This year, College Track will expand to our 11th location – in Ward 8 of D.C. Ward 8 will be the home of our second College Track center in the D.C. Metro Area. Thanks to a 10-year, $10 million commitment from Kevin Durant, we just celebrated the grand opening of College Track at the Durant Center in Prince George's County, Maryland. We will open a third center in Ward 1 or 4 of D.C. in 2021. Each center will recruit 60 9th graders each year, eventually serving 600 students at a time – or 1,800 across the region.
The Founding Site Director sets a powerful vision for student achievement and is responsible for ensuring that at least 90% of students matriculate to a four-year college and 70% graduate from college within six years (as compared to the national average college graduation rate of 21% for low-income students). S/he leads a team of full time and part time employees and builds and maintains the positive presence of College Track in the local community.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
Skills & Experience Required
Minimum of 7 years of teaching and/or supporting students to excel academically; history of driving significant gains in student achievement
Leads and inspires others under a shared vision of excellence
Builds relationships and communicates in ways that foster trust, value differences and further College Track’s mission
Proven track record in successfully recruiting, hiring, leading and developing people and teams. Creates the conditions for staff to learn, grow and do their work with ever increasing excellence
Manages people, projects and oneself to achieve excellent results and expand organizational impact; highly outcomes-focused
Entrepreneurial, flexible and adaptable; thrives in an ambitious, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solution
Unwavering belief in economic, racial and social justice; makes all decisions through the lens of what is best for the students and families we serve
Minimum 4-year college degree (Masters or Doctorate Degree preferred)
Experience as a High School Principal or equivalent experience preferred
Experience in D.C.’s Ward 8 preferred