|Date Posted||May 22, 2020|
|Industry||K-12: Charter Schools|
Maintaining Alumni Relationships
Monthly outreach (phone, in-person, social media, email, etc.) with alumni to build relationship, check in on well-being and offer support in navigating the college experience;
Campus visits to check in with alumni at their colleges/universities in person
During peak times in the Fall and Spring semesters, this role can include up to 50% travel for visits to alumni campuses up to 3 - 4 hours away from Philadelphia.
Advising and Caseload Management
Develop and maintain comprehensive knowledge of and information on financial aid policies and procedures;
Identify and build relationships with a variety of campus, KIPP Philadelphia and KIPP network contacts to gain appropriate resources and information that will aid in the success of alumni enrolled in college;
Create and employ intervention strategies for alums to aid in the maintenance or improvement of satisfactory academic standing;
Connect alumni to peer resources within the program to build relationships and increase opportunities for differentiated support.
Deliver small or large group workshops to alumni on topics such as financial aid, academic success tips or stress management strategies.
Collaborate with members of the KTC&C team to plan and execute meaningful growth experiences for alumni i.e., summer internships, regional KTC&C sponsored alumni programming like the Winter Alumni Social or Career Summit;
Adapt or lead new initiatives based on alumni feedback and/or needs.
Collect and record real-time alumni data (contact info, academic performance, financial aid data, Advisor/Alum contact) in the Salesforce database platform;
Utilize the Persistence Dashboard to examine historical alumni historical and look for early warning academic, financial and socio-emotional indicators that could interrupt an alum’s college persistence;
Use additional data resources such as National Student Clearinghouse to maintain an accurate record of alumni college enrollment practices.
Assist with the preparation and dissemination of semesterly disbursements of grants and other financial resources to assist KPPS alumni with managing the costs of higher education;
Use social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram) to publicize local, regional and national opportunities for KPPS alumni;
Develop and co-facilitate educational experiences on topics relating to college ready behaviors and practices to KPPS students and families to help ensure strong transitions to higher education institutions;
Serve as a resource for conversations and regional planning as it relates to higher education trends and habits of KPPS alumni.
Belief that all students, regardless of background, have the ability to go to and through college.
Possess an understanding of the academic, financial and social concerns that affect college persistence for low-income and first-generation students of color.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and listening skills.
Commitment to developing themselves professionally through development opportunities, participation in organizations that support college access and retention, and staying current in college access and success literature and resources.
Proficient in MS Office, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint, experience utilizing the Google Suite.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize workflow in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to travel and conduct alumni campus visits.
Ability to work effectively as a part of a cross-functional team.
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred