Vice President, Counseling and College Success

Stronger Consulting - Los Angeles, California - Full time

WHAT YOU WILL DO

Counseling & College Success

  • Play a key role in leading Alliance college and counseling efforts by using data and all tools available (student information systems, data, etc.) to develop and assess strategic plans to exceed performance targets related to college match, matriculation, persistence and completion;
  • Provide a vision and direction to support new and/ or current resources related to counseling and programming which supports the academic and social emotional needs of scholars while also leading efforts around administrative competencies regarding college awareness and other college success strategies;
  • Lead the College Success Team to analyze and report statistical data related to college going culture in order to propose and implement appropriate school based and network-based college supports and initiatives for middle schools, high schools, and alumni;
  • Share best practices and other strategies that strengthen counseling and college success work and define the Counseling and College Success Team at school sites;
  • Work with other Home Office teams as a thought partners and ensuresCollege Success Team initiatives are aligned at schools sites;
  • Develop clear timelines and strategies for implementation and progress monitoring while collaborating with and engaging in discussions with staff at different levels to set priorities and deliverables;
  • Collaborate with the Alliance Foundation to enable a new revenue pipeline opportunities through the development of new and existing partners for scholar donations;
  • Develop and establish internal and external partnership outreach strategies, including the identification and prioritization of network schools, non-profits, and higher education institutions;
  • Act as an advocate and voice for the College Success Team regarding matters related to Alliance wide priorities and strategies; and
  • Collaborate with leadership to ensure success in equity and inclusion efforts to ensure welcoming and accepting enviorment and our commitment to be an anti-racist organization.

Team Management & Development:

  • Lead and continue to strengthen a service-oriented team environment which fosters collaboration, transparency, creativity, and teamwork;
  • Lead and collaborate with staff at different levels across home office teams to set department priorities and deliverables, develop clear timelines, and set strategies for implementation and progress monitoring;
  • Ensure talent is sufficiently developed by coaching, training, succession planning, and motivated to maximize on effectiveness, productivity, and creativity;
  • Provide a vision roadmap to create growth opportunities and ensure individual and team goals are met; and
  • Oversee the recruitment, onboarding, and evaluation of full time and part - time staff.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE/BE:

  • Commitment to Alliance’s core beliefs and educational philosophy;
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting equity, diversity, and inclusivity and commitment to build an anti-rascist workplace ;
  • Ability and commitment to work collaboratively with an emphasis on a “college going culture” approach;
  • Strong knowledge of student information systems, financial aid systems, codes and regulations affecting student services,
  • Knowledge and understanding of California Higher Education systems and student services programs;
  • A proven track record of developing systems-level vision and strategy and successfully leading and managing the implementation of the vision to transform scholar outcomes;
  • Successful experience building and motivating a high performing team;
  • A proven track record of leading, managing, and coaching others to increase scholar achievement in a public, urban schools or charter schools;
  • Ability to lead effectively in a multi-layered organization and build strong relationships with teachers, coaches, school leaders, senior leadership, and other home office and school-based colleagues;
  • Strong customer service orientation, with demonstrated ability to establish and sustain systems to provide great service experiences to stakeholders;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit to thrive in a fast-paced environment;
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team committed to a new future for urban education;
  • Flexibility to adapt to constantly changing environments and continually looking for ways to work proactively to improve systems, structures and processes with a demonstrated commitment to enhancing one’s own capabilities while also developing others; and
  • A graduate degree in education, educational leadership, public administration or a related field from an accredited college or university.

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Role

Higher Ed Faculty

Experience Level

Senior Level

Stronger Consulting

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools was founded based on the belief that all young people, regardless of zip code, are capable of achieving at high levels.
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