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Tacoma College Support Network Manager

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Foundation for Tacoma Students | Tacoma, WA

Foundation for Tacoma Students

Published 19 days ago

March 16, 2020
February 28, 2020

Collective Action Network Manager -

Tacoma College Support Network Foundation for Tacoma Students

Our Vision: A Tacoma where every child succeeds in school, career, and life.

Our Mission: To build and strengthen Tacoma’s community-wide movement to help every child achieve success from cradle to college and career.

The Graduate Tacoma movement is more than 295 community partners strong. We are parents and educators, early learning and higher education, business and labor, youth and community service, civic and philanthropy, local government and communities of faith – all aligning our work together with Tacoma schools to impact student success.

About the Foundation for Tacoma Students The Foundation for Tacoma Students (FFTS) plays a unique role in supporting and holding center for the Graduate Tacoma community-wide movement. As the movement’s 501(c)3 backbone organization, FFTS helps align organizations, institutions, and individuals around positive outcomes for students. We do this through 5 key priority areas - connecting & convening, data transparency & analysis, professional development & continuous improvement, aligned funding, and policy/advocacy.

Position Description The Foundation for Tacoma Students seeks to fill the position of Collective Action Network (CAN) Manager to support the Tacoma College Support Network (TCSN). TCSN consists of 25+ community institutions and organizations dedicated to increasing the number of Tacoma Public School (TPS) graduates, especially students of color and those impacted by poverty, who enroll in right-fit colleges or technical schools and boosting postsecondary completion rates. In collaboration with the TCSN community leadership team, this position will provide direction, facilitation, and leadership to the network and its goals. This position reports directly to the Deputy Director and works collaboratively with FFTS data, development, and communications teams, as well as other CAN Managers.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

● TCSN Network Support to Network Convenings - overall facilitation, monthly prep of materials, set up, planning, agenda creation, and note-taking

● Communications - ongoing response to all TCSN related emails, coordination and communication of all partner events in collaboration with FFTS communications team

● Partnership Outreach & Development - support current network partners, build relationships, outreach to new partners, re-engagement of partners

● CAN Leadership Team Support - strategic planning support, communication, facilitation of leadership team meetings and outcomes

● Budgeting - development, management, and reporting

● Work group project management - backbone project management support to current TCSN workgroups

●Parent & Student Engagement - project management support for FFTS-led Access & Completion Success campaigns, including MS-HS College & Career Toolkits (development, updates, and mailings), College Depot, Discover U, FAFSA/WAFSA mailers, SAT prep, etc.

● Contact Lists - update and maintain all TCSN contacts, monthly attendance tracking

● Calendar Management - update and maintain all TCSN calendars, both network and leadership

● All-CAN & Overall FFTS Support

● All-CAN Convenings - project management support for multiple All-CAN convenings, FFTS community-wide events, etc.

●All-CAN Onboarding/Orientations - provide support for quarterly All-CAN onboarding of new partners/members

● Maintain and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders within Tacoma Public Schools

● Promote and maintain responsive community-, parent-, and student-engagement relations, including collaboration with workforce development organizations, business/industry representatives, health sector, and with other partners across the Cradle to Career spectrum

● Represent Graduate Tacoma before stakeholders and the public, and at conferences, workshops, meetings, hearings, etc.

● Expand upon current partner alignment efforts to support Graduate Tacoma’s commitment to community feedback loops

● Utilize strong interpersonal and public speaking skills to effectively communicate Graduate Tacoma’s vision, goals, and strategies to all audiences

● Support the Executive Director, Deputy Director, Director of Communications, and Director of Development with writing projects, as needed

● Assist with the coordination of the organization’s large-scale events each year o Minimal travel may be required each year

● Other duties as assigned Experience, Skills, and Competencies

● Bachelor’s Degree (preferred) with three or more years of experience in education and/or community building

● Experience helping practitioners use data to improve performance with working knowledge of education data

● Strategic and critical thinker with the ability to adapt to unexpected situations or outcomes

● Strong experience working with disenfranchised communities, particularly communities of color and those impacted by poverty

● Strong familiarity with equity issues, particularly in Tacoma

● Excellent project management and organizational skills

● Ability to manage multiple priorities and complex tasks

● Ability to develop and effectively manage program timelines to ensure completion of deliverables

● Proven success leading and managing projects with multiple external partners

● Ability to clearly communicate technical information to a wide variety of audiences

● Ability to manage details and work independently

● Impeccable written and oral communication skills with an ability to interact effectively with diverse groups

● Strong interpersonal skills

● Some budget management skills necessary, but not required

● Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

● Familiarity with the public education landscape in Tacoma helpful

● Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced, highly adaptive environment

Compensation Salary for the job is commensurate with experience. This position offers a competitive benefits package. The Foundation for Tacoma Students does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, disability, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation in hiring, training, termination, recommendations, rates of pay, or other terms and conditions of employment.

How to Apply Please email a Resume and Cover Letter to Leigh Butler at using subject line “Application for TCSN CAN Manager – YOUR NAME.” No phone calls, please. 919 South 9th Street | Tacoma

Collective Action Network Manager -

Tacoma College Support Network Foundation for Tacoma Students

Our Vision: A Tacoma where every child succeeds in school, career, and life.

Our Mission: To build and strengthen Tacoma’s community-wide…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Professional


Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance

401K Plan

Paid Vacation / Personal Days

Mileage Reimbursement

Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance

401K Plan

Paid Vacation / Personal Days

Mileage Reimbursement


919 South 9th Street, Tacoma, WA 98405

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