Oakland- Academic Affairs Manager

Oakland, California
Mar 09, 2019
Apr 08, 2019
Job Function
Education / Teaching
Focus Areas
Position Type
Full Time

Academic Affairs Manager- Oakland

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

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
Reporting to the Academic Affairs Director, the Academic Affairs Manager is responsible for driving significant academic gains and ensuring college eligibility among students who are not on track to succeed in college. S/he identifies and manages a caseload of students who are not on track for college eligibility, creates individualized intervention plans and continuously monitors progress.

Additionally, this position is responsible for planning and managing an academic program focused on skill gaps that leads to significant gains in GPA, ACT and credit accumulation for targeted students. This individual has direct accountability for meeting the organization’s bottom line goals in the following areas: academic readiness, GPA, college eligibility, attendance, and student retention.

Primary Responsibilities Include:
* Ensure College Eligibility of Students: Lead and support a caseload of students who are not on track for college eligibility; create individualized intervention plans for each student and continuously monitor progress. Hire and manage part-time academic mentors and credit recovery tutors to support the success of our students.
* High Quality Programming: Plan and manage an academic program focused on skill gaps that leads to significant gains in GPA, ACT and credit accumulation. Additionally, implement appropriate school year programming, ensuring students earn a 3.0 or higher GPA and reach math and English readiness goals on the ACT. Collaborate with academic team to implement summer programs and evaluate potential resources to ensure alignment with student needs.
* Family and School Engagement: Collaborate with schools, families, and stakeholders to develop improvement plans to ensure student success. Lead family conferences each semester for On Track students.
* Develop strong relationships with teachers and counselors and act as a resource for students and parents in regards to IEPs and 504 plans, school conferences and grade collection.
* New Projects as assigned by the Academic Affairs Director and Site Director.

Skills & Experience Required
* Minimum 2-3 years of teaching Middle School or High School students and/or facilitating learning; history of driving significant gains in student achievement
* Strong ability to build engaging and effective lesson plans [from established curriculum]
* Strong sense of possibility; approaches new challenges with optimism. Holds the highest expectations for students
* Skilled at relationship building with students, families and schools. Builds relationships and communicates in ways that foster trust, value differences and further College Track’s mission
* Demonstrated success in analyzing student data and developing targeted, data driven interventions
* Desire to understand each individual’s barrier to success and experience in creating individualized action plans
* Manages people, project and oneself to achieve excellent results and expand organizational impact
* Experience with and knowledge of cool/ warm feedback techniques
* Focuses on delivering outcomes despite obstacles, seeks out challenges as opportunities to grow, takes unexpected setbacks in stride, and is able to galvanize self towards goals and impact.
* Minimum 4-year college degree in Education, or related field

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 a 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.

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