WORK WITH KC SCHOLARS


Current Opportunities

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 five years, has experienced widespread community engagement and rapid scaling. We now have over 5,000 Scholars, with near 2,000 in college. KC Scholars is on the path to near 10,000 Scholars by 2022 and is projected to grow to near 15,000 by 2027.

KC Scholars has  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 Marketing and Communications

The Director of Marketing and Communications will report to the Executive Vice President or COO and play a key leadership role at KC Scholars. The leadership position will focus primarily on outward facing communications and events to illuminate the model and impact of KC Scholars, and to build momentum and excitement for the program in the region. The leader in this role will utilize skills in communications, social media, marketing, publicity and event planning to raise the profile of KC Scholars by telling our story both regionally and nationally. The person in this role will be integral to sharing KC Scholars’ transformative results in the lives of young adults and adults.

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To apply for the Director of Marketing and Communications pr-of-Marketing-and-Communications.pdffosition, submit the following items to kcollins@kcscholars.org. Use Director of Marketing and Communications as the subject line of the email.

  • Cover letter summarizing your experiences and skills that align with the scope of this position
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

The position will remain open until filled.

Director of Human Resources

The Director of Human Resources will report to the Director of Finance and play a key role at KC Scholars. The Director will ­­­­­be responsible for developing and managing HR processes focused on onboarding, compensation, performance management, talent management, leadership development, and compliance, within business operating goals.

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To apply for the Director of Human Resources position, submit the following items to kcollins@kcscholars.org. Use Director of Human Resources as the subject line of the email.

  • Cover letter summarizing your experiences and skills that align with the scope of this position
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

The position will remain open until filled.

Traditional and CSM Scholars College Advocate

The Advocate will be enacting processes/systems, communication, and college advising and persistence support related to our Traditional and College Savings Match (CSM) program components from the time the Scholar enters college through college completion within a five-year timeframe. The Advocate is on the team that has responsibility for and shares accountability for achieving benchmarks set by KC Scholars regarding annual number of applicants and awardees and college enrollment, persistence, and completion rates.

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To apply for the Traditional and College Savings Match College Advocate, submit the following items to kcollins@kcscholars.org. Use Traditional and College Savings Match College Advocate as the subject line of the email.

  • Cover letter summarizing your experiences and skills that align with the scope of this position
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

The position will remain open until filled.

Scholar Advocate

The Scholars’ Advocate will be a proven efficient, high-functioning professional with previous successful experience supporting young adults and systems. The advocate will serve as an effective team member by supporting all aspects of KC Scholars, including: high-level communication, inquiry response, ongoing planning and advisement support, administrative tracking, and verifying of meeting eligibility requirements – to drive progress toward KC Scholars’ achieving its benchmarks, outcomes, and goals.

Download full position description.

To apply for the Scholar Advocate, submit the following items to kcollins@kcscholars.org. Use Scholar Advocate as the subject line of the email.

  • Cover letter summarizing your experiences and skills that align with the scope of this position
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

The position will remain open until filled.