About the College and Career Success Collaborative (KIPP, Achievement First, Uncommon)
As we consider students progressing through a simple continuum for post-secondary success— 1) getting ready for college, 2) getting into college, 3) thriving in college through to graduation, 4) launching their careers with a strong first job—our organizations have, to date, made significant progress supporting students on the earlier end of this continuum. We have opened and sustained college-preparatory K-12 public schools, and our unique approach to college counseling has dramatically improved college access for our high school seniors. The next frontier for all of us is to better and more efficiently support students through to college graduation and to support all students—those who earn a BA and those who do not—into a strong first job. Across our organizations, our alumni base is growing rapidly, and we know we can help our students and alumni forge a path to a fulfilling, economically self-sufficient, choice-filled life. But to make that happen, we must work together to develop scalable, sustainable strategies that will help increase college completion rates and improve career preparedness and opportunity across our students and alumni.
We will leverage our collective knowledge, experience, scale, and networks to develop breakthrough college and career strategies that dramatically improve post-secondary outcomes for our students and communities. We will focus first on our schools and students in the NYC area and then expand to reach students across the country. Specifically, together we seek to:
And, we will work to do this all in a model that scales nationally and shares tools and resources broadly.
Because the significant challenges our students face mirror those of students in schools and higher education institutions across the country, we can serve as a test bed and proof point for innovative post-secondary strategies. Then over time, we will grow our impact by sharing what works with more organizations, extending our reach to more students. Our vision is that by eventually expanding our partnership to other CMOs and districts, sharing content and tools externally, leveraging common services, and collectively influencing other ecosystem actors, we can play a transformative role in shaping college and career outcomes for other low-income, first-generation students.
The College and Career Success Collaborative is in its earliest stages and is ready for a passionate leader to launch and drive the work. The Senior Manager of the Collaborative will work with content experts and post-secondary support leads from KIPP, Achievement First, and Uncommon to design and launch pilots, establish partnerships to support the work, set annual goals, and provide regular updates to steering committee members and donors.
The Senior Manager, College and Career Success Collaborative will report to the Senior Director, Strategic Projects for the KIPP Foundation with a formal dotted line to the KIPP Through College & Career New York Managing Director. The Senior Manager will be the project manager of the new College and Career Success Collaborative, working across a diverse set of stakeholders to build the vision and then execute both short-term and long-term collaborative goals. The Senior Manager will frequently work in deep collaboration with members of the KIPP, Achievement First, and Uncommon teams. If you love an entrepreneurial environment and thrive in an environment of complex projects and significant stakeholder management - this is the role for you!
This is a full time, exempt position which will be based out of KIPP's New York City Foundation office and will be required to travel frequently to meetings in New York and New Jersey.
Key Responsibilities and Duties
Experience and Qualifications
Strong emphasis will be placed on this individual's demonstrated track record in leading and managing major, complex efforts requiring strong process and project management as well as significant stakeholder engagement and management in fast-paced, dynamic, results-oriented team environments. The KIPP Foundation is seeking an individual with:
To apply please click on this link: https://kippcareers.secure.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0X0W00000A4icYUAR
KIPP Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $90,000.00 to $100,000.00 /year