff team of 11 people
Oversee the management of 10 to 15 volunteers to produce the highest quality environment for College Summit Peer Leaders.
Oversee the instruction and experience of 40 to 50 different College Summit Peer Leaders a week.
Facilitate meetings with Core Staff and volunteers (such as but not limited to the College Summit All Staff Meeting).
Manage a site budget and keep detailed financial data about the site.
Work cohesively with the Rap Director to maintain a warm, efficient and effective environment for students, volunteers and staff.
Create an environment which fosters the retention of staff, volunteers, and present and future alumni leaders.
Facilitate sessions focused on the professional development of their team.
Cover letter and Resume required
Undergraduate degree required; background in education, non-profit and/or business a plus.
At least 2, preferably 5 years’ experience working in a deadline-driven, fast-paced, dynamic environment.
At least 2 years management experience with an emphasis on trouble-shooting, staff empowerment, and ability to take initiative and collaborate in challenging situations
Skilled in motivating a team coming from diverse backgrounds and varying levels of experience.
Strong organizational abilities and excellent verbal/written communication skills.
Computer and internet familiarity (in particular with Microsoft Word and Excel)
Ably represents College Summit Values of Heart of a great teacher, Mind of an innovator, and Spirit of an inspired student.
Experience working with a highly diverse group of people.
A profound connection to College Summit’s mission.
Has a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
Position start is in June; however, there will be 5 required trainings from March through June.
The Workshop Director will report directly the Field Manager.
Workshop Director’s stand to make up to $900 per workshop provided all necessary documentation is submitted in a timely fashion.
College Summit - 19 months ago