Jobs & Internships

The work of improving student success is as difficult as it is important, which is why Achieving the Dream, Inc. actively recruits colleagues who can help us accomplish and sustain positive change. Below are the positions for which Achieving the Dream is actively recruiting.

Jobs

  • Job Overview

    The Administrative Coordinator is responsible for providing organizational and administrative support to the Vice President, Network Engagement. This includes working independently performing a wide range of complex and confidential administrative and clerical support and providing support across ATD’s equity service line. This position is partially grant funded.

    Duties and Responsibilities                                                  

    Network Engagement Team Leader Support (70%)

    • Serves as the principal administrative contact, liaison, and source of information for the Network Engagement team and to internal and external customers.
    • Assists in the preparation of materials for internal and external audiences.
    • Schedules and organizes meetings, conferences, and special events as requested.
    • Develop agendas and take meeting notes, ensuring key actions from meetings are followed-up on.
    • Creates and maintains files, reviews drafts and finished documents for accuracy and grammar, including documents of a sensitive or confidential nature.
    • Maintains Network Engagement master calendar and stays abreast of immediate and long-term commitments and plans.
    • Identifies and develops standard operating procedures (SOPs) for area of operation.
    • Maintains knowledge of ATD policies, processes, and procedures to ensure administrative operational efficiency.
    • Tracks and follows up on Network Engagement team action items as requested.
    • Assist with the preparation of grant applications, project reports, summaries, contracts. and other written documents.
    • Document interactions with college contacts and enter information into Salesforce.
    • Support timely processing of invoices and other payments.

    Equity Initiatives Support (25%)

    • As requested, provides general administrative support to the Director, Equity Initiatives including event logistics and meeting coordination.
    • Compiles, analyzes, and summarizes information and data from multiple sources to create documents, reports, and presentations.
    • Identifies conflicts, flags problems for intervention and corrects course as appropriate.
    • Disseminate information about webinars, training, tools, educational information, and other staff development opportunities.
    • Develop, maintain, and update program and team templates, resources, and toolkits.

    Other (5%)

    • Participates in meetings, committees, and workgroups as requested.
    • Serves as back up and supports the Executive Assistant and other administrative coordinators or teams as requested.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Skills/Qualifications/Experience

    • BA/BS degree or Associates degree or an equivalent combination of education and 3-4 years’ experience working in an administrative capacity supporting a team and mid to senior level managers.
    • Experience in a nonprofit or higher education environment preferred.
    • Ability to exercise initiative and good judgment and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues.
    • Ability to exercise professional judgment, confidentiality, and discretion.
    • Ability to read and interpret written material and compile data and prepare reports with attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage projects and meet deadlines.
    • Strong communication, including speaking, writing, and editing skills.
    • Flexible with the ability to act as resource for team members and staff.
    • Strong analytical, time management, and organizational skills.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 and Zoom and Teams virtual platform required.
    • Knowledge of Wrike project management software, SmartSheet, Salesforce, Qualtrics, or other productivity and software tools highly preferred.

    Collaboration:  Acts as a team player who is responsive to others’ priorities, processes, and roles.  Seeks assistance and input from colleagues to move the work forward.
    Disciplined Execution:  Models use of data to inform decision-making.  Manages work processes effectively and efficiently against expectations.
    Effective Communication:  Actively listens.  Develops tailored messages that respond to the different priorities and needs of the audience.
    Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn; continually seeks out and applies new learning to activate change or improvements.
    Systems Thinking:  Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system and maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.
    Change Agent:  Serves as an agent of change at a personal, team, and organizational level to pursue outcomes for students. Adapts as the environment changes, while managing associated risks. Motivates staff, team, organization, and partners to activate the change needed to advance defined priorities.
    Culturally Competent: Models appreciative inquiry to gain an understanding and awareness of others’ cultural identity and practices. Creates safe and constructive forums for sharing diverse perspectives and opinions.
    Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates self-awareness and self-regulation and recognizes impact of personal behavior on others.


    Level of Travel Required:        Minimal

    Other: Pre-employment testing and assessment required.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position. 

