High School Program Coordinator

Durham, North Carolina, United States · High School Department · 003


Our bold vision is that one day, all students in Durham, regardless of the color of their skin and the amount of money their parents have in their pockets, will be able to succeed. In order to make this vision a reality, Student U’s mission is to empower students in the Durham Public Schools to own their education by developing the academic skills and personal well-being necessary to succeed in college and beyond. Student U aims to combat systemic racism and structural inequities by walking with students from the 6th grade through college graduation as they beat the statistics and become leaders in our community. The three components of Student U programming - an intergenerational college access-success pipeline, leadership development for students, families and staff, and an open source model of sharing our lessons learned is our contribution to creating a Durham where all children can succeed.

Our High School Program aims to ensure that 100% of students graduate on-time, prepared to attend and matriculate through the post-secondary options of their choice, by providing students in-school and out-of-school opportunities and support to reach their fullest potential. When students transition to high school, they are paired with in-school advocates who support their academic development, social/emotional well-being, and personal growth. During the summer, high school students are given the opportunity to participate in a Summer Academy and internship program, as well as receive assistance in finding other summer enrichment opportunities that fit their academic needs and interests. All high school students participate in college tours to inform their college decisions and are supported through the application process by advocates and our College Adviser to ensure they apply to and enroll in best-fit colleges.

Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the High School Program Coordinator serves on a team of two Coordinators who together are responsible for the development and implementation of all programs touching the lives of students and their families, grades 9-12, as well as the management and professional development of part-time staff. We are currently hiring for 1 High School Program Coordinator position. The High School Program Coordinators manage the daily operations of the high school program to ensure our students, parents, staff and community partners are able to reach their full potential. This High School Program Coordinator position will develop programming to support career discovery, community engagement and leadership opportunities for our high school students.


Program Planning & Coordination

Part-Time Staff Management

Student Support

Parent Communication

Program Development & Evaluation

Direct Reports: High School Advocates, Internship Coordinator, Summer Academy Teachers, and Volunteers

Ideal Candidate

An ideal candidate will make a significant impact on the operation of the Student U High School Program an will become an indispensable member of the team within six months. Candidates will be resourceful, able to work independently, dedicated to the task of supporting first-generation students, believe all children can succeed when adequately supported, and able to fully immerse into a community-driven organization. At the minimum, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience.

Majority of Student U’s programming supports students during out-of-school time. This position will require some evenings and weekend work.


Minimum Requirements

Anti-Discrimination Policy & Commitment to Equity & Child Safeguarding Policy


Benefits and Salary: Salary for this position is competitive and depends upon prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

To Apply: Please apply online. A complete application will include résumé, cover letter, and two professional references (including one from a previous direct supervisor). Only complete applications will be considered. Application is open until the position is filled.

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