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Job Opening: Bay Area Programs Manager, CollegeSpring

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    ABOUT COLLEGESPRING CollegeSpring helps high school students from low-income backgrounds--many of whom will be the first in their families to attend
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 5, 2012
      ABOUT COLLEGESPRING

      CollegeSpring helps high school students from low-income backgrounds--many of whom will be the first in their families to attend college--boost SAT scores, tackle the college admissions process, and confidently pursue college degrees. We partner with schools and community organizations that share our commitment to helping students become college bound.

      Our programs are designed to support students who score below the national average on the SAT, who may not be fully aware of the role the SAT plays in the college admissions process, and who have the most to gain from additional guidance around college admissions, financial aid, and their four-year college options.

      We offer programs during both the summer and the school year. This year, CollegeSpring will serve an unprecedented 2,500 students from 40 high schools in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. The Bay Area Programs Manager will have the opportunity to help chart the course of a dynamic and quickly scaling non-profit.

      For more information, visit our website at www.collegespring.org.


      POSITION DESCRIPTION

      CollegeSpring seeks a Programs Manager for its San Francisco Bay Area market. This position will report to the Vice President of Programs and serve as a member of the Programs Team. Major duties include:

      Program Management and Evaluation
      --Oversee a portfolio of 5-10 program sites. Program sites serve 20-100 students each.
      --Manage a staff of 4-8 individuals at each site, including teachers, undergraduate mentors, and program coordinators.
      --Maintain relationships with existing partners to ensure retention.
      --Support development of new partnerships and growth of programs.
      --Assume primary responsibility for data management and analysis within portfolio.

      Recruitment and Training of Instructors and Mentors
      --Oversee Campus Recruitment Directors on college and university campuses across Northern California in order to recruit undergraduates as Mentors.
      --Coordinate and execute the interviewing, hiring, and placement processes for undergraduate Mentors.
      --Work with partner organizations to identify and recruit talented professional educators to deliver CollegeSpring's curriculum.
      --Work with other members of the Programs Team to plan and execute trainings and professional development experiences for Instructors and Mentors.

      Curriculum Development
      --Provide support to VP of Programs in making improvements to our curriculum.
      --Develop teacher and student materials to accompany our curriculum.

      Manage a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA.

      Others duties as needed. Some evenings and weekends required to fulfill expectations of the role.


      QUALIFICATIONS

      Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.

      Full-time teaching experience required; experience working with low-income students preferred; experience with Bay Area education organizations preferred.

      Significant peer leadership experience required; school administration experience preferred.

      Professional or volunteer experience in the following areas a plus:
      --Data analysis and program evaluation
      --Use of Salesforce-platform database to manage student data
      --Relationship building/partnership development
      --Standardized test prep instruction
      --Peer training/professional development
      --Volunteer recruitment and/or management

      Strong oral and written communication skills.

      Comfortable working in a flexible, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

      Belief that all students are capable of success on the SAT and gaining admission to college.

      Spanish proficiency a plus.

      Effective multi-tasker who can oversee multiple projects and handle a dynamic work schedule.

      Ability to get the details right without losing sight of the bigger picture.

      Working knowledge of office productivity software (MS Office Suite).


      HOW TO APPLY

      Apply online at http://collegespring.org/bay-area-programs-manager-application/. Applications will not be considered without submission of resume and tailored cover letter. Contact Julie Bachur, Vice President of Programs, with questions at Julie@.... Please, no phone inquiries.

      CollegeSpring is committed to equal employment opportunity, including decisions regarding employment, for all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, special disabled veteran or Vietnam Era Veteran status or other protected status.

      CollegeSpring is also committed to creating a diverse, open workplace, and we encourage applicants who are members of one or more protected categories.
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