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  • Linh Huynh
    Apr 22, 2014
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      Hello -

      College Track is hiring for the following positions. 

      • Regional Executive Director (Colorado)
      • Regional Executive Director (Los Angeles)
      • Development Director (CT National)
      • Academic Affairs Director (San Francisco)


      Job descriptions below: 

      Founding Regional Executive Director (Los Angeles)

      About College Track:

      College Track is a national college completion program that empowers students from underserved communities to graduate from college. From the summer before 9th grade through college graduation, our 10-year program removes the barriers that prevent students from earning their college degree by providing them with comprehensive academic support, leadership training, financial and college advising, and scholarships. We teach them the skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond. In four years, a College Track student receives support equivalent to one extra year of high school.

      College Track started in 1997 with a cohort of 27 students in East Palo Alto. Today, we serve over 1,600 high school and college students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, New Orleans, Colorado, and Los Angeles. By 2016, we will double the number of students served to over 3,000. In 10 years, we will serve over 10,000 students and increase our number of college graduates tenfold. Over our 16-year history, 92% of our high school seniors have been accepted to four-year colleges and our college graduation rate is 2.5 times the national average for low-income students.

      To learn more, please visit www.collegetrack.org

      Position

      College Track is seeking a highly motivated, driven, entrepreneurial leader to serve as the Los Angeles region’s first Executive Director. The Executive Director will create and drive a local, multi-year strategy and vision of impact that is rooted in the organization’s mission to empower students to achieve their dream of a college degree. An effective Executive Director will be able to both lead the region at its current size and scope, and successfully strategize to achieve the region’s aggressive growth goals of opening a cluster of 3-5 sites in the next five years. The Executive Director will set the overarching regional direction, maximize our impact and create the conditions for successful new site development. Additionally, this position will drive significant gains in student achievement, execute a successful fundraising strategy, and procure high leverage partnerships that accelerate the organization’s aggressive growth goals. The Executive Director will report to the Vice President of Strategic Growth.

      This position’s responsibilities include: 

      Fundraising and External Relations

      • Work closely with the CEO and National Development team to create, implement and manage an effective fundraising platform that supports significant growth and long-term sustainability in Los Angeles. Manage a growing Development team to secure a diversified funding base totaling $4M in 2014/15 and $15-20M in the next five years.
      • Initiate, cultivate, manage, and steward relationships with individual, foundation and corporate supporters; expand an existing portfolio of major gift donors in order to significantly increase revenue from individuals.
      • Recruit, develop and manage the Local Advisory Board to support the growth and sustainability of the Los Angeles region. Work with the VP of Regional Growth to identify ways to increase meaningful engagement with Local Advisory Board members. 
      • Work effectively with local media to create a strong, positive local presence. Participate in events and speaking engagements and serve as a spokesperson for College Track’s mission and impact.

      Strategic Planning and Regional Growth

      • Working under the direction of the VP of Strategic Growth, set the overarching regional vision; develop a regional strategic vision and implementation plan in accordance with College Track’s growth goals and expansion framework.
      • Lead all expansion efforts in Los Angeles and set the conditions for successful new site development. Establish relationships with key stakeholders; build local partnerships with school, district, City and community partners around a vision that maximizes impact, scale and long-term sustainability.

      ·       Elevate College Track’s presence in the Los Angeles region. Represent the organization within the local community by establishing and maintaining relationships with major local internal and external stakeholders. 

      Achievement of Program Outcomes

      • Oversee performance goals across all Los Angeles sites to ensure that students are on track to matriculate and graduate from college. Ensure the highest quality program while also ensuring fidelity to the program model and achievement of key metrics.
      • Drive organizational and programmatic alignment across the sites, and provide support systems that drive academic achievement and student success.
      • Design and implement systems for evaluating progress toward strategic goals, ensuring that local objectives are met while also aligning efforts with the national organization.
      • Identify, recruit, support, and retain a team of results-oriented, entrepreneurial, creative thinkers to execute the highest quality program and achieve its performance goals.
      • Build a strong, cohesive culture that reflects a relentless focus on student achievement, operational efficiency and excellence.

