Who We Are
Student Freedom Initiative, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation formed under the laws of the State of Delaware and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. Our mission is to address the overwhelming student debt faced by all too many of the young men and women attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (“HBCUs”) - and ultimately other Minority-Serving Institutions (“MSI”). We are student centric and evidence-based; we deliver a holistic solution to address the systemic problems associate with the student loan crisis. Our program is composed of four primary components: (1) income contingent alternative to traditional Parent Plus loans, (2) Internships, (3) Tutoring, Mentoring, and other Services, and (4) targeted HBCU Capacity Building. These components are supported by partner(s), who provide subject matter expertise. https://time.com/5857186/robert-f-smith-historically-black-colleges/
We are looking for an HBCU Engagement Partner to coordinate the HBCU’s engagement with the program. The successful candidate will partner with enrollment management, academic affairs, financial aid, and other student support services at assigned HBCUs to streamline their adoption and success as a partner institution. If you are enthusiastic about working with HBCUs, interested in the burden of student loans on college students, and an excellent communicator we would like to meet you. We’re looking for energetic, collaborative, team players who have a strong desire to support HBCUs’ continued excellence in the service to their students and graduates.
What You Will Do
a. Serve as the primary liaison for the assigned HBCU(s) engagement and involvement with all components of the program.
b. Manage the full onboarding process for assigned HBCU(s), ensuring a positive experience.
c. Provide a high quality and efficient experience for the assigned HBCU(s), for the full life-cycle, including initial data collection, data analysis, execution of Memorandum of Understanding , Kick-off Meeting, responses to inquiries, training, origination of Student Freedom Agreements (SFAs), and ongoing longitudinal studies.
d. Collaborate with assigned HBCUs’ point of contact and implementation partner(s) to enable successful transition and adoption of each component of the program.
e. Track and consistently report on responses to data calls, inquiries, action items, and project status.
f. Collaborate closely with assigned HBCU(s) and SFI leadership to ensure concerns are being addressed.
g. Create and update templates, processes, and procedures related to HBCU onboarding.
h. Identify and document best practices to improve the overall process.
What You Will Bring
a. Ability to learn and grow within a Nonprofit environment
b. Bachelor's degree
c. Knowledge and understanding of HBCUs, enrollment management, financial aid, academic affairs, and other student support services
d. Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
e. Strong sense of urgency, adaptability, flexibility and resourcefulness
f. Ability to treat sensitive/confidential information appropriately
g. Ability to function professionally under pressure, and show poise in all situations, while managing concurrent projects and deadlines
h. Must possess good judgment, excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
i. Ability to excel in a fast-paced work environment
How To Apply
Apply online, include your Resume (Attachment) & LinkedIn URL.