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Post Secondary Retention Coach at I Have A Dream Foundation

  • 9 Aug 2021 11:58 AM
    Message # 10920401

    Do you have a passion for assisting first-generation college students as they navigate post-secondary educational systems? Do you have an eye for identifying community resources? Are you a connector? A mentor? An advocate? If you describe yourself as a passionate educational advocate committed to assisting post-secondary students, then this is the right position for you!

    Purpose: The “I Have A Dream” Foundation of Boulder County is currently seeking a Post Secondary Case Manager to support postsecondary students in their college and career pursuits. This position works out of Boulder, Colorado. This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits, and reports to the College & Career Director.

    The mission of the “I Have A Dream” program is to empower children from under-resourced communities (Dreamer Scholars) to succeed in school, college, and career by providing academic, social, and emotional support from elementary school through college, along with post-secondary tuition assistance.


    • Manage a caseload of postsecondary Dreamers, using holistic strength based case management approach to support persistence

    • Coaches students in the development of education plans that are compatible with career and life goals and curriculum standards

    • Co-coordinate the IHDF internship program, including student recruitment, bootcamp facilitation, interview superday, and matching students/employers

    • Assists students in identifying and clarifying their academic and career goals, and tracks student progress

    • Collaborate with program teams to establish connections with high school juniors and seniors 

    • Input and maintain student grade level, post-secondary enrollment (and major) in IHDF CRM. 

    • Support the coordination of community college/vocational week

    • Assist College & Career Director with postsecondary student scholarship disbursements.

    • Co-lead the Parents as Learners initiative with the Director of Parent Partnerships.

    • Participate in staff training, retreat, and other required activities.

    • Fulfill other related responsibilities as requested.


    • Experience working with historically under representative communities 

    • 2-3 years of experience working in a post-secondary setting or with first-generation college students 

    • Knowledge of admissions, FAFSA, and scholarship submissions a plus

    • Strong organizational, oral and written communication, and record keeping 

    • Reliable transportation, good driving record, and insurance

    • Occasional evenings, weekends, and conference travel

    • Bachelor’s degree required 

    Preferred Skills:

    • Fluent in Spanish/English

    Compensation and Benefits:

    • Salary range $40,500-45,400/annual

    • Competitive benefits (Health insurance, disability benefits, retirement, vacation, sick time, holidays)


    Last modified: 9 Aug 2021 11:59 AM | Perla Delgado


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