College Advising Manager - OACAC

College Advising Manager

  • Full Time
  • Columbus, OH
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience

Website IKnowICan88 I Know I Can

I Know I Can (IKIC) is a non-profit college access organization

I Know I Can (IKIC) is a non-profit college access organization established in 1988 with a mission to inspire, enable and support students as they pursue and complete a college education. IKIC achieves its mission by providing access to the materials, financial support, mentoring, and counseling services needed to help students and their families overcome barriers and achieve their college dreams. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

All activities performed in this position occur in close collaboration with the school counselor.

Works to create a college-going culture in the school using real-time data as well as a college and career strategic planning tool.

Meet individually with students and families to provide support and guidance in the process of preparing for college, including: college search, college admissions and finding sufficient financial aid

Provide group presentations, large and small, for students, parents and representatives in the schools and at the IKIC office (the presentations range from supporting the district’s Naviance Implementation Plan to pre-college seminars)

Work to increase college readiness within the our service districts, by educating students, families and district representatives on the programs and services provided by the organization

Assist and lead after-school (evening and weekend) college planning activities pertaining to Blueprint:College (parent seminars on college readiness),  ACT Boot Camp, FAFSA Workshops and the I Know I Can Grant

Work in collaboration with AmeriCorps College Guides, who provide additional support for 9th and 10th grade college and career readiness.  Mentor AmeriCorps College Guides to ensure that IKIC services are being delivered properly and best practices are being upheld

Manage data on college planning activities to ensure students are completing necessary milestones (based on NCAN’s Common Measures)

Attend monthly IKIC staff meetings

School-Based Responsibilities:

Provide IKIC support to one assigned  high school, weekly, for students, grades 9-12

Attend school events and parent nights, including but not limited to; back to school events, school staff meetings and college nights

Assist with college application completions and submissions , providing fee waivers and/or fee payment

Assist with registrations and submissions of college entrance exams – provide fee waivers and/or fee payment for students who demonstrate economic hardship

Complete assigned Naviance curriculum via classroom presentations, one-on-one interactions, or provide overview during IKIC programming involving parents

Promote completion of IKIC Grant application, Founders’ Scholarship application, FAFSA, and enrollment in IKIC’s Save Smart Individual Development Account (IDA)


BS required, master’s degree preferred in education, counseling or other related field

Ability to effectively communicate and carry-out I Know I Can’s mission

Excellent oral and interpersonal communication and public speaking skills

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and initiate activities and work independently

Ability to use data to inform decision-making

Strong commitment and passion for promoting access to higher education for everyone

Ability to work on teams and in groups

Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required


Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to:

Kim Hayes, Director of Finance and Operations

I Know I Can · 1108 City Park Ave., Ste. 301 · Columbus, OH 43206 · 614-233-9510 (office) · 614-233-9512 (fax)

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