LA Promise Fund is advancing a South LA Black College Success initiative that will partner with select California universities to create a pathway for college success, enabling more Black students from 12 South LA high schools to attend and graduate from 4-year colleges. The LA Promise Fund is seeking a Senior Director of College Success to lead a pilot initiative to work with a cohort of South LA high schools to ensure African American student preparation for admission to and success in colleges. The Senior Director of College Success will use the first year of the Black College Success initiative to assemble the advisory committee, define core strategies, determine key partnerships and fundraise along with establishing other key elements.
If you are a strategic education leader who is willing to take on this impactful leadership position, roll up their sleeves and assist with changing the reality for African American youth, this is the perfect opportunity. An innovative and visionary leader is needed at the helm of this program, who can foster positive relationships and cultivate trust and credibility. The ideal candidate will be a mission-driven leader with exceptional written and oral communication and interpersonal skills. Successful candidates will be collaborative and entrepreneurial with solid program management experience with a passion for student success and closing the opportunity gap. Knowledge of public education and experience with K-12 schools and postsecondary institutions and particularly student advising is critical. Education experience as a teacher, professor, administrator or service provider preferred. Education experience as a teacher, professor, administrator or service provider preferred.
About LA Promise Fund
For more than two decades, LA Promise Fund has uplifted schools, students and families in South LA to ensure more Black and Latinx students are prepared for success in college, career, and life. Today, we accomplish this goal as an education management organization that runs two South LA charter schools and coordinating high impact educational enrichment programming to ensure students are college and career bound. LA Promise Charter Middle and High Schools advance a college-prep culture and integrated digital media arts-themed education, with significant parent engagement, socio-emotional supports, and leadership development.
Simultaneously, LA Promise Fund works with schools County-wide to offer a portfolio of programs that foster motivated, engaged, and directed students poised for academic, professional, and personal success. Currently, these regional programs include a focus on female empowerment, STEM, media arts, college readiness, career exposure and work-based-learning, school improvement design, and parent engagement. We work alongside a network of essential partners, students, parents, teachers, and school leaders to build strong schools that increase educational equity within South LA and beyond. To learn more about LA Promise Fund visit www.lapromisefund.org.