- Boston, MA
- Full Time
- Mid Level
The Consulting Coordinator will join the Consulting team at uAspire focused on growing our college affordability consulting footprint. This position will be an integral part of actualizing our consulting work, in which, through an equity-focused and student-centered lens, uAspire partners with organizations to provide services that enhance these partners’ ability to advance financially informed postsecondary education attainment for students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, and first-generation to college students.
Also referred to as the essential functions, key responsibilities describe the fundamental nature of the job which occupies a large proportion of the employee’s time. There can be categories of key responsibilities if that is helpful or makes the content more clear for the reader.
- Undertake short- and long-term college affordability consulting projects which fall into four categories: capacity building, program review, content development, and systems change partnerships.
- Formulate project plans and manage timely deliverables to external partners.
- Present and explain findings, recommendations, and other end deliverables to external partners.
- Support scholarship consultation projects with external scholarship organizations and support internal scholarship administration.
- Maintain college affordability knowledge and expertise through ongoing trainings, conferences, professional associations, research reviews etc.
- Collaborate with the External Affairs team to ensure proper delivery of funded commitments.
- Work with different teams within the Impact and Knowledge departments to ensure that projects operate within existing systems and helps inform new systems, content, etc.
- Support Research, Evaluation & Design team in determining processes for measuring impact of our consulting work.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
We understand that people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We encourage candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications below. If you believe you have the transferable skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this role, we encourage you to apply.
Experience, Education & Skills:
- Postsecondary degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- At least 2 years experience navigating the college financial aid process with students and families.
- Committed to working and participating in an organization dedicated to ensuring a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and interest in building upon that culture.
- Experience working with and motivating diverse college-aged populations including students who are Pell-eligible (low/moderate income), students of color, and the first in their families to attend college.
- People and/or project management experience preferred.
- Creative and resourceful problem solver.
- Advanced organizational skills with a proven ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize in an efficient, deadline focused, and effective manner.
- Proactive attitude, out of the box thinking, good sense of humor and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to work occasional flexible hours that will include evenings and some weekends.
ANTICIPATED START DATE: March 16, 2022
COMPENSATION: The salary range for this position is $44,500 - $50,125. Salary commensurate with experience and education.
STATUS: Exempt, full time
LOCATION AND WORK ARRANGEMENT: Massachusetts-based, preference for candidates based in the Greater Boston area
VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: All uAspire employees are required to be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination or proof of exemption for medical or religious reasons will be collected upon employee onboarding.
REPORTS TO: Senior Director of Consulting. Brendan Williams
Organization Vision: uAspire imagines a day when all young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential by graduating from college, regardless of their families’ financial resources or college experiences.
Organization Summary: uAspire is a national leader in providing college affordability services to young people, families, and college access and success practitioners. By 2022, uAspire’s strategic plan aims to impact the lives of 3,000,000 young people through:
- Student Advising: In person and over text, we support students one-on-one to maximize financial aid, minimize loan debt, and make informed financial decisions about the best post-secondary option for them.
- Training: Online and in-person we provide professional development for school counselors and college access providers, sharing our expertise so they can effectively support their students.
- Policy & Systems Change: To level the playing field for young people from all economic backgrounds, we work to improve financial aid systems so everyone has a chance to graduate with a degree they can afford.
uAspire is an equal opportunity employer, fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces and encourages applicants of every background. The company’s policy regarding equal employment opportunity means that all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, benefits, wage and salary administration, scheduling, disciplinary action and termination will be made without unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing an application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.