Are you organized, flexible, detail-oriented, energetic and compassionate? Do you love working with Newark’s youth and are you excited by the prospect of helping them pursue and complete their education after high school? If so, you might be who we are looking for to join our team as a part-time Associate Director of Programming with a focus on advising juniors and seniors! Overarching responsibilities of this position include: implementation, management and evaluation of projects and programs; spokesperson for A Call to College; developing student relationships and providing informed advising; and leading and collaborating with multiple teams. Some specific program responsibilities include: Advising; New Model Development, Training, Communication and Oversight; Workforce Development Liasion, Summer Melt, Campus Visits, and Financial Aid and FAFSA advising.

Please see the link below for a general job description. Also linked is our A Call to College employment application. Please email your completed employment application along with your resume and cover letter to Tara Houdeshell, Executive Director at [email protected]. All other questions and inquiries should also be forwarded to Tara. Thank you for your interest!

“To assure every Newark City Schools student the opportunity to pursue and complete education after high school.”

Helpful Links

Financial Aid and Scholarships

FAFSA  Complete and make corrections to a Free Application For Federal Student Aid and print the Student Aid Report (SAR).

FSA ID Obtain a FSA User ID and Password to access all secured Federal Student Aid websites (for example: fafsa.gov, studentloans.gov, nslds.ed.gov).
Federal Student Aid Check out an "all in one" resource for financial aid information.

FinAid Go to this independent source for general information about FAFSA processing times, understanding the financial aid process, scholarships and more.
Fastweb See this detailed scholarship search site, including updates.

Last Dollar Grant  These need-based, renewable grants of up to $2,000 are available to eligible Newark City Schools graduates.
Licking County Foundation  Visit this website for local scholarship information.

Student Loan Calculator  Use this tool from FinAid.org to calculate the recommended amount of debt you can afford based on your career interests. 
Entrance Exams

ACT  Set up a student web account to complete and make corrections to test registration; view and send scores; request test information release; and explore general information about the college search process. 

Methodize - Study for the ACT with this new online program that talks and draws. It's like having a personal tutor right by your side.

SAT  Practice and register for the test in addition to utilizing the other college search features.

College Search and Applications

Big Future  Use College Board to get ready for college, college planning and financial aid.

Naviance  Look at this computer-based system designed for Newark High School students.
The Common Application  Use this universal application to apply to more than 800 colleges and universities.
Career Information

Big Future Career Search allows you to take a career quiz and explore a variety of potential careers.

Ohio Career Information 360 Jr (OCIS) A career exploration tool using assessments based on interest and an online budgeting tool that allows students to see what it costs to live and discover careers that can potentially support their hoped for lifestyle.

Texas Reality Check  An online budgeting tool that allows students to see what it costs to live and to discover careers that can potentially support their hoped for lifestyle.

YouTube Fast Guides to Electives and Majors program provides great information about various college majors. This information includes interests and abilities useful in the major, possible careers, coursework, potential salaries, and more.
Local Continuing Education Options

Central Ohio Technical College  (COTC) An open-enrollment, 2-year technical college where students obtain the high-tech skills and training needed for the workforce or for transfer to pursue a bachelor's degree.

Denison University 
 A residential, 4-year, selective, liberal arts college that draws students from  50 states and over 25 foreign countries.

The Ohio State University at Newark  
(OSUN)  A smaller, regional campus of The Ohio State University with open admission for Ohio residents.

Career and Technology Education Center of Licking County  
(C-TEC)  Dozens of hands-on high skills, short-term certificate programs offered in high-wage, high-employment industries available to high school graduates or those who hold a GED. 

"Utlize all of the A Call to College resources you can. They not only helped me in high school, but after high school."
- Brooklyn Pennington NHS '18
The Ohio State University '22 
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"I am able to afford college mainly through the financial aid I receive from filing the FAFSA and directly from my college. My advice is to complete the FAFSA ASAP and apply for any scholarships that are available to you."
- Jesse Holmes NHS '16
Muskingum University '20 
"My students have found worth in every stage of A Call to College from elementary to their senior year. The ACT prep, college visits, college fair, and advising have all been great! I also appreciate the above and beyond from the A Call to College staff with close communication to my son and myself. Thank you for all you do! My son is ready for his future with many thanks to your program!"
- Jennifer Trotter
NHS Parent '18 

“With help from A Call to College, The Licking County Foundation and several other scholarships, I have been able to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Welding Engineering with no debt so far.” 

 -Alex Orr NHS '14 
The Ohio State University '18
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