Student Services Internship

Job Title: Student Success Internship (Spring 2017 or Summer 2017)
Reports to: The Associate Vice President for Student Experience and the Associate Director of Selection
Team: Student Services & Selections Team
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About Quad Learning

Quad Learning, Inc. (QL) is a venture-backed startup with an audacious mission: to change higher education by creating affordable new pathways to a top-tier bachelor’s degree. QL collaborates with leading community colleges to jointly develop and deliver American Honors, a competitive two-year honors program designed for high- ability students. After two years in American Honors, students transfer to complete the final two years of their four-year degree from a top college or university. In our inaugural year, our students have been admitted for transfer at Stanford University, the University of Michigan, Cornell University, the University of Washington, Georgetown University, Purdue University, Brigham Young University, and many others.

QL has been featured in TechCrunch, Inside Higher Ed, Venture Beat, the Washington Post, and more. We are an energetic, driven, passionate group.

Job Purpose
The Student Success Internship supports our Selection Team and Student Services Team in developing criteria for student success for the American Honor (AH) and Academic Success (ASP) programs. This will include researching and determining key risk factors for our student population.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Apply a holistic mindset when determining risk factors for student success.
• Evaluate student applications for potential retention risks.
• Collect data on AH and ASP’s student populations to determine factors that contributed to student success.
• Research best practices in student retention.
• Develop solutions for supporting students who are deemed “high risk”.

Skills and Attributes

Required Skills:

  • 1-3 years of work with college students, ideally in a higher education setting.
  • Demonstrated initiative and self-motivation
  • Highly detail oriented with a healthy sense of caution around handling sensitive student records.
  • Commitment to reflecting on practices to make efficiency improvements
  • Commitment to follow directions with precision when required
  • Ability to collaborate in team-oriented environment
  • Strong organizational skills

Desired Skills:

  • Data reporting and modeling (e.g. Salesforce, excel)
  • Statistical analysis experience (e.g. ANOVAs via SPSS or STATA)

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Excel.
• Familiarity with Salesforce or other CRM system is preferred.
• Only candidates that will earn college credits for the internship will be considered.

This position is located in Washington, D.C.

How to Apply

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to alison.maresh@americanhonors.org with the subject line: "Student Services Internship"

Recruitment & Marketing Representative, Vietnam

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Issue Date: January 2017


About Quad Learning:

Quad Learning, Inc. (QL) is a venture-backed startup with an audacious mission: to change higher education by creating affordable new pathways to a top-tier bachelor’s degree. QL collaborates with leading community colleges to jointly develop and deliver American Honors, a competitive two-year honors program designed for high ability students.

After two years in American Honors, students transfer to complete the final two years of their four-year degree from a top college or university. In our inaugural year, our students have been admitted for transfer at Stanford University, the University of Michigan, Cornell University, the University of Washington, Georgetown University, Purdue University, Brigham Young University, and many others. QL has been featured in TechCrunch, Inside Higher Ed, Venture Beat, the Washington Post, and more. We are an energetic, driven, passionate group.

This position is based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and made available through Quad Learning’s local partner, Access American Education. Access American Education LLC is a full service education firm that helps international students with career counseling and placement in U.S. and Canadian high schools, boarding schools, colleges, universities, and other educational institutions.
 

About the Position:

The Recruitment and Marketing Representative position is responsible for executing logistics of the student recruitment plan to meet enrollment targets across American Honors’ expanding network of 2-year colleges. The position is based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and is responsible for expanding the organization’s recruitment network in Vietnam. The position requires up to 50% travel.

The Recruitment and Marketing Representative works with regional recruitment partners, high schools, and community groups to recruit new students for the American Honors program and serves as their main point of contact. The role is responsible for all aspects of the partnership development process from securing contracts to providing follow up support regarding specific applicants. The Recruitment and Marketing Representative position reports to the Country Representative, Vietnam.
 

Responsibilities:

Partnership Development

  • Effectively secure and maintain relationships with local recruitment agents, partners and community groups within the region and prioritized markets.
  • Conduct visits to area secondary schools to meet with prospective students and deliver materials.
  • Arrange, facilitate, and leverage visits to the region by faculty and staff representing American Honors network colleges for recruitment and brand building activities.

