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College Outreach Specialist

Granite State Management & Resources

GSM&R; a NHHEAF Network Organization, has over 50 years of experience in helping families plan and pay for higher education. The Organizations are comprised of three independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies: New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF), Granite State Management & Resources (GSM&R) and New Hampshire Higher Education Loan Corporation (NHHELCO). The interconnectedness of these organizations provides students and schools with expertise in all aspects of the student loan industry. The NHHEAF Network Organizations aspires to be recognized as one of the Nation’s most capable, trusted, and innovative leaders in educational loan services that enhance the promotion, advancement, and support of higher education for our state and our region.

The Organizations’ business model and structure has provided significant efficiencies and cost savings. Beyond its own doors, student and parent borrowers, K-12 schools and local nonprofit agencies have benefited tremendously by these savings. Student loan earnings are reinvested in the Organizations and in the greater New Hampshire community. Reinvestment is achieved through cost-saving borrower benefits, default prevention expertise, college planning, and charitable giving. All of the programs and services accomplished at the Organizations are made possible by the dedication and oversight of three separate, independent boards of trustees.

There is no doubt that the College Outreach Specialist position is one of the most rewarding, empowering, and meaningful jobs in today's market. This is the career that leaves our Specialists KNOWING that they truly make a positive difference. Our team is growing, do you have the passion and drive to join us?!


As College Outreach Specialists, our team members have the opportunity to develop and collaborate relationships with school counselors throughout the state of New Hampshire through presentations and workshops put on by the Center for College Planning. The ability to be comfortable with public speaking in crowds of all different sizes is critical for this position. A College Outreach Specialist will have the opportunity not only to deliver presentations, but also work with families one-on-one during individual counseling appointments in our Concord office, develop curriculum, and collaborate on signature events. Ideal candidates for this position have experience in college admissions, financial aid or school guidance counseling

The beauty of this job is that no matter what type of appointment you have, you know that each family leaves feeling better than when they came in and they have a better understanding of the position they’re in, we’ve done our job and it is so gratifying. In between appointments, you’ll often find our counselors working on their assigned curriculum they’re developing, answering phone calls, working together on projects, and being in a positive, fun environment! 


Key components to a successful College Outreach Specialist:

  • A developed understanding of the college admission and financial aid process
  • Strong verbal communication and strong public speaking skills
  • Positive attitude toward teamwork 
  • Drive, dedication, and the ability to build strong rapports with all difference people. 
  • Flexibility and willingness to succeed not only personally but as part of the team


Requirements - 

  • Required to travel extensively within the State of New Hampshire using own personal vehicle. Valid NH drivers license required, proof of automobile liability insurance required and clean motor vehicle record required.
  • FLEXIBILITY - Candidates MUST have the ability to travel evenings and work select weekends throughout the academic year.
  • Bachelors degree in relative field is required; Masters preferred. 


The College Outreach Specialist position is a part-time, non-exempt, hourly position averaging 15 to 20 hours/week; additional hours may be required, and flexibility to work evenings is needed. GSM&R offers generous ETO, wages, paid volunteer time, and so much more!


This position supports a federal contract that requires applicants to be able to obtain a Public Trust security clearance. This process will include a background check conducted by the U.S. Government to determine eligibility and suitability for federal contract employment. US Citizenship may be required for a Public Trust security clearance to be considered.

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Equal Opportunity Employer
To provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Granite State Management & Resources will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Granite State Management & Resources does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, a qualified individual with a disability, family care status, status as a protected veteran, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Date Added: November 4, 2019

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