Job Opportunities

Say Yes Guilford Scholarship Program Coordinator

Job Summary:

This position focuses on supporting the Director of Postsecondary Access and Success, managing scholarship operations, and communicating with Say Yes’s higher education partners.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Assist Director with administration: enters data, prepares reports, compiles information, correspondence, and other materials; files documents and maintains filing system (paper and shared electronic files); posts information to records; updates distribution lists; etc.
  • Use EScholarship to develop numerous data tracking reports, including enrollment rosters, scholarship disbursement rosters, and student and college certification reports
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding privileged student, department and agency information.
  • Assist Director with creating and upholding the most efficient scholarship disbursement policies and procedures
  • Serve as liaison to The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro: prepare disbursement rosters and ensure student funding is sent to colleges in a timely manner
  • Communicate with partner colleges (financial aid, admissions, and business offices) to verify student eligibility, enrollment, satisfactory academic progress reports, etc.
  • Answer calls and questions concerning Say Yes Guilford’s scholarship opportunities
  • Communicate with school counselors as needed to verify student information
  • Facilitate local chapter’s application process for Say Yes Southwest Voucher program



  • Work with public high schools located in Guilford County in support of college fairs, college access, and financial aid events
  • Conduct community presentations on completing college applications and applying for financial aid
  • Assist with event coordination for Say Yes Guilford

Education Requirements

Associates degree or bachelor’s degree required

Preferred field of study to include Higher Education, Student Affairs, Education, Non- Profit, or Business Management

Experience Requirements

At least 2-4 years of experience in project management, financial aid, or college access related work

Experience in higher education administration, student affairs, education policy, and/or financial aid (including state and federal programs) preferred

Skills and Abilities

  • Mastery of Microsoft office suite including Word, Excel, Power Point, etc
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Excel along with formulas and analyze data
  • Ability to adapt to, learn and use systems (Escholarship, phone, etc)
  • Exemplary communication skills, including comfort with public speaking venues
  • Ability to communicate effectively with young people and adults from diverse backgrounds
  • Capacity to organize and supervise assigned projects with integrity
  • Must maintain and uphold professional standards of both behavior and dress
  • Ability to resolve problems creatively, efficiently, effectively and independently
  • Ability to work independently as well as with direction
  • Extraordinary attention to detail
  • Ability to satisfactorily complete required background screenings: criminal and driving

How to Apply

Submit one document that includes your résumé and cover letter outlining your qualifications and interests to the attention of Connie Kisling at ckisling@sayyestoeducation.org with position title in the subject line to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with preference given to applications received by October 10, 2018.

Contact Us

Are you inspired by the goals and approach of Say Yes Guilford? We invite you to reach out to learn more about how you can get involved.