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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

Research Assistant/Program Assistant (All TRIO Programs)
Council for Opportunity in Education (Washington, D.C.)
Deadline
January 15, 2021
Contact
Alviin Phillips
1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 400, Washington D.C. 20005-3516
E-mail — (alvin.phillips@coenet.org)
Description
This is a joint appointment between two COE departments, the Pell Institute and the Communications and Marketing Department. The incumbent will have the opportunity to work, at the intersection of tasks across research, communications, and social marketing. The incumbent will work as a team with senior and mid-level staff to support the portfolio of the Pell Institute work with a focus on communications and dissemination. The incumbent must have strong technical research and communication skills, be able to work on diverse tasks, and have a willingness to learn and acquire new skills.

General Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree and one to two years of equivalent experience; Past participation in TRIO Program preferred and; Critical thinker and problem-solving skills.

The application materials should include: Cover letter with qualifications, interest, and availability; Current Resume/CV; Three references with current contact information and; Links to example(s) of applicable written materials.

Absolutely No Phone Calls.

Vice President, Development
Council for Opportunity in Education (Washington, D.C.)
WWW — (https://nonprofithr.applytojob.com/apply/MXH5xhUeH1/Vice-President-Development/)
Description
Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) is a nonprofit organization, established in 1981, dedicated to furthering the expansion of college opportunities for low-income, first-generation students, and students with disabilities in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., the Pacific Islands, and Puerto Rico. Its membership includes more than 1,000 colleges and agencies. Through its numerous membership services, the Council works in conjunction with colleges, universities, and agencies to help low-income students enter college and graduate. Over a million low-income students and students with disabilities each year receive college access and retention services through our member colleges and agencies.

Many of these services are supported by Federal TRIO Programs (Talent Search, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science, Veterans' Upward Bound, Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Centers, and the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program). TRIO helps students to overcome class, social, academic, and cultural barriers to higher education. TRIO services include — assistance in choosing a college; tutoring; personal and financial counseling; career counseling; assistance in applying to college; workplace and college visits; special instruction in reading, writing, study skills, and mathematics; assistance in applying for financial aid; and academic assistance in high school or assistance to reenter high school or college.

To increase COE’s capacity to eliminate the tremendous gap in educational attainment between America's highest and lowest income students, Nonprofit HR has been exclusively retained to assist in the recruitment efforts for a Vice President of Development (VP). Reporting to the President, the VP is a member of the senior leadership team and has overall responsibility for leading the development function for COE. The VP is a strategic thinker and is responsible for developing a bold development plan and the fundraising strategies to achieve the plan.

Further, s/he will set goals, monitor work, and evaluate results to ensure that departmental and organizational objectives are met and are in line with the needs and mission of the organization. The VP is a key leader in advancing COE’s mission and strategic direction. The VP develops and leads COE’s efforts to enhance current and generate new programmatic and unrestricted funding. The VP will oversee and support the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual, government, corporate, and foundation donors, and drive efforts to broaden the donor base and revenue streams.

The VP ensures that the organization is well positioned in a rapidly evolving and competitive environment. The VP ensures that strategies are clearly understood by all stakeholders and that the development office is achieving its strategic goals at an optimum pace. In collaboration with the President, s/he identifies and leads new business development opportunities and ensures highly productive and positive relationships for the benefit of COE. The VP serves as the Chief Fundraiser for the organization and successfully balances a (at times) rigorous travel schedule meeting with potential and current funders.

The ideal candidate will possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) with a minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience, including at least five years of executive-level fundraising experience with private foundations, corporations, colleges and major donors on a national scale. This role requires passion for COE’s mission and goals, coupled with work experience and donor contacts in mission aligned areas. The position requires a proven track record in fundraising from a variety of sources, including government agencies, private foundations, individuals, and the private sector. The person should be skilled at building relationships among and working effectively with diverse groups, and preferably have knowledge of and/or experience serving underrepresented communities, neighborhoods, and populations. It is essential that s/he possess excellent written and oral communication skills, with considerable experience in writing and presenting information to a variety of audiences, as well as a demonstrated ability to use data and CRM systems to set fundraising strategy and priorities, measure outcomes, and drive superior performance.

For consideration, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter must address your experience and qualifications for the position. Please visit (https://www.coenet.org/) for more information about the organization.

Director, Student Support Services
Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA)
Reference Number
0190463
Deadline
Open until filled.
Contact
WWW — (https://jobs.lmu.edu/postings/45636/)
Description
Loyola Marymount University has an opening for a full-time Director of Student Support Services. Under general supervision of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, this position oversees support services provided to low-income first-generation students according to Student Support Services (SSS) grant stipulations for retention and graduation purposes.

The Director of Student Support Services will develop and implement strategies that support student learning and success and provide programs and resource support to new and continuing low-income first-generation students who participate in the program. Facilitate and oversee development and implementation of effective, objective project evaluation. Maintain data collection and program database for monitoring and tracking participant progress and outcomes. Oversee hiring, training, and professional development of program personnel. The Director will also be responsible for overseeing preparation of fiscal and technical reports for the U.S. Department of Education and LMU. Approve expenditures, maintain budget control, and be responsible for the appropriate use of grant funds. Provide intrusive academic advising, financial aid advising, and monitoring to a caseload of 10 students. Partner with other campus offices to support Ignacio program student learning and academic success. The Director of Student Support Services will work closely with the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and LMU administrators.

