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Program Specialist - College Counseling

Do you want to have a real impact on students' lives? Do you want to work in a dynamic, well-resourced team environment?

College MatchPoint is hiring a program specialist to join our rapidly expanding team in Austin, Texas. The ideal candidate has experience in program or project management roles. They have experience coordinating multiple projects in a detailed process, with internal and external stakeholders. They have a passion for assisting clients, with demonstrated success in building relationships with clients in a high-impact process. They have worked within an editorial process with a high attention to detail. We’re looking for someone with office experience, as well as both confidence and humility. Experience with the college admissions process is a plus.

You will join a team of smart, passionate, caring, relentless professionals who are deeply committed to helping students. We work together in a proven model of success, which includes the most current technology tools combined with a good old-fashioned client care.

About Us
College MatchPoint is a growing college and career consulting company based in Austin, Texas. Founded in 2008, our goal has remained the same since the very early days: we want our students to thrive in their selected college and career.

We are a fluid and dynamic team-based company, always looking for ways to better serve our clients. The glue that holds our team together is a never-ending passion for empowering students, which pushes us to go the extra mile for our clients.

Requirements
All candidates must have experience working with high school students and/or college freshmen. A bachelor’s degree is required for this position, as is expertise with project management tools, the Google application suite, and client management email communication tools. All candidates must have availability outside traditional business hours.

Responsibilities

  • Working directly with MatchPoint (both college & career) students and families—at all stages of the college planning and application process

  • Maintaining & updating all client records

  • Managing checklist for student follow up to consultant meetings

  • Developing individual student's essays & application plan, based on student college list

  • Coordinating student milestones, including project tracking, time tracking and status reporting for all stakeholders (including parents)

  • Working closely with MatchPoint team, including consultants and essay coaches

  • Managing team calendars with team and clients throughout the process

  • Handling client needs and resolving/escalating client questions, concerns or issues

  • Communicating with potential clients and managing referral program

  • Organizing in-person & online events with current clients and potential clients

  • Researching college programs, summer programs, internships and career opportunities

  • Content marketing calendar, including newsletter and social media

  • Office management, including supplies, food and issue resolution students through admissions essay process

  • Proof essay drafts from team of essay coaches

  • Communicate with students and parents throughout the process

Skills Needed

  • Outstanding writing and editing skills

  • Strong project management skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Proficiency with Google apps and project tools

Hours
12-8 M-Th, Sunday 12-6 There is some flexibility in hours.

Salary
$32,000 to $38,000 /year

To apply please email bob@collegematchpoint.com Applications must include a cover letter (Word) that provides specific examples of how you match the responsibilities & qualifications of the position. Please also attach a complete resume, as well as a LinkedIn profile link. Our screening process will include an initial phone call, an in-person interview, and reference requests.