Kansas City Scholars, Inc. Part-time Workshop Facilitator Kansas City, MO · Part time

ABOUT KANSAS CITY SCHOLARS Kansas City Scholars (www.kcscholars.org) was designed to change thousands of individual lives and transform the region by preparing our future Workshop and contributing to the regional economy. It is a 501(c)(3) college scholarship, persistence, and support organization designed to increase the college completion rate for low- and modest- income students and adult learners across the six-county, bi-state service region. KC Scholars awards traditional college scholarships to high school juniors, adult learner scholarships to adults 18 years and older, and college savings match awards to high school freshman. KC Scholars supports all its awardees throughout the process and during college. KC Scholars newest program, Great Jobs KC, provides tuition assistance to approved job training programs in high paying and high-demand industries such as construction, healthcare, information technology, and manufacturing. With the support of Great Jobs KC, adults 18 and older can learn the skills needed in one year or less to earn a life sustaining income. Launched in September 2016, KC Scholars has experienced widespread community engagement and rapid scaling. We now have more than 6,000 Scholars, with over 2,000 scholarship recipients currently in college.




Reports to:                Executive Director GJKC - PLAU

Location:                   Kansas City, MO

                                    Hybrid: 2 days in office, 3 days remote (technology provided)

Status:                       Nonexempt, Part Time

Salary:                       Annual salary based on experience

Benefits:                    Part time employees may be eligible for some benefits offered by the


Operating hours:      8:30 am to 5:00 pm CST


Key Performance Indicators:

  • Ensure 100% of enrolled scholars attend all Professional Career Skills Workshops 
  • Maintain a 90% or above Student Satisfaction Rate on all student workshop surveys. 




The Workshop Facilitator role will report to the Executive Director and will play a key role at KC Scholars. This role will ­­­­­be responsible for delivering essential professional skills workshops to adult learners as part of KC Scholars Workshop development program. The Workshop Facilitator is responsible for communicating with the roster of students about any workshop content topic for the duration of each workshop series. This position requires weekday evening and weekend availability. Workshops are taught in person and remotely in formats of 1–3 hour increments at designated locations.


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Deliver prepared Professional and Career Skills workshops, both remotely and in-person, that cover a wide range of topics including; Time, Stress and Money Management. Interview, resume and effective job search and common workplace skills.
  • Maintain accurate attendance records, record absences and schedule makeup opportunities.
  • Actively engage students to participate in group discussions.
  • Follow up with students throughout workshop series through email and phone.
  • Issue certificate of completion at conclusion of workshops
  • Provide workshop session summary reports.
  • Participate in a weekly meeting to communicate progress, concerns, issues to the Executive Director.
  • Participate in workshop content development, recommend workshop content improvements, and coordinate workshops with program and community partners.
  • Ensures timely responses to all stakeholders 100% of the time.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.




  • Relevant certification or technical training required. An undergraduate degree in a relevant field is highly desired but not required. 


Work Experience:

  • 2 or more years of experience in a related field
  • Excellent communication skills and strong presentation/facilitator skills.
  • Demonstrated experience presenting to large groups.
  • Experience dealing with diverse populations.
  • Familiarity with principles of adult education and their effective use in classroom settings.
  • Proven effective presentation skills aimed at adult populations.


Additional Knowledge, skills, and competencies:

  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community education and recreation students

·      Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Suites, Zoom, Teams

  • High energy, maturity, and great organizational skills.
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all groups including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters.
  • Self-starter and able to work independently.
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be a creative and strategic thinker with good judgement and the ability to make independent decisions in a changing and fast-paced environment.
  • Willing to go the extra mile as needed.
  • Personal value system that includes the highest standards of honesty, confidentiality, integrity, loyalty, and professional ethics reflective of the ability to succeed in building and maintaining positive relationships with the community.
  • Excellent communications skills (written, verbal, research skills, presentation skills, facilitation skills).
  • Extremely detail oriented and organized.


Physical requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 15 lbs.
  • Ability to work in an office and remote environment.
  • Ability to travel from and to work and occasionally to regional sites as the organization grows.
  • Ability to interact with others via technology, face-to-face and collectively.



 To apply, please follow this link, and be prepared to upload your resume.


KC Scholars firmly supports the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of age, race, gender, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category pursuant to applicable federal, state, or local law.