Graduate Support Fellowship

The Graduate Fellowship is an opportunity for a WSG Alumna to assist the Manager, Graduate Success to fulfill their responsibility for the overall design and implementation of the high school placement program and graduate support program. He/She will perform administrative duties involving considerable variety and complexity of assignments that require independent judgment in applying guidelines to work situations. She upholds our core values and makes sure they are instilled in our students. She / he abides by all guidelines set forth by the administration of WSG and specified in the WSG Personnel Handbook.

 

Brief Description of Classification: This is a 12 Month, full time paid fellowship. 

Detailed Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

 

High School Placement Program - 45%

  • Collaborate with the Manager on the implementation, planning, and teaching the 7th and 8th-grade high school prep curriculum.

  • Prepare students for various high school applications, and oversee the scheduling and transportation for 8th grade shadow days.

  • Meet with 6th, 7th and 8th-grade students as a group and on an individual basis regarding the high school placement process, including but not limited to: high school options, the application process, test prep, and financial aid.

  • Support families in the high school placement process as directed by the Manager of Graduate Support, follow up with families to ensure all application information is submitted in a timely manner

  • Schedule meetings for high school admissions representatives to visit WSG twice a year; one for an information session, and the second for our annual high school fair).

  • Assist with Family Institute, Back to School Night, and Family High School Information Week and other events for all grades to familiarize families with the high school application process and graduate support program.

 

Graduate Outreach - 45%

  • Manage communication through newsletters, social media, etc.

  • Maintain regular and meaningful engagement with high school students (Requires work on evenings and weekends)

  • Write the monthly graduate newsletter as assigned and keep WSG community up to date on graduate events and achievements

  • Create visual displays to publicly celebrate the achievements of our graduates as assigned

  • Support the Tier I graduate support and engagement efforts as directed by the MGS

  • Collect and input information into the Graduate Support Database, maintaining department records.

  • Support and assist with the tracking of graduate outcomes

  • Develop relationships with WSG graduates and provide support and guidance while in in high school and college,

  • Serve as an advocate, resource and representative for WSG to graduates and their high schools as needed, refer students to the Manager of Student Success as needed for additional support

  • Track student participation in events to assure that all students have meaningful contact with GS staff

  • Visit assigned alumnae of WSG at their high school (or other agreed upon location) at least 2x per year and according to the schedule developed in collaboration with MGS

  • Co-lead and serve as staff liaison to Alumnae association and provide oversight of its activities

  • Support Graduate Outreach by planning and attending events in collaboration with GSM and Alumnae Association

  • Design and sponsor programming to support WSG graduates in high school

  • Support the development of a college mindset with graduates

  • In collaboration with GST Coordinate college prep activities (SAT, college visits, financial aid presentations) for WSG graduates in their junior and senior years.

  • Meet regularly with the MGS to collaborate with the GST

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Cultivating College Mindset- 10%

  • Develop, plan and attend an annual college tour for 8th grade students and graduates.

Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Ability to work with diverse populations;

  • Initiative, leadership, and tenacity

  • Excellent time-management skills & ability to multitask and prioritize while paying great attention to detail

  • Awareness of and participation in high school and college placement/access programs

  • Prioritizes work according to departmental needs; determines workflow problems and develops solutions.

  • Strong organizational, planning, implementation, and communication skills

  • Ability to set objectives and achieve goals

  • Relentless results oriented

  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with multiple constituencies, especially students, families, and high schools

  • Excellent written, communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to work within a fast-paced, energetic, and dynamic environment

  • Tech Savvy

  • Self-motivated and carries out duties with a positive attitude

  • Excellent professionalism and ability to use discretion and judgment

  • Desire to maintain professional knowledge by seeking and attending workshops and professional development

  • Ability to think critically, and be strategic and innovative with a new position

  • Flexibility

  • Strong networking skills

  • Regular attendance and punctuality

  • Detail oriented team player willing to roll up sleeves and get the job done

  • Event planning (scout & book locations, food, run of the show, budget)

 

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree; and 2 years of progressively responsible administrative experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

Application instructions:

Send your resume and a cover letter describing your interest in the position and how your previous academic, work, or community engagement experiences have prepared you to support your fellow WSG alumnae in this role. Submit your materials to Ms. Adams at jadams@wsgdc.org with the subject line "Graduate Support Fellowship."