Academic Affairs Manager (Boyle Heights)
Reporting to the Academic Affairs Director, the Academic Affairs Manager is responsible for driving significant academic gains and ensuring college eligibility among students who are not on track to succeed in college. S/he identifies and manages a caseload of students who are not on track for college eligibility, creates individualized intervention plans and continuously monitors progress. Additionally, this position is responsible for planning and managing an academic program focused on skill gaps that leads to significant gains in GPA, ACT and credit accumulation for targeted students. This individual has direct accountability for meeting the organization’s bottom line goals in the following areas: academic readiness, GPA, college eligibility, attendance, and student retention.
- Ensure College Eligibility of Students: Lead and support a caseload of students who are not on track for college eligibility; create individualized intervention plans for each student and continuously monitor progress. Support the Academic Affairs Director with hiring and managing part-time academic mentors and credit recovery tutors to support the success of our students.
- High Quality Programming: Plan and manage an academic program focused on skill gaps that leads to significant gains in GPA, ACT and credit accumulation. Additionally, implement appropriate school year programming, ensuring students earn a 3.0 or higher GPA and reach math and English readiness goals on the ACT. Collaborate with academic team to implement summer programs and evaluate potential resources to ensure alignment with student needs.
- Family and School Engagement: Collaborate with schools, families, and stakeholders to develop improvement plans to ensure student success. Lead family conferences each semester for On Track students. Develop strong relationships with teachers and counselors and act as a resource for students and parents in regards to IEPs and 504 plans, school conferences and grade collection.
- New Projects as assigned by the Academic Affairs Director.
First and foremost, the Academic Affairs Manager must embrace the College Track vision of transforming low-income communities into places where college readiness and college graduation are the norms. Additionally, candidates must possess the following qualifications:
- Minimum 4-year college degree
- Minimum 2-3 years of teaching and/or assisting students to excel academically; history of driving significant gains in student achievement
- Strong sense of possibility; approaches new challenges with optimism. Holds the highest expectations for students
- Experience and familiarity supporting students with learning disabilities
- Skilled at relationship building with students, families and schools
- Demonstrated success in analyzing student data and developing targeted, data driven interventions
- Desire to understand each individual’s barrier to success and experience in creating individualized action plans
- Exceptional organizational skills; keen attention to detail; time management and follow-up skills
- Strong learning orientation (e.g. constant learner, exhibits strong self-awareness and takes initiative to develop one’s growth areas; accepts and promptly incorporates feedback)
Compensation and Benefits:
College Track offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
We will only contact candidates chosen for further consideration. No phone inquiries please.
College Track is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. College Track does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.