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KC Scholars is Hiring for Three New Positions

Kansas City Scholars (KC Scholars; www.kcscholars.org) is a 501(c)(3) college scholarship, college planning and persistence support, and college success program designed to increase the college completion rate for low- and modest- income students and adult learners across the six-county, bi-state service region.

KC Scholars launched in September 2016 and, in less than four years, has experienced widespread community engagement and rapid scaling. We now have over 3,000 Scholars, with near 1,200 in college. KC Scholars is on the path to near 10,000 Scholars by 2022 and is projected to grow to near 20,000 by 2027.

In its first three years, KC Scholars has experienced rapid growth, achieved a high level of community engagement and exceeded goals for number of scholarships awarded and college enrollment and persistence rates. Early impact rates are significantly higher than for the region, state, and nation.

Join a team that is dedicated to our Scholars’ success and be part of making a difference for individuals and our region!

Director of Workforce and Alumni Engagement

The Director of Workforce and Alumni Engagement will be responsible for innovating, developing, implementing, executing, and facilitating high-quality processes, programming, and initiatives to expand KC Scholars into new spaces to ensure that workforce goals are achieved.

  1. Connect Scholars to experiential learning opportunities and to the regional workforce – from point of entry into KC Scholars to college completion and through successful placement into the workforce. Scholars will be engaged in career and interest exploration, experiential learning opportunities, learn about regional workplace trends and opportunities, and be prepared to enter and succeed in the regional workforce.
  2. Create a robust KC Scholars Alumni Network. Adult Learner Scholars are currently completing college and the first traditional awardees will graduate college in 2023, or sooner, and KC Scholars seeks for alumni to remain connected to KC Scholars, to one another, to the next generations of Scholars, and to the regional community.

Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, names and contact information for three references to kcollins@kcscholars.org. On the email, input the following on the Subject Line: Director of Workforce and Alumni Engagement position. The position will remain open until filled.

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College Savings Account/Match Coordinator

The College Savings Account/Match Coordinator will serve on the Program Team and work closely with Scholars and their families to help ensure that KC Scholars achieves its goal for 9th-grade awardees that are supported by the program from 9th grade through completion of a credit-bearing credential, associates, and/or bachelor’s degree.

Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, names and contact information for three references to kcollins@kcscholars. On the email, input the following on the Subject Line: College Savings Account/Match Coordinator position. The position will remain open until filled.

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IT Support Specialist (part-time)

The IT Support Specialist will be a proven efficient, high-functioning IT professional with previous successful experience in desktop support. The person in this role will support the KC Scholars’ team regarding technology use and training and be cross trained to provide back-up support to two full-time IT Solutions Analysts.

Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, names and contact information for three references to kcollins@kcscholars. On the email, input the following on the Subject Line: IT Support Specialist position. The position will remain open until filled.

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