Marketing & Promotion

  • Identify and develop new ways to build the American Honors brand in each regional market.
  • Identify and leverage marketing channels relevant to target student audiences in addition to developing localized marketing messages for use in traditional and social media.
  • Host informational events and deliver “field pitch” that is tailored to each audience.
  • Organize, coordinate, and promote participation in formal recruitment events and fairs as needed.

Admissions Counseling

  • In support of local recruitment partners, assist in following up with prospective students and serving as American Honors subject matter expert regarding all program elements.
  • Educate prospective students on the benefits of American Honors’ academic programs.
  • Support local partners by providing recurring training about new program offerings, locations, promotions, application processes, etc. to ensure consistent applicant quality.
  • Assist students and partners with the application process and engage other internal departments in order to increase and secure enrollments.

Market Research

  • Report feedback and data points in routine reports offering insight from the ground to help inform and evolve future market engagement strategy.
  • Continually assess competitive landscape and emerging opportunities in the region.
  • Proven track record of managing a sales process and surpassing sales targets
  • 4+ year of work with college students or college-bound students, particularly youth/families of various backgrounds—experience in student recruitment a plus
  • Fluency in written and oral English and one other language; Applicants will be requested to take an English language exam in order to demonstrate proficiency.
  • Highly-driven and self-motivated individual with the ability to meet and exceed defined targets.
  • Existing network of contacts in the education industry and understanding of local dynamics.
  • Strong communication skills: writing and public speaking.
  • Commitment to reflecting on practices to make improvements to work.
  • Ability to undertake frequent local and regional travel; Position requires up to 50% regional, international travel.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours (some evenings, weekends) during peak recruitment cycles.
  • Ability to work as a regional employee, communicating remotely with a team in the United States.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce, and Google productivity suite.

What you’ll get from us:

  • The opportunity to shape a company’s brand in Southeast Asia
  • An independent, fast-paced, and stimulating work environment
  • The opportunity to work across a variety of marketing & admissions initiatives
  • Competitive wages and incentives


How to apply:

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@americanhonors.org with the subject line: “Recruitment & Marketing Representative, Vietnam.”

Access American Education is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. American Honors’ equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay, and dismissal.

Honors Advisor- Kilgore, TX

Job Title: Honors Advisor

Team: Student Services

Reports to: Program Director / Associate Director of Programs, Student Services/AVP of Student Experience

Location: Kilgore College - Kilgore, TX


About Quad Learning

Quad Learning (QL) is an education start-up with an audacious mission: to change higher education by creating affordable new pathways to a top-tier bachelor"s degree.

QL collaborates with community colleges to offer the American Honors (AH) program American Honors is a selective program for students who want to transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree from a top college or university.  The program includes honors courses utilizing a flipped classroom approach, dedicated advising, and a strong community of learners. Quad Learning is a venture-backed startup, headquartered in Washington, DC with community college collaborators in Washington, Indiana, and New Jersey.  Quad Learning and AH have been featured in The New York Times, Inside Higher Ed, TechCrunch, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, The Huffington Post, and more. We are an energetic, driven, passionate group.

*This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as requested by his or her manager(s).  This description is subject to review and modification at any time without notification.

Job Purpose

At a high level, an honors advisor’s job is to transform lives by helping students reach their potential. They are the single most important person our students work with throughout their two years in the American Honors program.

More specifically, an honors advisor is responsible for the retention and transfer outcomes of their cohort of about one hundred and twenty-five new and continuing students.  As such, he or she is responsible for developing and delivering a scalable system of supports that equip American Honors students with the skills, resources, and relationships necessary to succeed academically (both at community college and beyond), transfer to a best fit school, and pursue a rewarding professional life.

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate passion for and strong commitment to student development and success through advocacy, relationship building, hard work, problem solving, and continuous learning and improvement.

  • Develop a working knowledge of AH and Kilgore curricula, programming, and policies; student financial assistance programs; the transfer process; best-fit universities for various types of student populations; and student learning theories.

  • Utilize Student Services tools and tracking systems to monitor student progress (academics, transfer, and other key milestones) and record advisor-student interaction

  • Contribute to and execute the AH Student Services playbook for academic and transfer advising at Kilgore College, including but not limited to:

Advising:

  • Assisting American and international students in defining personal, academic, and career goals and creating individualized course plans that map to these outcomes

  • Offering best practices in college success skills and personal management, as well as making referrals to community college resources (e.g. tutoring, financial aid, counseling center, career center) to maximize student ability to reach their academic and personal goals

  • Closely collaborating with the international team at American Honors and community college international student office to offer transitional, logistical, and student support to international students.

