Company: Honors Pathway (HP)
Posted on: February 25, 2021
Honors Pathway (HP) seeks to recruit a full-time Executive
Director to support first-time college students in an innovative
college pathway program at our newest site to be located in
Oakland, CA. The estimated start date for this position is on or
before June 1, 2021.-- Company Overview Honors Pathway (HP) is a
social venture headquartered in Oakland, CA. HP partners with a
growing network of non-profit, regionally accredited universities
and public high schools to operate MicroCollege programs. These
unique college pathway programs enable low-income students to
complete their first two years of college in a highly supportive
environment - at no cost to them or their families.-- MicroCollege
is designed to help students who are "college-capable, but not yet
college-ready," successfully transition to college. College courses
and coaching are offered in small class sizes at standalone
MicroCollege sites. Each cohort of 30-35 students is assigned a
Success Director and two Academic Coaches (Math and English) who
provide over 500 hours of academic coaching and support each year.
MicroCollege sites are fun, vibrant locations where staff and
faculty build authentic connections with students and help them
develop the skills and habits to become successful in college and
in life. To learn more about MicroCollege, visit
www.microcollege.info . Job Summary Honors Pathway is seeking an
Executive Director to manage the ongoing operation of a
MicroCollege pathway program serving approximately 175 students.
The Executive Director will manage 5-7 full-time staff and 30-40
part-time staff, including program Faculty, Student Success
Managers, and Academic Coaches. The Executive Director will report
to the Senior Vice President of Programs. Due to Covid-19, this
role will begin as a remote/virtual position but will eventually
transition to an on-site position.-- Estimated Start Date: On or
before June 1, 2021 Location: Oakland, CA Job Responsibilities
- Manage and oversee a college pathway program with several dozen
employees serving approximately 175 students annually.
- Ensure employees both model and support students' development
of a growth mindset, while helping students build confidence in
their capacity to succeed academically despite setbacks.
- Represent the MicroCollege to public school administrators,
applicants, and parents in connection with student enrollment.
- Meet student enrollment, achievement, and retention goals by,
among other things, ensuring staff provides active student
- Coordinate with the Operations Team to schedule classes,
including a weekly student success seminar.
- Plan and coordinate extracurricular activities and events.
- Ensure staff develop and implement a college transition plan
for each student, including reviewing college applications and
supporting students with the FAFSA.
- Develop and implement creative strategies for assisting
students with unique needs across a wide range of college
- Regularly collaborate with the SVP Programs and SVP of
- Regularly engage with local stakeholders, including
parents/guardians, family members, student support groups, transfer
colleges, and local non-profit partners.
- Other duties as assigned. Qualifications
- Prior education leadership experience at the secondary or
post-secondary level or experience leading a mission-driven
organization focused on helping students transition from high
school to college.
- Demonstrated success in leading teams or organizations that
have helped students who have underperformed academically become
successful students, including low-income students from diverse
- Willingness to use non-traditional approaches to fostering and
ensuring student success, coupled with experience leading teams
that "goes the extra mile" for students as needed.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to
communicate with a diverse group of students and staff.
- Demonstrated competence in serving students and staff of
diverse racial, ethnic, academic, and socio-economic backgrounds;
sexual orientation, and disabilities.--
- Bachelor's Degree from a regionally-accredited college or
university (minimum), Master's Degree preferred. Additional
Information During this time of COVID-19, we understand there is a
lot of uncertainty and we are all learning to navigate personal and
professional priorities in new ways. The Executive Director will
not only have a critical role in setting guidelines and procedures
for the local site but also in enforcing them for the ongoing
safety of the students and the staff. Successful candidates will be
required to submit official transcripts, as well as undergo a
pre-employment criminal history background check along with
LiveScan fingerprinting for any required partner school districts.
The mission of Honors Pathway is to help low-income, college
students earn four-year college degrees and launch professional
careers. Honors Pathway is an equal opportunity employer committed
to student success. All employment decisions shall be made without
regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin,
ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation,
gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status,
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