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Academic Success Manager

Equity and our Mission

10,000 Degrees is the leading, equity-focused scholarship provider and college success nonprofit in California. Since 1981, we’ve helped more than 20,000 students from low-income backgrounds achieve their college dreams, and today, we reach more than 12,000 students and families each year.

Our mission is to achieve educational equity and to support students from low-income backgrounds to and through college to realize their full potential and positively impact their communities and the world.

Never has this mission been more critical. The pandemic has multiplied the obstacles and uncertainty our students face. The opportunity gap has not narrowed but grown. Educational inequities and racial injustices continue to prevail. The demand for our support and resources has never been greater.

Through it all, our commitment to our students has never wavered. 10,000 Degrees won’t stop until all of our students get the support and resources they need to realize their full potential, and earn their degree.

Join us on our mission to achieve educational equity. Apply to work with our passionate team to make a difference and give back to your community.

You’re joining at an exciting time, as we just launched our five-year Strategic Plan, and we are growing our talented team!

Our Core Values

At 10,000 Degrees, our core values guide everything we do, from the way we deliver student support to how we structure our organizational systems to be mission-aligned.

We believe:

  • In the great potential of all students.
  • Every student should have equitable opportunities to a quality education and to graduate from college.
  • All our students and alumni are changemakers.
  • Students and their families, schools and communities each play a critical role in educating our youth and strengthening our communities’ economic and social health.
  • Educating all students to achieve their full potential is an urgent moral, social and economic imperative.
  • Education is the foundation of a just and equitable society.

The Opportunity

At 10,000 Degrees we believe that education is the foundation of a just and equitable society. Students and their families as well as schools and local leaders each play a critical role in educating the next generation and strengthening the economic vitality and social health of our communities. The students we serve are 100% from low-income communities; 93% Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and people of color; and 92% first in family to attend college.

The Academic Success Manager leads our community volunteer program, focused on providing tutoring and classroom support across grades kindergarten-12 in Marin County schools with the highest number of low income students. This requires an understanding of the volunteer perspective and mindset as well as that of the student, teacher and school staff, and the ability to navigate differences in these views when they occur while staying true to the mission and purpose of the Academic Success program.

The Academic Success Manager also develops and leads the program’s collaborations with other 10,000 Degrees programs, including Early College & Career Awareness (ECCA), College Access and College Success, as well as other 10,000 Degrees departments. These collaborations augment our support to low income students in their journey to and through college.

The Academic Success Manager works part-time when our schools are in session. The manager does not work during school breaks, including summer vacation. There is an allowance for 2 weeks of additional work time which the manager can use at their discretion to wrap-up the program at the end of the school year and/or plan for/re-open the program at the start of the following school year. This makes it an ideal position for an experienced professional who would like some flexibility in their working hours.

The 10,000 Degrees Academic Success program is an integral part of the 10,000 Degrees mission to support students from low-income backgrounds to and through college to positively impact their communities and the world.


  • Manage a community volunteer program consisting of several hundred volunteers across 25+ school sites in Marin County
  • Oversee all Academic Success Coordinators in their management of volunteer tutors at their assigned school sites (including recruitment, screening, training as well as volunteer placement, retention and evaluation)
  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with program participants, school personnel, and community partners
  • Partner with other 10,000 Degrees programs to enhance the benefit to students
  • Lead program-wide volunteer recruitment efforts and adherence to screening and on-boarding requirements
  • Lead program-wide development of volunteer training to enhance tutoring skills and support volunteer retention
  • Develop and manage program budget
  • Develop and manage program metrics and other evaluation tools
  • Develop and deliver appreciation activities and events for volunteer tutors
  • Manage 10,000 Degrees Academic Success database; Maintain up-to-date, accurate data and files; Generate program reports for analysis; Develop, deliver and analyze program evaluations
  • Assist in development/fundraising/grant writing in coordination with other 10,000 Degrees staff
  • Collaborate with relevant 10,000 Degrees departments on community outreach, public relations, marketing and communications
  • Participate in regular professional development activities
  • Lead special projects related to the program
  • Travel within assigned region


  • Commitment to 10,000 Degrees’ mission, values, and goals
  • This is a part-time (19 hours per week/academic calendar year, 39 weeks; $34.28/hr.) non-benefited position in a hybrid working environment
  • Must be able to attend meetings and meet volunteers on our school campuses during the school day
  • 3+ years of experience in volunteer management or similar, including administration, evaluation and fiscal affairs
  • BA/BS or greater in Education, Social Science or related field
  • Understanding of K-12 public schools and diverse instructional needs of low-income students and teachers; Ability to build relationships with diverse populations; educators, administrators, volunteers, etc.
  • Knowledge of Marin organizations and philanthropy preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • History of working effectively as part of a team
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and initiative and the ability to work independently
  • Flexible, responsible, and possessing a good sense of humor; Willing to learn and be self-reflective
  • Proficiency in Google applications, Microsoft Word and Excel; Experience with Salesforce preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred


This position will support the Marin region. Some travel outside the region may be required.

How You’ll Help Us Achieve Our Mission

One of 10,000 Degrees strategic goals is to significantly grow and sustain our programs. As the Academic Success Manager, you will lead a program that provides support to low-income students in grades K-12 throughout Marin so they can be better prepared for college.

Our Culture and Investment in You

We want you to feel proud being a part of the 10,000 Degrees team, because of the work that you do and the community we strive to be.

At 10,000 Degrees we are creating a more equitable, inclusive, anti-racist organization and a community where everyone belongs. We provide work schedule flexibility and a culture of care to promote job satisfaction, professional growth, and wellbeing. We are a collaborative, team-oriented and transparent organization that listens to our employees. 10,000 Degrees also supports you on your career journey by providing ongoing professional development opportunities, and giving you a clear path toward leadership pathways and advancement.

Compensation Package

  • This is a part-time, nonexempt position
  • The compensation for this position is $34.28/hour, 19 hours/week, 39 weeks/year (roughly mid-August through mid-June; you work when our schools are in session.)
  • CA State paid sick leave


For immediate consideration please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@10000degrees.org.

Note: all applicants are required to submit a clear TB test and fingerprints as part of the background check, and employment with 10,000 Degrees requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.