Director of Kindergarten to College
Reports to: CPO
About Oakland Promise
Oakland Promise is available to young learners (from newborns to college students) and their families who reside in Oakland. OP offers every child financial resource, educational programming, mentorship, and a supportive community to help them and their families to seek out and thrive in higher education and the career of their choosing. The mission of Oakland Promise is to engage the Oakland community to advance equity and economic mobility through cradle to college and career achievement. Oakland Promise includes four programs: Brilliant Baby, Kindergarten to College (K2C), College Access, and College Completion. Our program strategies touch the lives of children and families in early childhood (ages 0-5), elementary, middle and high school; and culminate in multi-year scholarships and support for students in college.
Oakland Promise Kindergarten to College (K2C) helps K through 5th graders in Oakland think of themselves as college-and career-bound individuals. We provide scholarships, as well as technical support and incentives to families who open a family-owned college savings account. Additionally, we provide program support to build a college- and career-going identity within students, which includes Cal Day, college visits, family and student workshops, scholarship celebrations, and more.
Oakland Promise, an Oakland-based non-profit organization, is seeking an outstanding and exceptional Director of its Kindergarten to College (K2C) program. This team member is charged with the responsibility for all strategic and operational aspects of the K2C program. Under the direct supervision of the Chief Program Officer, the K2C Director formulates, implements, evaluates and communicates all aspects of the K2C program. The Director will be responsible for the operations of the K2C program including delivery of services and resources to families and students, leadership of the program staff and community partners, relationships with external partners, communications about the program, evaluation of service quality and impact, oversight of evaluative activities, as well as cross program collaboration and integration within Oakland Promise.
This role is an in-person/hybrid role, and we require you to be residing in Oakland/ Bay Area.
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We are looking for candidates with availability to start immediately and encourage you to apply if you are interested in and qualified for the position. The deadline to submit your application is Friday, Jan 27, 2023.
Send a single PDF (NOT a Microsoft Word document) of a resume and thoughtful cover letter to [email protected] with “Director, K2C – [Your Name]” in the subject line. Please use your last name and first initial (ex: Doe_J) as the filename of your PDF containing your resume and cover letter.
Failure to follow these instructions may delay the review of your application. Applications will be reviewed immediately and candidates with the best fit will be contacted for interviews. Unfortunately, the volume of applications will prevent us from responding to all applications received.
Oakland Promise is a place-based organization located in Oakland, California. Oakland Promise requires that employees work in person at various engagements. Currently, Oakland Promise staff are working in a hybrid model, with some work being done remotely and some work being done in the office or at specific locations in or around Oakland. It is a requirement that all staff reside within commuting distance to the main office, located at 300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza #430, Oakland, CA 94612. Please note that at any time, a full in-person work plan may be required, and it is of utmost importance that all staff are able to meet this requirement.
Oakland Promise is an equal opportunity employer. Oakland Promise is committed to providing a work environment free of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and disrespectful or other unprofessional conduct based on sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sex stereotype, race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, gender (including gender identity, gender expression, and transgender), national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military, and veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. It also prohibits discrimination, harassment, disrespectful or unprofessional conduct based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.