  • Guiding students through an often arduous and confusing transfer application process

  • Practicing care, understanding, and patience in assisting international students as they adjust to new educational settings in the United States

  • Managing advising load in a scalable but students-first manner that promotes retention, persistence, and student success through proactive interactions and interventions

Teaching and Workshop Facilitation:

  • Facilitating workshops on acculturation, college success skills as well as leadership and career development for American and international students.

  • Teaching a curriculum of honors and transfer seminars that promote the development of greater self-knowledge, self-advocacy, and student success skills

Cohort Management and Event Planning and Execution:

  • Leading student orientations

  • Fostering a strong sense of peer support and community through student lounge activities, cohort signature events (e.g. Dream Big Dinner, graduation) and social events

Relationship Management with Internal and External Constituents:

  • Build relationships with college faculty and administration to best support students

  • Build and maintain relationships with staff at target transfer universities to develop access and pathways for community college students

  • Actively participate in professional development opportunities and collaborate with other AH teams and college partners to help American Honors build a best-in-class honors experience

What we want from you

  • Demonstrated passion for global student success, access, and education reform through academic, extracurricular, and/or work experience

  • Use data and analytics to help track and improve student performance

  • Strong organizational and time management skills to efficiently and effectively monitor and address student performance, as well as manage multiple competing priorities at a time

  • Eagerness to address problem areas and take initiative and ownership over scalable solutions

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, performance-driven, team environment

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as presentation skills within a classroom or board room

  • A desire to take initiative and be challenged, form strong relationships with community college faculty and staff and organizations that promote student success, build trusting relationships to help students from all backgrounds and nationalities explore and identify their needs and interests

What you can expect from us

  • The opportunity to transform student lives by helping them realize their dreams
  • Teaching and advising experience at the community-college level
  • A chance to join a well-funded, mission-driven start-up
  • The opportunity to shape a young company and work across a variety of initiatives
  • A great management team with decades of experience in leading education and tech companies
  • Competitive salary and endless opportunities for growth and promotion

Other requirements

  • Master's Degree required
  • Preferably 2+ years of advising or classroom experience as an undergraduate or full-time job
  • Experience or desire to advise international students and global learners
  • Familiarity with Microsoft and Google Suite

How to apply

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@americanhonors.org with the subject line: “Honors Advisor Position – Kilgore College.” You are also encouraged, but by no means required, to submit a letter of recommendation as well.

*This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as requested by his or her manager(s).  This description is subject to review and modification at any time without notification.

Program Director- Seattle

Reports to: Regional Director
Location: Seattle area, WA (multiple locations near Pierce College and Shoreline Community College, or can be located in Seattle/Tacoma area)


About Quad Learning

Quad Learning (QL) is an education start-up with an audacious mission: to change higher education by creating affordable new pathways to a top-tier bachelor’s degree.

Quad Learning collaborates with community colleges to offer the American Honors program. American Honors is a selective program for students who want to transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree from a top college or university.  The program includes honors courses, a dedicated advisor, and a strong community.  AH advisors work with domestic and international students to help them pick the right classes, map out transfer options, career goals, and financial aid options.  Quad Learning is a venture-backed startup, headquartered in Washington, DC with community college collaborators in Washington, Indiana, Texas, Michigan and New Jersey.  Quad Learning and AH have been featured in The New York Times, Inside Higher Ed, All Things Digital, the Washington Post and more. We are an energetic, driven, passionate group.


Job purpose

At a high-level, the Program Director’s job is to collaborate with our community college partners to run 1) a best-in-class honors program and 2) an international student support program (at some locations).

The Program Director for Quad Learning (QL) is responsible for the development and growth of the American Honors program at our two Pierce College locations and our Shoreline Community College location. The Program Director is responsible for achieving target outcomes around student growth, retention, graduation and transfer and managing client relations with our partners. As such, he or she needs to be a relationship builder, a do-er, a project manager, a communicator, a manager, and an opportunity-seizer as the situation requires. The Program Director is responsible for directly overseeing Student Advisors, Associate Program Directors, and Field Marketing for American Honors and the logistics and expansion of any future programs (e.g. American Success Program) at Seattle area community colleges.


