Director of College Programs

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary commensurate with experience



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



849 Valencia Street
San Francisco
United States


About ScholarMatch

Founded in 2010 by author and educator Dave Eggers, ScholarMatch is the only major nonprofit that combines an innovative crowdfunded scholarship platform with game-changing college access and mentorship support. We envision a world where all students have access to higher education, support to persist to graduation, and opportunities to succeed in a fulfilling career. Our mission is to make this possible by matching underserved youth with donors, resources, colleges, and professional networks.

Position Summary

The Director of College Programs is based in San Francisco and reports to the Director of Program Operations. The Director of College Programs leads a 5-person team that provides robust support services for college students primarily in Northern California and some out of state college students. The Director also manages relationships with partners and key stakeholders and oversees the College to Career Program operations in San Francisco. 

The ideal candidate will have 5-7 years of program management experience, excellent counseling skills, a passion for our mission, an interest in using data to improve effectiveness, and a thirst for continuous improvement.

Major Responsibilities

• Oversee, manage, and implement all aspects of the College to Career Program operations in San Francisco, which provides counseling services and college success guidance for low-income and first-generation college students

• Support a caseload of 25 college students by providing regular check-in calls, campus visits, and holistic guidance; track and record detailed case notes from student interactions and conversations

• Plan and oversee multiple student events, workshops, and career development programming throughout the year

• Maintain close communication with partners to assist with problem solving, student updates, and program reporting

• Liaise with and build relationships with key stakeholders, including colleges and universities, CBOs, and high schools

• Lead and mentor a dynamic and growing program team with three direct reports

• Collect and track robust student data to analyze program effectiveness, regularly review the data to assess student outcomes

• Support program growth and shape future direction

• Willingly collaborate with other team members to assist with special projects as needed

• Bring a smile, can-do attitude, and sense of humor"

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree

• Minimum 5 years professional experience

• Professional experience in college admissions and retention

• Detailed and current knowledge of the college admissions and financial aid landscape

• Experience working with students from disadvantaged background

• Exceptional teaching and public speaking skills

• Ability to be flexible and work in a fast-paced, collaborative open-plan work environment

Preferred Qualifications

·     Bilingual in Spanish or Chinese

·     Experience teaching


Other details

·     Flexible hours; evenings and weekend hours are regularly required.

·     Occasional travel required throughout the Bay Area, Los Angeles, to regional conferences, and to visit colleges across the country.

·     Comprehensive benefits package included (generous PTO, health insurance, 401k, transit)

Level of Language Proficiency

Preferred bilingual in either Spanish or Cantonese

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Deadline to apply: May 21

Ideal start date is in June