College and Career Specialists

The Urban Alliance FoundationWashington, DC
Paid Internship

3 months ago


Job Title

College and Career Services Manager - Greater DC

Job Location

Washington, DC

Job Overview

Urban Alliance is seeking a College and Career Services Manager (CCSM) to implement the work of providing alumni from the region with the skills, career exposure, networking, and support needed to prepare them for success and expand their access to economic opportunities. The CCSM will work closely with the Director of National College and Career Services to execute the organizations alumni programming and be responsible for providing supports and services to keep students connected to post-secondary education, training, and/or a living wage career with growth potential. They will provide case management, college and career coaching, and skill development opportunities to accelerate alumni on their path to a career or college success. The College and Career Manager will report to the regional Executive Director.


Pay: $55,000 - $65,000 a year


  • Engagement and Communication
    • Create regional engagement strategy based on the population
    • Plan and coordinate local networking opportunities, professional learning sessions, and special events (e.g. Alumni reunion, trainings, community service events, etc.)
    • Consistently conduct alumni communications using newsletters, social media, LinkedIn group, and the alumni portal
    • Manage the regional Alumni Advisory Board
    • Provide monthly touch points for all alumni two years post high school
  • College and Career Services
    • Provide direct support and service to Alumni (school transfer / enrollment, resume writing, cover letter writing, job searching, career counseling, interview preparation, etc.)
    • Build and maintain relationships with external partners, employers, including local colleges and universities, scholarship providers, and service/workforce programs
    • Work with regional Executive Director enhance the internship opportunities provided to Alumni year-round and seasonally.
    • Provide a wide array of appropriate resources on careers, technical schools, apprenticeship, and training programs
    • Create and implement outreach plan to recruit Urban Alliance Alumni to engage in college and career readiness activities
    • Provide case management services to alumni who are not connected to education or living wage work.
  • High School Internship Program Support and Transition
    • Serve as the expert in regional post-high school choices and financial aid options
    • Cultivate a relationship with the current class of High School Interns
    • Assist Program Coordinators with the Post High School Planning intervention planning
    • Assist program teams with interns transition to alumni status
  • Data Management & Program Evaluation
    • Ensure that alumni data in Salesforce is high quality and entered on a regular basis
    • Track and monitor alumni program success metrics
    • Support the development and execution of program surveys
    • Conduct follow-up in accordance with any grants/contracts in the region


  • Alumni Services Experience: The ideal candidate has a proven track record of excellence and commitment in career services, alumni services, and/or youth development and a passion for the Urban Alliance mission. They will have a degree and/or certification (or extensive demonstrated experience) in career services, career counseling, and or counseling experience of at least 2-5 years. They will be committed to remaining current on national trends and research as well are opportunities in the region to ensure that the alumni program is effective and meeting the needs of our alumni. They will be proficient with using data systems and existing data to inform practice and monitor progress toward goals.
  • Relationship Builder: The ideal candidate will be collaborative, authentic, and genuine. They will have demonstrated experience building relationships across the Greater DC region, workforce readiness programs, higher education institutions, and local service providers. The ideal candidate will be a good listener and will be committed to removing barriers to participation.
  • Communication Skills: The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator and possess strong writing, listening, and speaking skills. The candidate will leverage their strong interpersonal skills and use variety of modes of communication to connect with employees across our regions. Use of technology will be a critical avenue to provide information to the team who often will not be available at the same time. Using a variety of techniques to adapt to schedules and keep everyone engaged will be important.
  • Commitment to racial equity and social justice: The ideal candidate has demonstrated commitment to advancing racial equity. Urban Alliance is seeking a candidate who is dedicated to the organizations mission and committed to understanding the program model.

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$21.26 - $27.34

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Washington, DC | $5,379/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,303

  • Miscellaneous$983

  • Food$499

  • Utilities$302

  • Transportation$292


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