Scope of Responsibilities

American Honors:

  • Grow the number of domestic students joining the American Honors program, especially focused on attracting a diverse community of students, representing the make-up of the community;

  • Creating an environment that is conducive to attracting international students to the partner community colleges and programs through forging strong relationships with the schools;

  • Providing support and an engaging program offering to domestic and international students participating in the program, and increasing the number and percentage of students successfully completing American Honors and transferring to a four-year college or university

  • Build strong relationships and collaborate with key community college personnel to create and implement processes and systems to efficiently and effectively scale American Honors

  • Communicate program, product, and process needs to HQ and work with them to develop and deliver solutions, e.g., work with QL’s marketing team to provide college and region-specific context and to initiate local marketing campaigns, etc.

  • Drive program improvement by facilitating feedback from students, faculty, administration, and community partners

  • Represent Quad Learning at local events and with local PR

  • In conjunction with national HQ, oversee local field marketing efforts and oversee implementation of the AH Student Services model

Non-honors International Student Support:

  • Strategy and vision for the development for an non-honors program

  • Communicate goals and keep things on track
     

The right person for this job will:

  • Believe in what we are trying to build—a low-cost pathway to a top four-year degree for both domestic and international students
  • Think and act like an owner—be proactive, strategic, collaborative and able to exert influence to build the American Honors program

  • Act strategically—re-prioritize work on the fly, address unanticipated challenges, and take advantage of opportunities

  • Communicate proactively—effectively communicate and coordinate with a large number of colleagues and stakeholders spread out over disparate locations

  • Build relationships—cultivate internal and external constituencies and build long-term relationships to achieve goals

  • Be a leader--motivate, inspire and manage the regional team
     

What you can expect from us:

  • The opportunity to transform student lives by running a best-in-class honors program

  • A chance to join a well-funded, mission-driven start-up

  • The opportunity to shape a young company and work across a variety of initiatives

  • A great management team with decades of experience in leading education and tech companies

  • Competitive salary and endless opportunities for growth and promotion


Qualifications

  • BA or BS degree required, master’s degree preferred

  • 5+ years of experience preferred

  • Excel and analytical skills needed to make data-based decisions

  • Familiarity with Google Suite

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to jobs@americanhonors.com.

Deputy Regional Admissions Counselor Shoreline

Job Title: Deputy Regional Admissions Counselor (PART-TIME) – American Honors program in Shoreline, WA (Shoreline Community College)

Reports to: Program Director in Operations (Also to Associate Program Director, and Director of Marketing, where applicable)

Team: Marketing/Operations

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HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume, cover letter to: jobs@americanhonors.com

OVERVIEW

This is a temporary PART-TIME position (20 hours weekly), starting immediately through May 31, 2017, with the possibility of the position being extended. Full time opportunities may be available in Fall of 2017.

The Deputy Regional Admissions Counselor is part of QL’s Marketing & Recruitment team and responsible for supporting the design and execution of logistics for the student recruitment plan to meet enrollment targets for the American Honors program. Serving as a main point-of-contact for prospective students and community stakeholders, the Deputy Regional Admissions Counselor supports the Regional Admissions Counselor in efforts with local high schools, community groups, and students and faculty at the community college to recruit new students to the American Honors program at our partner campus in Seattle, Washington (Shoreline Community College).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create and develop new ways to build the American Honors brand in the community

  • Maintain relationships with local stakeholders (guidance counselors, coaches, church leaders, community groups)

  • Support Regional Admissions Counselor in strategizing yearly recruitment calendar: schedule and conduct visits to area high schools to deliver materials and meet with prospective students

  • Host informational events & deliver "field pitch" that is tailored to the audience

  • Report feedback and data points to marketing team in routine reports offering insight from the ground to help inform and evolve future strategy

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • 2+ year of work with college students or college-bound students, particularly youth/families of various backgrounds—experience in student recruitment a plus

  • Understanding of local community dynamics and demographics

  • Experience with K-12 or higher ed institutions

  • Interest in sales and marketing

  • Strong communication skills: writing and public speaking

  • Commitment to reflecting on practices to make improvements to work

  • Willingness to work flexible hours (some evenings, weekends) during the Fall & Spring recruitment cycle

  • Ability to work as a regional employee, communicating with a team remotely

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Salesforce experience a plus

  • Helpful traits include: self-motivated, outgoing, fast learner, strong multi-tasker, self-starter

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree required.  2-3 years of business experience preferred, preferably in strategy, marketing, sales, channel management or related fields.

