About College Track
College Track is a comprehensive college completion program that equips students confronting systemic barriers to earn a bachelor’s degree in pursuit of a life of opportunity, choice, and power. 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, scholarships and social/emotional learning. 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 3,000 high school and college students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, New Orleans, Colorado, Los Angeles, Denver and Washington D.C. In 10 years, we will serve over 10,000 students and increase our number of college graduates tenfold. Over our 17-year history, 92% of our high school seniors have been accepted to four-year colleges and our college graduation rate is over 2 times the national average for low-income students. More than 90% of our students are admitted to a four-year university and 75% of our college students are currently enrolled in, or have graduated from college. Over 85% of our students will be the first person in their family to earn a college degree.
From the summer before ninth grade through college graduation, our 10-year program removes barriers that prevent students from earning their college degree by providing them with comprehensive academic support, leadership training, social/emotional learning and wellness coaching, financial and college advising, and scholarships. We teach our students the skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond.
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.
Who are we looking for?
College Track Denver is seeking a part-time Mental Health & Wellness Director to support students with their social emotional wellbeing. We are searching for committed and creative leaders who steadfastly believe that all students are born with the potential to graduate from college. The Wellness Director will play an integral role in identifying resources and developing positive mindsets enabling students to thrive.
A successful part-time Mental Health Wellness Director exercises impeccable judgment and is detail-oriented and systems-minded. They build strong and enduring relationships with students, families, and staff and successfully recruit, coach, and manage a team of graduate interns. They are confident managing crisis situations and constantly reflective on ways to improve their practice.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
The part-time Mental Health & Wellness Director is responsible for the design and implementation of the College Track Wellness Program, focused on student growth and development in the areas of identity formation, social-emotional learning and student wellness. These program elements are delivered through workshops and 1:1 meetings. The part-time Mental Health & Wellness Director will report to the Site Director and work closely with the Student Life Director to help students develop their social emotional learning.
Skills & Experience Required
First and foremost, the part-time Mental Health & Wellness 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. Candidates must also possess the following qualifications:
The following qualifications are not required of candidates, but are preferred:
Compensation & Benefits:
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Full coverage provided for annual liability coverage, license renewal fees, and required annual professional membership affiliations.
Work Schedule: The part-time Mental Health & Wellness Director will work 10 hours/week. Flexible weekday hours are available, but candidate must be able to work some afternoons/evenings.
Classification(s): Hourly, At Will
Payroll Status: Starting $35.00/hour
Application Deadline: Posting open until the position is filled.
Preferred Start Date: August 2020
Please upload a resume and a thoughtful cover letter with your application. We will only contact candidates chosen for further consideration. No phone inquiries please.
College Track is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. College Track does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.