Manager, High School And Postsecondary Supports

Academy For Urban School Leadership - Illinois Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 1 week ago

AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership) is a nonprofit school management organization that creates schools of excellence by developing highly effective teachers and transforming educational outcomes for students in the lowest performing schools in Chicago. The AUSL network includes 31 schools (5 high schools and 26 elementary schools) serving over 16,000 total students.

AUSL seeks a highly qualified candidate to help develop network-wide systems for postsecondary readiness and success. This candidate will possess a keen attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and experience in college counseling or admissions to perform the role of Manager, High School and Postsecondary Supports.

Essential job functions:

  • Develop and deliver training for high school teams around postsecondary success strategies.

  • Provide consultation and expertise for school teams as they work to strengthen school-wide postsecondary culture.

  • Codify network-level strategies and programs to support soft-skill development throughout students' high school trajectory.

  • Develop and facilitate parent education and engagement around the postsecondary process.

  • Coordinate with partner organizations, including but not limited to: National Louis University (NLU) Harrison Pathways program, One Million Degrees, Year Up, etc. to build pipelines for AUSL students into concrete postsecondary pathways.

  • Ensure successful implementation of network-level alumni programs and provide targeted support to alumni.

  • Maintain management and expansion of current pilot programs, including but not limited to AUSL Alumni Interns and AUSL Scholars.

  • Increase supports for Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) and Dreamer students through the postsecondary transition.

  • Provide thought partnership and idea generation to increase the network's college enrollment and persistence rates, as well as exposure and access to progressive career pathways.

  • Additional program support and tasks as needed.


  • Understanding of the challenges faced by first-generation, low-income college students and familiarity with research-based strategies to overcome those barriers.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness with program development, implementation, management, and innovation.

  • Strong problem-solver and critical thinker who works with a sense of urgency.

  • Proven experience in collaborating with colleagues to produce desired outcomes.

  • Ability to build trusting relationships with a broad cross-section of stakeholders.

  • Expertise in organizational/project management.

  • Ability to successfully conduct multiple projects concurrently, both independently and as a member of a team.

  • Strong presentation and group facilitation skills.

  • Experience analyzing data to inform and adjust work.


  • Bachelor's degree in Social Science, Counseling, Public Policy, or related field.

  • Two or more years experience working in education or a related nonprofit.

  • Experience with college access programs.

Full time, twelve month positions. Some overnight travel is required. Travel to other AUSL schools in Chicago is required. The main work location for this position is 55 W Cermak Rd., Chicago.

For more information about AUSL, visit

Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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