Language Skills: This position requires the ability to read, write, analyze and interpret complex instructions, correspondence, legal documents, financial reports and/or technical documents.  This position also requires the ability to respond effectively to clients, employees and management and handle sensitive and/or confidential communications.  This position requires a high level of skill in both oral and written communication and the ability to effectively present ideas and information.

Technical Skills: Advanced computer skills including MS Powerpoint and MS Excel required.

Mathematical Skills: The position requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide and interpret complex numbers, financial data and reports. This position requires the ability to apply such concepts to create reports and financial records and present them effectively.

Travel: 50%-60% day trip travel covering central/north King County and south Snohomish County.

*This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as requested by his or her manager(s).  This description is subject to review and modification at any time without notification.

International Admissions Officer

About Quad Learning:

Quad Learning, Inc. (QL) is a venture-backed startup with an audacious mission: to change higher education by creating affordable new pathways to a top-tier bachelor’s degree.

QL collaborates with leading community colleges to jointly develop and deliver American Honors, a competitive two-year honors program designed for high ability students. After two years in American Honors, students transfer to complete the final two years of their four-year degree from a top college or university. In our inaugural year, our students have been admitted for transfer at Stanford University, the University of Michigan, Cornell University, the University of Washington, Georgetown University, Purdue University, Brigham Young University, and many others.

QL has been featured in TechCrunch, Inside Higher Ed, Venture Beat, the Washington Post, and more. We are an energetic, driven, passionate group.

Position Description:

In support of our mission and growing student population, you will motivate international students to enroll in a degree program that will help them achieve their educational and career goals.

We currently have several immediate openings at this location due to tremendous growth.  This position requires working on-site in our Denver location. No telecommuting is permitted for this role.

The International Admissions Officer will supervise all aspects of student recruitment:

  • Proactively respond to new international inquiries via email, voice, and other means of communication.
  • Virtually interview prospective students to determine their backgrounds, goals, objectives, and initially assess skill sets such as English language proficiency.
  • Educate prospective students on the benefits of American Honors’ academic programs, national network of transfer partners, and expanding choice of locations.
  • Assist students with the application process and partner with other departments in to finalize enrollments and ensure students enjoy a smooth transition to the U.S.
  • Consistently achieve quarterly performance objectives and metrics
  • Follow-up with students to provide ongoing encouragement and support

 The successful International Admissions Officer will possess:

  • Ability to effectively interface with students and American Honors partner organizations located in overseas markets in order to support development of diverse recruitment channels
  • Firm understanding of foreign education systems, with an emphasis on secondary education
  • Demonstrated experience evaluating international applicants, reviewing academic credentials and documentation, and establishing U.S. secondary education equivalency
  • Knowledge and deep understanding of and details associated with U.S. Federal regulations regarding international student administration and support
  • Willingness to work weekend and/or evening hours in order to accommodate prospective international audience, particularly students across Asia
  • Proven experience in dynamic admissions and enrollment management environments.
  • Familiarity with and desire to implement best practices associated with international student recruitment, marketing and outreach, and retention
  • Exceptional phone and in-person communication in addition to organizational skills
  • Energy and determination to manage details, advance multiple independent workflows, and help newly enrolling students feel successful as they transition to the program
  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred or equivalent education/experience
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)
  • Passion for education and helping international students succeed
  • Proficiency in Chinese, Vietnamese or at least one additional language.

How to Apply:

If you are seeking a mission driven growing organization where you can use your talents to help others achieve their goals, come join our team of professional Admissions Officers.

We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including a tuition discount and significant career growth opportunities.

Please send a cover letter and resume to: jobs@americanhonors.com with the subject line “International Admissions Officer”.

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Quad Learning is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. American Honors’ equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay, and dismissal.

