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College Track

National Director of College Completion

Employment type
3 months ago
Remote - Southern California

College Track is a comprehensive college completion program that equips students confronting systemic barriers to earn a bachelor's degree and a life of opportunity, choice, and power. From ninth grade through college graduation, our 10-year program removes the academic, financial, and social-emotional barriers that keep first-generation students from low-income communities from completing college and thriving in the workforce. Today, College Track serves more than 4,000 students across 12 communities in California, Colorado, Louisiana, and the D.C. Metro Area, with 750+ alumni leading a movement to democratize potential.

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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. Six months out of college, 79% of College Track alumni are employed. For those 30 and over, 92% report earnings greater than their parents with wages on par with the national average. 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 purpose of this role is to set and execute a powerful vision for program quality and staff professional development to maximize the impact of College Track programming so students receive the comprehensive supports they need along their college completion journeys. This person will provide all College Access and Completion program staff with the knowledge, skills, and support needed to achieve organization-wide goals in college matriculation, college graduation, and  staff retention.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Program Quality Design and Implementation 
  • Create quality and implementation guidelines for College Access and Completion core practices 
  • Develop and implement new programming and strategies 
  • Lead creation, revision, and refinement of program resources 
  • Observe and evaluate program quality to support site and regional staff 
  • Support organizational and programmatic alignment across the sites, and provide support systems that drive student success. 
  • Ensure programming reflects current research and promising developments in college access and completion 
  • Analyze and report on data trends and use data to inform program innovation and implementation 
  • Monitor and evaluate site pilots and experiments and support org-wide roll-out and change management 


Staff Training and Support 

  • Lead, manage, and develop National Manager of College Advising to best support  the programmatic needs of the College Success Advisors
  • Assess learning needs for each role to design and deliver trainings that drive program results in core practices for both new and experienced staff 
  • Partner with site and regional leaders to coordinate individualized coaching for College Access and Completion staff. 
  • Serve as the National College Completion content-based expert for site program staff 
  • Identify and coordinate external professional development opportunities for staff
  • Support hiring, onboarding, and offboarding of College Access Directors


Skills & Experience Required
First and foremost, the National Director of Mental Health and Wellness must embrace the College Track vision of transforming low-income communities into places where college readiness and college graduation are the norms. They must embody and model College Track core values and model a deep commitment to improving education equity. 

Additionally, candidates must possess the following qualifications:


  • 5+ years of experience advising and supporting programmatic work 
  • Expertise in higher education, college admission, and financial aid policies 
  • History of driving significant results in college matriculation
  • Experience training staff through a variety of adaptive coaching and adult-learning methods  
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and empower staff to develop and improve without formal authority 
  • Ownership over the organization’s impact by setting goals, planning, and reflecting to achieve excellent results  
  • Agility within and comfort with ambiguity while being highly proactive and effective at driving toward clarity 
  • Ability to work well within a remote team 
  • Ability to travel up to 25%, mostly within Northern California sites, but also to the Los Angeles region and out-of-state 
  • Minimum four-year college degree 


Compensation & Benefits 
College Track offers a competitive, region specific, 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. 


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College Track works to remove barriers for first generation college students on their journey to college completion. Our commitment to removing barriers for first generation college students doesn't stop when college ends. While we hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, we especially encourage applicants who identify as first-generation college graduates to apply for open opportunities on staff.

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.