Job Opening: Relationship Manager, Student Professional Development Programs - Washington, DC

The position focuses heavily on the Walton-UNCF K-12 Fellowship Program. The balance of the work will cover other smaller professional development programs as assigned. 

Job Title: Relationship Manager, Student Professional Development Programs
Department: Scholarships and Programs
Location: Washington, DC

Job Description

The Relationship Manager shall dedicate the majority of their time to the Walton-UNCF K-12 Fellowship Program. The balance of the work will cover other smaller professional development programs as assigned. The manager will provide active management of the day-to-day activities related to successfully achieving the goals of the program and maintaining positive client services relationships with the students, internship host organizations, the donor and UNCF staff.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Recruit qualified students to apply to the program with support from the Outreach department within Scholarships and Programs
  • Support the recruiting of new intern host organizations
  • Oversee the internship/scholarship application and selection process and reporting
  • Oversee the intern matching process with host organizations
  • Conduct scholar engagement including managing scholar support services, mid-summer internship check-in, monitoring participation in placement services and responding to student inquiries by phone, letter or e-mail
  • Manage the program alumni supports services including placement support and participation in national conferences
  • Support the Advisory Committee engagement in the program
  • Manage the stipend/scholarship disbursement process
  • Be actively engaged in annual Student Leadership Conference and Closing Conference planning and management
  • Manage the dissemination of essential correspondences to scholars and partners including but not limited to award letters and travel and conference FAQ
  • Assist the Executive Director in drafting program performance reports for both UNCF leadership and program donor
  • Handle the processing of all payment invoices for assigned programs and ensure that payment amounts can be covered with available resources.
  • Monitor the financial activity of the program, assuring accuracy in stipend/scholarship awarding and all other aspects of the program budget, and coordinating all financial reconciliations and budget reporting with appropriate UNCF staff in the Scholarships and Programs Division as well as Accounting
  • Other duties as assigned
  • No supervisory responsibility


Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years’ experience in program administration and management  

Additional Requirements

  • Experience working in post-secondary education (undergraduate and/or graduate academic programs; scholarship/internship programs management; and/or other non-profit setting supporting student development) strongly preferred
  • Experience or knowledge K-12 education; education reform is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal & oral/written communication skills
  • Ability to develop and write reports, business correspondence, PowerPoint presentations
  • Problem solving
  • Interpersonal and oral/written communication skills
  • Manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Exceptional attention to details
  • Skilled in using Microsoft Excel for data analysis/budgeting a plus

To Apply

Send an e-mail message with a resume and cover letter in the body of the e-mail (or as attachments) to: (Note: Word or pdf files are preferred)
 Fax your resume and cover letter to: 855 237 9601
Mail your resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources
1805 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001