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.

Jun 13, 2019
We are seeking an energetic, relational and results-driven Recruiter who will advise on a diverse and complex set of candidate markets and build strategies to enable us to source, engage and hire the best talent. The Recruiter will manage the full cycle recruiting process which includes sourcing resumes, phone screening, and interviewing qualified candidates to develop a strong candidate pool for permanent opportunities. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is people and process driven, detail oriented, and eager to take on the challenge of helping us grow and sustain our company.  This role reports to the Director of Talent Acquisition and will partner with hiring managers across the organization to achieve results.   Primary Responsibilities Include: Ensure that diversity is at the center of all sourcing strategies Hire mission-driven, quality candidates and meet our headcount goals Partner closely with hiring managers and leaders in the organization - serving as a strategic partner - to develop hiring plans for their openings through various channels and create a diversity hiring strategy in partnership with each of them. Cultivate and manage a pipeline of active and passive top talent for current/future openings. Maintain a high offer acceptance rate through a deep understanding of each requisition and by providing an outstanding candidate experience Provide a high-touch recruiting experience and help candidates navigate through our recruitment process with care Possess an advanced understanding of concepts related to our initiative areas and operational teams that support these program teams Collaborate across the organization to optimize our recruiting process and hiring output Analyze hiring data in order to make recommendations on compensation, sources of applicants and hires, interviewing techniques, etc Support with recruiting-related initiatives and projects.   Skills & Experience Required First and foremost, the Recruiter must embrace the College Track vision of transforming low-income communities into places where college readiness and college graduation are the norms. S/he must embody and model College Track core values and model a deep commitment to improving education equity.   Additionally, candidates must posses the following qualifications:   5+ years experience as a full cycle seasoned recruiter You care about and understand the importance of diversity, and you proactively seek avenues to identify candidates from underrepresented communities Experience influencing leadership and driving hiring initiatives Proven ability to create clarity in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment Proven experience hiring for a variety of functions and learning new disciplines Experience building recruiting workflows, processes, and sourcing strategies Experience using data to make decisions that have a positive impact on hiring Experience working with Hiring Managers to refine job specs and target profiles, ideally supporting a national organization and variety of roles and functional areas Experience in developing, implementing, and executing recruiting programs to fill current openings quickly and help build a healthy pipeline of qualified candidates Experience working with an Applicant Tracking System Organized, self-motivated, and capable of working in a rapidly changing environment. Demonstrated creativity when addressing challenging situations with limited resources Hold a Bachelor’s Degree. Master's Degree, PHR/ SPHR certificate or any other advanced education/ training in the HR field preferred. Have experience working in launch, growth and/or transition phases of organizations   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. Oakland, CA, USA Human Resources
Jun 13, 2019
The purpose of the Regional College Advising Manager (RCAM) role is to co-develop and execute a powerful vision for college advising in the Los Angeles Region (RLA). This includes continuous improvement of program quality and staff expertise to maximize the impact of RLA college advising, so our college students receive the comprehensive supports they need along their college completion journeys. This person will provide all RLA College Completion Advisors with the knowledge, skills and support needed to achieve organization-wide goals in college transfer and graduation. This position is the centerpiece of a two-year pilot program that will allow the exploration and assessment of a regional advising model.  If successful, this regional approach will address and alleviate several of the challenges we face in our current model. As this position is part of a pilot, it is only guaranteed through June 30, 2021. At that point, College Track will assess the progress, outcomes, and organizational fit of the role to determine whether it will continue as a permanent position.   Primary Responsibilities Include: College Completion Strategy. In conjunction with the Quality and Learning Team (Q&L) and the Boyle Heights College Completion Director (CCD), implement an advising model that specifically targets freshman persistence and six-year graduation. Contribute learnings to inform the organization's inquiry around a potential move to regional advising. College Completion Advisor Management and Support. Recruit, hire, onboard, and manage team of Boyle Heights College Completion Advisors (CCA) to develop and execute strategy for College Completion College work.   