BCB Program Coordinator - Midwest

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Black & College Bound, a nonprofit agency that conducts college and career readiness programs, is currently seeking a Program Coordinator - Midwest 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 NYC, Atlanta, Minnesota, NC, DMV area & KC. 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; (4) mentoring for successful transitions to and through college and (5) basic life and social skills. 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 2014 summer, we are hosting several one week teen summer camp sessions in KC, Atlanta, and NYC.

Job Summary
We are seeking a dynamic, high-energy, efficient individual to join our growing organization as part of our program leadership team. TheProgram Coordinator - Midwest is asked to help coordinate Black & College Bound programs with our CEO, and partners in NYC, Atlanta, Minnesota, NC, DMV area & KC. Must be a self-starter who is savvy with technology, networking, and youth programming. Responsible for developing program components and community partnerships while providing leadership for high school summer interns, organizational volunteers, and partners in various cities.
To apply email resume and cover letter with (BCB Program Coordinator- Midwest as subject) to blackandcollegebound@gmail.com or call (678) 30 I'M BCB
Cover letter must articulate why working with this organization is a fit for you and what you expect to contribute to the organization and young people engaged in their post high school planning process.
List all pertinent computer skills, talents, and abilities that can contribute to our efforts.
Describe how you can use your network and skills to help us reach many other teens and parents to attend our workshops.

Responsibilities

II. Specific Responsibilities
A. Assist CEO: Work directly with CEO to carry out Coordinating the fund development activities to support the planning and execution of teen and parent training seminars offered in various cities.
B. Support Organizational Planning & Events: Engage in team event planning, marketing, preparation of materials, logistics, events, registrations, and volunteer coordination duties.
C. Represent the organization at various special events and community meetings. Identify partners who
also serve youth or provide supportive resources that strengthen our programs.
D. Develop and Maintain Relationships: Work to build and maintain successful relationships with
workshop participants to capture and illustrate their “aha moments” for marketing purposes.
E. Possess and share insights on challenges and fears involved when planning for life after high school.
F. 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. Heavily responsible for connecting our organization to other young adults, families, and community organizations serving youth.

Requirements

The Program Coordinator - Midwest will assist and support the organization’s Executive Director in carrying out program development, communications, organizational tasks, and programmatic support functions. The Program Coordinator - Midwest is asked to help coordinate events and organizational planning activities. Must be a self-starter who is savvy with technology, networking, and youth programming. Responsible for following up on numerous details while creating forms, documents, correspondence, and workshop materials. Must have great attention to detail and commitment to excellence.

In the course of this work, the Program Coordinator - Midwest will receive mentoring in methods for improving organizational effectiveness, leadership, public service, while contributing to a dynamic nonprofit organization, while providing administrative support to the chief executive. We are seeking a dynamic, high-energy, efficient individual to join our growing organization as part of our program leadership team.
**Seeking individuals who can help us connect with teens and families engaged in the college/career exploration process and partner organizations that support our endeavors.
Required Qualifications:
1. Program Support – Assist the Executive Director in preparing program materials, policy research and analysis, and related program activities.
2. Communications Support – Help the Executive Director monitor, prepare and disseminate written and spoken communications across multiple media.
3. Administrative Support – Schedule meetings, organize travel logistics, maintain the calendar and provide related support to the Executive Director.
4. Information Management – Help capture, process, and organize data and tasks to ensure effective management of Executive Director’s work load.
5. 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 writing samples.
6. 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.
7. Access to reliable transportation preferred, or means to attend community meetings as needed.

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