College Access Program Coordinator - Beyond Housing

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College Access Program Coordinator

Overview: Beyond Housing is a nationally recognized community development organization that works to
strengthen families and transform under-served communities to create a stronger, more equitable, and
prosperous St. Louis region for all.

We lead with vision for what a community can be ~ every community is different, but thriving communities
tend to share the same basic set of positive traits regarding housing, safety, education, health, infrastructure,
and access to basic human services. We bring together leaders and resources, volunteers and citizens, and
pursue a wide assortment of creative approaches to build stronger, healthier communities for life.

We are in search of a College Access Program Coordinator to join our expanded college access team to help
move the mission of Beyond Housing to the next level in serving more students from our 24:1 service area.

Responsibilities Include:
▪ Recruit 50 new IDA youth participants from area high schools (NHS) living within 24:1 service area.
▪ Open accounts – requires face to face meeting with youth participants and families. Facilitate the
opening of accounts with US Bank staff.
▪ Assist in the facilitation, coordination, and instruction of financial education for youth including parent
workshop events and curriculum.
▪ Act as liaison between Normandy High School administration staff and participants and parents of the
IDA program.
▪ Assist in the coordination of college access services for students with Normandy High School guidance
office staff.
▪ Create electronic account records for each new IDA participant enrolled in the program; Enter monthly
deposit amounts in Vista Share Outcome Tracker Database.
▪ Analyze and monitor participant savings; Create and distribute monthly Account Summary statements to
all enrolled participants. Generate and mail various account and college access letters.
▪ Provide ongoing support as needed for college access workshops, bank trips and other school-based
▪ Prepare monthly, quarterly, and/or semi- annual reports to program funders; Assist in the production of
reporting data to the United Way and other partner agencies on an as-needed basis.
▪ Facilitate match withdrawal processes to include: o Receiving appropriate completed match withdrawal
documentation from IDA participants o Contacting financial institution to insure availability of funds
o Providing appropriate documentation to Accounting Department for preparation and
dissemination of match withdrawal checks (made payable to 3rd party vendors) to clients
o Submitting required documentation for reimbursement of funds o Entering all match withdrawal
data for IDA participants
o Working with financial institutions to facilitate withdrawal of participants’ savings match

▪ Occasional Travel – Coordinate College Field Trips throughout the school year for
youth IDA participants.

Personal Qualities:
▪ Collaborative -- A dynamic personality that is collaboratively minded, can recognize and identify
strengths, seek consensus around mutual goals, and build meaningful relationships.
▪ Creative, Critical Thinker -- A systems-thinker and builder, who is not afraid to be innovative in and
has skills in articulating these ideas and concepts.
▪ Methodical -- Strong analytical, systems, and problem-solving skills to evaluate performance, prepare
reports, and recommend/implement solutions using independent judgment.
▪ Reliable -- reflect and value a team approach, demonstrated integrity, effectiveness, efficiency, and the
ability to deliver high quality service. Highly capable of handling multiple tasks, projects and timelines.
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
▪ Trusted -- Ability to work with residents, partners, and staff of diversified backgrounds with a positive,
optimistic, solutions oriented attitude. Shares a deep respect for the community, its stakeholders and
the residents that we serve.
▪ Driven -- Passion for the work and an interest in continuous learning and improvement.

Required Qualifications:
▪ BA, BS with preferred course work in Social Services, or another related field with College Access
▪ Must demonstrate excellent writing skills and a willingness to work in a fast-paced/non-profit
o Individual must possess proficient time management and multi-tasking skills with an ability to
meet deadlines.

▪ Strong computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) with excellent attention to
▪ Good organizational and self-motivational skills with a proven ability to take initiative and work
▪ Excellent writing, editing, research, and oral communication skills.
▪ Good human relation skills and the ability to effectively work with persons from a broad range of social,
economic and professional backgrounds is required. Must have an understanding of issues affecting low
to moderate income families and minority communities.
▪ Ability to be flexible and work occasional early mornings, late evenings and weekends.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:
▪ MA, MSW preferred, with two (2) years’ experience, which demonstrates knowledge of a variety of
field concepts, practices and principles related to program planning and implementation, asset-building
and College Savings Accounts including Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) and (529s).
▪ Ability to anticipate needs, see opportunities and use good judgment in dealing with confidential
▪ Ability to analyze and review operational procedures, identify problem areas and optimize performance
through procedural changes.
▪ Experience with client database management tools.

▪ College Access Program Manager

Salary and Benefits:
▪ Full-time salaried position with benefits as determined in current Beyond Housing
Employee Handbook
▪ Salary – $40,000.00

Application Instructions:
Please send resume, cover letter in MS Word format to This position will remain
open until it is filled.

Beyond Housing believes that each individual is unique and we are committed to respecting the diversity of all individuals. We strive to move beyond simple tolerance, embracing and celebrating the differences contained within each of us, making us stronger as whole.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by
people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities,
duties, and skills required. Beyond Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ADA – Beyond Housing is committed to furthering the purpose of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The company is always willing to consider reasonable accommodations, which may allow a disabled person to perform this or any other job. The Summary of Physical Requirements is a list of what we believe at this
point to be necessary in order to perform the essential functions of the job.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement At Beyond Housing, we are committed to promoting Diversity, Inclusion,
and Equity throughout our organization and culture. We strive to understand and appreciate the individuality
of every employee and create a better place to work for all. We nurture a culture where everyone positively
acknowledges equity through action and is aware, understanding, and appreciative of diversity.
Our vision is to go beyond simple tolerance and fully embrace the things that make each person unique. We
recognize that our employees’ differences support our ability to advance equity for the communities we serve. Further, we understand that equity is critical to the fulfillment of our mission to help entire communities become better places to live.