College Success Foundation
  • 24-Sep-2018 to 01-Oct-2018 (PST)
  • Programs
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Up to $54,684 DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time


The Assistant Program Officer, College Programs will draft reports, collect and analyze relevant student data, maintain scholars files, manage correspondence and complete special projects.


  • Provide direct service advising, intensive counseling, coaching and transition assistance to DC Achievers Scholars, including but not limited to: (1) review of course schedules to confirm full-time enrollment and developmental course needs; (2) review of student transcripts to monitor academic progression and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  • Conduct in-person meetings with each student in assigned cohorts during summer to review academic progress, degree audits and post-graduation plans.
  • Conduct telephone and in-person meetings throughout the academic year to assess needs and provide differentiated supports.
  • Develop and implement proactive plans for high-risk students.
  • Document all student engagements, referrals and interventions.
  • Enter, monitor and update student data on a regular basis, build data queries and exports as needed.
  • Submit data and monthly program reports to Program Manager, College Programs.
  • Process scholarship awards, revisions and disbursements via the FAST database.
  • Track leaves of absence, withdrawals and re-engagement efforts.
  • Advise students about financial aid and "real" costs of attendance.
  • Assist students with FAFSA and DC One Application renewal.          
  • Communicate with students' academic advisors and university financial aid offices, as needed to support scholars and advocate for them.
  • Identify key staff on campus who can serve as points of contact for Achievers Scholars at colleges and universities.
  • Update and maintain contact information for all scholars and key staff at colleges/universities.
  • Work cross-functionally to enhance summer programming.
  • Update and assist with policy development, retention forms, reports and relevant documents.
  • Serve as an advocate and ambassador for CSF-DC and the Achievers Scholarship program by attending and participating in community functions and programs that enhance the visibility of our programs.
  • Attend events, training and workshops as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Expertise in higher education, academic advising, and college student development theory.
  • Knowledge of best practices that support retention, persistence and graduation for underrepresented students.
  • Self-starter, positive, personable and able to relate well with diverse populations and age groups, with particular emphasis on working with young people ages 16- 24.
  • Ability to multitask with a high level of competency and accuracy.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to extraordinary customer service.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
  • Must be creative and able to problem-solve in a work environment composed of small mission-focused teams working together to accomplish the goals of the Foundation.
  • Ability to develop and deliver best practice based academic advising, student support services, college retention initiatives, and pre-professional career advising.
  • Flexibility to travel and attend evening and occasional weekend events is necessary.


  • Bachelor's degree required; master's preferred.
  • Five years of experience in fields related to academic advising, student affairs, higher education administration or college success/retention programming and support.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.


Work is generally conducted in a school environment with minimal exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental issues. Work environment is moderately quiet. Employees must be able to handle stress that is involved in meeting strenuous deadlines, and be flexible and able to interact with employees at all levels.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.

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College Success Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment

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