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!
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.
The Deputy Program Officer (DPO) will be responsible for oversight of the coaching and development of program leadership and will assist the Chief Program Officer with all program support. This position plays a key leadership role in the overall management of 10,000 Degrees programs.
This position reports to the Chief Program Officer and will work in close collaboration with the Program Directors, the Director of Data & Evaluation, and the Director of People and Culture. This position directly supervises three program leaders including the Director of Curriculum & Engagement, who oversees student outreach and marketing as well as organizational events; the Academic Success Manager, who oversees the Academic Success coordinators and volunteers; and the Director of Black Student Engagement, who oversees our ambassador program and supports organizational learning on supporting black students. This position has the potential to add up to two additional direct reports within the next two years.
Program Leadership and Coaching
Program Management and Administration
Performance Evaluation, Design Development, and Implementation
The Deputy Program Officer will be a seasoned leader in the college access and success field and will have a strong background in program design, development and evaluation, implementation, and extensive experience managing staff. They should be able to speak to a variety of stakeholders (staff, principals, students, donors, Board members, etc.) and to clearly communicate the mission of the organization and the ways we are working towards that mission.
Ideal candidates will have and/or demonstrate:
This position will be a hybrid role (combination of virtual and in-person) based in our San Rafael, California office. You will also be expected to have a regular in-person presence at various locations in the Bay Area for observation, coaching, presentations, and meetings.
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.
For immediate consideration please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.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.