Bottom Line is dedicated to helping first-generation students from low-income backgrounds get into college, graduate from college, and go far in life. Our vision is to dramatically transform urban communities by producing thousands of new career-ready college graduates.
As one of the first college support organizations to focus on college completion, Bottom Line now produces best-in-class college graduation rates that eliminate the significant gap between first generation students from low-income backgrounds and their wealthier peers. We operate regional programs in Massachusetts, where we were founded in 1997, New York City, and Chicago that collectively serve over 7,000 students. We plan to open one new sites in a major urban area and increase our footprint to over 10,000 students by 2020.
Bottom Line focuses on students who have the desire and potential to earn a degree, but lack the support structures necessary to navigate the college application process, make a responsible school choice, succeed in college, and prepare for a meaningful career.
Over the last 20 years, Bottom Line has developed a proven and proactive long-term, high-touch, high impact model. Full-time, trained and specialized advisors leverage our DEAL model which addresses the four key areas that are most likely to lead to college success: Degree, Employability, Affordability, and Life. Our relationship and results focused approach helps our students change their lives by gaining economic mobility through college selection, graduation, and career-readiness.
At Bottom Line, we also have a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We aim to attract qualified candidates who hold these same values, and help us further recognize and celebrate the diversity among us.
When you join Bottom Line, you will find a rewarding, fast-paced, results-oriented environment. We build strong relationships with our students and with each other. We take our work seriously, and we know that a focus on data and metrics is integral to our continued success. Experts in our field, we are driven by our mission and motivated by the impact we’re achieving.
Bottom Line offers a comprehensive benefits package.
For more information, please visit www.bottomline.org and
The Success Student Engagement Coordinator is responsible for analysis, strategy, outreach, and service delivery aimed at improving student engagement in the Success Program. The Success Student Engagement Coordinator will create and implement strategies to re-engage Success students who are not currently active in the program, providing service as needed and/or facilitating a students’ re-entry into the program. This role will also design and implement strategies and programming aimed at re-engaging or maintaining engagement with other specific student cohorts identified by Program Leadership.
Another primary responsibility of this role will be ensuring continuity of support to Success students during periods of Advisor transition. This will require an ability to quickly build rapport with new students, assess immediate needs, and provide timely services to students. In order to effectively stay up to date with programming, the Success Student Engagement Coordinator will also support a caseload of 30 Success students consistently throughout the year. This work entails helping students stay on track to earn a college degree, with manageable debt, and a relevant career opportunity. This is done by supporting students to overcome obstacles and develop strengths in 4 key areas: (D)egree, (E)mployability, Financial (A)id, and (L)ife. Advising requires building strong relationships with students and effectively utilizing Bottom Line’s DEAL curriculum. The Coordinator will collect and use data effectively and efficiently in order to support their caseload and additional students (as needed) and to help Bottom Line track progress and trends overall.
Additional responsibilities may include supporting student recruitment and intake, financial aid and scholarship application processes, and other student or program support projects as assigned.
This role is being introduced as a Pilot Position, which will be fully funded through June 2020. A determination on continuation of the role will be made in spring 2020 based on evaluation of the following intended outcomes:
Direct Student Support
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without advanced notice.
All employees are expected to demonstrate continued growth within our seven core competencies.
Competencies provide Bottom Line with a way to define, in behavioral terms, what it is that people need to do to produce the results that the organization desires in a way that is in keeping with its culture. Bottom Line defines a competency as a cluster of related knowledge, skills, and attitudes that affects a major part of one’s job that correlates with performance on the job, that can be measured against well-accepted standards, and that can be improved via training and development.