College and Career Workshop Facilitator
ABOUT THE ROLE
Reports to: Director of Community Engagement
Location: Kansas City, MO
Hybrid: 2 days in office, 3 days remote (technology provided)
Status: Exempt, Full-time
Salary: Annual salary based on experience
Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, Life Insurance, PTO, Holidays, leave program, 401k including employer contribution, and others
Operating hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm CST, this position will work 20% of the workday outside traditional office hours each week.
Key Performance Indicators:
- Raise awareness of KC Scholars’ job credentialing and scholarships program within the community
- Establish and strengthen partnerships with local organizations, schools, and community leaders.
- Increase scholarship and adult learner applicants in KC Talent Network by March 2024.
- Assist in helping the High School Programs and Great Jobs KC team meet their enrollment goals.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Outreach Planning: Establish relationships with school counselors and administrators and understand their specific needs and interests.
- Workshop Development: Create engaging and interactive workshop content that introduces students to KC Scholars, highlights the benefits of higher education & credential attainment, and inspires them to pursue their educational & career goals. Design workshop activities, presentations, and materials that cater to the needs and interests of high school students.
- Workshop Facilitation: Conduct workshops at high schools, delivering dynamic presentations and leading interactive sessions to engage students and provide them with valuable insights and information. Utilize effective presentation techniques to captivate the audience and create an inspiring and motivational atmosphere.
- Relationship Building: Foster strong relationships with high school counselors, teachers, and administrators to maintain ongoing collaboration and support. Act as a point of contact for any inquiries related to admissions or educational programs, providing timely and accurate information.
- Data Collection and Analysis: Collect relevant data during workshops, such as participant feedback and interest indicators, to assess the effectiveness of the presentations and identify areas for improvement. Analyze data to inform future workshop planning and ensure continuous enhancement of workshop content and delivery.
- Collaboration and Coordination: Collaborate with the internal scholarships team and admissions teams to align workshop content with organizational goals and messaging. Coordinate logistics with high schools, including scheduling workshops, securing appropriate venues, and ensuring necessary resources are available.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
- At least two years to four years of experience in presenting and facilitating workshops or educational programs, preferably in a high school or college admissions setting.
- General understanding of college access, persistence, and completion issues – particularly for low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented students and returning adult learners.
Additional Knowledge, skills, and competencies:
- Exceptional organization and communication skills.
- Ability to administrate a recruitment territory, work under tight deadlines, and meet assigned enrollment goals.
- Quick learner with the ability to understand the content, processes, deliverables, and overall objectives.
- Personal values system that encompasses the highest standards of honesty, confidentiality, integrity, loyalty, and professional ethics reflective of the ability to succeed in building and maintaining positive relationships with Scholars and stakeholders.
- Passion for increasing college access and completion, especially among students who may be first-generation, low-income, and/or a member of a demographic group traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education.
- Excellent, culturally competent, communications skills (written, verbal, research skills, presentation skills, facilitation skills).
- Creative and strategic thinker with good judgment and ability to make independent decisions and solve problems in a changing environment.
- Strong organizational skills, well-developed process skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task and meet multiple competing deadlines.
- Desire for feedback and ability to use it to drive quality.
- Strong computer skills and the ability to learn new applications and complex features as needed.
- Passionate about community economic prosperity and dispensing hope in community
- Experience in sales and a successful closer.
- Open to new challenges and able to respectfully engage with teammates and the community.
- Knowledge of the education landscape
- Excellent organizational and planning skills, with the ability to coordinate multiple workshops and manage logistics effectively.
- Empathy and understanding for the challenges and aspirations of high school students, and a passion for motivating them to pursue higher education and credential attainment.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team, collaborating with internal stakeholders and high school personnel.
- Flexibility to accommodate varying schedules, including occasional evenings and weekends for workshop presentations.
- Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and establish relationships with high school counselors, teachers, and administrators.
- Ability to lift up to 15 lbs.
- Ability to work in an office and remote environment.
- Ability to travel from and to work, extensive regional travel, and occasional national travel as the organization grows.
- Some evening and weekend work required.
- Ability to interact with others via technology, face-to-face and collectively.
To apply, please follow this link, and be prepared to upload your resume.
KC Scholars firmly supports the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of age, race, gender, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category pursuant to applicable federal, state, or local law.