Assistant Program Manager for High School and College Transitions, Center for Multicultural Equity

Washington D.C.
Jul 11, 2018
Nov 22, 2018
Full Time
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Assistant Program Manager for High School and College Transitions, Center for Multicultural Equity & Access - Division of Student Affairs

The Center for Multicultural Equity & Access (CMEA) enhances the education of students historically denied access to Georgetown University because of their race or ethnicity. To that end, we provide academic support, multicultural programming, and diversity education as we work to create a community committed to education of the whole person and care for others. We challenge the University to fulfill its commitment to justice for the common good.  CMEA's Pre-College program provides comprehensive educational enrichment opportunities designed to increase the access and success of District of Columbia area middle and high school students in post-secondary education.

The Assistant Program Manager for High School and College Transitions provides day-to-day support of CMEA's Pre-College Programs that include a series of college access and college preparation programs designed to assist District of Columbia Public School students graduate from high school and succeed in college. Duties include but are not limited to:

Case Management and Advising

  • Manages the retention of student participants, and provides extensive case management and follow-up services that include the assessment of participant needs for services.
  • Monitors student progress and maintaining pertinent data by collecting report cards, test results, parent feedback, and attendance records.
  • Facilitates post-secondary preparatory workshops and assists participants and families in developing educational/vocational plans.
  • Builds relationships with appropriate parent/guardians, teachers, and resource staff members in target school and neighborhoods, as well as internal/external partners.
  • Assists with the recruitment selection and supervision of Georgetown student workers, volunteers, and tutors guiding their development through assessment and reflection.

Alumni Engagement: Post-Secondary Retention/Graduation

  • Assesses and implements support services focused on the college transition environments.
  • Provides customized support to students in transition who may not be currently enrolled and need assistance with re-enrollment or identifying alternative postsecondary opportunities.
  • Responds to student requests for support, and builds basic stopgap measures.
  • Builds connections at attending colleges/universities and District area wide college access/success providers (e.g., District of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP) and College Success Foundation).
  • Tracks and prepares reports on persistence and postsecondary data of ICP alums to report to donors/stakeholders.

Dual Enrollment/DC Public and Charter School Collaboration

  • Coordinates the selection, orientation and student support of students participating in the Dual Enrollment College Exposure program.
  • Collaborates with CMEA Director, Academic Dean, Academic Resource Center and CMEA Student Support Services team member(s) to connect participants to university and CMEA related services/programs.

Programs and Mission Support for CMEA and Student Affairs

  • As a member of various committees, contributes to the division and department goals by supporting student development programs.
  • Represents CMEA Pre-College programs at DC area and national events sharing in best practices, data and research.


  • Bachelor's degree - preferably in education, social work, counseling, higher education or another related field
  • 3 years of teaching or direct service work with middle and high school students at a site that serves diverse, low-income communities
  • Flexibility and ability to work effectively with students, families and neighborhood constituencies
  • Self-awareness, sensitivity to others, and the ability to employ patience and a positive attitude in the face of challenges
  • Confidence working with diverse socio-economic and ethnic communities 
  • Availability and willingness to frequently travel to various school sites and to chaperone students' co-curricular experiences, including evenings, overnights, and weekends

Preferred qualifications

  • Exceptional leadership
  • Experience in program management and supervision

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