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Program Manager, San Francisco


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 & How You’ll Help Us Achieve Our Mission

The College Access Program Manager is an integral part of the 10,000 Degrees mission to support college graduates who change the world. This position will serve as the point person for all communication and relationship maintenance with San Francisco Unified School District (“SFUSD”) school and district personnel, local CBOs, donors, and the 10,000 Degrees executive team. This position is responsible for maintaining quality service delivery of all programming to students and taking the lead on establishing measures for assessing program effectiveness. Additionally, the College Access Program Manager directly supervises full-time 10,000 Degrees San Francisco Access Fellows who conduct the direct student-facing work. This is a full-time, exempt position.

This position will support our work in San Francisco.

Responsibilities

  • Build, maintain & supervise relationships and collaboration with school & district personnel, community partners, and program participants, as well as families at each 10,000 Degrees partner high school sites in San Francisco
  • Support fellows in delivering curriculum and training to students participating in 10,000 Degrees programs and their families
  • Participate in regular professional development activities, team work meetings, supervisorial weekly supervision meetings with staff, and special events and trainings (some of which are held in the evening)
  • Attend monthly advisory board meetings, corporate engagement meetings, government related events, and other fundraising events including foundation focused functions
  • Cross collaborate with the College Success Managers, Fellows & school staff at City College of San Francisco for high school focused workshops for community college matriculation & financial aid.
  • Lead initial planning, calendaring, and execution of in-school focused workshops & initiatives in collaboration with Fellows
  • Onboard, lead, train and support San Francisco Fellows in reaching their student focused college matriculation goals throughout the year
  • Participate in ongoing SFUSD-focused partnership meetings
  • Maintain up-to-date, accurate files and data; generate program reports for analysis via Salesforce & other 10,000 Degrees related data tracking systems
  • Collaborate with all Program Directors to create program content for your program & streamline program offerings
  • Manage Canva, Calendly & Zoom accounts for your program
  • Regular travel within assigned regions to school campuses, 10,000 Degrees offices, and special event locations
  • Supervise timesheets for your Fellows
  • Support the Development Team and represent 10,000 Degrees at fundraising events
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

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:

Professional Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in financial aid and college access/success matriculation steps

Skills & Characteristics

  • Geographic proximity to the region being served
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred
  • First-generation college graduates from low-income backgrounds preferred
  • Alumni of 10,000 Degrees scholarships 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, Instagram and SalesForce
  • 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 is expected to have a significant in-person presence at San Francisco school locations, and attend events in the Bay Area regularly.

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 range for this position is $68,000-$75,000/annually
  • Excellent health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Dependent Care Account
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Company-sponsored Life Insurance
  • 401(k) with employer contribution
  • Employee Assistance Program through Concern Health
  • 15 days paid vacation and generous paid sick leave
  • 11 Holidays, in addition 10,000 Degrees is closed between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day.
  • 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.