About College Track
College Track is a national nonprofit that empowers students from underserved communities to graduate from college. From ninth grade through college graduation, students access academic, financial, and social-emotional support along with one-on-one coaching, career exposure, and other holistic growth opportunities. Our uniquely seamless, 10-year commitment to students and individualized approach are the keys to our ongoing transformative impact: College Track students graduate from four-year colleges at double the rate of their low-income and first-generation peers; and, five years after graduation, 87% of alumni earn more than their parents.
Over more than 20 years, College Track has grown from a cohort of 25 students in a single East Palo Alto center to a network of 10 College Track centers across California, Colorado, New Orleans, and the D.C. Metro Area that now serve more than 3,200 students. With a disciplined approach to growth, we have increased the number of students we serve and continuously improved the quality and impact of the services we provide. By 2020, College Track will empower more than 3,650 students as they pursue four-year college degrees and celebrate 750 alumni rising in the workforce as models to their families, friends, and communities.
To learn more, please visit www.collegetrack.org
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 Vice President of Development, the Director of Proposals plays a critical role in enabling College Track to raise more than $40m annually by 2024. Responsible for leading our proposal strategy, the Director of Proposals will lead a team of grant writers to develop authentic, persuasive, compelling, and inspiring proposals and reports that secure funding from foundations, corporations, individual philanthropists, and government organizations. Additionally, the Director of Proposals will own responsibility for articulating the unique value of College Track to external funder audiences through the development of a Case for Support, Vision for Impact, and other high-leveraged communication tools.
The Director of Proposals responsibilities include:
Skills & Experience Required
First and foremost, the Director of Proposals 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 posses the following qualifications:
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 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.