      Qualifications

      First and foremost, the Regional Executive Director must embrace College Track’s vision and mission for transforming low-income communities into places where college readiness and college graduation are the norms. Additionally, candidates must possess the following qualifications:

      ·       Minimum of 5-8 years of experience in a leadership role, preferably at an established and successful nonprofit organization that experienced growth over his/her tenure

      ·       Highly developed strategic thinking and execution skills that allow him/her to successfully lead and manage projects, groups, or organizations to achieve desired results

      ·       Demonstrated success in fundraising with proven track record of expanding an organization’s donor base through collaborative relationship-building

      ·       Proven track record of delivering on outcomes and managing to aggressive performance goals/metrics. Preferred: history of driving significant gains in student achievement

      ·       Superior relationship-building and interpersonal skills which enable rapport-building with internal and external stakeholders

      ·       Substantial experience in hiring, managing, and evaluating staff, including the ability to coach staff on achievement of goals

      ·       Ability to inspire confidence and passion both internally and externally combined with the persistence and zeal to lead a mission-driven organization toward ambitious goals

      ·       Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with the ability to create and deliver compelling presentations to diverse groups of stakeholders

      ·       Outstanding problem solver with an independent and entrepreneurial spirit and ability to juggle multiple projects and priorities simultaneously

      ·       Flexible and adaptive work style, with the ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment; ability to prioritize among competing demands

      ·       A constant learner who is interested in being a proactive, positive member of the team

      ·       High level of self-awareness, humility, and emotional intelligence

      ·       Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; Master’s degree preferred

      Compensation and Benefits

      Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

       

      Submit cover letter and resume to regionaled@... and cc: employment@... 

      Please include “Los Angeles Regional Executive Director” in the subject line. 

      We will only contact applicants chosen for further consideration. No phone calls please.  

       

       *************************************

      Founding Regional Executive Director (Colorado)

       About College Track:

      College Track is a national college completion program that empowers students from underserved communities to graduate from college. From the summer before 9th grade through college graduation, our 10-year program removes the barriers that prevent students from earning their college degree by providing them with comprehensive academic support, leadership training, financial and college advising, and scholarships. We teach them the skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond. In four years, a College Track student receives support equivalent to one extra year of high school.

      College Track started in 1997 with a cohort of 27 students in East Palo Alto. Today, we serve over 1,600 high school and college students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, New Orleans, Colorado, and Los Angeles. By 2016, we will double the number of students served to over 3,000. In 10 years, we will serve over 10,000 students and increase our number of college graduates tenfold. Over our 16-year history, 92% of our high school seniors have been accepted to four-year colleges and our college graduation rate is 2.5 times the national average for low-income students. 

      To learn more, please visit www.collegetrack.org 

      Position

      College Track is seeking a highly motivated, driven, entrepreneurial leader to serve as the Colorado region’s first Executive Director. The Executive Director will create and drive a local, multi-year strategy and vision of impact that is rooted in the organization’s mission to empower students to achieve their dream of a college degree. An effective Executive Director will be able to both lead the region at its current size and scope, and successfully strategize to achieve the region’s aggressive growth goals of opening a cluster of 2-3 sites in the next five years. The Executive Director will set the overarching regional direction, maximize our impact and create the conditions for successful new site development. Additionally, this position will drive significant gains in student achievement, execute a successful fundraising strategy, and procure high leverage partnerships that accelerate the organization’s aggressive growth goals. The Executive Director will report to the Vice President of Strategic Growth.

      This position’s responsibilities include: 

      Fundraising and External Relations

      • Work closely with the CEO and National Development team to create, implement and manage an effective fundraising platform that supports significant growth and long-term sustainability in Colorado. Manage a growing Development team to secure a diversified funding base totaling $3M in 2014/15 and $10-15M in the next five years.
      • Initiate, cultivate, manage, and steward relationships with individual, foundation and corporate supporters; expand an existing portfolio of major gift donors in order to significantly increase revenue from individuals.
      • Recruit, develop and manage the Local Advisory Board to support the growth and sustainability of the Colorado region. Work with the VP of Regional Growth to identify ways to increase meaningful engagement with Local Advisory Board members. 
      • Work effectively with local media to create a strong, positive local presence. Participate in events and speaking engagements and serve as a spokesperson for College Track’s mission and impact.

