College Track, Inc.

College Track is a comprehensive college completion program that empowers students from underserved communities to graduate from college. From ninth grade through college graduation, our 10-year program removes the academic, financial, and social-emotional barriers that prevent low-income and first-generation students from earning their college degree. In 1997, we started with 25 students in East Palo Alto, and today, we have ten centers located in underserved communities across California, Colorado, Louisiana, and the D.C. Metro Area with more than 3,000 students on the path to upward social mobility.

Jul 19, 2019
This year, College Track will expand to our 12th location – in Los Angeles. The Crenshaw District/West Adams neighborhoods will be the home of our third College Track center in Los Angeles. College Track LA first opened in 2012 in the East Los Angeles community of Boyle Heights in partnership with the i.am.angel Foundation to serve students from Roosevelt High School. College Track Watts launched in 2015 in collaboration with the Wasserman Foundation to serve students from Jordan High. Our sites offer students a safe space to succeed as members of a college-bound community. Together, our Los Angeles sites currently serve 600 hundreds of students, including college freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.      Our third center, scheduled to open in Spring 2020, will recruit 75 9th graders each year from Crenshaw High School and Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High School, eventually serving 500 students at a time. Our expansion allows College Track LA to reach a compelling scale and enable us to diversify our student demographics.   Our Values    At College Track, our values drive the way we do our work, and we look for individuals who share our passion. We blend an entrepreneurial spirit with our nonprofit roots, cultivating a dynamic culture where everyone's contributions are valued and encouraged. COMMITMENT: We have an unwavering belief in our students. PASSION: We are dedicated to changing our nation’s college completion story. JOY: We create environments rich with smiles and laughter. AUTHENTICITY: We believe relationships matter. EXCELLENCE: Our students deserve nothing but the best. Position Overview    The Founding Site Director sets a powerful vision for student achievement and is responsible for ensuring that at least 90% of students matriculate to a four-year college and 70% graduate from college within six years (as compared to the national average college graduation rate of 21% for low-income students). S/he leads a team of full time and part time employees and builds and maintains the positive presence of College Track in the local community.    Primary Responsibilities Include: Site Vision and Culture:  Set a powerful vision for student achievement and family engagement; inspire the commitment of others towards the shared vision, and ensure all decisions are aligned to and support the vision. Build a strong and enduring site culture based on mission, vision and College Track’s values. Program Development and Individual Student Planning and Monitoring:  Work with program directors to assess student data continuously and ensure that students are on track and have the tools and social emotional skills they need to graduate from high school and thrive in four-year universities. Focus relentlessly on delivering outcomes despite obstacles, ensuring students graduate from high school and receive a college degree. Staff Management:  Recruit, lead, manage and develop a site team of full-time and part-time employees (paid and volunteer) to ensure the overall success of students. Build a collaborative team of individuals committed to achieving excellence and meeting site goals. Student Recruitment : Effectively develop and execute an innovative student recruitment plan. Build long lasting relationships with school administrators and teachers. Lead a strong on-campus and community relationship building effort, ensuring strong recruitment of students annually. School and Community Partnerships:  Develop strong and formalized partnerships with community based organizations, colleges, school partners and district leadership that result in additional resources for our students and improvements to our program model. Keep abreast of emerging trends and practices within the education landscape and community, and be active in the educational and political landscape.  Fundraising and Development : Work in collaboration with the College Track development team to execute development activities that support long-term sustainability. Financial and Resource Management : Lead the site budgetary planning process, and manage the site’s expenses to the agreed upon budget.    Skills & Experience Required   Minimum of 7 years of teaching, school leadership and/or supporting students to excel academically; history of driving significant gains in student achievement Leads and inspires others under a shared vision of excellence Builds relationships and communicates in ways that foster trust, value differences and further College Track’s mission Minimum 5-7 years of management experience; proven track record in successfully recruiting, hiring, leading and developing people and teams. Creates the conditions for staff to learn, grow and do their work with ever increasing excellence Manages people, projects and oneself to achieve excellent results and expand organizational impact; highly outcomes-focused Entrepreneurial, flexible and adaptable; thrives in an ambitious, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solution Strong student advocate; demonstrated ability to listen, build relationships and learn from community, parents, and students Strong demonstration of community and cultural knowledge, including the historical and current context Unwavering belief in economic, racial and social justice; makes all decisions through the lens of what is best for the students and families we serve Minimum 4-year college degree (Masters or Doctorate Degree preferred) Experience with Crenshaw District, West Adams, South LA preferred      Compensation & Benefits   College Track offers a competitive salary based on the organization’s compensation philosophy, which is grounded in market data. We also offer comprehensive health & welfare benefits and top of the market paid time off.
