Work at Prep

Prep for Prep’s staff and the Preparatory Component faculty who teach our students are a diverse, intensely committed team deeply motivated by our mission. Current job opportunities are listed below. 

List of 5 items.

  • Alumni Affairs Coordinator

  • Associate Director of the Prep for Prep Preparatory Component

  • Director of Financial Aid

    Organization Summary: Prep for Prep is an education and leadership development program that creates ethical and effective leaders who reflect our diverse society. Prep identifies New York City’s most promising students of color, prepares them for success at the nation's top independent schools throughout the Northeast, and supports their academic and personal growth through college graduation. Today, over 5,000 students and alums in the Prep for Prep Community are leaders in every field imaginable.
    The Opportunity: The Director of Financial Aid oversees the entire financial aid process for Prep for Prep and PREP 9 families in the Preparatory Component, ensuring the quality and integrity of each financial aid application. The director also serves as a liaison with the Admissions Department to assist the organization in vetting the financial profiles of applicants to make sure admitted students are mission appropriate.
    The Director of Financial Aid position reports to the Director of Academic Programs.
    Duties and Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to):
    • Organize and oversee the financial aid process, including conducting meetings and aiding in the preparation and completion of forms for the families of the Prep for Prep and PREP 9 Preparatory Components
    • Operate as the point person on issues regarding financial aid from both families and school financial aid officers
    • Conduct individual meetings with families throughout the financial aid process and aid in completing forms for select families
    • Supervise the Dean of Students for Prep for Prep and PREP 9 throughout the financial aid process
    • Train Admissions Department members on the latest trends and issues related to financial aid and advise on applicant vetting protocols related to financial documentation
    • Partner with the Admissions department to review the financial profiles of applicant families
    • Work with the Post-Placement Counseling Department to establish and maintain a continuum of financial aid support for families throughout their Prep for Prep journey
    Essential Experience and Competencies:
    • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree preferred.
    • Proven financial aid experience in independent schools or similar institutions.
    • Sound judgment, compassion, a self-directed work ethic, and a commitment to achieving Prep for Prep’s Mission. Proactive and creative.
    • Superior written and oral communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Able to communicate effectively with families at all levels of the organization and its partners.
    • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to plan and manage multiple competing priorities to ensure delivery to deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.
    • Team player. Enjoys working in collaboration with others toward a common goal.
    • Competent user of MS Office incl. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook; comfortable with databases and GoogleDocs.
    • Flexible and adaptable. This role requires occasional travel and some evening work.
    • Embody and advocate for Prep for Prep’s values of Excellence, Integrity, Commitment, Courage, and Community.
    • Prior experience attending, working with, or working for independent schools preferred.
    • Spanish language fluency is a plus.
     Salary Range: $75,000 - $90,000.

    Prep for Prep has a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policy, which requires all employees to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination.
    To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to personnel@prepforprep.org.
    Prep for Prep does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Director of Undergraduate Affairs

  • School Year Teachers

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We envision a nation guided by ethical and effective leaders that reflect our diverse society. 

Prep for Prep's mission is to develop future leaders by creating access for young people of color to first-rate educational, leadership development and professional opportunities.