Job Opportunities

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 both Alvin Phillips ( and Jesse Baker (
  • 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, ( or phone at (202) 347-7430.


Director, TRIO Programs
Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA)
Reference Number
August 21, 2017
Nancy Gruber
702 University City Boulevard, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0272
Phone — (540) 231-5373
E-mail — (
WWW — (
Virginia Tech is searching for a Director of TRIO Programs. Reporting to the associate vice president for engagement, the director is responsible for administration, implementation, and continuation of the U. S. Department of Education funded TRIO (e.g., Upward Bound and Talent Search) projects. These unique programs are dedicated to encouraging and preparing low-income and potential first-generation students to pursue a college education. For a complete description, please go to ( and search for posting #SR0170312.

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination or accessibility should contact the Office for Equity and Accessibility.

Applicants must complete the online faculty application at ( Submit a cover letter, resume and a list of three references as attachments to that application. For full consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply by the review date of August 21, 2017.

Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process should notify Human Resources at (540) 231-9331

Director, Upward Bound
Rollins College (Winter Park, FL)
Reference Number
WWW — (
Rollins College is seeking a full-time Director of Upward Bound to administer its federally funded TRIO program, which supports the College’s mission of global citizenship and responsible leadership by helping serve the educational needs of Central Florida's diverse community. The goal of the program is to provide students with the skills and motivation necessary to complete both secondary and post-secondary education. The Director is responsible for the implementation and administrative oversight of the program and will work alongside a dedicated team of staff to ensure year-round academic support and counseling for over 70 high school students annually in Orange County who are low-income, first-generation college students. The Director will work in close collaboration with local public schools, community-based organizations, partner institutions of higher education, parents, and Rollins faculty, staff and students to achieve established program goals and objectives.

Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in education, social work, counseling or a related field (HR, business, or health or public administration); 3 years of related experience in higher education, counseling, TRIO services, teaching or social work; TRIO program experience preferred; 2 years of experience in a management or supervisory role; Knowledge of U.S. Department of Education/TRIO federal regulations, grant administration and budgeting; Experience working with individuals from economically disadvantaged backgrounds (first-generation/low-income students); Knowledge of high school and college curricula, college admissions requirements, testing, career exploration activities, financial aid programs, study skills techniques and adolescent development

Rollins College is a comprehensive, liberal arts college located just north of Orlando, Florida, a diverse metropolitan community with a thriving economic and cultural scene. Nearby, Orlando International Airport provides easy access to U.S. and international destinations. The College emphasizes innovative and quality teaching in small classes and ranks number one among 121 Southern master’s-level universities in the annual rankings of "America’s Best Colleges," released by U.S. News & World Report.

Rollins College offers a generous benefits package featuring comprehensive health coverage, retirement savings plan with generous employer contribution and full tuition waiver after one year for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents.

Interested candidates may apply online through the Rollins College employment website.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply.

TRIO Alumni Relations Coordinator
Council for Opportunity in Education (Washington, D.C.)
Open until filled.
Alvin Phillips
1025 Vermont Avenue N.W., Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20005-3516
Fax — (202) 347-0786
E-mail — (
COE is looking for a full-time TRIO Alumni Relations Coordinator to join the Executive Staff team. This position will report to the Senior Vice President for Membership and Human Resources, and work closely with the Chairs of the Board of Directors Alumni Committee. The primary duty is researching, developing and implementing an effective National TRIO Alumni Association, to include a framework for measuring progress in terms of membership goals and event participation. This position will also establish relationships with key alumni and other organizations, and keep the TRIO Alumni Website updated with relevant and interactive content.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, at least 2 years of experience in an comparable role, and be a TRIO alum. Core skills include excellent inter-personal and communication skills, the understanding of how to turn abstract ideas into concrete, successful results, and the ability to balance multiple priorities.

The Council considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, disability, marital, political, or veteran status, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.

Send cover letter and resume to (, Subject Line: Resume for HR. Alternatively, send correspondence to Council for Opportunity in Education, 1025 Vermont Avenue N.W., Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20005-3516, ATTN: Human Resources, or fax to (202) 347-0786. No phone calls accepted.