College Possible

Executive Director, College Possible

Posted on February 11, 2020

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall operations of the College Possible location in Philadelphia. The Executive Director – Philadelphia serves as the external face of College Possible to the local community and the various stakeholders of College Possible.


A successful candidate for the Executive Director position will possess at minimum a significant number of years of relevant non-profit experience with corporate and/or non-profit institutions. This includes but is not limited to the following required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Passion for the mission, vision and values of college preparatory, access and undergraduate matriculation and college degree attainment …
  • Demonstrated leadership competencies including but not limited to: Centered on the Mission; Builds a Flourishing Culture; Communicates Clearly and Directly, Extends and Builds Trust, Shows Courage, Uses Evidence to Drive Results and Develops Self and Others
  • Significant experience and success as a senior leader in an organization, including, but not limited to, success in building and enhancing organizational culture
  • Prior fundraising, philanthropy and/or development experience required, with proven track record of expanding an organization’s donor base through disciplined and collaborative relationship-building; experience with the Philadelphia funder community is preferred
  • Evidence of a results orientation in management and a record of achieving desired outcomes
  • Excellent Board Development and stakeholder relationship management skills; strong collaborative, interpersonal, negotiation, persuasiveness and influencing capabilities

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