We will assess the extension of RCAM management of CCA at the end of Year 1. Professional Development. In conjunction with Q&L College Advising Manager and RLA CCDs, plan and deliver high-quality, quarterly Professional Development for RLA CCA’s Data Management and Reporting. Support the Boyle Heights CCD in ensuring that all CCA Data Challenges and initiatives are successfully completed/implemented. External College Partnerships. Collaborate with RLA Partnerships Director (RPD) on internship partnerships, campus cohorts, and other college-specific Boyle Heights partnerships (i.e. Kayne Scholars College Program, STEM,, Olga Kraus, partner colleges, etc.) to ensure college students receive the supports they need for long-term success. Caseload Management. Advise a small caseload of Boyle Heights college students to ensure they graduate within 6 years.    We will assess the extension of RCAM caseload at the end of Year 1. Skills & Experience Required Minimum 3-4 years experience working with and advising first-generation college students with a history of driving significant gains in college persistence and completion Demonstrated success in motivating, influencing, and managing students to high expectations Experience in hiring, developing, and supporting talent to reach a shared vision of excellence Strong understanding of higher education and financial aid Manages people, projects, and oneself to achieve excellent results and expand organizational impact Builds relationships and communicates in ways that foster trust, value differences, and further College track’s mission.    Strong interpersonal skills to effectively build relationships with staff, students, and families. Minimum four-year college degree Spanish language fluency in both written and oral communications preferred Demonstrated ability to meet and maintain federal, state, local, and College Track guidelines California driver’s license and clean driving record, and ability to drive 8-passenger van   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 Development
Jun 13, 2019
The Organizational Performance Team’s mission is to ‘make the organization better through the use of information’.  We support the organization by driving it to continuously improve. Through the use of information, data systems, and internal consulting, we provide resources and guidance to critical organization decisions and functions. Our main internal clients are program leadership (CEO, VP Programs, Executive Directors, and Site Directors), the Development team and the Board of Directors. To serve these clients well, our team must maintain an intimate understanding of the current program; contribute to defining the program’s proposed improvements as well as those of National departments; support site staff in developing the necessary information skills; and provide the right tools to focus on improvement. The Organizational Performance team reports to the VP of Organizational Performance.   The Performance Manager reports to the Director of Organizational Performance and supports the team in implementing College Track’s performance management protocols in service to internal constituents—primarily the sites, the Program team and the different departments (HR, Finance, etc.) within the organization. This role is a key driver in the organization’s continuous improvement process. The Manager is responsible for supporting the organization in managing data and data systems , identifying and analyzing programmatic and departmental trends and outcomes, generating reports to articulate and communicate these findings, and moving the organization to action. The Performance Manager also plays a key role in ensuring data integrity and accuracy across the national network. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Implement vision for continuous improvement:   Able to problem-solve effectively with all levels and functions within the organization Supports the development and maintenance of continuous improvement processes across all program areas and departments (developing theory of change, measures, and process for monitoring and improvement) Responsible for the regular running of data quality reports and internal performance management dashboards Supports department in addressing ad hoc requests from sites, Development team, and the National Leadership Team for grant reporting, board reporting and other external reports Supports department to quantify and communicate College Track’s current and future impact Maintains high level of customer service and support for all College Track employees Collaborates effectively across all roles in the organization and has the ability to translate nitty-gritty detail to organizational and program strategy Support the development and management of org-wide research agenda   Maintain information infrastructure:   Supports the department to implement and monitor College Track’s data and performance management processes across the national network Supports database integrity tasks, auditing and cleaning up duplicate records, transferring over archived data, etc. Supports the department by providing data analysis and raising concerns as they relate to data quality and compliance Develops dashboards and data tools within Excel and business intelligence software Manages a subset of processes, by coordinating and importing records, documenting processes, monitoring data entry and trends, and analyzing inefficiencies Supports department in training new and existing staff   Requisite Skills First and foremost, the Performance Manager must embrace