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Fees for Posting Job Vacancies

The Council for Opportunity in Education will post your job vacancy announcement on our website for the following fees — $200.00 per announcement for Institutional Members and $400.00 per announcement for Non-Institutional Members.

Full payment or a purchase order must accompany the request. No request will be accepted without payment or purchase order. Please make all checks payable to the "Council for Opportunity in Education."

Submitting Announcements

There are three ways to submit your announcement.

  • E-mail credit card payment (VISA, American Express, and MasterCard only) and Job Vacancy Form Document is available for download (.pdf) (as an attachment) to Alvin Phillips (alvin.phillips@coenet.us).
  • Fax purchase order and credit card payments with job vacancy form to (202) 347-0786.
  • Mail check and job vacancy form to the following address — Council for Opportunity in Education, P.O. Box 90193, Washington, D.C. 20090-0193.

Note — We prefer the job vacancy form to be e-mailed as an attachment for faster publishing. Announcements will be posted to our website within "3" working days after receipt of payment and will remain posted for a period of 30 days.

The point of contact at COE for announcements is Alvin Phillips, (alvin.phillips@coenet.us) or phone at (202) 347-7430.

Listings

Transfer Center Director
Central Washington University (Ellensburg, WA)
Reference Number
114233810
Deadline
November 4, 2019
Contact
WWW — (https://careers.cwu.edu/)
Description
Under the leadership and guidance of the Associate Provost for Extended Learning and Outreach and the Dean of Student Success, the Director of the Transfer Center at CWU will develop model programs and services in collaboration with internal and external partners to establish seamless pathways that promote transfer student success at the three critical stages of the transfer experience: preparation, transition, and progression. The Director provides the leadership and management of the Transfer Center staff and coordinates university-wide efforts on all aspects of transfer student success.

Please see position posting to view Minimum/Preferred Qualifications. To apply, please go to (https://careers.cwu.edu/) and search job ID 3318. To apply, you must complete the online application and attach: a detailed cover letter; resume; and contact information for three professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please see posting for more detail.

CWU is an EEO/AA/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.

Vice President of Public Policy
Council for Opportunity in Education (Washington, D.C.)
Contact
1025 Vermont Avenue N.W., Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20005-3516
E-mail — (alvin.phillips@coenet.org)
Description
The Council for Opportunity in Education (“COE” or “the Council”) seeks a dynamic and accomplished Vice President of Public Policy (“Vice President”) to help develop and implement a robust policy agenda to strengthen programs to support low-income, first-generation college students, most notably the Federal TRIO Programs (“TRIO”). Reporting to the Executive Vice President, the Vice President will work to ensure that voices of COE’s constituents — college access and success professionals and the students they serve — are well-represented in all conversations concerning federal funding and authorization of programs to support low-income and first-generation students.

The Vice President will also work closely with peers within the organization as a collaborative partner on a variety of initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the senior leadership of COE, develop, design and implement the government relations agenda of the Council and represent Council interests on Capitol Hill and before the U.S. Department of Education, the White House, and other relevant entities;
  • Represent COE and TRIO programs and students at congressional meetings, briefings, and within education coalitions across Washington, D.C.;
  • Keep the TRIO community apprised of the government relations activities throughout the country that affect TRIO programs and personnel through weekly updates and regular field inquiries;
  • Coordinate the response of the TRIO community to congressional and administration activities that affect TRIO programs;
  • Craft correspondence, reports, and other materials for internal and external audiences, including presentations at state and regional meetings of TRIO alumni and personnel;
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute COE’s annual legislative events, including the Policy Seminar, congressional visits during the National Student Leadership Congress, Capitol Hill briefings, etc.; and
  • Supervise the Director of Congressional Affairs in the assistance of these and other duties.

  • Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Government, or related field; advance degree preferred;
  • Five to seven years of professional experience in the public policy arena, preferably in the area of higher education;
  • Capitol Hill experience as well as an intimate understanding of the appropriations and authorization processes strongly preferred;
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills;
  • Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing advocacy strategies;
  • A strong track record as a relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to "manage by influence";
  • High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to exercise strong judgment and discretion in advocacy matters at both the strategic and tactical levels;
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and an entrepreneurial spirit; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives;
  • Sincere commitment to working collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters; and
  • Keen insight, awareness, and sensitivity into matters pertaining to low-income students, students of color, students with disabilities, and other underrepresented student groups.

  • Approximately 20% travel. Competitive salary based on experience. Generous benefits package.

    To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and a list of references to Alvin Phillips at (alvin.phillips@coenet.org). No phone calls please.

    Associate Vice President of Communications & Marketing
    Council for Opportunity in Education (Washington, D.C.)
    Contact
    1025 Vermont Avenue N.W., Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20005-3516
    E-mail — (alvin.phillips@coenet.org)
    Description
    The Council for Opportunity in Education (“COE” or “the Council”) seeks a dynamic, creative, and accomplished Associate Vice President of Communications & Marketing (“Associate Vice President”) to develop and implement the content and strategy for all print, digital, and multimedia communications of the Council in order to consistently and effectively represent COE’s brand and mission as well as promote COE’s products and services. Reporting to the Executive Vice President, the Associate Vice President will work to ensure that COE is viewed as the primary authority on matters relating to the educational advancement of low-income and first-generation students.

    The Associate Vice President will also work closely with peers within the organization as a collaborative partner on a variety of initiatives.

    Responsibilities

  • Proactively seek out opportunities to promote COE and advance its mission, positions, and products through the creation and dissemination of marketing materials;
  • Develop, design, and disseminate publications such as newsletters, releases, weekly e-mail announcements, planned publications, videos, etc. to engage COE’s constituents and other stakeholders;
  • Consistently engage with COE constituents and broader audiences to actively market COE products and services;
  • Lead the generation of content that engages audiences and leads to measurable action;
  • Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic media relating to Council events including, but not limited to, the Annual Conference, Policy Seminar, professional development trainings, etc.;
  • Mentor and lead team members responsible for COE’s website administration and coordination;
  • Coordinate website and social media channel maintenance — ensure that new and consistent information (i.e., article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly;
  • Track and measure the level of engagement within the network over time; and
  • Work with Council consultants to maintain and manage all media contact.

  • Qualifications

    The ideal candidate has at least five years of communications experience, ideally “in-house” within a nonprofit or corporate entity and covering areas such as website content, newsletters, and donor communications. The ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels is critical.

    Specific Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, business or another relevant field. Master’s Degree preferred;
  • Expertise in various graphics software platforms, including, but not limited to Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Photoshop, Canva, etc.;
  • Expertise with various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills;
  • Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications strategies;
  • A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently;
  • Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to "manage by influence";
  • High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to exercise strong judgment and discretion in communications matters at both the strategic and tactical levels;
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and an entrepreneurial spirit; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives;
  • Sincere commitment to working collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters; and
  • Keen insight, awareness, and sensitivity into matters pertaining to low-income students, students of color, students with disabilities, and other underrepresented student groups.

  • Approximately 15% travel. Late nights and weekend as required.

    To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and a list of references to Alvin Phillips at (alvin.phillips@coenet.org). No phone calls please.