Regional Admissions Counselor - American Honors at Pierce College

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@americanhonors.com with the subject "RAC - PC"

About Quad Learning/American Honors

Quad Learning (QL) is an education start-up with an audacious mission: to change higher education by creating affordable new pathways to a top-tier bachelor's degree. Quad Learning collaborates with community colleges to offer the American Honors (AH) program. American Honors is a selective program for students who want to transfer to earn a bachelor's degree from a top college or university. The program includes honors courses, a dedicated advisor, and a strong community. AH advisors work with students to help them pick the right classes, map out transfer options, career goals, and financial aid options. Quad Learning is a venture-backed startup with community college collaborators in Washington, Indiana, New Jersey, Michigan, and Texas. Quad Learning and AH have been featured in The New York Times, Inside Higher Ed, All Things Digital, the Washington Post and more. We are an energetic, driven, and passionate group.

Job Purpose

Working with a team under the guidance of the Program Director, the Regional Admissions Counselor (RAC) supports program outreach and student recruitment.

The role of Regional Admissions Counselor for American Honors at Pierce College is responsible for designing and executing a recruitment plan to meet enrollment targets. Serving as a main point-of-contact for prospective students and community stakeholders, the Regional Admissions Counselor works with local high schools, community groups, community college students and faculty, and the community college outreach and marketing staff to build awareness of the program and recruit new students.

In addition, the RAC is expected to participate with the current student community and support student success. We feel involvement in the current community is imperative to being able to speak to student experience with other prospective students and community stakeholders. As such, the RAC will also work closely with AH Advisors and other program staff to support the current student community by through involvement with the Honors Council and other advisory and community engagement activities.

The balance of the job will shift throughout the year with a dominant focus on program outreach and enrollment target.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Program Outreach and Enrollment
    • Build key partnership and connections in the field with like-minded community advocates, high schools, and other community organizations where we can outreach to prospective students
    • Create a yearly recruitment calendar and strategize innovative and creative ways to connect with prospective students
    • Represent AH at local events, high school visits, and other recruitment opportunities
    • Host informational events & deliver a "field pitch" that is tailored to specific audiences
    • Work with Quad Learning's Marketing team to create strong and relevant marketing language and material
    • Carefully record contacts, outreach efforts, and field leads to report out to the Program Director on a weekly basis
    • Input and track field leads using Salesforce
    • Consistently communicate with our Admissions Officers and Advisors on relevant student leads
    • Support newly enrolled student engagement throughout the summer prior to the start of the school year
  • Student Services
    • Demonstrate a strong commitment to student development and success through advocacy, relationship building, and problem solving
    • Develop a working knowledge of college curricula, programming, and policies; student financial assistance programs; the transfer process; and best-fit universities for various types of student populations
    • Help create and facilitate student community on campus
    • Facilitate student orientations and support leadership and transfer seminars
    • Support students with the transfer application process

The right person for this job will:

  • Believe in what we are trying to build—a low-cost pathway to a top four-year degree
  • Think and act like an owner—be a doer, a manager, a strategizer, and an influencer, building the American Honors program
  • Act strategically—re-prioritize work on the fly, address unanticipated challenges, and take advantage of opportunities
  • Communicate proactively—effectively communicate and coordinate with a large number of colleagues and stakeholders spread out over disparate locations
  • Build relationships—cultivate internal and external constituencies and build long-term relationships to achieve goals

Skills & Experience:

  • Demonstrated passion for education access and student success
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to efficiently and effectively balance competing priorities.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written skills, demonstrated through presentation and teaching experiences
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Eagerness to address problem areas and take initiative and ownership over scalable solutions
  • Ability to understand and use data and technology systems, including a CRM to support results
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, performance-driven, team environment
  • Local knowledge of the high school and extracurricular activities landscape
  • A desire to build trusting relationships to help students from all backgrounds explore and identify their needs and interests

What you can expect from us:

  • The opportunity to transform student lives by building a best-in-class honors program
  • A chance to join a well-funded, mission-driven start-up
  • The opportunity to shape a young company and work across a variety of initiatives
  • A great management team with decades of experience in leading education and tech companies
  • Competitive salary and opportunities for growth and promotion

Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree required. 1-3 years of education and outreach experience preferred, preferably either in student services, operations, or admissions and marketing.

Language Skills: This position requires the ability to respond effectively to clients, students, and the broader community, and handle sensitive and/or confidential communications. This position requires a high level of skill in both oral and written communication and the ability to effectively present ideas and information.

Technical Skills: Advanced computer skills including use of Salesforce or other data management systems; Knowledge of Microsoft and Google Suite.

Evenings and Travel: Regular evening events, particularly during the fall recruiting season, will be required with limited domestic travel.

*This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as requested by his or her manager(s). This description is subject to review and modification at any time without notification.

