Chief Program Officer (CPO)

Job Type

Full Time

Published

10/29/2018

Application Deadline

11/14/2018

Address

134 Thurbers Avenue
Providence
RI
02905
United States

Description

THE COLLEGE CRUSADE OF RHODE ISLAND

JOB SPECIFICATION


TITLE:                               Chief Program Officer (CPO)

 

REPORTS TO:                  Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

 

 

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW


Founded in 1989, the College Crusade of Rhode Island works to promote educational equity and inclusion for students who have been historically underrepresented with regard to high school completion, college access and college success. In serving more than 4,200 students per year, the College Crusade annually provides students in middle school, high school, and college (grades 6-16) with a broad array of college readiness and success programs as well as one-on-one advisory services. By targeting underserved communities and focusing on the unique needs of first-generation students and families, the College Crusade provides services and opportunities that enable students to map out their journey to and through postsecondary education.



POSITION OVERVIEW


As a core member of the executive team, the Chief Program Officer (CPO) collaborates with the CEO to define and implement the strategic mission and vision of the College Crusade. The CPO manages and evaluates the effectiveness of a comprehensive array of programs and services designed to improve college access and success for Rhode Island students. The CPO provides guidance, supervision, and professional development to all program staff. The CPO also assists with fund development and helps to promote organizational visibility through relationships at the local and national level.



responsibilities


·       Together with the Chief Executive Officer and executive team, contribute to the overall development, strategic direction, program delivery, and management of the organization. 

 

·       Directly supervise seven program staff members, including directors, associate directors, and evaluation personnel. Promote and support a high-performing culture in the program department. 

 

·       Participate in the budget development process and maintain a high level of fiscal responsibility.  

 

·       Work in partnership with the CEO, director of grants, and program staff to develop and refine programs and to support grant development and other funding relationships.  

 

·       Monitor emerging research in the college access and success field and develop innovative programs that respond to first-generation students’ evolving needs. 

 

·       Oversee the coordination and delivery of all programs and services, promoting integration among program areas and ensuring that program goals and objectives are consistently met.  

 

·       Coordinate and analyze data to inform programmatic and operational decision making.  

 

·       Collaborate with an independent evaluator and other researchers that the College Crusade engages to measure impact and assists in reporting findings to funders, key stakeholders, and the public.  

 

·       Determine staffing plans to achieve program goals and objectives and participate in hiring decisions for new program staff.  


·       Represent the College Crusade on relevant committees and task forces, as well as at speaking engagements, conference panels, and trainings.  


 

QUALIFICATIONS


Education/Experience: Candidates must have a minimum of eight years of leadership experience overseeing programs serving low-income youth or communities in a nonprofit, government, or philanthropy environment. Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in related field strongly preferred.


Skills: A commitment to the College Crusade’s mission and an ability to communicate this mission to others are required. Candidates must have demonstrated experience managing a high-performing team that is responsible for delivering multiple programs. Candidates must be able to provide professional development and mentorship to staff. Candidates must also have comprehensive working knowledge of program planning, budgeting, administration, and grant development; expertise in K-12 education, higher education, and/or youth development; capacity to analyze and present complex data for planning and reporting purposes; excellent written and oral communication skills; and the ability to represent the organization externally. The ideal candidate is a strong relationship builder who can find common ground, build consensus, and strengthen collaboration among diverse stakeholders.


 

How to Apply


Please send a resume and cover letter that details how your skills and experience meet the requirements of this position to hr@thecollegecrusade.org. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The College Crusade offers a highly competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills. The College Crusade of Rhode Island is committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates, and values employees from all backgrounds.

 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

The College Crusade of Rhode Island is committed to recruit, hire, and promote individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability or veteran status. This policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment including recruitment, hiring, orientation, training, placement and employee development, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, layoffs, termination, and retirement. The College Crusade complies with all applicable state and federal regulations regarding hiring. 

Benefits

The College Crusade offers a highly competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills. The College Crusade of Rhode Island is committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates, and values employees from all backgrounds.

Professional Level

Executive

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

hr@thecollegecrusade.org

How to Apply


Please send a resume and cover letter that details how your skills and experience meet the requirements of this position to hr@thecollegecrusade.org. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The College Crusade offers a highly competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills. The College Crusade of Rhode Island is committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates, and values employees from all backgrounds.


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