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Senior Manager of College Success

O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Portland, OR
Publicado há 28 dias

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Data de Início
13 de maio de 2024
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Pelo menos USD $66.500 / ano


Senior Manager of College Success

College Possible - Portland

About College Possible:

As one of the largest and most successful college access and success organizations in the country, since 2000 College Possible has empowered more than 85,700 students on their path to earning a college degree. Its pioneering model matches eligible students with a near-peer coach and an evidence-based curriculum designed to help them overcome the most common barriers to getting into college and completing their degree - all at no cost to students or their families. Compared with their peers from similar backgrounds, College Possible students are 30% more likely to enroll in college the year after high school graduation, and three times more likely to earn a bachelor's degree.

College Possible is a proud AmeriCorps program. AmeriCorps is a federal agency that brings people together to tackle the country's most pressing challenges through national service. Our AmeriCorps members commit to a year of service as College Possible coaches in communities throughout the country. Many represent the identities of the students they serve, and each brings a commitment to social justice and closing the college equity divide.

Our near-peer coaching model has earned national recognition: the inaugural Evergreen National Education Award recognized our leadership in increasing access to and success in college for students from low-income backgrounds. It also earns top-of-field results: a Harvard study found that the program more than doubles a student's chance of enrolling in a four-year college, and our students are four times more likely to become college graduates than their low-income peers. College Possible has an annual operating budget of ~$33.5 million, more than 190 full-time employees and more than 245 AmeriCorps and VISTA service members. During the 2021-2022 school year, we reached an estimated 25,700 students nationwide.

Headquartered in Saint Paul, MN, College Possible operates regional sites in Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Omaha, NE; Philadelphia, PA; Portland, OR; Saint Paul, MN; and Seattle, WA; as well as Catalyze partnerships in California, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

College Possible is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks to build a diverse workforce to create impact in partnership with the communities we serve. We welcome a diverse pool of qualified applicants. For each of its positions, College Possible is mindful about what best serves our students, and seeks to hire staff with relevant experience, skills and aptitude, and a commitment to the power of education.

Equal Opportunity Employer

College Possible is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals and conduct all possible activities in fully accessible settings. Alternative application formats are available upon request by contacting

Your Role as Senior Manager of College Success

As the Senior Manager of College Success, you are responsible for evidence-based, data-informed college success program outcomes. In this role, you will collaborate with senior leaders and community stakeholders to strengthen College Possible's college access, persistence, and success strategy. The Senior Manager will develop our college partnership in Oregon, supervise one to three program managers and oversee the development, administration, and evaluation of College Possible's college program in Portland. The Senior Program Manager will work closely with the Director of Programs on setting and managing strategic programmatic goals. The Senior Manager will represent College Possible Success programming in the community, with our National office, and serve as a liaison to colleges and universities. This position reports to the Director of Programs.

  • College Partnerships & Community Engagement: Lead on fostering and developing College Possible Connects College Partnerships in the state of Oregon. Build and maintain partnerships with key external stakeholder groups throughout the state of Oregon including, but not limited to, colleges, universities, and other partner organizations, such as other community-wide college success initiatives. Serve as a college program subject matter expert with funders and other community partners. Additionally, represent College Possible Success programming with the National team and in the community, and assist with fundraising efforts when appropriate.
  • Ensure Program Quality & Provide Organizational Management: Ensure the delivery of high-quality programming to students, including maintaining and enhancing relationships with colleges and community partners. Develop systems for program delivery and management at current sites and leads on program expansion throughout the state of Oregon. Lead on projects to enhance programming and student support such as Direct Student Aid and Summer Transition Programming. As a member of the leadership team, provide broad organizational leadership with an emphasis on cultivating and enhancing a strong program, curriculum, and organizational culture.
  • Evaluate, Track and Report on Progress: Track, evaluate and report on programmatic progress as well as develop program improvements. Use key metrics and indicators, evaluate, and analyze programmatic data to identify trends and progress. Use appropriate benchmarks and internal and external comparatives to measure program success. Recommend and lead implementation of corrective action as needed to achieve desired program outcomes. Lead on all site level college success program evaluation and work closely with College Possible Oregon's senior team to ensure compliance with AmeriCorps policies and regulations.
  • Supervise, Train, and Support Program Staff: Supervise and support Program Managers to manage the day-to-day activities of the program staff (Program Coordinators and AmeriCorps Coaches). Responsibilities include overseeing and developing program staff and working with the Portland senior team in college staff and service member hiring, onboarding, training, development, and support. Ensure staff and service member alignment with organizational goals and objectives. Oversee annual college program training and work closely with Director of Programs on site-wide orientation efforts.
  • Manage College Program Budget for the Site: Develop and implement college program budget each fiscal year. Evaluate program-related expenditures. Analyze budget performance on a monthly basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You Bring


Bachelor's degree required; Master's preferred.

Related Work Experience:

  • At least 5 years of related successful experience with progressively increasing levels of responsibility
  • Strong management abilities and significant experience managing people and programs
  • Experience in leading and managing cross functional teams
  • Experience in curriculum design, preferred, with a familiarity with college admission, college access issues, and success strategies
  • Familiarity with transfer processes, college landscape in Oregon, and/or financial aid preferred
  • Vision and demonstrated ability to develop, promote, and deliver positive results
  • Proven ability to work with diverse populations
  • Proven record of facilitating collaboration and cooperation with organizations and the community

Computer/Software Skills:

  • Strong computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other Office Suite programs as well as experience in database management
  • Salesforce experience preferred

Other Skills, Abilities and Requirements:

  • Proven ability to engage, inspire and motivate others
  • Must have a strong commitment to engage in diversity, equity and inclusion work, both personally and organizationally through an anti-racist lens
  • Passion for and demonstrated commitment to the College Possible mission and public service
  • Ability to recruit, select and train qualified individuals
  • Entrepreneurial skills and spirit, with demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to focus clearly on outcomes and used data to inform decisions
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to hold and execute on multiple priorities
  • A commitment to high expectations and the ability to collaboratively problem solve when challenges arise
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds when needed
  • Office environment with limited travel
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for a minimum of 7 hours a day

What We Offer

In addition to joining a committed, diverse, values-based organization, we offer:

  • An opportunity for you to have a tremendous impact both internally and in the broader country
  • a competitive salary starting at
  • a flexible working environment with a hybrid (remote & office) setting.
  • excellent benefits including complete health, dental, life, short-term and long-term insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Encouraged sustainability through an unlimited paid time off program
  • Personalized professional development and growth opportunities

To Join Our Growing College Possible Team

Please apply at: Include a resume and cover letter.

Senior Manager of College Success

College Possible - Portland

About College Possible:

As one of the largest and most successful college access and success organizations in the country, since 2000 College Possible has empowered more than…


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