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Manager – Training and Site Support

Gateway to College National Network (GtCNN) is a fast-growing education nonprofit organization with partner programs in 16 states. The National Network is replicating the Gateway to College model and a new program called Project DEgree with support from national foundations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wal-Mart Foundation, the Foundation to Promote Open Society, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and The Kresge Foundation. Gateway to College was founded at Portland Community College and now operates at 27 colleges partnering with over 115 school districts. Rapid growth is expected to continue. More information about Gateway to College is available at: www.gatewaytocollege.org

Duties: • Serves as a primary point of contact to partner colleges in various phases of development • Provides facilitation; designs and delivers training with an emphasis on innovative approaches to counseling and student support; coordinates professional development events • Advises and trains new partners on all aspects of program start-up including hiring, essential elements of the model, student support, pedagogy, and curriculum design and delivery • Conducts onsite visits to partner colleges to identify program improvement needs; collaborates with program directors to create support plans and monitors progress • Manages projects, creates and oversees timelines, and ensures for quality • Develops strategies for student support to empower and motivate disconnected youth • Identifies, documents, and disseminates promising practices occurring at Network partner sites • Analyzes program performance data; facilitates “data-driven decision-making” discussions • Adopts a collaborative partnership approach to working with partner college teams; emphasizes respectful communication, open dialogue, and reciprocity of knowledge and expertise • Creates curricula that engages disconnected youth and prepares them for the rigors of college • Produces and edits training and development materials including videos, web content, training manuals, and other communications • Serves on the training event planning team including the Peer Learning Conference • Assists in allocating supplemental grant funds to program partners for program improvement projects; oversees implementation, evaluates progress, and analyzes results • Holds partner colleges accountable to contractual obligations and for continuous improvement • Serves as a public face of a highly visible program of national prominence • Other duties as assigned

Accountabilities: • Excellent relationships with program directors and program staff • Well-designed professional development programs • Adherence to the model at all sites

Supervision & Reporting: • No direct supervision • Reports to the Vice President of Innovation and Network Support

Requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in Adult Education, Psychology, Counseling, Communications, Training and Development or a related field, and two years of training experience required; Master’s Degree preferred • Demonstrated experience designing, conducting, and evaluating trainings to diverse audiences with varied levels of experience and skill sets; knowledge of adult learning theory • Demonstrated experience in staff development and program improvement, preferably within a K – 12 or community college environment • Experience designing and facilitating events for large groups of people • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced and diverse team environment • Ability to travel, sometimes for multiple days

The starting salary range is $50,000 - $60,000 per year, including a comprehensive benefits package, with room for growth based on demonstrated performance.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, and answers to the supplemental questions to [email protected] by Monday, May 10.

REQUIRED Supplemental Questions:

1. Gateway to College National Network programs have high expectations for students while offering them a high degree of support. The Program Manager will provide training and professional development for Network partners with a special emphasis on design and delivery of topics targeted for direct service staff (called Resource Specialists) who provide at-risk students with one-on-one support in areas including advising, goal-setting, mentoring, and referral. Provide an example of an instructional program that you designed with a counseling and support focus, including the intended outcomes, the steps involved in the design process, and the result.

2. Gateway to College National Network programs serve youth who continue to face the kinds of personal and environmental challenges that have limited their success in school. Please describe how your education and experience have prepared you to train, advise, and support professionals who work with this population of young people.

3. Gateway to College National Network has 27 partner programs each led by a program director. These programs are in various stages of development. The person in this position will serve as a primary point of contact to designated directors. Citing examples, describe your approach to providing program improvement, guidance, and support.