Program Coordinator - High School Scholarship (Pasadena, CA)

The Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to supporting our nation’s most talented young people in identifying and developing their full intellectual and personal potential.

IEA is seeking a program coordinator who will work with the executive team and program staff to help develop and implement quality supplemental programs for gifted elementary, middle and high school students. This position will work most closely with the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship Program.

The ideal candidate is confident, detail-oriented, has excellent communication skills, is experienced with problem-solving in a work environment, and is able to focus on the big picture. He or she is a self-motivated individual who enjoys being part of a team, is interested in working with gifted students and families, and is committed to the long-term success of IEA’s program goals and constituents.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Believe in and work towards actualizing the mission of IEA;
  • Support the identification and selection of students to receive a high school merit-based scholarship;
  • Support the planning and execution of an annual seminar that brings together high school-age recipients of the scholarship and their parents;
  • Support the planning and execution of annual scholarship selection committees located around the country;
  • Work with students to select the correct educational environment to meet their needs;
  • Assist with communication and administration of the scholarship throughout the year;
  • Support outreach to schools and organizations to develop partnerships, including national conferences and other networking opportunities
  • Support the recruitment of qualified students from diverse backgrounds;
  • Maintain positive relationships with parents and students and provide timely communication with schools and participants;
  • Provide onsite and online management of classes, workshops, clubs and other program offerings;
  • Assist with the coordination, development and implementation of in-person and online academic enrichment programs for gifted students
  • Assist in building CDB Alumni engagement program, including networking, volunteering, and mentorship

The successful applicant will possess the following characteristics, skills, and abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • A passion for and interest in gifted education
  • Four years’ experience working with children in an educational setting, experience working with gifted high school students, STEM education or admissions is a plus;
  • Experience working in a nonprofit organization; is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office;
  • Experience with FormAssembly and/or Salesforce a plus;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Team player with the ability to multitask when needed;
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible under changing circumstances;
  • Well-developed organizational, project management, multitasking, and problem-solving skills;
  • Exceptional interpersonal and oral communication skills;
  • Travel required during summer.

Salary Range: $53,000 – $63,000

To Apply:

This is a full-time, exempt position located in Pasadena, CA. This role will be primarily onsite.

Interested persons should submit cover letter and resume to resume@educationaladvancement.org with the subject line “Program Coordinator – High School Scholarship”.

Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

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