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Senior College Access Fellow, Southern Marin

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 10,000 Degrees Fellowship is an integral part of the 10,000 Degrees mission to support college graduates who change the world. The 10,000 Degrees Senior Fellow assists in program development that supports both our College Access students and staff. During their role, they will work in conjunction with and report directly to the Program Manager, Central and Southern Marin. The Senior College Access Fellow offers direct support to our traditionally under-represented seniors in four Tamalpais Unified high schools, while advancing larger programmatic and organizational initiatives. This role is hybrid, consisting of both in-person and remote work. This is a 2-year commitment, with the opportunity of a third year.


Fellow Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance and assistance to students and their families regarding financial aid, college planning, 10,000 Degrees Scholarship, and career planning
  • 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
  • Be present for student outreach and engagement on the school campus 3-4 days a week
  • 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, teamwork meetings, supervisorial weekly supervision meetings with staff, and special events and training (some of which are held in the evening)
  • Maintain up-to-date, accurate files and data; generate program reports for analysis
  • Regular travel within assigned regions to school campuses, 10,000 Degrees offices, and special event locations
  • Support the Development Team and represent 10,000 Degrees at fundraising events
  • Cross collaborate with the 10,000 Degrees Early College and Career Awareness (ECCA) team in Southern Marin to identify student support opportunities as they transition into High School
  • Cross-collaborate with the 10,000 Degrees Academic Success team in Southern Marin to identify areas of support for tutoring, college applications, and financial aid support for students
  • Regular travel within assigned region(s) to school campuses, 10,000 Degrees offices, and special event locations
  • Other duties as assigned

Additional Responsibilities for Senior Fellows

  • Participate in “Marin Promise Success Network” meetings for each assigned high school and collaborate with manager on program implementations
  • Assist in planning, implementing, and evaluating the summer College Opportunity Summit, and other year-round workshops and events
  • Lead or co-lead at least 4 Professional Development Trainings per year for fellows
  • Serve on one of the available internal 10,000 Degrees working groups or committees
  • Lead or co-lead team meetings
  • Meet with the Director of People and Culture at least quarterly to develop management & interview skills
  • Meet with Department Director at least a month for coaching check-in


  • Minimum of 3 years in college access or success coaching or counseling OR served as a 10,000 Degrees fellow for more than 2 years
  • Be willing to commit to 2 years in the role
  • Bilingual in Spanish (preferred but not required)
  • Ability to provide a strong recommendation from current supervisor
  • Firm belief that all students, no matter their background, deserve to receive a high quality college education
  • Experience working with populations traditionally under-represented, such as undocumented students, independent youth, English language learners, young parents, students with learning disabilities, etc.
  • Strong database management skills; Salesforce a plus
  • Familiarity in working with students with a knowledge of resources accessible to 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
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and “can do” attitude
  • Have access to a reliable form of transportation throughout regular work hours


This role will be responsible for supporting four Tamalpais Unified High School District (TUHSD) sites: Tamalpais High, Redwood High, Archie Williams High, and San Andreas High. The role will be on a hybrid team of remote and in-person work in our Bay area offices.

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 well-being. 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

  • This is a full-time position: $26.44 p/hour, 40 hours /week, 52 weeks /year
  • The Fellowship is a 2-3-year commitment
  • Excellent benefits: Health, dental, vision, life, disability insurance
  • 15 days paid vacation plus holidays, paid sick leave,
  • 401(k) with employer contribution
  • Professional development conferences, seminars, webinars, and training included


For immediate consideration please complete the Fellowship Application, which requires you to submit a cover letter and resume. Applications are not considered complete or reviewed until this application is completed.

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.