Job title / Manager of College Readiness
Reports to / Director of College Success
Status / Exempt, Salaried, Full-time

Who we are:

Through an individualized, holistic, and multi-year commitment, College Bound empowers promising students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve bachelor’s degrees and fulfilling careers. Within a decade, we have grown from an inaugural class of 36 students to over 650 (plus alumni!).We believe that one college degree can end the cycle of intergenerational poverty in a family line forever. We believe in the power of people; in creating relationships defined by deep trust and enduring power. Our culture is one of high expectations and high support with an unwavering focus on degree completion. You can learn more about our mission by accessing our website at

The Manager of College Readiness is directly responsible for the management of a team of AmeriCorps coaches and the success of over one hundred students. The Manager of College Readiness will work within a team of dedicated full-time staff to lead departmental trainings andprograms while also having ownership and responsibility for various projects including benchmarks aligned to college readiness indicators and test preparation.

Your responsibilities:

Support Student Growth and Success:

Provide comprehensive case management by maintaining regular contact with assigned caseload (approximatively 100 students) by scheduling frequent coaching sessions to deliver personalized, motivating and actionable guidance

Prepare and deliver lessons to all students in class or workshop formats

Assign work to students aligned to college success benchmarks

Consistently collect, record, analyze and interpret student information on student progress including milestones and deliverables to guide coaching conversations

Serve as the main point of contact for parents and families through phone calls, home visits and meetings at school or College Bound office in order to encourage participation in college success process

Coordinate College Readiness Program:

Assess student’s early academic readiness indicators in preparation for standardized testing

Ensure student ACT readiness by managing test preparation programming, partnering with external test prep providers, and collaborating with school partners

Develop a calendar of student services and programs that include community service, cultural experiences, career exposure, academic enrichment opportunities, summer programs, and more

Ensures students commitment to college success through perpetual alignment

Coordinate Summer Academic enrichment program for rising Junior students focusing on academic enrichment, youth development, and community building

With Director of College Counseling, support students in applying to selective summer programs

Lead Team of AmeriCorps Coaches:

Recruit, hire, train, support, and evaluate a team of College Preparation Coaches who design and deliver coaching support to high school students

Ensure excellence and integrity of program delivery through observation, coaching support, and ongoing professional development

Track progress toward performance measures on monthly, quarterly, and yearly cycles; set benchmarks, evaluate outcomes, and drive continuous improvement based on data

Set priorities for your team, communicate expectations, lead weekly meetings, and aid in logistics and planning for classes and events

Maintain a strong working knowledge and awareness of best practices in the fields of college readiness, academic development,test preparation, and youth development

Other Responsibilities:

Collaborate with team of managers and Director of College Success on longitudinal planning and alignment of student support services

Collaborate closely with our Wellness Team toward shared mental health outcomes

Partner with the AmeriCorps Coordinator to communicate and administer AC policies and procedures

Supervise and assist with the scheduling of student rides and logistics

Ensure fidelity to budget, including prompt and accurate financial tracking and reporting

Additional duties and special projects as assigned

Skills and experience:

Bachelor’s degree required

Minimum of two years’ experience working with economically disadvantaged, first generation youth from diverse backgrounds, especially college students, required

Experience serving with or as AmeriCorps, preferred

1 – 2 years’ experience managing projects, people and programming, preferred

Effective communicator, able to use inclusive and empowering language to translate messages effectively for diverse audiences

Adaptable and thrives in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment

Computer proficiency, required; experience using a database to manage student information, preferred

Benefits and working conditions:

Competitive benefits include a portion of paid employee health insurance, HRA, dental, short-term disability, life insurance, 401(k) match, and free vision insurance

Flexible working environment

Play a vital role in a growing organization privileged to work with hundreds of intelligent and deserving young people every day

Employees should have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and be able to pass a motor vehicle background check. Additionally, employees should be available to work weekends, overnights and be available via phone for questions from colleagues and students.

How to apply:

Interested candidates must send a cover letter, salary requirements, and electronic version of resume to:. Subject Line: College Readiness Manager. Applications will be accepted through April 15th.

College Bound provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation (real or perceived). In addition to federal law requirements, College Bound complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.