Director, TRiO Student Support Services
Tarrant County College, Trinity River Campus (Fort Worth, TX)
Reference Number
F003707
Deadline
Open until filled, but hiring ASAP.
Contact
Julie Amon
300 Trinity Campus Circle, Forth Worth, TX 76102-1964
Phone — (817) 515-1006
E-mail — (julie.amon@tccd.edu)
WWW — (https://jobs.tccd.edu/postings/23915)
Description
Reporting to the Vice President of Student Development Services, the Director provides leadership and administrative oversight of all aspects of the federal TRiO Student Support Service (SSS) grant program designed to support the success of low-income, first-generation college students. Visit (https://jobs.tccd.edu/postings/23915).

Required Experience: Master’s from a regionally accredited college/university; 5 years of administrative and managerial experience in an educational setting; 3 years of experience in designing, managing, or implementing TRIO or similar programs and; 3 years of experience in proposal grant writing and securing grant funds.

Desired Education/Experience: Prior experience working in TRIO Student Support Services; Strong awareness/familiarity with the target student population served by TRIO SSS and/or individual participation in TRIO SSS or similar program; Experience in developing strategic, data-informed interventions and engagement strategies to improve student learning, retention, success and completion; Experience in grant and fiscal management; Prior experience working within a higher education setting and; Bilingual — Spanish.

Academic Advisor, TRiO Student Support Services
Tarrant County College, Trinity River Campus (Fort Worth, TX)
Reference Number
F003720
Deadline
Open until filled, but hiring ASAP.
Contact
Julie Amon
300 Trinity Campus Circle, Forth Worth, TX 76102-1964
Phone — (817) 515-1006
E-mail — (julie.amon@tccd.edu)
WWW — (https://jobs.tccd.edu/postings/23895)
Description
Provides academic advisement for college programs and conducts recruitment activities. Assists students in identifying and understanding issues and procedures related to their educational objectives. Visit (https://jobs.tccd.edu/postings/23895) for complete details.

Required Experience: Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university; 2 years of experience in advising, counseling, financial aid, admissions, retention, or student services; Experience in advising students of diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds; Experience working with computerized systems; Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software; Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills and; Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Desired Education/Experience: Master’s in Education, Counseling, Higher Education, Social Work or related field from a regionally accredited college/university; Experience as an academic advisor in a college/university setting; Extensive knowledge of, and experience working with, low-income, first-generation and/or underserved student populations; Experience working with TRiO programs or other educational programs that serve and support first-generation, low-income, and/or underserved student populations and; Bilingual — Spanish.

Project Director, TRIO/Student Support Services
Spring Hill College (Mobile, AL)
Deadline
Open until filled.
Contact
Patricia A. Davis
4000 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36608-1780
Phone — (251) 380-3063
Fax — (251) 460-2199
E-mail — (pdavis@shc.edu)
WWW — (https://www.shc.edu/jobs/)
Description
Spring Hill College, on the Gulf Coast in Mobile, Alabama, seeks a full-time Project Director for its TRIO/ Student Support Services Program. Under the supervision of the Director of Academic Support and Advising, the Student Support Services (SSS) Director will design, implement, and evaluate all project components. This Director will be responsible for communicating the SSS goals and objectives and coordinating activities with the College community. Will serve as the primary SSS grant writer going forward.

Please scroll to Staff Openings via (https://www.shc.edu/jobs/) and click on the Job Description link for full job description, requirements, and application procedures. Spring Hill College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Associate Director of Curriculum and Program Evaluation
The University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Reference Number
JR06826
Deadline
March 1, 2020
Contact
Dovetta McKee
Woodlawn Social Services Center, 950 East 61st Street, Suite LL051, Chicago, IL 60637-2668
Phone — (773) 702-8288
Fax — (773) 702-0189
E-mail — (osp-cp@uchicago.edu) or (dovettam@uchicago.edu)
WWW — (https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/...)
Description
The job performs a range of adminstrative functions managing staff and executing acitivites in the design and evaluation of education outreach programs with an emphasis on college and career readiness and access that targets first generation, low-income, high academic risk high school students attending Chicago Public Schools.

1) Bachelors degree in curriculum and instruction or a closely related subject, such as instructional design or another type of pedagogical degree in a related field required. 2) Masters degree preferred. 3) Minimum 5 to 7 years of relevant eductional experience as an instructor or adminstrator for K-12 or undergraduate students required. Experience must include managing the design, implmentation and evaluation of teaching and learning processes, practices, and research. 4) Experience in a large urban setting working with under-resource, under-served communities.

Contact is Dovetta McKee, (773) 702-8288 or (dovettam@uchicago.edu).

Click here for specific information on the position, qualifications, and application procedures.

Education Program Specialist, Higher Education Programs
Office of Postsecondary Education (Washington, D.C.)
Deadline
January 28, 2021
Contact
Angela Mason
Phone — (202) 603-9162
E-mail — (angela.mason@ed.gov)
WWW — (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/558166100) and (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/558167100)
Description
Please click on the links below for specific information on the position, qualifications, and application procedures.

OPE-2020-0008 (MP — Area of Consideration is Federal Agencies) (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/558166100)
OPE-2020-0009 (DEU — Area of Consideration is All Recruiting Sources) (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/558167100)