Persistence Manager

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



300 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Suite 430
United States


Position: Persistence Manager

Schedule: Full-time 40 hours, some nights and weekends

Supervisor: Senior Program Director

Team: Includes Persistence Manager, Mentor Manager, CREW Leaders, Advising Coordinators

Location: Oakland, CA

Our Mission: East Bay College Fund is a non-profit organization that helps resilient public school students, under-represented in higher education, access and succeed in college and expand their life opportunities. It aspires to involve the whole community in providing college access services, scholarships, mentoring, and support networks to assist young people in realizing their full potential. East Bay College Fund is in a time of expansion to lead the Oakland Promise, a cross-sector partnership with OUSD and the Mayor’s office, with the goal of tripling the number of college graduates in a decade. We currently serve 1,200 college student and influence 4 Future Centers in major Oakland High Schools representing over 3500 youth. The budget is $4M annually. We aim to serve 2,000 college students annually by 2020.

Summary: The Persistence Manager is responsible for the continual development, management, and implementation of our campus peer mentoring program, as well as taking the lead on many parts of the scholar persistence services we offer. Experience and skills in program development, supervision, training, strategic partnerships, data collection, counseling, advising, mediation, event planning, and organizing are required.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

• Hire, train, supervise and support our CREW Leaders, who lead peer mentoring and advising for our first year scholarship recipients

• Manage and/or support several persistence services processes, including scholarship disbursement, partnerships with colleges, scholarship appeals, budget management, and program evaluation

East Bay College Fund continues to be a growing and adapting organization. Other duties as assigned will come up in this work.


• Minimum of a B.A.

• Minimum of 2+ years of experience in program management and supervising staff

• Track record of developing and managing student leadership programs

• Experiences and strong skills in writing for communications, social media, communication technology, event planning

• Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively

• Ability to plan, strategize, organize, calendar, and prioritize tasks/projects

• Passionate commitment to college access and success for all people

• Ability to manage multiple priorities

• Must demonstrate initiative, a willingness to pitch in, and have a sense of humor!

East Bay College Fund is a fun-loving, dedicated, diverse team of professionals, volunteers, and partners committed to tripling the number of college graduates in Oakland and expanding young people's potential. If that sounds like you- join us!

To apply: Email your resume and cover letter to Eric Guico, Senior Program Director at (No calls please) – And thank you for your interest!


East Bay College Fund offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree