College and Career Readiness Alliance Project Director

Job Type

Part Time



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33 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
United States


Position Reports to: Educational Equity Policy Fellow

General Functions: The Project Director will oversee the College and Career Readiness Alliance (CCR) led by Connecticut Voices for Children and will be responsible for advancing shared vision, coordinating Alliance strategy and activities, marshaling additional resources to support work, and handling logistic and administrative details for the initiative to function smoothly. Essential duties are predominantly intellectual in character and include work requiring the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment.

Essential Functions:

• Manage and facilitate the coordination of Alliance activities including steering committee, work groups, and community engagement activities.

• Build deep relationships with and understand cross-sector (education, business, civic) partners across the state who are connected to and enable the College and Career readiness of every child.

• Work in partnership with other Connecticut Voices for Children staff members to identify policy and systems barriers as well as develop solutions for coordinated action.

• Convene the advisory and steering committees.

• Coordinate development of work plans and milestones, and ensure/track progress of results and provide status reports to partners.

• Maintain budget including drafting scope of work and contracts for sub-grantees for governance approval.

• Attend community meetings and develop strong relationships with stakeholders.

• Participate in regular check-ins with NMEF and Education First to discuss progress and challenges.

• Participate in annual regional meeting of New England CCR Alliances.

• Meet all grant-reporting requirements.


• 5-7 years of relevant experience in one of the following areas: college and career readiness, education policy, higher education, or child development.

• Minimum BA or BS degree; graduate degree preferred.

• Demonstrated understanding of policy and systems change framework.

• Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team and ability to work in a complex environment requiring significant collaboration.

• Outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills.

• Demonstrated effectiveness in written and oral communication; ability to communicate complex issues to a variety of audiences.

• Demonstrated understanding of discretion in decision-making and communications.

• Ability to work independently and in teams, and to manage and mentor junior staff.

In addition, a successful candidate must have demonstrated commitment to social justice and equitable opportunity for all children, a flexible mindset, ability to think strategically, ability to work on multiple tasks in a time sensitive manner, comfort collaborating with diverse groups internally and externally, self-motivation, attention to detail, and a commitment to credible and independent analysis.


Salary: This is a part-time, exempt position. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To Apply

Please send an email with the subject “CT Voices College and Career Readiness Alliance Project Director” to Sana at Attach your cover letter, resume or curricula vitae, two writing samples (one about a policy issue geared toward a general audience and a technical research paper), undergraduate and graduate college transcripts (unofficial accepted), and four references (with contact information).


Until the position is filled. No phone inquiries, please.