Employment Opportunity


Contract position: FYLaw FAFSA22 Coordinator

Overview:  The Family & Youth Law Center at Capital University (FYLaw) entered into a grant/agreement with the Ohio Departments of Education and Higher Education to promote completion and submission of Free Applications for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.  FYLaw seeks a contractor who will help FYLaw fulfill its responsibilities to that grant/agreement. 

Basic Duties:  Promote completion and submission of FAFSA applications by high school students and recent graduates, and their families, through outreach, online support, and participation at school-based or community events. 

Specific Tasks:  The individual hired into this position will:

  • Market FYLaw as a provider of information and assistance for students, graduates and families eligible to complete a FAFSA
    • Update and maintain a list of stakeholders from schools, and organizations that promote and advocate for educational opportunity
    • Regularly contact stakeholders and notify them of upcoming opportunities to participate in FYLaw’s FAFSA activities
    • Create electronic and hard-copy announcements and informational posters about FYLaw’s FAFSA services
    • Create and maintain presence on social media platforms to which FYLaw subscribes
  • Schedule opportunities for FYLaw to present and provide FAFSA information and assistance for students, graduates, and families
    • Secure invitations for FYLaw to participate in school or community events such as college fairs, or parent/student nights
    • Organize independent opportunities to present FAFSA assistance or information
    • Promote FYLaw’s virtual information and assistance sessions
  • Provide Information and assistance to students, graduates, and families who are eligible to complete a FAFSA
    • Obtain in-house training on how to complete a FAFSA
    • Staff online assistance or informational sessions
    • Travel to and staff scheduled school or community events
  • Administrative support
    • Complete W4 form prior to beginning services
    • Contact Executive Director or Associate Director for Business & Finance to coordinate purchases and collaborate on budget
    • Maintain documentation of hours, receipts, and mileage relevant to performance on the contract
    • File monthly hourly report
    • File documentation required for monthly reporting to the FAFSA22 team with the Departments of Education and Higher Education 

Minimum qualifications:

  • Experience in communication-based event planning or coordination, preferably on a state-wide basis
  • Excellent communication skills for work with young people and their families
  • Respect for the diversity of opportunities for people interested in pursuing post-high school training or education
  • Contractor will need to supply and use own computer
  • In accordance with Capital University’s nondiscrimination policies, FYLaw and Capital University Law School provides equality of opportunity in legal education for all persons including faculty and employees with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion and tenure, applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, handicap or disability, or sexual orientation. Capital University Law School pursues a policy of providing its students and graduates with equal opportunity to obtain employment without discrimination or segregation on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, handicap or disability, or sexual orientation except as mandated by Ohio or Federal Law.


  • Rate of pay is $25/hour, with maximum of 25 hours/week
  • Mileage reimbursement at $.57/mile, for a total of 750 miles
  • FYLaw will support the position with access to telephone, WiFi, word processing and mailing, and postage
  • The contract will end by June 15, 2022
  • Note: This is a contract position.  Contractor will not be considered an employee of FYLaw, Capital University Law School, or Capital University.  As such, contractor will hold responsibility for taxes, and will receive a 1099 form at the end of the calendar years in which contractor is paid.  FYLaw will not provide any benefits with this position.

Interested individuals can submit a letter of interest plus a resume.  Indicate in the subject line: “Attention: Douglas Althauser” and email to FYLaw@law.capital.edu.