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.”


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

To fulfill this mission, the following objectives inform A Call to College programs and services: 

  • to motivate and encourage students of Newark City Schools to graduate from high school and to pursue  education after high school
  • to counsel and advise students of Newark City Schools and their families about sources of financial aid for college
  • to provide Last Dollar Grants to qualified Newark City School graduates
  • to increase awareness and understanding of the benefits of education beyond high school
NCS Class of 2022 Last Dollar Grant Recipients

"A Call to College has been an invaluable part of helping me decide to take the path to college, as well as aiding me through the whole process. They were by my side from the start including applying, reviewing financial aid packages, and choosing a college” 
 -Journey Williams NHS '20,                 Mount Vernon Nazarene University '24
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