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College Access Fellow, Marin ECCA


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.

This is an exciting time to join as we just updated our 5-year Strategic Plan, which calls for growth, investment and improvement of the services we offer our students and families.

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 10,000 Degrees Fellowship 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; 89% black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander, and People of color; and 85% first generation students.

The Early College & Career Awareness (ECCA) fellows provide direct support to middle school students and their families by focusing on their transition from middle school to high school and encouraging post-secondary planning as early as middle school. Fellows tend to be recent graduates, who have similar backgrounds as the students we serve.

10,000 Degrees Fellowships are a 3-year commitment.  During the first year, Fellows complete an original Capstone project of their own design on a topic that connects their interests, aspirations and work at 10,000 Degrees. Fellows also receive three years of continuing professional development to support their professional growth and career possibilities after the program. This position will support the Marin region.

Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance and assistance to students and their families regarding college and career awareness and/or middle to high school transition 
  • Deliver curriculum and training to students participating in 10,000 Degrees programs and their families
  • Directly manage an assigned caseload or targeting groups of students
  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with program participants, school personnel, and community partners, as well as families via meetings, workshops and social media
  • Participate in regular professional development activities, team work meetings, and  weekly supervisor meetings
  • Maintain up-to-date, accurate files and data; generate program reports for analysis 
  • Travel within assigned regions
  • Create an original Capstone research project relating your interests with your work 
  • Support the Development team and represent 10,000 Degrees at fundraising events
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Commitment to 10,000 Degrees’ mission, values, and goals
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • First-generation college graduates from low-income backgrounds preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English required
  • High level of professionalism: promptness, preparedness, professional appearance
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, Google applications, and Instagram
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and initiative and the ability to work independently
  • Willing to learn and be self-reflective
  • History of working effectively as part of a team

Location:

This position will support the Marin region. Some travel 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 a member of the Program Team you will provide direct support to students in the Marin ECCA program.

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 compensation for this position is $24.60/hour, 40 hours/week, 52 weeks/year
  • This is a full-time, nonexempt position
  • Excellent health, dental, and vision benefits 
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 15 days paid vacation plus holidays and paid sick leave 
  • 401(k) with employer contribution 
  • Professional development, including conferences, seminars, webinars, and trainings

TO APPLY

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.