      Strategic Planning and Regional Growth

      • Working under the direction of the VP of Strategic Growth, set the overarching regional vision; develop a regional strategic vision and implementation plan in accordance with College Track’s growth goals and expansion framework.
      • Lead all expansion efforts in Colorado and set the conditions for successful new site development. Establish relationships with key stakeholders; build local partnerships with school, district, City and community partners around a vision that maximizes impact, scale and long-term sustainability.

      ·       Elevate College Track’s presence in the Colorado region. Represent the organization within the local community by establishing and maintaining relationships with major local internal and external stakeholders.

      Achievement of Program Outcomes

      • Oversee performance goals across all Colorado sites to ensure that students are on track to matriculate and graduate from college. Ensure the highest quality program while also ensuring fidelity to the program model and achievement of key metrics.
      • Drive organizational and programmatic alignment across the sites, and provide support systems that drive academic achievement and student success.
      • Design and implement systems for evaluating progress toward strategic goals, ensuring that local objectives are met while also aligning efforts with the national organization.
      • Identify, recruit, support, and retain a team of results-oriented, entrepreneurial, creative thinkers to execute the highest quality program and achieve its performance goals.
      • Build a strong, cohesive culture that reflects a relentless focus on student achievement, operational efficiency and excellence. 

      Qualifications

      First and foremost, the Regional Executive Director must embrace College Track’s vision and mission for transforming low-income communities into places where college readiness and college graduation are the norms. Additionally, candidates must possess the following qualifications:

      ·       Minimum of 5-8 years of experience in a leadership role, preferably at an established and successful nonprofit organization that experienced growth over his/her tenure

      ·       Highly developed strategic thinking and execution skills that allow him/her to successfully lead and manage projects, groups, or organizations to achieve desired results

      ·       Demonstrated success in fundraising with proven track record of expanding an organization’s donor base through collaborative relationship-building

      ·       Proven track record of delivering on outcomes and managing to aggressive performance goals/metrics. Preferred: history of driving significant gains in student achievement

      ·       Superior relationship-building and interpersonal skills which enable rapport-building with internal and external stakeholders

      ·       Substantial experience in hiring, managing, and evaluating staff, including the ability to coach staff on achievement of goals

      ·       Ability to inspire confidence and passion both internally and externally combined with the persistence and zeal to lead a mission-driven organization toward ambitious goals

      ·       Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with the ability to create and deliver compelling presentations to diverse groups of stakeholders

      ·       Outstanding problem solver with an independent and entrepreneurial spirit and ability to juggle multiple projects and priorities simultaneously

      ·       Flexible and adaptive work style, with the ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment; ability to prioritize among competing demands

      ·       A constant learner who is interested in being a proactive, positive member of the team

      ·       High level of self-awareness, humility, and emotional intelligence

      ·       Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; Master’s degree preferred

      Compensation and Benefits

      Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

       

      Submit cover letter and resume to regionaled@... and cc: employment@... 

      Please include “Colorado Regional Executive Director” in the subject line. 

      We will only contact applicants chosen for further consideration. No phone calls please.  

       

      ***************************************** 

      Director of Development (Oakland) 

      About College Track:

      College Track is a national college completion program that empowers students from underserved communities to graduate from college. From the summer before 9th grade through college graduation, our 10-year program removes the barriers that prevent students from earning their college degree by providing them with comprehensive academic support, leadership training, financial and college advising, and scholarships. We teach them the skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond. In four years, a College Track student receives support equivalent to one extra year of high school. 

      College Track started in 1997 with a cohort of 27 students in East Palo Alto. Today, we serve over 1,600 high school and college students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, New Orleans, Colorado, and Los Angeles. By 2016, we will double the number of students served to over 3,000. In 10 years, we will serve over 10,000 students and increase our number of college graduates tenfold. Over our 16-year history, 92% of our high school seniors have been accepted to four-year colleges and our college graduation rate is 2.5 times the national average for low-income students. 

