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Program Manager, Utah Jazz Scholars

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 Program Manager of Utah Jazz Scholars will have the opportunity to develop the direct programming that we provide for all of our Utah Jazz Scholarship recipients, who are located in the state of Utah. From providing direct service to developing the team of staff, this individual will strive to align Success metrics for our Utah based scholars with the rest of our 10,000 Degrees scholarship recipients. They will have the unique opportunity to focus on donor cultivation, community engagement, and staff development throughout their growth in this role. They will be working on a hybrid work team, serving students across all U.S. based colleges and universities.


  • Directly supervise and support all Utah Jazz Senior Success Fellows, ensuring high quality staff support and professional development for their teams including weekly 1:1s, monthly managers meetings and monthly all team meetings, and coordinating and/or directly supporting teams in a managers absence.
  • Identify opportunities to provide proactive and responsive programming to support Utah Jazz students
  • Conduct initial onboarding and ongoing content expertise training for 4-Year Success Fellows
    Frequent coordination with other Success staff to ensure consistency of programming and procedures across all regions and programs
  • Lead team in implementing and evaluating high quality data informed programming for our Utah Jazz students through regular collaboration with Director of Evaluation and Learning, Director of Scholarships, and Director of 4-Year Success and Alumni
  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with all Utah based colleges/universities personnel
  • Facilitate quarterly or annual meetings and navigate relationships with key partners within all Utah base colleges and universities
  • Present at state and national conferences, or support Senior Success Fellows in presenting in these spaces
  • Maintain up-to-date, accurate files and data; generate program reports and campaigns in Salesforce
  • Travel within assigned region(s)
  • Help inform short- and long-term strategic goal-setting for programming
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to align regional strategies and opportunities with broader organizational goals and related initiatives
  • Support 10,000 Degrees Development Team at fundraising events, planning committees, and in-house work groups
  • Support 10,000 Degrees Leadership team on panels, consulting projects, and data requests
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Commitment to 10,000 Degrees’ mission, values, and goals
  • BA degree required
  • Minimum 2+ years of supervision experience of staff, partners, or community members
  • Bilingual Spanish, Cantonese, or Vietnamese preferred
  • Internal Candidates: Served as a 10,000 Degrees fellow for more than 2 years
  • Firm belief that all scholars, no matter their background, deserve to receive a high quality college education
  • Experience working with populations traditionally under-represented on college campuses, such as undocumented scholars, independent youth, English language learners, young parents, scholars with learning disabilities, etc.
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving and data analysis skills
  • Strong knowledge of university policies related to financial aid, college admissions and retention (especially transfers), academics (probation, dismissal, leave-of absences), the appeals processes, and general college resources
  • Strong database management skills; Salesforce a plus
  • Familiarity in working with college success transfer students with a knowledge of resources accessible for the community is preferred
  • Ability to work on a hybrid team of remote and in-person model
  • Willingness and flexibility to support colleagues as needed
  • Strong MS Office experience
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and “can do” attitude
  • Have access to a reliable form of transportation throughout regular work hours


This position will be a hybrid role (combination of virtual and in-person) based in either our San Rafael or San Francisco offices.

How You’ll Help Us Achieve Our Mission

10,000 Degrees recently adopted our latest five year Strategic Plan (2021-2026), which seeks to serve significantly more students. Ensuring that we are effectively managing our grant resources and providing timely, accurate reporting to our funders will be critical to the success of our efforts to grow our revenues over time.

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 and Benefits

  • Competitive compensation
  • 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


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.