Reports to: Managing Director of Program – Massachusetts
Start Date: July 2017
Location: Boston, MA
Position Filled By: June 2017
In 1970, 6% of students from low-income communities completed college. Today, that number is a mere 9%. Anchored in this belief, we have one goal: college graduation. Period. At OneGoal, we believe we must move the needle on this most critical challenge facing our nation especially given it is solvable. We believe all students have what it takes to earn a college degree, and should have a real opportunity to fulfill their potential. Our Coordinator of Program will join a national movement changing the trajectory for our country’s most underserved youth during a unique window in time:
- By 2017, OneGoal will serve more than 9,300 students (“OneGoal Fellows”) in 180 schools in six states across our country.
- OneGoal’s teacher-led, in-school, three-year college access and success model is reversing the odds. While nationwide, only 9% of kids in low-income communities graduate from college, 82% of OneGoal Fellows enroll in college and 78% are persisting or have graduated from college.
- Since 2013, OneGoal has grown in staff size by an average of 50% and with over 100 staff members, is embarking on “Phase III” of our growth stage, anticipating additional growth to new regions.
- To learn more about our work within the Massachusetts region in particular, please visit our Massachusetts page here.
You believe – and your work has demonstrated your belief – that all students can earn a college degree and the life that comes with it. As the Coordinator of Program (CP), you will serve as a critical member of the Massachusetts’ Program Team which consists of the Managing Director of Program (MDP), Directors of Teacher Support (DTS) Director of Post-Secondary Partnerships (DPSP), and Director of School Partnerships (DSP). You will have primary responsibility for coordinating and executing logistical needs in support of the student achievement, teacher development, college persistence, and school partnerships work streams.
You will do this by:
- Communicating regularly with internal and external stakeholders, maintaining strong communication that facilitates collaboration between MDP, DTSs, DPSP and DSP with partner high schools, higher education institutions, and partner organizations.
- Developing and executing on the systems and processes necessary to maximize the full potential of the program team’s impact and ability to meet ambitious year-end goals.
- Support the program team with logistics related to key program activities for teachers and students, including data entry and management via GradTrack (Salesforce), maintenance of paperwork, data collection, expense reporting, proactive event planning and logistic coordination.
Though the Coordinator of Program is likely to see himself/herself/themselves in the following examples, these are not requirements. These examples are designed to help you determine if this opportunity aligns with your own passion and purpose.
You are a puzzle-solver and strategist.
- You like to explore and build innovative approaches and have designed new ways of doing things. You make connections, determine fits, and build plans that are responsive to interlocking and evolving challenges and opportunities.
- Contingency-planning and problem-solving excite you, and working to streamline and improve systems gives you energy.
- You are driven by solving at both the group and individual level, using both data and experience, recognizing the complexity of action and strategy requires evidence as well as an ability to dream big.
You are a seeker of information.
- You enjoy research and thrive on finding ways to connect people to a broader mission.
- You’ve demonstrated the ability to work diligently towards your goals and can comfortably pivot and try new strategies when challenges arise.
- You enjoy collaborating with others to leverage their knowledge and are eager to work across functional teams to ensure success of the program team.
- You get energy from planning and from moving a project from start to finish and you are constantly thinking about the potential for impact with each action you take.
- You love managing the details and have systems/processes that ensure that things don’t fall through the cracks and that you consistently have a clear picture of where things are relative to short- and long-term goals.
- Bachelor’s Degree (Required)
- Exceptional organizational abilities and a disciplined attention to detail
- Uniquely entrepreneurial with the ability to succeed in a fast-paced, innovative environment; ability to thrive in uncertainty and persevere through challenge
- Exceptional critical and strategic thinking capabilities
- Experience with Salesforce data-entry and management (Preferred)
Guided by a clear set of core values and beliefs, you will join an impressive group of more than 100 OneGoal staff across the country who believe in the untapped potential within students. The OneGoal team challenges themselves and others to regularly ask, “Is there a better way?”
The Tangible Good
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package which provides individual professional development funds, retirement matching, generous paid vacation time and sick time off, a culture that supports sustainable work habits, and an Annual Staff Retreat.
You Believe in People and are Committed to Equity and Inclusion.
You believe in an inclusive and culturally competent society and the essence of our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe that in order to create the change we seek, each person we hire brings a remarkable and diverse set of experiences, skills and characteristics that individually and collectively, will contribute to the radical change needed to move us towards a more equitable and just nation.
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