      To learn more, please visit www.collegetrack.org

      Position:

      Reporting to the Vice President of Development, this position will create and manage an effective fundraising plan that supports significant growth and long-term sustainability. This position will identify, cultivate and solicit local foundations and corporations as well as identify and complete government grant applications and reporting requirements. Additionally, this position will focus on major donor cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation as well as writing, researching, and building an expanding portfolio of institutional funders.

      The organization has been successful to date in garnering supporters including but not limited to JPMorgan Chase, The California Endowment, Tipping Point Community, the Wasserman Foundation, the Koret Foundation and the i.am.angel Foundation. The budget has almost tripled in the last four years to nearly $16M and includes a diversified portfolio of foundations, corporations, individuals, large events and government contracts. The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial professional with a strong track record of fundraising success, organizational leadership experience, a passion for the mission, and the ability to communicate College Track’s vision and impact to a diverse group of constituents.

      The Director of Development responsibilities include: 

      ·       Create, implement and manage an effective fundraising platform that supports significant growth and long-term sustainability


      ·       Support the VP of Development to successfully raise a diversified funding base of $16.5 in 2014/15 (with $7.4M coming from grants, foundations and government sources) and develop a long-term strategy to raise $30M by 2018/19.

      ·       Work closely with the VP of Development in closing the gap for Capital projects.

      ·       Initiate, cultivate, manage, and steward relationships with individual, foundation and corporate supporters


      ·       Assist in identifying, creating and managing Local Advisory Boards to support local fundraising efforts

      ·       Work with the VP of Development and Director of Investor Relations to expand an existing portfolio of major gift donors in order to significantly increase revenue from individuals

      ·       Cultivate foundations, manage relationships with Program Officers and manage a Grant Writer/Corporate Specialist to prepare and submit high-quality grants and reports.  

      ·       Assist in managing and executing the details of annual fundraising events including local receptions, graduations and an annual benefit.

      ·       Oversee all activities related to the ongoing day-to-day fundraising efforts including implementation of a donor relations and stewardship program. Additionally, oversee gift processing, record keeping, and regular reporting


      Qualifications:

      First and foremost, the Director of Development must embrace the College Track vision of transforming low-income communities into places where college readiness and college graduation are the norms. Additionally, candidates must possess the following qualifications:

      ·       Minimum of 4-7 years of experience in an educational nonprofit, school, or other entrepreneurial, high-performing organization

      ·       Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

      ·       Demonstrated success in fundraising with proven track record of successful management of a portfolio of major donors, foundation and corporate partners or equivalent experience of stakeholder cultivation and management outside of fundraising

      ·       Substantial experience designing and implementing comprehensive fundraising plans for all funding streams including major gifts, corporate, and foundation giving

      ·       Superior relationship-building and interpersonal skills which enable rapport-building with internal and external stakeholders

      ·       Agility and the capability to think strategically while executing tactically within in a lean and resource-constrained environment

      ·       Exceptional communication skills with demonstrable ability to write effectively, speak persuasively, and listen attentively

      ·       Superior organizational and project management skills with strong attention to detail

      ·       Demonstrated experience with sophisticated database management and/or significant Salesforce skills - leveraging Salesforce as a primary tool in managing communication and driving strategic and tactical planning

      ·       A constant learner who is interested in being a proactive, positive member of the team

      ·       High level of self-awareness, humility, and emotional intelligence

       

      Compensation and Benefits:

      College Track offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

        

      Submit cover letter and resume to lhuynh@... and cc: employment@...

      Please include “Director of Development” in the subject line. 

      We will only contact candidates chosen for further consideration. No phone inquiries please.

       

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       Academic Affairs Director (San Francisco) 

      About College Track:

      College Track is a national college completion program that empowers students from underserved communities to graduate from college. From the summer before 9th grade through college graduation, our 10-year program removes the barriers that prevent students from earning their college degree by providing them with comprehensive academic support, leadership training, financial and college advising, and scholarships. We teach them the skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond. In four years, a College Track student receives support equivalent to one extra year of high school.

