embrella’s mission is “To embrace, support, and advocate for children, youth, and families within the child welfare community.”   Working towards this mission as a team, we embrace values of loyalty, professionalism, and responsibility while providing a culture that understands the importance of work-life balance.  Our agency promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, innovation, and personal development for all team members.  We are not only committed to offering outstanding service to our families, but also a positive work environment for our staff.  Individuals devoting themselves to our worthwhile cause find their tenure at embrella a rewarding experience.

Current Openings:

  • Scholarship Coordinator (NJFC) – See below!

Scholarship Coordinator (NJFC)

JOB TITLE: Scholarship Coordinator (NJFC)

DEPARTMENT: Scholarship Department

REPORTS TO: Director of Scholarship Programs (NJFC)

SALARY: $42,500

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POSITION SUMMARY (Short summary of the essential purpose of the job)

The Scholarship Coordinator is responsible for working with designated post-secondary schools and the students who attend them to process New Jersey Foster Care (NJFC) Scholars Program applications.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, reviewing all applications for accuracy, entering data into computer system, maintaining student records, ensuring that required paperwork is received completely and correctly from designated post-secondary schools in a timely manner. Troubleshooting financial aid difficulties with students, building relationships with the students and the post-secondary school contacts, and attending outreach events and presentations about the NJFC Scholars Program.

The employee must be able to provide accurate and clear descriptions of all scholarship programs administered by embrella.  This includes answering telephone and email inquiries and conducting presentations as needed.

The above-listed job duties are a brief description of this position. The Scholarship Coordinator may be required to perform other tasks deemed necessary by the Director of Scholarship Programs – NJFC.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE SKILL REQUIRED (Minimum education and experience needed to perform the job adequately)

  • Bachelor’s or Associates with some related work experience preferred
  • Highly organized and detailed-oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Be able to primarily work independently or in groups with minimal supervision
  • Has a proven ability to work with and meet tight deadlines
  • Has the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Proficient with all aspects of Microsoft 365, Zoom, and Salesforce preferred
  • Has knowledge of general mathematics and how to operate a calculator
  • Must have reliable transportation



  • Knowledge of post-secondary education funding
  • Experience working with youth between the ages of 16-23


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Duties that occupy a major portion of time and importance in the job)

  • Processes applications for the NJFC Scholars Program
  • Maintains complete electronic files for all students on designated caseload, including documentation of all communication, application history, financials, and academic status.
  • Processes all paperwork from participating post-secondary schools in a timely manner
  • Ensures all Student Inquiry Forms are received from post-secondary schools
  • Enter payment request in Salesforce database for schools, vendors, and students in a timely manner
  • Establishes and maintains a professional relationship with students, post-secondary schools, CP&P staff, and community stakeholders.
  • Serves as an informational liaison for embrella scholarship programs
  • Conducts outreach events and informational presentations to promote scholarship programs and embrella services as needed
  • Completes information for Scholarship monthly reports accurately and by deadlines
  • Contributes programmatic ideas and projects (i.e.: newsletters, Online Trainings) as designated by the Director of Scholarship Programs or self-ascribed through performance goals
  • Handles responsibilities as listed in Emergency Succession Plan if necessary


ADA SPECIFICATIONS (Physical demands that must be met in order to successfully complete the essential functions of the job)

This position is primarily sedentary (must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time) and is located in an office or home environment; there will be lifting during special events (minimum of 20 lbs). While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate, converse and exchange information, in person, on the telephone and over the computer. The employee is occasionally required to move about in the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. At times this job may require the employee to work in the field or work evenings and weekends as needed.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.  Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary.  In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

embrella is an equal employment opportunity employer and employs individuals based upon job qualifications regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, genetic testing, sexual orientation or affectation, age, veteran or military status, national origin, disability, atypical heredity cellular or blood trait or any other protected classification as established by applicable laws.