Graduate Support Coordinator

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Educating Boys. Transforming Lives.

The Graduate Support Coordinator is critical in assisting our graduates in gaining admission to competitive, college preparatory high schools, maintaining their high school enrollment through graduation, and gaining entry to a college or other postsecondary opportunities. The Graduate Support Coordinator must demonstrate exceptional independence, creativity, and passion for Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy’s students and mission. The Coordinator works collaboratively with the Graduate Support Director to implement and support graduate support programs.

The Graduate Support Coordinator will build relationships with Academy students and graduates to support students through the high school application process effectively, the transition to high school, and the college application process.  The Coordinator will teach or assist with a class that meets one to three days per week and help with an after-school activity (coach, moderate a club, etc.) during at least one athletic season. Additional responsibilities will include serving as a staff member during at least one week of the two-week June summer camp and working during the July summer term. There are two weeks of paid vacation in addition to the holidays and winter and spring vacation breaks, as denoted on the school calendar.

Skills and Qualifications

Leadership, creativity, and passion for the students and mission of Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy

The candidate must:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree
  • Be able to work collaboratively and effectively communicate with students, parents, and school representatives both orally and in writing
  • Have previous experience with middle-school and or high-school-aged students
  • Have a minimum of three  years of progressively responsible employment experience within an organization where you have created and delivered services, planned events, and successfully managed various projects
  • Have experience in a team-oriented collaborative work environment
  • Demonstrate a passion for educational access and success for underrepresented and underserved groups
  • Be self-motivated, possess superior organizational skills, and a sense of humor
  • Possess strategic thinking skills that are creative and solutions-oriented
  • Should have strong communication skills with the ability to write and speak passionately and persuasively about the Academy, its students, and its mission
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google cloud-based applications
  • Have experience with a comprehensive database software application to manage and record client contacts (Raiser’s Edge preferred)
  • Understand the importance of social media and be willing to effectively use and manage various social media platforms to communicate regularly, e.g., Facebook and Instagram
  • Be able to build and maintain meaningful relationships with multiple constituencies

An ideal candidate would also:

  • Be a graduate of an independent, Catholic, or Jesuit high school (or, at a minimum, have worked at an independent, Catholic, or Jesuit high school)
  • Have experience and understanding of the independent high school and college admission process

The Graduate Support Coordinator position is a 12-month, full-time, salaried, exempt employment position with a flexible schedule. The Graduate Support Assistant reports to the Graduate Support Director and works closely with the Academy’s leadership. The successful candidate will begin duties by mid-February.

The salary is competitive relative to the Baltimore area independent school market.  The Academy offers a comprehensive benefits package including paid leave, vacation time, health benefits, life insurance, a technology device allowance, support with continuing education, and an employer matching 401K retirement plan.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter explaining why her/his professional experiences have prepared them for this opportunity, along with a resume, to Applications should be submitted by January 4, 2023. Qualified candidates will be contacted and interviews will begin the week of January 17, 2023.

Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy is an equal-opportunity employer. The Academy actively seeks diversity in all categories of employment and at all employment levels. Individuals are treated without discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, disability or any other impermissible factor in accordance with federal, state or local law.

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