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Black Student Career 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

The Manager, Black Student Career Success 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. 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, Asian Pacific Islander, and People of color; and 92% first generation students.

The Manager, Black Student Career Success is a new position on the 10,000 Degrees Career Success Team. Reporting to the Director of Career Success, and working collaboratively within the team as well as with the Director of Black Student Engagement, the Manager will support the Career Success of Black (African, African American, and African Diaspora) students and alumni. The Manager will design and facilitate career programs, support partnership development, and collaborate within the organization to help the 10,000 Degrees Black student community gain career clarity, become strong job applicants, and secure meaningful work.


  • Design and oversee a strategy to support the career journeys of the Black student community at 10,000 Degrees
  • Collaborate with the Career Success team to develop curriculum and deliver Career programming to students and alumni (Webinars, workshops, events)
  • Support in the development of the career curriculum and content (Career Website, communications, and opportunities)
  • Facilitate the cultivation, development, promotion, and execution of career opportunities focused on the Black student population
  • Help students to address barriers that may impact their career goals
  • Participate in regular program alignment meetings with the college success and alumni program team, development team, data team, and other key staff
  • Identify and build partnerships with community partners to support regional career initiatives
  • Coordinate with the Learning and Evaluation Team on career success markers, metric design, and system development
  • Collaborate with Virtual Engagement Manager and Marketing team to develop virtual organizational events (i.e marketing materials, promotion, and social media management)
  • Participate in and present at career-related coalitions, networks, and conferences
  • Support 10,000 Degrees Development team at fundraising events by representing the organizations and meeting donors and funders
  • Travel within 10,0000 Degrees regions for meetings and events
  • Perform other overall Career Success duties as assigned


All 10,000 Degrees employees must embrace our vision of a world where all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic background will have the full range of educational opportunities, support, and resources to realize their full potential.

For this position, we believe that you will be the most successful if you have the following:

  • Commitment to 10,000 Degrees’ mission, values, and goals
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • At least two years experience supporting Black students in college access, success, or career readiness
  • First-generation college graduates from low-income backgrounds preferred
  • High level of professionalism: promptness and preparedness
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills, with experience in event planning and project management
  • Experience in career advising, hosting career events and/or designing career curriculum, with a focus on low-income and first-generation college students
  • Experience managing volunteer programs and training volunteers
  • Experience working with external corporate and organizational partners as well as creating and strengthening partnerships
  • Proficiency in Google applications, Zoom, SalesForce (or other, similar student data management systems); experience with Canva a plus
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and initiative and the ability to work independently
  • Willing to learn and be self-reflective in program design
  • History of working effectively as part of a team


This position will be primarily remote, with occasional in-person meetings and events. The Black Student Career Success Manager will need to travel within the 10,000 Degrees regions for career programming and organizational events. The Black Student Career Success Manager must be based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

How You’ll Help Us Achieve Our Mission

One of 10,000 Degrees strategic goals is to expand our impact beyond college success. As a member of the Career Success Team you will help to research and develop a long-term plan for career success, to ensure that students are thoroughly supported throughout their career journeys.

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 a comprehensive and generous benefits package, 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

  • The salary for this position is $70,000/annually
  • This is a full-time, exempt position
  • Excellent health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 15 days paid vacation plus holidays and paid sick leave
  • 401(k); employer contribution after year one
  • Professional development, including conferences, seminars, webinars, and trainings


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.