Manager, Counselor Engagement |

Full Time
United States
Posted 1 month ago


Do you have a passion for higher education? Do you want to make a positive impact on the college admissions process? Our staff help to remove barriers and encourage students to forge their path to a better future. Common App is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to the pursuit of access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process. Each year we support more than 1 million students, one-third of whom are first-generation, as they apply to our more than 900 diverse member colleges & universities using the Common App’s free online application.

If you are an experienced Education Program Manager or Community Outreach Coordinator professional and want to be part of a mission-driven non-profit that uses innovative technology to advance the college admission process, Common App may be a great match for you. Common App is currently searching for a Manager, Counselor Engagement.


The Manager of Counselor Engagement is part of the Education and Training team and supports Common App’s outreach, education, and professional learning functions for the school counseling and college advising community. The Education and Training team is responsible for the development and execution of Common App resources and professional learning for counselors, recommenders, and advisors.

The Manager of Counselor Engagement is a member of the Student Success team, within the Constituent Engagement area. The Student Success team at Common App works to build and champion a college-going culture among students, particularly those who are underrepresented in higher education.

Reporting to the Director of Education and Training, the Manager of Counselor Engagement is responsible for helping to execute our college access initiatives and programs through resource management and workshop facilitation for the counseling community. This individual will maintain relationships with external partners, high schools, and college access organizations and collaborate with other Common App departments. Outreach includes but is not limited to state organizations, school districts, school counselors, teachers, community-based organizations, transfer advisors, independent educational consultants, and mission-aligned partners.



This role requires:

  • Candidates must live in the United States.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or a combination of years of education and experience with relevant responsibilities
  • 3-5 years of experience working in a high school counseling office, college admissions office, or college access / other nonprofit organization; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience supporting college access and success initiatives for first-generation, low-income, and other students traditionally underrepresented in higher education
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues and priorities facing students, counselors, and community partners as it relates to college access and affordability
  • Desire to collaborate with external constituent groups and internal teams to develop strategies and solutions to address identified issues
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to execute a program vision through team goals
  • Engaging public speaking, listening, and presentation skills
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong relationship-building and stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to analyze data using spreadsheets
  • Strong organizational skills, keen attention to detail, and the ability to successfully manage multiple priorities
  • Must work effectively in a diverse, collaborative, team-oriented environment while also being a strong individual contributor
  • Ability to travel monthly for in-person presentations
  • Willingness to learn and grow

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Familiarity using Google suite of products (Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentations)
  • Ability to lead webinars using various meeting platforms (e.g. Webex, Google Meet, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, RingCentral)
  • Prior usage of Salesforce and Tableau
  • Oral and written Spanish language proficiency
  • Experience using instructional design software for the development of handouts, worksheets, and other resources
  • Knowledge and experience with adult learning best practices


Common App is a virtual first environment. We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive salary and an extensive benefits package including:

  • Paid time off
    • Vacation Leave (starting at 10 days per year)
    • Sick Leave (15 days per year)
    • Paid Holidays (New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, July 4th, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving Day)
    • Floating Holidays (9 days to be used at employee’s discretion)
  • Healthcare
    • Medical (2 plan options with Cigna including an option for 100% employee coverage)
    • Health Savings Account (HSA) with annual employer contribution starting at $1,500 or Flexible Spending Account (FSA), depending on plan election
    • Dental (plan with MetLife offering 100% employee coverage)
    • Vision benefits (plan with Cigna offering 100% employee coverage)
    • Short + Long Term Disability (100% employer paid)
    • Life + AD&D (100% employer paid)
    • Additional Voluntary Life + AD&D insurances available
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Added compensation
    • 403(b) Retirement Plan with 5% employer contribution + additional 5% employer match
    • Stipends (virtual office set up and monthly remote work support)
  • Future growth opportunities within the organization

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our staff, where people can learn and grow. We strive to provide a diverse, collaborative, team-oriented, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning, and culture.


To apply for this opportunity, send your resume and cover letter with salary expectations.

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