 

Honors Advisor- West Windsor, NJ

Job Title: Honors Advisor

Team: Student Services

Reports to: Program Director / Associate Director of Student Services

Locations:

  • Mercer County College- West Windsor, NJ

How to Apply

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@americanhonors.org with the subject line: “Honors Advisor Position – [insert preferred location here].” You are also encouraged, but by no means required, to submit a letter of recommendation as well.

We are looking for advisors to start August 1st 2016, but can discuss further as needed.

Job purpose

At a high level, an honors advisor’s job is to transform lives by helping students reach their potential. They are the single most important person our students work with throughout their two years in the American Honors program.

More specifically, an honors advisor is responsible for the retention and transfer outcomes of their cohort of about one hundred and twenty-five new and continuing students.  As such, he or she is responsible for developing and delivering a scalable system of supports that equip American Honors students with the skills, resources, and relationships necessary to succeed academically (both at community college and beyond), transfer to a best fit school, and pursue a rewarding professional life.

Scope of responsibilities

  • Demonstrate passion for and strong commitment to student development and success through advocacy, relationship building, hard work, problem solving, and continuous learning and improvement
  • Develop a working knowledge of college curricula, programming, and policies; student financial assistance programs; the transfer process; best-fit universities for various types of student populations; and student learning theories
  • Utilize Student Services tools and tracking systems to monitor student progress (academics, transfer, and other key milestones) and record advisor-student interaction
  • Contribute to and execute the AH Student Services playbook for academic and transfer advising, to include:
    • Leading student orientations
    • Assisting students in defining personal, academic, and career goals and creating individualized course plans that map to these outcomes
    • Teaching a curriculum of honors and transfer seminars that promote the development of greater self-knowledge, self-advocacy, and student success skills
    • Guiding students through an often arduous and confusing transfer application process
    • Fostering a strong sense of peer support and community
    • Managing advising load in a scalable but students-first manner that promotes retention, persistence, and student success through proactive interactions and interventions
  • Build relationships with college faculty and administration to best support students, as well as relationships with personnel from target transfer universities to develop access and pathways for community college students
  • Actively participate in professional development opportunities and collaborate with other AH teams and college partners to help American Honors build a best-in-class honors experience

What we want from you

  • Demonstrated passion for student success, access, and education reform through academic, extracurricular, and/or work experience
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to efficiently and effectively monitor and address student performance, as well as manage multiple competing priorities at a time
  • Eagerness to address problem areas and take initiative and ownership over scalable solutions
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, performance-driven, team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as presentation skills within a classroom or board room
  • A desire to take initiative and be challenged, form strong relationships with community college faculty and staff and organizations that promote student success, build trusting relationships to help students from all backgrounds explore and identify their needs and interests, and use data and analytics to help track and improve student performance

What you can expect from us

  • The opportunity to transform student lives by helping them realize their dreams
  • Teaching and advising experience at the community-college level
  • A chance to join a well-funded, mission-driven start-up
  • The opportunity to shape a young company and work across a variety of initiatives
  • A great management team with decades of experience in leading education and tech companies
  • Competitive salary and endless opportunities for growth and promotion

Other requirements

  • BA or BS degree required
  • Preferably 2+ years of advising or classroom experience as an undergraduate or full-time job
  • Familiarity with Microsoft and Google Suite

About Quad Learning

Quad Learning (QL) is an education start-up with an audacious mission: to change higher education by creating affordable new pathways to a top-tier bachelor"s degree.

QL collaborates with community colleges to offer the American Honors (AH) program American Honors is a selective program for students who want to transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree from a top college or university.  The program includes honors courses utilizing a flipped classroom approach, dedicated advising, and a strong community of learners. Quad Learning is a venture-backed startup, headquartered in Washington, DC with community college collaborators in Washington, Indiana, and New Jersey.  Quad Learning and AH have been featured in The New York Times, Inside Higher Ed, TechCrunch, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, The Huffington Post, and more. We are an energetic, driven, passionate group.

 

*This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as requested by his or her manager(s).  This description is subject to review and modification at any time without notification.

Admissions Officer (Denver, CO)

About Quad Learning:

Quad Learning, Inc. (QL) is a venture-backed startup with an audacious mission: to change higher education by creating affordable new pathways to a top-tier bachelor’s degree.