      College Track started in 1997 with a cohort of 27 students in East Palo Alto. Today, we serve over 1,600 high school and college students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, New Orleans, Colorado, and Los Angeles. By 2016, we will double the number of students served to over 3,000. In 10 years, we will serve over 10,000 students and increase our number of college graduates tenfold. Over our 16-year history, 92% of our high school seniors have been accepted to four-year colleges and our college graduation rate is 2.5 times the national average for low-income students.

      To learn more, please visit www.collegetrack.org

      Position:

      Reporting to the Site Director, the Academic Affairs Director is responsible for managing and overseeing the academic achievement of College Track students, ensuring that all students are college-eligible and on-track to succeed in college. This individual will have direct accountability for meeting the organization’s bottom line goals in the following areas: academic readiness, GPA, college eligibility, attendance, and student retention. Additionally, this position will be responsible for managing the Academic Affairs budget, partnering with school staff to best serve students, and managing an Academic Resource Specialist and part-time staff including tutors, workshop leaders, and advisors.

      Primary Responsibilities

      • Program Development and Implementation: Work with the Site Director to successfully implement the following Academic Affairs program components and services: Tutoring, Academic Standards Based Workshops, ACT preparation, and other academic resources and services. Create, implement, manage, and evaluate student services, ensuring that goals across the site are met. Work with the Academic Affairs Professional Learning Community and site staff to continue the development and improvement of the College Track Program. Train site staff in effective teaching and student engagement practices.
      • Individual Student Planning and Monitoring: Assess student data continuously and provide meaningful interventions to ensure that students are on track to graduate from high school ready to succeed at 4-year universities.
      • High School and Community Outreach and Engagement: Develop strong and formalized partnerships with schools, district, families and community partners. Engage parents proactively. Lead a strong on-campus and community relationship building effort, ensuring strong recruitment of students annually. Advocate for students, keep abreast of emerging trends and practices within the school system and community, and be active in school district and political societies. Leverage partnerships to recruit a healthy applicant pool and cohort.
      • Financial and Resource Management: Manage the Academic Affairs program budget. Develop and oversee academic resources including: tutoring support, ACT preparation, workshop instruction, academic advising, and support for the college admission process.
      • Achieving Bottom-Line Goals: Assess quality of program operations and ensure the site meets College Track’s Bottom Line Goals in the following areas: academic readiness, GPA, college eligibility, attendance, and student retention.
      • Projects as assigned by the Site Director.

      Qualifications:

      First and foremost, the Academic Affairs Director must embrace College Track’s vision for transforming low- income communities into places where college readiness and college graduation are the norms. Additionally, candidates must possess the following qualifications:

      • Minimum 4-year college degree (Master Degree preferred)
      • Minimum 3-6 years of teaching and/or assisting students to excel academically
      • Proven track record of driving significant gains in student achievement
      • Results-driven; commitment to utilizing data to take informed action
      • Desire to create, implement, and improve programs that work for each student
      • Exceptional organizational skills; keen attention to detail
      • Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative attitude
      • Outstanding problem-solving skills
      • Proven track record of successfully recruiting, training, and mentoring staff and volunteers
      • Ability to initiate, foster and leverage contacts from diverse networks to achieve outcomes
      • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
      • Unflappable self-starter who has ability to effectively manage wide range of tasks and projects
      • Strong learning orientation; accepts and incorporates direct feedback
      • Goal-oriented and strong commitment to meeting goals; dedication to helping students achieve their goal of 
college completion
      • High level of self-awareness, humility, and emotional intelligence
      • Demonstrate the ability to meet and maintain federal, state, local and College Track guidelines

      Compensation and Benefits:

      College Track offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

       

      Submit cover letter and resume to sfemployment@... and cc: employment@...

      Please include “Academic Affairs Director” in the subject line. 

      We will only contact candidates chosen for further consideration. No phone inquiries please.

       



      Linh Huynh, Chief of Staff
      College Track
      111 Broadway Ave | Oakland CA | 94607
      e: lhuynh@...
      www.collegetrack.org