About College Track
College Track is a comprehensive college completion program that empowers students from underserved communities to graduate from college. From ninth grade through college graduation, our 10-year program removes the academic, financial, and social-emotional barriers that prevent low-income and first-generation students from earning their college degree. In 1997, we started with 25 students in East Palo Alto, and today, we have ten centers located in underserved communities across California, Colorado, Louisiana, and the D.C. Metro Area with more than 3,000 students on the path to upward social mobility.
To learn more, please visit www.collegetrack.org
College Track students graduate from college at a rate that is more than double the national average for low-income and first-generation students. Five years out of college, our graduates are employed full-time, and over 85% report earnings greater than their parents. By helping our students maximize the value of their four-year college degree, which includes minimizing student loan debt, securing internships, and limiting the need to work while in college--we prepare them to succeed in the 21st century economy.
At College Track, our values drive the way we do our work, and we look for individuals who share our passion. We blend an entrepreneurial spirit with our nonprofit roots, cultivating a dynamic culture where everyone's contributions are valued and encouraged.
Reporting to the Director of Development, Los Angeles, the Director of Institutional Philanthropy will execute and manage a robust institutional fundraising plan that supports significant growth and long-term sustainability in Los Angeles.
This position will be responsible for creating a strong fundraising strategy targeting institutional philanthropy, corporations, government agencies and family foundations. The Director of Institutional Philanthropy, Los Angeles, will focus on foundation and corporation cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation, as well as researching new funding opportunities, and building an expanding portfolio of institutional funders. The position will also be responsible for multi-dimensional fundraising activities that include grants management, corporate involvement, and cultivation events. The position will be working in collaboration with a team of grant writers in the national development team and closely with the Director of Regional Partnerships – Los Angeles.
The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial professional with a strong track record of fundraising success, exceptional writing skills, 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 Institutional Giving’s responsibilities include:
Institutional Funder Stewardships (75%):
Project Management (25%):
Skills & Experience Required
Compensation & Benefits
College Track offers a competitive salary based on the organization’s compensation philosophy, which is grounded in market data. We also offer comprehensive health & welfare benefits and top of the market paid time off.
Please upload a resume and cover letter with your application. We will only contact candidates chosen for further consideration. No phone inquiries please.