Learn about the impact of our work & why your support matters.

College Access Fellow, UpValley-Napa (Calistoga/Saint Helena)


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.

Along with our Scholarship Program 10,000 Degrees Fellows provide the most direct support to these students and families.  Fellows assist with students accessing and succeeding in college and the workforce.  Applying for financial aid, facilitating college readiness and success workshops for students and families, and representing the organization alongside the development team at fundraising events.  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 UpValley – Napa (Calistoga/Saint Helena) region.

Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance and assistance to students and their families regarding career planning, college planning, and financial aid
  • Deliver curriculum and training to students participating in 10,000 Degrees programs and their families
  • Directly manage an assigned caseload or targeted groups of students
  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with school personnel, community partners, and program participants, as well as families via meetings, workshops, and social media
  • Participate in regular professional development activities, team work meetings, and supervisorial weekly supervision meetings with staff
  • Maintain up-to-date, accurate files and data; generate program reports for analysis
  • Travel within assigned regions
  • Create an original Capstone research project during the first year
  • Participate in a 10,000 Degrees Training video project in the second year
  • Mentor incoming fellows in the third year
  • Support the Development Team and represent 10,000 Degrees at fundraising events
  • 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 preferred
  • 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

Compensation Package:

  • This is a full-time position: $23.66/hour, 40 hours /week, 52 weeks /year
  • Excellent benefits: Health, dental, vision, life, disability insurance, 15 days paid vacation plus holidays, paid sick leave, 401(k), plus professional development conferences, seminars, webinars, and training included

TO APPLY

For immediate consideration please submit a cover letter and resume to Jobs@10000degrees.org and completing online Fellowship application.

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.