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Job Opening: Director of College Access & Success 

Job Description: CitySquash seeks a full-time Director of College Access & Success. The Director oversees the college application process for all CitySquash team members, including test prep, school visits, interview prep, applications and financial aid applications. The Director also will provide support to CitySquash’s college students through campus visits, regular communication with students and advisors on campus, credit progress meetings and assistance with forms and financial aid.  

Program Description: CitySquash (www.citysquash.org) is a nonprofit youth program based in the Bronx at Fordham University and in Brooklyn at the Poly Prep Country Day School. The organization helps motivated and talented young people from economically disadvantaged households to fulfill their academic, athletic and personal potential. Founded in 2002, CitySquash serves 240 elementary, middle and high school students. For our participants, CitySquash is an intensive, multi day-a-week commitment that lasts up to fourteen years and includes squash, tutoring, mentoring, community service, travel, culture, nutrition, high school placement, employment training and college prep. Ninety-one CitySquash students have won scholarships to selective prep schools, including  Avon Old Farms, Berkshire, Blair, Brooks, Canterbury, Eaglebrook, Episcopal, Hackley, Hill, Loomis Chaffee, Mercersburg, Millbrook, Salisbury, St. George’s, St. Paul’s, Taft, Trinity-Pawling, Westminster and Westover. College acceptances include Bates, Bowdoin, Connecticut College, Cornell, CUNY, Franklin & Marshall, Hamilton, Hobart, Middlebury, Mt. Holyoke, St. Lawrence, Trinity and Wesleyan. 

Primary Roles and Responsibilities: 

Qualifications:  

Hours & Schedule 

During the school year (Sept to mid-June), the work day typically begins at 10am and ends around 7pm Monday through Friday. Given the travel requirements of the position, flexibility will be given as necessary to best accommodate travel schedule. The Director also works two weekend days a month, leading college trips, visiting students or assisting with other program-wide events. On weeks when there is weekend work, the Director works a half-day on Fridays. The Academic Director will also chaperone up to five overnight team or college trips during the year. During the summer (mid-June to mid-Aug), the work day begins at 9am and ends at 5pm, but includes extensive travel to allow for students to visit and tour colleges. There is typically no weekend work when school is not in session from mid-June through August. 

Vacation: The position includes 6 weeks of vacation annually: 1 in Dec, 1 in Feb, 1 in April and 3 in Aug. Some but not all national holidays are off. 

Compensation: DOE. Full health insurance coverage. 

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to colin.murfree@citysquash.org.