Director of College Access, Philadelphia Futures
We are currently seeking a Director of College Access to join our team. This role is a unique opportunity for an experienced leader and educator to develop, expand, and lead all College Access programming for Philadelphia Futures. Our classroom-to-college-to-career programs help low-income, first-generation-to-college students gain admission to and graduate, career-ready, from college.
- Lead the College Access staff in the delivery of Philadelphia Futures’ direct service programs, College Connection, and Sponsor-A-Scholar, as well as the College Admissions and Academic offices.
- Oversee the development and implementation of strategies to meet overall programming needs for college guidance and academic support and enrichment.
- Evaluate program success, including the development and analysis of key metrics and data, and identify opportunities for continuous improvement in the programs’ effectiveness.
- Support staff in the cultivation and maintenance of relationships with students, families, mentors, volunteers, and high school and college admissions personnel to ensure that students remain on track to college.
- Collaborate with the Director of Outreach and Engagement on the PF Admissions process.
- Coordinate with Director of College Success to ensure the continuity of support throughout the student lifecycle.
- Cultivate and maintain relationships with school personnel, community partners, and academic institutions to develop and grow partnership relationships, and to help remove barriers to success.
- Identify and analyze trends in college access, admissions, and college readiness for use in College Access, Admissions, and Academics planning.
- Provide content for Philadelphia Futures publications, website, grant proposals, sponsor reports, and others.
- Serve as a member of the Management Team for Philadelphia Futures.
Education and Experience: The successful candidate for this position will possess the following experience, education, skills, and attributes:
- Master’s degree in education, human services, or related field of study is required.
- Successful track record of managing teams to achieve program goals.
- Minimum of five years of experience in program leadership, cultivating professional relationships and in developing educational programs, teaching, and/or training.
- Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in college access and college admissions, particularly related to low-income, first-generation-to-college students.
- Experience in program management, demonstrated ability to assess, develop, implement, and measure programs.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and foster relationships with external stakeholders.
- Successful track record of collaboration across programs or departments.
- Excellent written and oral communications
- Strong project management skills, attention to detail, and the ability to balance multiple tasks.
- Background in data analysis and program measurement.
- Experience with delivery of services to first generation, low-income students.
- Commitment to Philadelphia Futures’ Core Values (High Expectations, Focus and Adaptability, Respect, Accountability, Collaboration).
- Passion for working with low-income, first-generation-to-college students.
This is a full-time, exempt position and offers a competitive compensation/benefits package based on experience. The Director of College Access reports to the Executive Director. Occasional evening and weekend hours required.
To apply, please submit your application materials here: https://goo.gl/forms/ktFERMIxG1N7f7oF3.
For more information on Philadelphia Futures, visit our website: http://www.philadelphiafutures.org.
Philadelphia Futures is deeply committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness. Philadelphia Futures is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
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