Making Waves’ mission is to ensure that students (Wave-Makers) gain acceptance to and graduate from four-year colleges and universities. Making Waves believes that ultimately, a quality education will enable Wave-Makers to become productive and contributing members of society. In the College and Alumni Program (CAP) College Coaches will work with college Wave-Makers to help them navigate the challenging high school-to-college transition and, once Wave-Makers arrive on their college campuses, improve their effectiveness in and out of the classroom to earn their degree.Establish and build relationships with assigned Wave-Makers to help them navigate the transition from high school to collegeMaintain regular contact with assigned Wave-Makers by scheduling frequent coaching sessions to deliver personalized, motivating and actionable guidance consistent with Making Waves' coaching curriculumWork with Wave-Makers to identify and overcome obstacles that prevent them from succeedingAssist Wave-Makers in academic and personal growth: coaching them on self-advocacy, communication, organization, and time management skillsConsistently collect, record, analyze and interpret data about assigned Wave-Makers to guide coaching conversationsProvide perspective on college life and act as a facilitator, guiding Wave-Makers to appropriate campus resources and helping them understand the commitment necessary to succeedServe as a role model to Wave-Makers, demonstrate a strong work ethic, and display a professional demeanorWork with supervisor and colleagues to identify and improve personal areas of growth and participate in professional development activitiesEnsure Wave-Makers persist in college term-to-term and year-to-year, and are on track to graduate within 3 years of entering college if they are attending a 2-year institution, and within 5 years of entering if they are attending a four-year institutionRequired education:Master'sRequired experience:* Master's degree in Education, Counseling, Psychology, or Social Welfare and/or equivalent * Coaching experience or certification is strongly preferred* Experience working with first generation college students and/or students from underserved background* Demonstrated leadership and achievement in professional settings* Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills* Ability to be self-directed and to understand and carry out oral and written directions with minimal supervisionSalary: $66,000 plus generous benefits package.
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