Student Freedom Initiative
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Commensurate
  • Salary
  • Full Time

1. 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 financing alternative to fixed payment obligations , (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.

2. The Role

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.

3. What You Will Do

  1. Serve as the primary liaison for the assigned HBCU(s) engagement and involvement with all components of the program: (1) Income contingent alternative to fixed payment obligations, (2) Internships, (3) Tutoring, Mentoring, and Other Services, and (4) Targeted HBCU Capacity Building

  2. Manage the full onboarding process for assigned HBCU(s), ensuring a positive experience.

  3. As the customer relationship manager, provide a high quality and efficient experience for the assigned HBCU(s), including data management, initial data collection, data analysis, ongoing longitudinal studies, and execution of Memorandum of Understanding.

  4. Facilitate weekly meetings with assigned HBCUs using multiple streaming platforms (i.e., Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.)

  5. Provide ongoing product knowledge and training to assigned HBCUs on the origination of Student Freedom Agreements (SFAs) and Student Freedom Initiative's program components.

  6. Develop marketing and communications strategies and resources with assigned HBCUs.

  7. Engage in academic and regulatory affairs research as it relates to the implementation of the Student Freedom Agreement and other Student Freedom Initiative components.

  8. Collaborate with assigned HBCUs' point of contact, designated HBCU staff, and implementation partner(s) to enable successful transition and adoption of each component of the program.

  9. Actively collaborate with other Student Freedom Initiative units to track and report on HBCU inquiries, action items, and project status.

  10. Collaborate closely with assigned HBCU(s) and SFI leadership to ensure concerns are being addressed.

  11. Create and update business templates, processes, and procedures related to HBCU onboarding and program integrity.

  12. Identify and document best practices to improve the overall process.

4. What You Will Bring

  1. Ability to learn and grow within a Nonprofit environment

  2. Bachelor's degree required. Master's preferred

  3. Knowledge and understanding of HBCUs, enrollment management, financial aid, academic affairs, institutional research and other student support services

  4. Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills

  5. Strong sense of urgency, adaptability, flexibility and resourcefulness

  6. Ability to treat sensitive/confidential information appropriately

  7. Ability to function professionally under pressure, and show poise in all situations, while managing concurrent projects and deadlines

  8. Must possess good judgment, excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

  9. Must have proficiency in Microsoft Office products (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams)

  10. Ability to excel in a fast-paced work environment

Student Freedom Initiative offers a competitive benefits package to include:

  • Competitive Salary

  • Unlimited PTO

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • 401K Plan

  • Disability

  • Supplemental Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • Health Flexible Spending Account

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program

It is impossible to list every requirement for, or responsibility of, any position. Similarly, we cannot identify all the skills a position may require since job responsibilities and the Company's needs may change over time. Therefore, the above job description is not comprehensive or exhaustive. The Company reserves the right to adjust, add to or eliminate any aspect of the above description. The Company also retains the right to require all employees to undertake additional or different job responsibilities when necessary to meet business needs.

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