College Access Coordinator

The Education Trust in Tennessee seeks a College Access Coordinator to assist in management of a project that elevates students and community-proximate organizations in advancing strategies that increase the likelihood of Black and Latino students, and those experiencing poverty, to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. The College Access Coordinator will assist the design of programs, work directly with students and partners, and manage meetings, logistics, reporting, and outreach for this project.

This opportunity is a full-time (with benefits) teleworking position with a time-limited duration. The position ends 9.30.2022.

About the Organization

Ed Trust is comprised of fierce advocates for the high academic achievement of all students — pre-kindergarten through college, particularly those of color or living in poverty. Through research and advocacy, Ed Trust’s goal is to close the gaps in opportunity and achievement that affect millions of young people across the U.S. — especially students of color and those from low-income families. We work alongside educators, policymakers, parents, and community and business leaders across the country to advocate transforming schools and colleges into institutions that serve all students well. Lessons learned in these efforts, together with unflinching data analyses, help shape our state and national policy agendas.

Major Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with the design of curriculum, workshops and training for student leaders and community partners
  • Overseeing planning of meetings and convenings, including creation of agendas and materials, and managing of logistics in collaboration with contractors and consultants
  • Assisting with the management of subgrants to partners, including communications, tracking progress and quarterly convenings of subgrantees
  • Supporting the creation of a database and clearinghouse of pertinent materials and tools to advance college access and completion

Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • An undergraduate degree is required, preferably in the areas of education, communications, management, public policy or a related
  • 1-2 years relevant experience, including experience managing projects and working with a diverse team, students and partners
  • Desire to work in a social justice-minded organization with a strong interest in advocacy, organizing, and education policy and/or practice
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • Organized, self-motivated and detail-oriented
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task to meet deadlines
  • Ability to think critically and work both independently and collaboratively
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).


Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Education Trust offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Please provide a cover letter and resume to be considered for this position. You must combine your cover letter and resume into one document and upload that document. Our application system will not allow you to upload more than one file.

The Education Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity in all facets of the organization’s work.