Higher Achievement, a nationally acclaimed nonprofit organization working to close the achievement gap for motivated, yet underserved students from low-income communities, seeks candidates for the position of Center Director in Baltimore, DC, and Richmond.
Position Summary: The Center Director manages the relationships and operations necessary to run an achievement center that provides year-round academic programming for up to 100 middle school students. The Center Director works intimately with Higher Achievement full-time and part-time staff, scholars, parents, volunteer academic mentors, and the host school’s faculty.
Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. Higher Achievement works to close the achievement gap for motivated, underserved students from low-income communities with rigorous mentoring, individualized attention, and comprehensive academic support.
We are in the process of adjusting our programs and staffing to accelerate our scholars’ outcomes in middle school, helping them advance to college-preparatory high school programs, graduate from high school, and go on to post-secondary success. Over the next several months, we are adding services that will allow our team members to spend more time with scholars and families, implement a new mentoring curricula, and integrate social, emotional, and academic learning. These changes include 15 new positions to join our team, some of which will be filled by internal candidates. This unprecedented hiring effort offers a chance to be a part of shaping our organization as we build our future.
Founded in 1975 in Washington, DC, Higher Achievement has changed the lives of more than 10,000 young people in the mid-Atlantic. We intervene during the critical transition to middle school and beyond by providing 5th-8th grade students with academically rigorous programs, social-emotional learning, and opportunities to build relationships with caring role models. As 8th graders prepare to graduate from our program, we help them successfully transition to advanced high school programs that keep students on track for college. As a result, 95% of Higher Achievement scholars graduate high school on time.
We currently host programs in Washington, DC, Alexandria and Richmond, VA, Baltimore and Prince George’s County, MD, and Pittsburgh, PA. Higher Achievement’s award-winning model is proven by leading research and demonstrated student success. For more information about Higher Achievement, visit our website, http://www.higherachievement.org.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Staff and Volunteer Management
Evaluation and Training
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Higher Achievement Core Competencies: Higher Achievement values our core competencies, and as such, we expect that competitive applications will be able to demonstrate strengths in these areas:
Higher Achievement, a nationally acclaimed nonprofit organization working to close the achievement gap for motivated, yet underserved students from low-income communities, seeks candidates for the position of Center Director in…
Higher Achievement offers competitive benefits, including: company-paid insurance (medical, dental, vision, life, and long and short-term disability insurance); eleven paid holidays; six weeks paid time off; retirement plan with company match; and professional development funds.
Higher Achievement offers competitive benefits, including: company-paid insurance (medical, dental, vision, life, and long and short-term disability insurance); eleven paid…
Visit www.higherachievement.org/careers. Interested applicants must upload a resume and cover letter. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who address the listed qualifications and their interest in the mission and work of Higher Achievement. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately; the position will remain open until the spot is filled. Please, no phone calls, emails or recruiters.
Higher Achievement provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, age, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, caregiver or family status, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
Visit www.higherachievement.org/careers. Interested applicants must upload a resume and cover letter. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who address the listed…