QL partners with leading community colleges to jointly develop and deliver American Honors, a competitive two-year honors program designed for high ability students. After two years in American Honors, students transfer to complete the final two years of their four-year degree from a top college or university. In our inaugural year, our students have been admitted for transfer at Stanford University, the University of Michigan, Cornell University, the University of Washington, Georgetown University, Purdue University, Brigham Young University, and many others.

QL has been featured in TechCrunch, Inside Higher Ed, Venture Beat, the Washington Post, and more. We are an energetic, driven, passionate group.

 

Position Description:

In support of our mission and growing student population, you will motivate high school students and working adults to enroll in a degree program that will help them achieve their educational and career goals.

We currently have several immediate openings at this location due to tremendous growth.  This position requires working on-site in our Denver location. No telecommuting is permitted for this role.

The Admissions Officer will supervise all aspects of student recruitment:

  • Proactively respond to new student inquiries via phone and email
  • Interview prospective students to determine their backgrounds, goals, and objectives
  • Educate prospective students on the benefits of American Honors’ academic programs, convenient locations, and flexible course schedules
  • Assist students with the application process and partner with other departments in to finalize enrollments
  • Consistently achieve quarterly performance objectives
  • Follow-up with students to provide ongoing encouragement and support

The successful Admissions Officer will possess:

  • Proven experience in Customer Service, Sales, Call Center or Admissions environments
  • Exceptional phone and in-person communication and organizational skills
  • Energy and determination to manage details and help newly enrolling students feel successful
  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred or equivalent education/experience
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)
  • Passion for education and helping first generation students succeed 

 

How to Apply:

If you are seeking a mission driven growing organization where you can use your talents to help others achieve their goals, come join our team of professional Admissions Officers.

We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including a tuition discount and significant career growth opportunities.

Please send a cover letter and resume to: jobs@americanhonors.com with the subject line “Admissions Officer”.

 

Quad Learning is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. American Honors’ equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay, and dismissal.

Visual Designer

About Quad Learning:

Our mission is to lead a paradigm shift in higher education by enabling colleges and universities to provide radically enhanced value to a broader population of students. As a venture-backed startup, we believe in fusing the power of the market with the passion of our mission to solve systemic problems in higher education. To forward our mission we created American Honors: a 2-year selective honors program at leading community colleges across the nation that prepares students to transfer to and earn a bachelor’s degree from top 4-year institutions.

Job Purpose:

The Visual Designer develops engaging and effective concepts and designs for integrated marketing campaigns across offline and online channels that help identify, find, and recruit students into the American Honors program. Channels include, but are not limited to: website, print brochures, signage, email, social, events, display, presentations, and blog. Partnering with the Director of Marketing, the Visual Designer will also lead the strategy refresh of the American Honors brand (look and feel) and create practices that ensure all designs align with brand standards. Additionally, the designer will work with the Product & Technology team on mobile and web product design to enhance customer interactions with our product.

What you have:

  • Robust portfolio of digital, print, and web design projects that demonstrates advanced conceptual thinking and execution of designs to solve specific problems. Application of design concepts in an integrated campaign, across multiple channels, is extra awesome.
  • Excitement about bringing a brand to life -- both online and offline.
  • Solid understanding of the fundamentals of product design as it relates to developing wireframes, mapping user experience flows, and interaction/interface design across desktop and mobile.
  • Fantastic organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. A sense of humor, penchant for geeking out, and general curiosity are also great. A passion for higher education and desire to work in a for-profit, mission-driven company gets you bonus points.
  • Skills that are a plus: data visualization, video editing, illustration, specifically iconography development.

How you work:

  • Create multiple thoughtful design solutions and proactively seek input on how the work can be even better.
  • Able to handle a number of projects at once, proactively communicating when deadlines are at risk because you care equally about meeting deadlines and delivering awesome work.
  • Communicate your convictions with passion, but are also open to feedback and direction in order to create the best design solution possible.
  • Not afraid to ask questions - ever.
  • Have a "yes, and…" attitude and have an insatiable desire to keep learning.

The basics:

  • Mastery-level proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat) and Microsoft Office.
  • A Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of experience doing a mix of print, web, and digital design.

To apply for this position, please submit the items below to jobs@americanhonors.com with the subject "Visual Designer"

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Portfolio

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as requested by his or her manager(s). This description is subject to review and modification at any time without notification.