Be a part of a collaborative team that is transforming the trajectory of Baltimore City youth. The Program Associate College Access is responsible for implementing programming integral to college access, persistence and completion, engages directly with our students, partners and volunteers, and reports to and works closely with the Chief Program Officer.

The Program Associate College Access is a full-time professional dedicated to guiding our high school seniors through the college match, application and acceptance processes, including the application processes for financial aid and scholarship. This position is responsible for planning and facilitating the College Workshops and in-school office hours. Ultimately, this professional is responsible for students identifying appropriate college prospects, submitting complete and compelling college and financial aid applications and for tracking college acceptances, financial aid awards, and addressing complications that may occur during the process.

Building STEPS (Science Technology and Education Partnerships Inc.) is a nonprofit that equips our city’s brightest students with the tools to propel them to college and career success. Through multi-year, successive and comprehensive programming, nearly 80% of Building STEPS graduates earn a college degree, nearly all the first in their family to do so.


  • Plan and facilitate monthly College Workshops, including coordinating guest speakers/presenters and communicating with school leadership on attendance and scheduling
  • Match students with Writing Advisors and manage essay process
  • Supervise the college application process for all students, adhering to deadlines and submission requirements
  • Plan and facilitate family FAFSA program, supporting FAFSA completion and submission
  • Ensure students maximize public and private college funding opportunities
  • Oversee financial aid/scholarship processes, adhering to deadlines and anticipating challenges
  • Plan and facilitate in-school office hours
  • Cultivate relationships with area college admissions offices

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Experience working in college access or admissions preferred
  • Understanding of college and financial aid application processes
  • Strategic thinker and problem solver with strong communication and presentation skills
  • Self-starter comfortable working on multiple projects and deadlines
  • Detailed orientated, capable of organizing and tracking multiple data points
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office


Salary is commensurate with experience. Position includes health care allowance, work from home 2 days/week, paid time off, Federal holidays and winter break. Building STEPS office is located on the campus of Towson University.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants who do not submit BOTH a resume and a cover letter will not be considered.