Jul 12, 2019

College Completion Manager - Boyle Heights

  • College Track
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Full-time Curriculum Education

Job Description

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

Our Impact

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. 

Our Values

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.

  • COMMITMENT: We have an unwavering belief in our students.
  • PASSION: We are dedicated to changing our nation’s college completion story.
  • JOY: We create environments rich with smiles and laughter.
  • AUTHENTICITY: We believe relationships matter.
  • EXCELLENCE: Our students deserve nothing but the best. 


Position Overview

The College Completion Manager provides targeted supports to students in the 9th through 12th grade, ensuring that students are prepared to apply to and ultimately matriculate to a four-year college.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Program Design & Implementation: Under the guidance of the CCD, design and implement learning experiences and individualized support in all grades that achieve expected outcomes for students.
  • College Exposure: Lead high school student college exposure activities that are aligned to College Completion strategy, including college tours, college representative visits and summer programs.
  • College Application & Matriculation: Manage 12th grade advisory and admissions processes to ensure financial aid and college application completion, scholarship attainment, and college matriculation.
  • Team Leadership: Manage part-time staff to achieve high quality results aligned to the college completion site goals.
  • New Projects: Projects as assigned by the College Completion Director or Site Director.

 Skills & Experience Required

  • Minimum 2-4 years of experience working directly to support students to matriculate to four-year colleges
  • Holds the highest expectations for students. Demonstrated success in motivating, influencing and managing students
  • Strong interpersonal skills and effective at relationship building with students, families, and partners (e.g. college reps, school counselors, etc.)
  • Strong classroom or group facilitation skills
  • Demonstrates success in designing curriculum and project planning through backwards mapping
  • Reliably prioritizes the highest impact work amongst competing demands, delegates effectively, holds self accountable and produces quality work consistently
  • Focuses on delivering outcomes despite obstacles, seeks out challenges as opportunities to grow, takes unexpected setbacks in stride, and is able to galvanize self towards goals and impact
  • Ability to travel and drive for college exposure events, including overnight college tours; valid California Driver’s License required
  • Minimum 4-year college degree
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

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.

 

To Apply

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. 


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