About College Track
College Track is a comprehensive college completion program that
empowers students from underserved communities to graduate from
college. From ninth grade through college graduation, our 10-year
program removes the academic, financial, and social-emotional
barriers that prevent low-income and first-generation students from
earning their college degree. In 1997, we started with 25 students
in East Palo Alto, and today, we have twelve centers located in
underserved communities across California, Colorado, Louisiana, and
the D.C. Metro Area with more than 3,000 students on the path to
upward social mobility.
To learn more, please visit www.collegetrack.org
College Track students graduate from college at a rate that is
more than double the national average for low-income and
first-generation students. Five years out of college, our graduates
are employed full-time, and over 85% report earnings greater than
their parents. By helping our students maximize the value of their
four-year college degree, which includes minimizing student loan
debt, securing internships, and limiting the need to work while in
college--we prepare them to succeed in the 21st century
At College Track, our values drive the way we do our work, and
we look for individuals who share our passion. We blend an
entrepreneurial spirit with our nonprofit roots, cultivating a
dynamic culture where everyone's contributions are valued and
COMMITMENT: We have an unwavering belief in our students.
PASSION: We are dedicated to changing our nation’s college
JOY: We create environments rich with smiles and laughter.
AUTHENTICITY: We believe relationships matter.
EXCELLENCE: Our students deserve nothing but the best.
The Director of Development & Partnerships, College Track New
Orleans will develop and manage an effective Partnerships and
Development plan that achieves long-term sustainability for College
Track New Orleans. This role will be responsible for maintaining
and growing programmatic and philanthropic partners, including
universities, colleges, corporations, foundations, and individuals.
This role is accountable for identifying new partnerships that will
expand opportunities for our students and alumni in the region;
and, for growing the current portfolio of external partners and
donors. Ultimately, this role will be responsible for leading and
implementing a multi-faceted regional partnerships strategy, which
will require best-in-class stewardship and cultivation of all
College Track New Orleans external relationships. This role will
report to the Senior Director of Development & Partnerships.
Develop, implement and manage an effective partnership and
development strategy that supports long-term fiscal and
programmatic sustainability for College Track New Orleans.
Manage, and steward relationships with a wide-range of external
partners including—university, college, corporate, scholarship,
foundation, and individual.
Identify, develop and maintain relationships with community and
corporate partners tosupport internship placements and career
success for our students and alumni.
Oversee all activities related to the ongoing day-to-day
fundraising efforts including implementation of our donor
stewardship strategy, and detailed management of the Salesforce
Collaborate with the National Grants Management team to complete
and submit proposals, reports, and other institutional funder
Skills & Experience Required
First and foremost, the Director of Development & Partnerships
must possess an authentic connection to College Track’s mission,
and our vision for increasing educational and professional
opportunities for our students and alumni.
In addition, candidates must demonstrate the following
Five years of cultivating and stewarding external
partners—donors and educational institutions—for an educational
nonprofit, school, or other entrepreneurial, high-performing
Proven track record of managing and growing a $300,000-$500,000
portfolio, with extensive knowledge of New Orleans’ higher
education landscape and philanthropic community.
Exceptional networking and relationship management skills, with
a demonstrated history of stewarding partnerships from
transactional to transformational.
Strong project management skills and experience working across
departments and teams to implement a successful partnerships
Entrepreneurial, self-starter with a growth mindset; committed
to building positive, solutions-oriented internal and external
High level of self-awareness, humility, and emotional
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills—inspiring,
eloquent, and persuasive.
Highly skilled at change management; comfortable with ambiguity,
yet effective at driving towards clarity and achieving results.
Compensation & Benefits
College Track offers a competitive salary based on the
organization’s compensation philosophy, which is grounded in market
data. We also offer comprehensive health & welfare benefits and top
of the market paid time off.
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application. We will only contact candidates chosen for
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