the College Track vision of transforming low-income communities into places where college readiness and college graduation are the norms. Additionally, candidates should possess the following qualifications:   Bachelor’s degree Experience in K-12 and/or higher education, and demonstrated understanding of what can and should be measured in education reform initiatives Experience with handling data to facilitate decision making, ensuring accuracy of the data, presenting the data to highlight findings, and moving people to action Experience managing complex projects with many constituents to results Experience with data systems (databases and business intelligence tools) Advanced Excel skills; programming skills (Python, SQL, and/or R preferred) Proactive, resourceful and persistent; seeks solutions and takes initiative and focuses on delivering outcomes despite obstacles Strong communication skills, including presenting at high levels (executive team), visually displaying information to move others to action, and supporting individuals with a high degree of service Demonstrated supportive, collaborative and problem-solving attitude, continuously looks for ways to reduce the data entry burden on site staff Excellent time management skills Fun and humble with a stroke of weird   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. Oakland, CA, USA Programs
Jun 13, 2019
Reporting to the Director of Development, Los Angeles, the Director of Institutional Giving will execute and manage a robust institutional fundraising plan that supports significant growth and long-term sustainability in Los Angeles. This position will be responsible for creating a strong fundraising strategy targeting institutional philanthropy, corporations, government agencies and family foundations. The Director of Institutional Philanthropy, Los Angeles, will focus on foundation and corporation cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation, as well as researching new funding opportunities, and building an expanding portfolio of institutional funders. The position will also be responsible for multi-dimensional fundraising activities that include grants management, corporate involvement, and cultivation events. The position will be working in collaboration with a team of grant writers in the national development team and closely with the Director of Regional Partnerships – Los Angeles. The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial professional with a strong track record of fundraising success, exceptional writing skills, organizational leadership experience, a passion for the mission, and the ability to communicate College Track’s vision and impact to a diverse group of constituents. The Director of Institutional Giving’s responsibilities include: Institutional Funder Stewardships (75%): Develop and lead an effective institutional fundraising plan that ensures long term sustainability for existing and future sites in Los Angeles; work with Director of Development, Los Angeles to secure a diversified funding base Initiate, cultivate, manage, and steward relationships with current foundation and corporate funders and expand an existing portfolio of foundations and corporations in order to significantly increase revenue from institutional funders Grow and maintain active pipelines and manage communications with existing and potential institutional donors; maintain the highest levels of accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources Monitor and implement best practices and understand fundraising trends in order to advise on strategy Develop and manage a corporate giving strategy (in collaboration with the Director of Regional Partnerships – Los Angeles) that meets both fundraising and career readiness goals Raise at least $1.8M in FY20 and increase Los Angeles’ foundation portfolio by 10-20% annually Project Management (25%): Lead and execute excellently produced site visits for current and potential funders Manage all activities related to the ongoing day-to-day institutional fundraising efforts, including proposal, reports, and other deadlines; implementation of a funder relations and stewardship program; and management of development database Oversee the research and identification of new opportunities for institutional partnerships Lead program design process Collaborate with National Grant Writing team on funder proposals and reports Skills & Experience Required 5+ years of experience in nonprofit fundraising Exceptional writing skills, with a demonstrated track record of articulating program impact to a variety of audiences Excellent communication skills with demonstrable ability to speak persuasively, and listen attentively Proven ability to effectively develop and steward long-term relationships with institutional funders and individuals Superior relationship-building and interpersonal skills which enable rapport-building with internal and external stakeholders Demonstrated experience with sophisticated database management and/or significant Salesforce skills - leveraging Salesforce as a primary tool in managing communication and driving strategic and tactical planning Superior organizational and project management skills with strong attention to detail A constant learner who is interested in being a proactive, positive member of the team Strong organizational skills Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside College Track Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience; Master’s degree 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