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College Steps’ strength is in our team. Our staff is committed to supporting individuals students working toward a better future for students with particular challenges in learning and in life interested in building their future through higher education. We are frequently looking for new team members who hold this same commitment to excellence and interest in supporting others. If you are interested in joining our staff, please see our current openings below.
 
 

Program Coordinator (3 positions open)

 

College Steps at Connecticut College

college Steps at County College of Morris (CCM)

College Steps at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) – Alexandria Campus

Anticipated start date: Summer 2018
 

BACKGROUND

College Steps is a non-profit that partners with colleges to provide individualized college support for students living with diagnoses such as autism, a significant learning disability, or cognitive challenges. The primary goal of College Steps is to prepare students for meaningful careers and autonomy after graduation. Therefore, College Steps places a strong emphasis on self-advocacy, employment, and independent living skills in the students we support. We believe in an atmosphere of academic dignity and integration for all students and believe in equal accessibility to college experiences for all. College Steps’ open positions at NOVA-Alexandria, Connecticut College and CCM, support fully matriculated students entering into or already operating within the college setting but for whom navigating college is challenged by social, academic, or independent living barriers as well as high school students interested in a college primer experience during their senior year, respectively. 

BASIC FUNCTION

The Program Coordinator will provide oversight and management of College Steps at at the partnering college campus. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following: Provision of College Steps student support and supervision; Program planning and development; Collaboration with state and local agencies; Management of student peer mentors; Direct collaboration with faculty and staff at the partnering college; Forge community partnerships to promote internship opportunities for College Steps students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent professional experience) in education or related field, plus two to four years of relevant experience in special education, adult education or related field.
  • Excellent administrative, organizational, writing, and supervisory skills.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills.
  • Team oriented work ethic.

To Apply

Submit CV, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation electronically to Lauren Merritt at lauren@collegesteps.org. Please indicate position to which you are applying in your cover letter.

Competitive Salary and Benefits Offered

This general outline illustrates the type of work, which characterizes the job classification. It is not an all-encompassing statement of the specific duties, responsibilities and qualifications of individual positions assigned to this classification. College Steps is an equal opportunity employer. Competitive compensation is provided.

 

Regional Director

 

Mid-Atlantic Region

Anticipated start date: Summer 2018

 

BACKGROUND

College Steps is a non-profit that partners with colleges to provide individualized college support for students living with diagnoses such as autism, a significant learning disability, or cognitive challenges. The primary goal of College Steps is to prepare students for meaningful careers and autonomy after graduation. Therefore, College Steps places a strong emphasis on self-advocacy, employment, and independent living skills in the students we support. We believe in an atmosphere of academic dignity and integration for all students and believe in equal accessibility to college experiences for all. College Steps’ currently has an open position for a Regional Director to oversee all managerial functions of College Steps programs in the mid-Atlantic (New Jersey through Virginia). 

BASIC FUNCTION

College Steps’ Regional Director for College Steps’ operations in the Mid-Atlantic will report directly to College Steps’ Chief Operating Officer (COO). The Regional Director for the Mid-Atlantic will be responsible for the day-to-day management of all College Steps Program Coordinators in the Mid-Atlantic and be ultimately responsible for the support staff at each Mid-Atlantic campus that each Program Coordinator directly supervises.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent professional experience) in education or related field, plus two to four years of relevant experience in special education, adult education or related field.
  • Three years in a managerial role with and advanced skillset in managing professional teams
  • Excellent administrative, organizational, writing, and supervisory skills.
  • Team oriented work ethic.
  •  Superb listening, verbal communication, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to motivate others, foster teamwork, maintain self-motivation, and emphasize organizational astuteness.
  •  Strong administrative writing skills.
  • Understanding of financial systems to support eligible youth

TO APPLY

Submit CV, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation electronically to Lauren Merritt at lauren@collegesteps.org. Please indicate position to which you are applying in your cover letter.

COMPETITIVE SALARY AND BENEFITS OFFERED

This general outline illustrates the type of work, which characterizes the job classification. It is not an all-encompassing statement of the specific duties, responsibilities and qualifications of individual positions assigned to this classification. College Steps is an equal opportunity employer. Competitive compensation is provided.