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About College Track
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.
To learn more, please visit www.collegetrack.org.
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.
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.
College Track is seeking a highly motivated, driven, entrepreneurial leader to serve as the LA Region’s Executive Director. The Executive Director will create and drive a regional, multi-year strategy and vision of impact that is rooted in the organization’s mission to empower students to achieve their dream of a college degree. The Executive Director will set the overarching regional direction, maximize our impact and create the conditions for successful new site development. Additionally, this position will drive significant gains in student achievement, execute a successful fundraising strategy, and procure high leverage partnerships that accelerate the organization’s aggressive growth goals.
The Executive Director will lead a team that will support student college readiness for our students in the largest school district in the country (LAUSD serves over 700,000 students ), and while there has been encouraging improvement in student graduation rates, in 2019 only 61% of graduating students met admission requirements for the University of California and/or the California State University systems. College Track is committed to supporting LAUSD mission of meeting the goal of 100% student readiness for college by 2023. The Executive Director will report to the Chief of Regions and will serve as a key member of the National Leadership Team.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
Strategic Planning and Regional Growth
Achievement of Program Outcomes
Fundraising and External Relations
Skills & Experience Required
First and foremost, the Regional Executive Director must embrace College Track’s vision and mission for transforming low-income communities into places where college readiness and college graduation are the norms. Additionally, candidates must possess the following qualifications:
The Regional Executive Director reports to the Chief of Regions. The number of direct reports varies by the number of sites in the region and generally includes one or more full time staff development and partnership staff members.
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.
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.