College Track, Inc. Los Angeles, CA, USA Senior Management - Director
Jul 16, 2019
Why join the College Track team? 1.   Impact Students – you will have the opportunity and the responsibility to push highly motivated students to build their academic and non-cognitive skills day by day, so they can not only attend college, but also graduate from college. 2.   Change Communities – be part of the movement to close the achievement and opportunity gaps that exist in historically underserved communities. 3.    Experience the Education System – immerse yourself in work with our local schools, and you may participate in discussions about ways to improve local, state, and national education systems. 4.   Develop Your Career – participate in professional development and networking opportunities with others dedicated to improving our nation’s education system.     The team of Academic Success Coaches is responsible for ensuring that all College Track students maximize their potential. The goal of the Academic Affairs program is to give students the academic support necessary to graduate college-ready and college-eligible. For most students, this means a GPA of 3.0 or higher and an ACT composite score of 21 or higher. The Lead Academic Coach will be responsible for overseeing College Track’s Tutorial program and provide operational support to the Academic Affairs Department.      Responsibilities ·      Work approximately 20-25 hours per week, primarily between 1:00PM-7:00PM Mondays-Thursdays, with the potential for some Friday and Saturday work. ·     Collect, input and analyze academic data to track progress (qualitative and quantitative) towards specific goals ·     Oversee the success of College Track’s Tutorial program ·     Deliver and manage academic programming and provide resources to part-time staff ·     Embed and model academic habits-organization, time management, self-advocacy and study habits-in mentorship of all students ·     Complete administrative tasks including, but not limited to, maintaining the tutorial space, monitoring technology, taking attendance, entering attendance daily and working with parents ·     Meet regularly with the Academic Affairs Director to discuss student progress ·     Advice and support the Academic Tutors to bolster success and efficiency of the Academic Affairs program through check-ins, observations and group meetings   Qualifications ·     Has or currently working towards a BA/BS ·     Demonstrates mastery in high school level Math and English ·      Passion for and commitment to college access and success ·      Experience working towards a diverse population of students in a relevant program area (tutoring, college advising or youth development) ·      Strong facilitation skills and willingness to professionally develop ·      Outstanding program-solving skills ·      Proficient in data analysis and visual tracking ·      Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative mindset ·      Ability to quickly build rapport with students an keep them motivated and productive ·      High level of self-awareness, humility and emotional intelligence ·      Cleared background check and TB test before start-date   How to Apply Send a cover letter and resume to Farah Noor, Academic Affairs Director at  fnoor@collegetrack.org . Only qualified candidates will be contacted Hiring Timeline ·      Resume & Cover Letter Reviews-July Interviews are on going until end of July ·      On-boarding/Orientation- Mid August  
College Track, Inc. Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, CA, USA Programs
Jul 16, 2019
Why join the College Track team? 1.   Impact Students – you will have the opportunity and the responsibility to push highly motivated students to build their academic and non-cognitive skills day by day, so they can not only attend college, but also graduate from college. 2.   Change Communities – be part of the movement to close the achievement and opportunity gaps that exist in historically underserved communities. 3.    Experience the Education System – immerse yourself in work with our local schools, and you may participate in discussions about ways to improve local, state, and national education systems. 4.   Develop Your Career – participate in professional development and networking opportunities with others dedicated to improving our nation’s education system.   Position: Success Coach, Academic Advisor The team of Academic Success Coaches is responsible for ensuring that all College Track students maximize their potential. The goal of the Academic Affairs program is to give students the academic support necessary to graduate college-ready and college-eligible. For most students, this means a GPA of 3.0 or higher and an ACT composite score of 21 or higher.   