KIPP New Jersey - Camden

Camden, NJ

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
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Organization: KIPP New Jersey - Camden
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Camden Recruiter
Email: aholder@kippnj.org

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KIPP Through College Counselor - Camden

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KIPP New Jersey - Camden

Camden, NJ

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP New Jersey - Camden
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Camden Recruiter
Email: aholder@kippnj.org

KIPP Through College Counselor - Camden
 
Here's what you need to know:
We need you to put our students on a path to college early on in their education.

Working at KIPP New Jersey is about being student-focused.  It's about teamwork.  It's about having fun, and having the freedom to lead in ways that are most successful for your students.  It’s also about making an impact in Camden, a city that is experiencing a renaissance and on the verge of revolutionizing how America views education in urban communities.

Here’s what you’ll be doing:
Student Support
  • Design communication and engagement tools to reach and engage high school KIPP alumni - currently attending 30 different high schools - and families 
  • Maintain regular communication with students and families through one-on-one and small group meetings 
  • Help students progress towards high school graduation through proactive advising, tailored interventions, and targeted programming
  • (Re)connect with students who have been out of touch 
Application management
Depending on the grade level you are assigned, this job may also include the following:
  • Support a caseload of students throughout the college application process so that all KIPP alum are applying to, accepted into, and matriculate to 4-year colleges 
  • Partner with high school teachers and guidance counselors to ensure students create smart college wish lists and complete high-quality college applications 
  • Support students through the process of writing their college admissions essays including outlining, drafting, and revising
Student Programming
  • Plan and lead annual student events, as well as monthly college preparation programming and college visits, focused on the essential skills and mindsets necessary for high school success and college acceptance
  • Conduct financial aid and application workshops for students and families
Data Management
  • Track engagement data consistently and accurately 
  • Use tracking systems to ensure all students have completed essential components of college application
  • Track students’ academic data to ensure that all students are meeting milestones to meet their ACT and GPA goals
Must Haves (i.e. what you need to rock this role)
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A belief that all children can succeed and that college is the best way to get there 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A growth mindset and “do whatever it takes” approach 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • A willingness to partner with a diverse set of stakeholders
  • Flexibility to work non-traditional hours including evenings and weekends
Nice to Haves:
  • 1-2 years of experience with academic counseling and/or the college admissions process
  • Experience working with first generation, low income, and/or underrepresented students
  • Experience teaching or tutoring middle or high school students
  • Experience with Salesforce, Excel, and Google spreadsheets
  • Experience supporting students with special needs
Need more reasons to work here?
In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP New Jersey offers a comprehensive benefits plan, a subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, and a laptop (Woot! Woot!), as well as subsidized travel for teammates commuting from the Philadelphia area via car. And 100% of KIPP New Jersey employees agree we have the best kids in the nation. So there’s that.

About KIPP New Jersey
KIPP New Jersey schools are part of the nationally recognized “Knowledge Is Power Program” non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark’s South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to teach over 5,100 students in grades K-12 in Newark and Camden. 92% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced price meals.
 
KIPP New Jersey alumni earn college degrees at more than 3.5 times the national average for students from low-income families. By offering highly effective educators with strong bonds to families, more time in school learning, services that support a variety of student needs, and a culture focused on achievement, our students are on the path to and through college. Visit KIPPNJ.org to learn more.