Director, Public Funding

Work must be performed in or near Sacramento, CA
Published 10 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
USD $104,196 - $156,294 / year


Director, Public Funding 

As our Director, Public Funding , you will build relationships with public funders (primarily local and state governments) aligned with College Track sites to increase awareness within those institutions and build support for College Track’s mission to equip students confronting systemic barriers to earn a bachelor’s degree in pursuit of a life of opportunity, choice, purpose, and power. The candidate will also be a strategic internal partner to Program, Finance, and leadership teams to ensure cross-department communication, and compliance and stewardship of public funds within the organization. 

Reporting to, and in partnership with, the Vice President of Philanthropy, the inaugural Director of Public Funding will bring public sector funding expertise to the team to build a portfolio of funders that complement College Track’s philanthropy work. The candidate will work closely with the Philanthropy Operations, Finance and Program teams to execute proposals and track deliverables and reports. Starting in FY26 (approximately July of 2025) the Director will oversee a Manager of Public Funding who will provide support to an expanding pipeline of active funding initiatives.

Interested? Keep reading. 

College Track is a comprehensive college completion program that equips students confronting systemic barriers to earn a bachelor’s degree and a life of choice, opportunity, and power. We are a values-first organization, placing commitment, passion, joy, authenticity and excellence at the center of everything we do across our 12 sites. 

You’ll know Director, Public Funding is the right fit for you if… 

  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree 
  • You have familiarity with the government and institutional funding landscape, preferably in secondary and postsecondary education.
  • You have the ability to maintain positive relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders working in a non-adversarial, professional and diplomatic manner
  • You have solid writing, editing, and oral communication skills including excellent public speaking and presentation skills with demonstrated experience conveying complex concepts in a clear, persuasive, and succinct manner.
  • You have familiarity with program budgets and the principles of program design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • You have experience developing, directing and managing multiple projects and budgets and implementing strategic program goals.
  • You are excited to work remotely or hybrid within one of our existing regions.  
  • Oakland, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Denver, CO
  • New Orleans, LA
  • D.C. Metro Area

As a passionate member of College Track’s team, you would be provided access to extensive benefits centered around three core areas of wellness: health care, work-life balance, and financial security. We believe time off is essential to success and provide up to 27 discretionary time off days (Sick and Vacation) in addition to 28 paid office closure and holiday days in your first year of employment.  Learn more about benefits here ( and learn more about the role by viewing the full job description here ( 

This position is full-time, exempt, with a full compensation range of $109,680-$164,520 (LA, DC and Oakland) $104196 - $156,294 (Sac and NOLA) $98,712- $148,068 (Colorado) with the exact compensation depending on experience. New staff are rarely brought in at the top of the range to ensure internal equity while leaving room for salary growth during an employee’s time at College Track. We are committed to the growth and development of staff both through formal and informal opportunities.

How To Apply

We’d love to get to know you. To apply, fill out the application and upload your resume. A cover letter is optional. You might consider submitting a cover letter if there is something you want to tell us about your experience that isn’t highlighted on your resume or if you are new to the fields of college access and college success. 

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 and strongly encourages all to apply.


Director, Public Funding 

As our Director, Public Funding , you will build relationships with public funders (primarily local and state governments) aligned with College Track sites to increase awareness within those institutions and…


Sacramento, CA, USA

How to Apply


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