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College Track

Regional Partnership Director - Los Angeles

Employment type
Full Time
Posted
about 1 month ago
Location
Los Angeles
Description

About College Track:
College Track is a comprehensive college completion program that empowers students from underserved communities to graduate from college. From the 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. To learn more, please visit www.collegetrack.org

Our Impact:
College Track students graduate from college at a rate that is more than double the national average for low-income and first-generation students. Five years out of college, our graduates are employed full-time, and over 85% report earnings greater than their parents. By helping our students maximize the value of their four-year college degree, which includes minimizing student loan debt, securing internships, and limiting the need to work while in college--we prepare them to succeed in the 21st century economy.

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 Regional Partnership Director is a key leader on College Track’s regional team and is responsible for cultivating, stewarding and securing partnerships that support College Track’s career readiness outcomes, affordability strategy, and fundraising goals. The Regional Partnership Director will execute a regional partnership strategy that accelerates College Track’s priorities for college student success and regional sustainability. Under the direction of the Regional Executive Director, this position is responsible for cultivating and managing high leverage partnerships with postsecondary institutions, scholarship organizations and local corporate and community organizations. The Partnership Director will represent College Track at events, conferences and community gatherings to grow brand recognition, identify opportunities for growth and build relationships with key leaders in the local community. The Director is also accountable for ensuring that program staff and students effectively use opportunities from our partners. The ideal candidate enjoys building relationships and networking, and combining high-level strategy with hands-on implementation.

Primary responsibilities include:

Partnership Management: manage existing regional partnerships and execute terms of signed agreements, nurture new relationships and lead the cultivation and signing of new partnerships, and maintain a pipeline of all partnership opportunities to include:

  • College partnerships that support CT’s affordability strategy and college student outcomes;
  • Scholarship partnerships that support CT’s affordability strategy and development goals;
  • Local partnerships, such as corporations or community-based organizations that support CT’s high school, college and career readiness outcomes as well as
  • development goals;
  • District and elected officials that support our efforts to grow and sustain our program;
  • Develop and foster internship opportunities for college students
  • Work in collaboration with College Completion teams at local sites in order to achieve cross functional priorities.

 

Social Mobility Initiative: establish regional relationships with organizations/companies offering job shadowing, networking opportunities, internships, and employment that help students and alumni connect their academics with possible career pathways.

  • Work with program staff to develop programs that give students career readiness and exposure needed to experience professional success post-graduation.
  • Liaise with sites to ensure students are connecting with these opportunities.

Alumni Relations: collaborate with National Alumni Director to implement alumni initiatives for the region.

 

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Minimum five to seven years of project or program management experience, marketing and/or fund development, operations, or community engagement
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Five to Seven years experience securing high level partnerships and working with senior leadership personnel in organizations preferred
  • Strong networking and relationship management skills, with a demonstrated history of growing relationships from transactional to mutually beneficial
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, including the ability to be flexible and approach new challenges with optimism
  • Results-driven; commitment to utilizing data to inform action
  • Ability to influence and build relationships with people across all levels and organizations - internally and externally
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) with demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively
  • Strong interpersonal skills that inspire and motivate others to action
  • Highly skilled at change management; comfortable with ambiguity but effective at driving toward clarity and solution
  • Strong project management skills and experience working across departments and teams to implement new opportunities and champion a partnership strategy
  • Proactive, self-starter with exceptional ability to manage self and schedule.


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 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.