Reports to: Andy Redman, Chief Operating Officer
Start date: August 2017
Location: Bay Area, CA
Deadline: June 2, 2017 at 11pm EST
The Challenge and Opportunity
In 1970, 6% of low-income students completed college. Today, that number is a mere 9%. Anchored in this belief, we have one goal: College Graduation. Period. At OneGoal, we believe we must move the needle on this most critical challenge facing our nation - especially given it is solvable. We believe all students have what it takes to earn a college degree and the life that comes with it. Our Executive Director of the Bay Area will join OneGoal - a national movement changing the trajectory for our country’s most underserved youth - during a unique window in time:
As our founding Executive Director in the Bay Area, you get to build a vision, a strategy and a team that together ensures more than 2,000 students become OneGoal Fellows and that at least 60% graduate from a post-secondary institution within five years. Your initial efforts will be focused on the East Bay (Oakland and Richmond) and from there, you’ll monitor demographic shifts across the ensure our program meets students where they most need it. Looking back on your time as the Bay’s founding Executive Director, you will be most proud your footprint included:
Guided by a clear set of core values and beliefs, you will join an impressive group of soon to be 150 OneGoal staff who all believe in the untapped potential of our nation's underserved youth. As our Bay Area ED, you will first hire a Director of Program and in your 2nd year you’ll hire another 3-4 staff members until your team grows to about 14 by 2020. You will report directly to Chief Operating Officer, Andy Redman, and work closely with our senior leaders such as President, Kwame Griffith, and CEO, Jeff Nelson to drive our organizational strategy and benefit from our 5 other EDs welcoming you into the fold and sharing their best practices with you. As a learner at heart, you’ll love that your fellow OneGoal team challenges themselves and others to regularly ask, “Is there a better way?”
The Tangible Good
You Share Our values. Like us, you believe in an inclusive and culturally competent society and are inspired by our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe that in order to create the change we seek, you and every member who joins our team brings a remarkable and diverse set of experiences, skills and characteristics that - individually and collectively - will contribute to the radical change needed to move us towards a more equitable and just nation.
To Throw Your Hat in the Ring
If our Bay Area ED sounds like you, please apply by June 2, 2017 at 11pm EST. Please be sure to read our FAQs about the opportunity which is here before you apply. We will be in touch with all formal applicants once the application closes.