Posting ID : A1068523286
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Nonprofit
"Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army." Edward Everett
If you're looking for more than 'just a job,' or you're ready to make a change in your work-life we invite you to read the position description below and see if it matches with your skills and interests. Foster Care to Success is recruiting a few special people to join its team of committed, caring professionals who help college-bound foster youth succeed in school and in life.
The start date is immediately. Telecommuting is not an option with this position.
Bachelor's degree in education or a social science (Masters not required)
Minimum 2 years paid/professional, relevant work experience
Excellent telephone presence
Strong command of the English language for email and text messaging communication
Above average experience with Microsoft Office products, including Excel
Excellent listening skills with the ability to simplify complex concepts into their essential parts and evaluate/articulate subtle information and clues in real-time
A high emotional IQ with an acute sensitivity to the challenges disadvantaged teens and young adults face along with patience and a sense of humor
Strong time management skills, attention to detail, and the ability to stay on task. No two days are alike; flexibility and multitasking are a part of the job
Professional and mature workplace attitude and behaviors
Self-motivation and the ability to work without constant supervision, along with the ability to ask for help and guidance in a fast-paced, mission-focused environment
Spend approximately six hours daily on the telephone working directly with youth ages 18-24
Use a systems approach to efficiently predict, assess and respond to varying amounts and types of information over both the workday and academic year
Document interactions with students in our software, with an emphasis on capturing comprehensive, qualitative and useful data
Process documentation and handle faxes (electronic and paper), email and voice mail
Calculate and process student funding
The fulltime position is part of a team of coordinators who engage with youth 18-24 via phone calls, email and text messages. The work week is Monday through Friday including 2 evenings a week; work hours vary by position. Initial training will be provided, along with ongoing training and skill building throughout the year. Telecommuting is not an option with this position.
How to Apply
Interested candidates must:
1. Submit a cover letter articulating the reason for interest in the position and SALARY REQUIREMENT
* If you live outside of the No VA metro area, please address your plans to MOVE TO THE AREA
2. Submit a resume and include relevant volunteer work only if it was performed on an ongoing rather than one-time basis
3. Provide 2 writing samples based on the following prompts:
You scheduled a phone appointment with a grant recipient who is a college freshman, despite reconfirming the day and time, the student did not answer the call and has not returned your calls. When you do finally talk to him on the phone, what will you say? List the key talking points you will convey to him.
A student who has been in school for three years withdraws from or fails a class every semester. Write an email to the student about this situation.
Use the Reply feature to submit all required materials.
No phone calls please.