The Program Director – High Schools leads the overall activities of CollegeBound Foundation’s high school and community-based organization (CBO) college advising programs. The Program Director – High Schools is responsible for program design and planning, execution, and evaluation. The Program Director – High Schools directly supervises three staff, Associate Program Directors – High Schools, and ultimately the high school and CBO staff, College Access Program Specialists.
Program Director – High Schools
November 30, 2023
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- Establish partnerships and maintain contact with staff at the headquarters for district schools, high school and community-based organization (CBO) leadership, and contacts at local colleges and universities.
- Serve as liaison with entities that focus on improving educational access for underserved students.
- Review and analyze participant data, periodic follow-up reports, outreach activity summaries, and other information to ensure that services are being provided effectively and evaluate progress towards organizational goals.
- Actively remain current on trends and updates concerning college access programs, financial aid, and other educational issues through review of materials including articles, research reports, etc.
- Represent the organization at meetings with high schools, CBOs, and professional organizations, as well as at educational conferences, fundraising, volunteer, and other public events.
- Plan, orchestrate, and attend programmatic special events including but not limited to student workshops, college visits, student award ceremonies, college fairs, and conferences.
- Support Director of Development in grant writing and fundraising initiatives.
- Partner with Director of College Success to continue to enhance the process for transitioning eligible high school students to CollegeBound’s College Completion Program.
- Collaborate with Director of Training and Early College Awareness to schedule and facilitate relevant, regular staff trainings.
- Perform other duties as required.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling or a related field. Advanced degree preferred
- 5-10 years of experience in collaborative educational and/or community environments with programs targeting underserved populations
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for this position.
- Valid driver’s license required and access to reliable vehicle
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
- Ability to handle a variety of key initiatives concurrently
- Strong organization and time-management skills
- Highly collaborative style
- Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
- Ability read, analyze, and interpret general educational and business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations
- Ability to work independently and manage time efficiently
- Ability to work autonomously and in a team environment
- Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours
- Experience working with Microsoft Office applications
- Experience with Salesforce a plus
- Experience with budget management
- Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters
- Demonstrate multicultural competence (including an awareness and understanding of historically underrepresented populations) and maintain a work environment that affirms commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion