Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO)
SEO's mission is creating a more equitable society by closing the academic and career opportunity gap for motivated young people from underserved and/or underrepresented communities. For over 50 years, SEO has been an innovator in education, mentorship, and creating educational programs and opportunities that maximize the full potential of its students. Above all, the SEO team is on a mission to create an ecosystem of excellence for the young people they serve.
SEO's founding program, SEO Scholars, is a free, eight-year academic and youth development program that gets low-income public high school students to and through college. During high school, SEO Scholars provides over 700 hours of rigorous instruction in English and math after school, on Saturdays, and over the summer. SEO continues to work with its Scholars through college with comprehensive academic, personal, and career support. The program's results are unparalleled in the education nonprofit sector: 100% of SEO Scholars are accepted to four-year colleges, with 90% graduation rates, compared to 21% of similar students nationally.
In the 2017-18 academic year, the Class of 2018 received 2,122 college acceptances; 100% of students were admitted to four-year colleges - 62% of students were admitted to colleges in the top tier (as determined by Barron's), 76% were admitted to colleges in the top 2 tiers, and 91% were admitted to colleges in the top 3 tiers. The class was offered $6,497,901 in institutional and private scholarships. Learn more about SEO Scholars at https://scholars.seo-usa.org/
The Program Manager, College Advising manages all elements of the college admissions process for a cohort of 70-80 12th grade students to ensure 100% admission into a four-year college. This includes college list development, application essay review, standardized test preparation, and financial aid support, as well as preparation for the college transition. In coordination with 11th grade, 12th grade, and College Scholars staff, the Program Manager will lead and implement SEO Scholars programming on Saturdays, after school, and during the summer.
The Program Manager works collaboratively with the College Admissions team (two other Program Managers, the Manager of College Access, and the Assistant Director, College Admissions). This individual will be an integral member of the team developing and providing consistent advising strategy while collectively leading a cohort of 250 Scholars through SEO programming during their 12th grade. The Program Manager also closely collaborates with part-time advisors, instructors, and writing coaches and will report to the Assistant Director, College Admissions.
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The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
HOURS: Tuesday through Saturday schedule (2-3 Saturdays/month during the school year with some flexibility) and some nights as dictated by programming needs
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.