Join a collaborative team that is transforming the trajectory of Baltimore City youth. The Program Associate, College Success is a motivated, full-time professional dedicated to our students’ college persistence, completion and transition to young professionals. The Program Associate is responsible for guiding students through the transition from high school to college and implementing programming integral to college persistence and completion. Engaging directly with our high school and college students, young professionals, partners and volunteers, this position places and supports all summer interns and co-facilitates Summer and College Workshops. Working three days in the office and two days remotely, this entry level, Program Associate reports to and works closely with the Chief Program Officer.

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, comprehensive programming, nearly 80% of Building STEPS graduates earn a college degree, nearly all the first in their family to do so.


  • Provide proactive direct support to ensure college persistence and completion, including troubleshooting, informal counseling, campus visits and regular, multi-platform communications
  • Connect college students with campus resources and create campus-based peer groups
  • Integrate Backpack2Briefcase curriculum into students’ college plan
  • Facilitate College Bridge programming, easing the transition from high school to college and familiarizing first year college students with academic and campus resources
  • Through communications and programs, inform families about college access, persistence and completion supports and strategies
  • Match students with summer internship positions and serve as point of contact throughout the placement process and internship
  • Coordinate and manage YouthWorks logistics
  • Facilitate Summer Workshops, including guest engagement
  • Advance the goals and objectives of Alumni Council

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • One to three years experience working with undergraduate college students preferred
  • Strategic thinker with strong verbal, writing and presentation skills
  • Able to organize and maintain student data
  • Self-starter comfortable working independently and collaboratively on multiple projects and deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Transportation to travel to area college campuses


Salary is entry-level and commensurate with experience. Position includes retirement benefit, health care allowance, 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.