Responsibilities Work 16 to 20 hours per week, primarily from 2:30-6:30PM Monday through Thursday, with the potential for some Friday work. Participate in staff meetings, such as orientation, check-ins, and professional development, to discuss best practices and how to meet students’ needs. Oversee the success of a caseload of 16-24 students via academic advising and non-cognitive skill development. Identify individual skill gaps and provide weekly action plans to ensure students’ academic success. Advise students on course requirements to ensure A-G eligibility. Coach students individually on effective study strategies and self-advocacy to facilitate their completion of assignments, preparation for tests, and registration for credit recovery. Collaborate with Tutors to ensure that students implement and complete weekly action plans. Collect, input, and analyze academic data to track progress (qualitative and quantitative) toward specific goals. Administrative tasks including, but not limited to, taking attendance, contacting parents, and collaborating with Roosevelt High School. Other duties as assigned.   Qualifications Our team is looking for someone who… Has or is currently working towards a BA/BS in Academic Advising, Social Work, Psychology, or other human services program. Demonstrates success in utilizing motivational interviewing strategies to strengthen students’ commitment to academic improvement. Implements questioning strategies that scaffold non-cognitive skill development. Demonstrates proficiency in assessing student skill sets and developing effective academic intervention plans. Utilizes data to monitor student growth, produce regular progress reports, and reassess methods. Exhibits flexibility and a positive mindset in the face of challenges. Implements feedback and seeks continual opportunities for growth. Uses an asset-based approach to navigate issues of racial, ethnic, class, and gender equity in education, particularly in the support of first-generation and low-income students. Takes initiative in building authentic relationships and motivating students. Can commit to the role for a minimum of one year.  How To Apply bguerratorres@collegetrack.org http://www.collegetrack.org Please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume  by July 29  to:   Barbara Guerra-Torres, Academic Affairs Manager (bguerratorres@collegetrack.org) Subject:  Full Name, Academic Advisor Only applicants who meet the specified qualifications will be contacted.  
College Track, Inc. Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, CA, USA Programs
Jul 09, 2019
The College Completion Advisor is responsible for supporting students in owning their college experience and ensuring that 70% of College Track students graduate with a bachelor's degree within six years. The ideal candidate is a motivated, hard-working individual with experience advising, influencing and managing first-generation college students.   Primary Responsibilities: Manage a caseload of college students to achieve the following: Student Transition Support:  In collaboration with the College Completion Director, provide individualized support and create college transition plans for high school seniors to ensure students matriculate to college. Academic Achievement:  Review student data consistently. Provide direct coaching and utilize motivational interviewing techniques to ensure students make behavioral changes that lead to health and success and ultimately, are on track to graduate. Whenever possible, refer students to appropriate non-College Track resources (e.g. financial aid office, mental health center, tutoring program, etc). College Affordability:  Support students in graduating from college with manageable debt. Ensure students apply for and receive all available financial aid and scholarships. Future Opportunities:  Serve as a resource to students by connecting them to career and leadership development opportunities. Skills & Experience Required 1-2 years of experience advising and supporting first-generation college students Holds the highest expectations for students. Demonstrated success in motivating, influencing and managing students. Strong interpersonal skills and effective at relationship building with students and families Strong sense of possibility; approaches new challenges with optimism. Reliably prioritizes the highest impact work amongst competing demands, delegates effectively, holds self accountable and produces quality work consistently Focuses on delivering outcomes despite obstacles, seeks out challenges as opportunities to grow, takes unexpected setbacks in stride, and is able to galvanize self towards goals and impact. Minimum 4-year college degree Travel to Southern California colleges in personal vehicle required. Mileage will be reimbursed. Compensation & Benefits   College Track offers a competitive salary based on the organization's compensation philosophy, which is grounded in market data. We also offer comprehensive health & welfare benefits and top of the market paid time off.   To Apply   Please upload a resume and a thoughtful cover letter with your application. We will only contact candidates chosen for further consideration. No phone inquiries please.   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.
College Track, Inc. Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, CA, USA Programs