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Black and College Bound
4510 E. Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO
Posted: June 22 2015
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DescriptionBlack & College Bound, a nonprofit agency that conducts college and career readiness programs, is
currently seeking a Marketing Specialist to help support a nationally-expanding nonprofit organization
making college admission and success possible for urban students through an intensive curriculum of
coaching and support. We currently provide services in KC, Atlanta, NYC, and Minnesota. We provide
students and parents with (1) ACT/SAT test preparation; (2) guidance in the college admissions/planning
process; (3) assistance with resumes, business cards, and networking tools; and (4) mentoring for
successful transitions to and through college. Currently, we work with neighborhood, community, school,
and church programs to provide seminars that equip students and families with the insight, exposure, and
coaching needed to support them along this process. For the 2015 summer, we are hosting one week teen
summer camp sessions in KC, Atlanta, and NYC. This position will lead outreach and event planning
while securing speaking engagements with national conferences.
I. Job Summary
We are seeking a dynamic, high-energy, efficient college intern to join our growing organization as part of
our program leadership team. The Marketing Specialist is asked to help coordinate local and national
outreach for Black & College Bound programs with our CEO, staff, and partners in NYC, Atlanta, & KC.
Must be a self-starter who is savvy with technology, networking, and youth programming. Responsible
for developing marketing tools and fostering partnerships while supporting the overall development and
priorities of the organization.
ResponsibilitiesII. Specific Responsibilities
A. Design & Conduct Workshops & Materials on what it takes to get to and through college
successfully; recruit professionals and college students as speakers to address planning, best practices,
and support systems.
B. Design Marketing & Workshop Materials.
C. Conduct Online Searches and foster connections to identify national organizations, conferences,
speakers, and initiatives with similar programmatic interests and priorities.
D. Disseminate press releases and followup correspondence/assessments to clients and guest presenters.
E. Supervise, Train and Support Staff & Volunteers: Coordinating the work activities of summer teen
interns to support the planning and execution of teen training seminars - including event planning,
marketing, preparation of materials, logistics, supplies, registrations, and volunteer coordination duties.
F. Represent the organization at various special events and community meetings. Identify partners who
also serve youth or provide supportive resources that strengthen our programs.
G. Convene & Facilitate Meetings with local and national Panhellenic groups, churches, civic, and
youth serving organizations to access youth populations and encourage participation in B&CB
H. Evaluate, Track and Report on Progress: Assist in the tracking, evaluation and reporting of program
outcomes, including the maintenance of member files and web updates.
I. Recruit Program Participants and Staff: Work with program team to recruit, engage, and register
students and parents. This may include social media blasts, calling, e-mailing, posting announcements,
holding information sessions, and answering applicant questions.
Administrative: Serve as lead coordinator for a host of organizational planning needs, errands,
correspondence, billings, event planning tasks, and office duties.
Technological: MUST POSSESS SUPERIOR COMPUTER SKILLS used daily to prepare workshop
materials, create forms, press releases, and presentations. Should also be familiar with spreadsheets &
social media (Twitter, FaceBook, & blogs). ( Special consideration for MAC users with knowledge of
Pages, Graphics, IPhoto & IMovie, Google Docs, or equivalent programs used for web updates of videos
and student profiles - desired, not required) *May request samples of fliers, newsletter, or presentations.
Maturity: Must model youth leadership at all times, while teaching other youth to do so. Seeking self-
starters with the ability to take initiative and self-manage projects through completion with minimal
supervision. Servant leader with strong desire to empower others & deliver excellence at all times.
Communication: Able to present information to large groups using strong verbal and written
communication skills. Professional presence and grammar when interacting with seminar attendees,
funders, and when representing organization at community meetings with executives. May serve as a
Teen Leader during some seminars.
• Experience working with urban youth of all ages & strong desire to empower/mentor students.
• Experience implementing youth activities and supervising youth in groups of 8 to 20.
• Must be flexible, creative and articulate.
• Excellent communication, organization, and time management skills.
• High energy, enthusiastic, strong commitment to public service and social justice.
• Desire to work in a growing nonprofit organization, ability to adapt, creativity, and commitment to
excellence highly valued.
• Access to reliable transportation preferred, or means to attend community meetings as needed.
IV. This College Internship is a nonpaid internship but a great resume builder for individuals seeking to
gain extensive experience with youth, nonprofits, & organizational development. Performance
bonuses, lunch, and travel/gas stipends available each month. Flexible scheduling options available.