At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

College Access Assistant -Work-Study Only

University Of Chicago, Office of Civic Engagement
Position- College Access Assistant- Work-Study Only

Project Description
The University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program (UCCSP) is a three-year enrichment program specifically for Chicago public high school students. UCCSP provides talented students with various academic, cultural, social and community service opportunities designed to help students succeed at outstanding institutions of higher education. The College Advising Assistant/Admissions Coordinator will assist the College Advisor with her varied job responsibilities. This includes preparation and coordinating college readiness activities, as well as recruitment and coordination of UCCSP’s admissions process. The College Access Assistant will report directly to the Manager of College Access.

Dates of Service
This position will be needed November 2010 through mid-June, 2011.
Hours will not exceed 15 hours/week.

  • Coordinate and assist in sorting application materials
  • Coordinate and assist in entering application information into a database
  • Correspond with Chicago public schools guidance counselors and prospective students as needed
  • Prepare correspondence with college admission counselors
  • Organize admissions materials to distribute to application readers
  • Stay abreast of where application materials are at any given time
  • Keep track of the various stages of the admissions process
  • Schedule interviews with prospective students and parents
  • Prepare admissions correspondence for prospective students and parents
  • Help track the progress of the Collegiate Scholars’ Seniors as they apply and are admitted to Colleges
  • Provide on-site supervision to Collegiate Scholars at cultural/arts events and workshops
  • Help plan and coordinate logistics for College Boot Camp and Freshmen Orientation for Summer 2011.
  • Manage new applicant Access database of 600+ applicants
  • Assist with other duties as assigned
Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Publisher
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Friendly and patient demeanor
  • Ability to work with diverse populations is essential, especially Chicago public high school students
  • Highly motivated and independent worker
  • Availability on some evenings and weekends to chaperone events
  • Demonstrated commitment to the pursuit of higher education and youth interests
  • Ability to multi-task and work on various projects
  • Attention to detail very important
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • A pleasant and flexible attitude
Cindy L. Lys
University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program, Manager of College Access

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