Company: Honors Pathway, PBC
Posted on: April 10, 2021
Honors Pathway (HP) seeks to recruit a Full-Time Executive
Director to lead its inaugural MicroCollege program site in
Oakland, CA helping low-income students transition to college. The
estimated start date for the position is May 1, 2021 (or
Honors Pathway 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
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. In addition to college faculty, each
cohort of 30-35 students is assigned a Success Coach and two Tutors
who provide over 500 hours of academic coaching and support each
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
HP is seeking an Executive Director to manage the ongoing operation
of a MicroCollege pathway program launching in July 2021 and
serving approximately 150 students. The Executive Director will
manage 5-6 full-time staff and 20-30 part-time staff, including the
Director of Student Success, Student Success Coaches, and Academic
Tutors. The Executive Director will report to the SVP of
Estimated Start Date: May 1, 2021
- Manage and oversee a college pathway program, under the
oversight of the main campus, with several dozen employees serving
approximately 150 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.
- Meet student achievement and retention goals by ensuring staff
provides active student support.
- Coordinate provision of student services from main campus to
location, including, but not limited to, disabilities services,
library services, and financial aid.
- Collaborate with Operations Staff team to schedule classes,
including a weekly student success seminar and also schedule,
activities, and site events.
- Ensure staff develop and implement a college transition plan
for each student
- Develop and implement creative strategies for assisting
students with unique needs across a wide range of college
- Engage with public school administrators and counselors in
connection with enrolling new students.
- Regularly engage with local stakeholders, including
parents/guardians, family members, student support groups, colleges
and universities, local non-profits, social services agencies, and
- Other duties as assigned.
Executive Director Qualifications:
- Minimum of five years of management and leadership experience
at post-secondary or secondary level; or leading a mission-driven
organization focused on helping students transition from high
school to college.
- Demonstrated success in supporting the academic achievement of
students who are college-capable, but not yet college-ready,
including low-income students from diverse backgrounds.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to
communicate with a diverse group of students and staff.
- Demonstrated sensitivity in working with students and staff of
diverse racial, ethnic, academic and socio-economic backgrounds,
sexual orientation, and disabilities by showing respect for
differences and the dignity of others.
- Master's Degree from a regionally-accredited college.
Successful candidates will be required to submit official
transcripts, as well as undergo a pre-employment criminal history
background check with fingerprinting.
The mission of Honors Pathway is to help low-income,
first-generation college students earn four-year college degrees
and start professional careers. Honors Pathway is an equal
opportunity employer committed to student success. We seek
applications from all qualified persons who share this goal,
including minorities, women, persons with disabilities and members
of other protected groups.
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