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Scholarship Coordinator

10,000 Degrees is the premier college success organization in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 1981, the organization provides a comprehensive program assisting students from low-income households with intensive college prep, mentoring, college and financial counseling, scholarships and financial aid management and has helped thousands of them get to and successfully graduate college.

10,000 Degrees is a high-impact, outcomes oriented organization, with a $10 plus million budget and over 60 staff. We operate in an entrepreneurial environment and are committed to continuous improvement, and we invest in our team so that each member has the opportunity to be the best they can be. With huge need and huge promise in California, 10,000 Degrees is on a trajectory of growth and expansion, seeking to dramatically increase our impact. We are seeking talent with superior critical thinking, communication and relationship-building skills.

Postion Summary

The Scholarship Coordinator works closely with the Scholarship Director and the Scholarship Manager to ensure that scholarship applications, awards, modifications and payments are processed in a timely, efficient manner. The Scholarship Coordinator also communicates with scholarship recipients, parents, and donors to answer any questions and provide support throughout the scholarship process.


Scholarship Processing, Selection and Awards

  • Process applications, awards, modification and checks; maintaining accurate physical and electronic records for all applicants and recipients
  • Review documentation such as financial aid award letters, tax returns, academic transcripts and progress reports to verify compliance with scholarship criteria and to recommend funding level for which applicants qualify.


  • Communicate verbally and in writing with applicants, recipients, financial aid offices, child care providers, and 10,000 Degrees staff, as relevant;
  • Ensure client information is handled appropriately – from timely processing of applications to accurate data entry to daily filing of all confidential applicant and recipient information;
  • Timely communication with scholarship recipients regarding the processing of scholarship checks.

College Success

  • Work closely with the College Access and College Success team to provide outreach and support for college student events.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Experience

  • BA/BS required.
  • Proficiency in Excel and data analysis a must.
  • Bilingual in Spanish desired.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Experience in financial aid or higher education desired.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, impeccable judgment and initiative.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to delivery of excellent customer service for results.
  • Ability to establish priorities and handle multiple tasking and interruptions.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively with all 10,000 Degrees constituencies and staff.

Normal hours:

Weekdays 9 AM to 5 PM, occasional weekends

What We Offer

  • A once in a lifetime opportunity to help grow an organization’s reach
  • A chance to work with talented, mission driven, passionate professionals
  • A competitive salary & benefits
  • An organization that offers work/life balance
  • The opportunity to truly make a difference in the world and help students from low income families learn that not only can they get to and through college, but that they too can change the world

10,000 Degrees offers a generous benefits package including paid vacation, health coverage and 401(k) contribution. Compensation is DOE.


Submit resume and cover letter for the position: jobs@10000degrees.org.