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Senior College Success Fellow, Utah Jazz Scholars

On a Mission to Achieve Education Equity

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.

This is an exciting time to join as we just updated our 5-year Strategic Plan, which calls for growth, investment and improvement of the services we offer our students and families.

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 program development that supports both our College Success scholars and staff. During their role, they will work in conjunction with and report directly to the Program Manager, 4-Year Success and Alumni. The Senior College Success Fellow offers direct support to a caseload of scholars, while advancing larger programmatic and organizational initiatives. This role will be on a hybrid team of remote and in-person model. This is a 2-year commitment, with the opportunity of a third year.


  • Provide guidance and assistance to all scholarship recipients and their families regarding career planning, college persistence, and financial aid management
  • Assist in planning, implementing, and evaluating Transition-to-College, virtual Office Hours, and other year-round workshop of events
  • Facilitate regular virtual campus based cohort office hours to encourage community building
  • Maintain accurate records related to scholar progress in our Salesforce database to support College Success program reports for analysis
  • Identify on/off-campus opportunities that enhance the college experience to ensure scholars receive the highest quality support
  • Research and identify policies, resources and opportunities at the six Utah universities to support students
  • Support program staff in developing additional curriculum for supporting scholars academically, socio-emotionally, and professionally
  • Aid in the evaluation of efficacy of program by soliciting scholar feedback and measuring program impact in conjunction with program staff
  • Direct social media accounts to promote consistent communication with our scholars, community partners, and other community supporters
  • Provide at least 4 Professional Development Trainings per year to other fellows
  • Capstone advisor to at least 2 fellows
  • Conduct Mock Interview for fellows on request
  • Serve on one of the available internal 10,000 Degrees working groups
  • Support in developing the pipeline of graduating college success seniors into our Young Professional Council and other Alumni opportunities
  • Maintain excellent relationships with all college/university personnel, community partners, and program participants in Utah state
  • Cross collaborate with Career Success team to identify scholars professional development materials to inform career pathways
  • Support 10,000 Degrees Development Team at fundraising events, planning committees, and in-house work groups
  • Travel within assigned regions


  • Served as a 10,000 Degrees fellow for more than 2 years or a minimum of 3 years in college success coaching or counseling
  • Be willing to commit to 2 years in the role with the possibility of renewal for a 3rd year
  • Bilingual Spanish, Cantonese, or Vietnamese preferred
  • Ability to provide a strong recommendation from current supervisor
  • 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.
  • 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 out-of-state 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
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and “can do” attitude
  • Have access to a reliable form of transportation throughout regular work hours


This role will be on a hybrid team of remote and in-person 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 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

  •  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.