    Equal Opportunity Employer - March 23, 2021

    Achieving the Dream, strives to attract, develop, and retain highly qualified and diverse individuals. ATD is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment policies and decisions at ATD are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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  • Job Overview

    Achieving the Dream seeks an Administrative Coordinator to provide administrative support to Network Engagement team members responsible for managing projects and building and maintaining strong network college relationships. This position supports network college onboarding, retention, recognition, and affinity network programs. The Administrative Coordinator reports to the Executive Director of Network Engagement. This position is partially grant funded.

    Duties and Responsibilities                                                  

    Network Engagement Administrative Support (60%)

    • Conducts general Salesforce data entry and report generation on an ongoing basis.
    • Supports setting up and taking notes for a predefined subset of meetings, including monthly unit meetings, those related to awards and recognition processes, and rural project funder meetings
    • Updates Tribal College and University (TCU) and rural project college contacts on an ongoing basis to assure Salesforce generated contact lists are accurate.
    • Generates weekly activity reports for recruitment and retention efforts in Salesforce
    • Supports development and implementation of project management plans for the unit using designated technology
    • Supports the planning of events and provides logistical or technical support for virtual and in-person learning events

    Network Member Relations (30%)

    • Assists with network college onboarding and welcome process.
    • Provides logistics support for ATD’s annual kickoff event and annual convening of rural colleges.
    • Coordinates complimentary codes with events team and tracks TCU attendance (use of codes) at ATD events: DREAM, Data Summit, HSS Institute, and Teaching and learning Institute.
    • Provides technical support during network webinars and convenings (e.g., sharing and advancing presentation slides, activating closed captioning, sharing ATD resources in event/webinar chat at designated times, etc.).
    • Assists with developing online surveys and forms including compilation and presentation of survey results (working with research team as needed).
    • Supports design and maintenance of online collaboration spaces including those in Canvas, Sharepoint, and Teams.

    Awards & Recognition Programming (10%)

    • Supports the awards and recognitions process including arranging meetings; documenting and synthesizing meeting notes and results; drafting, reviewing, and formatting documents; and tracking progress against project plan and timeline.

    Skills/Qualifications/Experience

    • BA/BS degree or Associates degree or an equivalent combination of education and 3-4years’ experience working in an administrative capacity supporting a team and mid tosenior level managers.
    • Experience in a nonprofit or higher education environment preferred.
    • Ability to exercise initiative and good judgment and maintain effective workingrelationships with colleagues.
    • Ability to exercise professional judgment, confidentiality, and discretion.
    • Ability to read and interpret written material and compile data and prepare reports withattention to detail and accuracy.
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage projects and meet deadlines.
    • Effective communication, including speaking, writing, and editing skills.
    • Flexible with the ability to act as resource for team members and staff.
    • Strong analytical, time management, and organizational skills.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 and Zoom and Teams virtual platform required.
    • Knowledge of Wrike project management software, SmartSheet, Salesforce, Qualtrics, orother productivity tools highly preferred.

    Collaboration:  Acts as a team player who is responsive to others’ priorities, processes, and roles.  Seeks assistance and input from colleagues to move the work forward.
    Disciplined Execution:  Models use of data to inform decision-making.  Manages work processes effectively and efficiently against expectations.
    Effective Communication:  Actively listens.  Develops tailored messages that respond to the different priorities and needs of the audience.
    Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn; continually seeks out and applies new learning to activate change or improvements.
    Systems Thinking:  Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system and maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.
    Change Agent:  Serves as an agent of change at a personal, team, and organizational level to pursue outcomes for students. Adapts as the environment changes, while managing associated risks. Motivates staff, team, organization, and partners to activate the change needed to advance defined priorities.
    Culturally Competent: Models appreciative inquiry to gain an understanding and awareness of others’ cultural identity and practices. Creates safe and constructive forums for sharing diverse perspectives and opinions.
    Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates self-awareness and self-regulation and recognizes impact of personal behavior on others.


    Level of Travel Required:        Minimal

    Other: Pre-employment testing and assessment required.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position. 

    Equal Opportunity Employer - March 23, 2021

    Achieving the Dream, strives to attract, develop, and retain highly qualified and diverse individuals. ATD is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment policies and decisions at ATD are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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  • Job Overview

    The Operations Coordinator is responsible for providing varied, complex, and confidential administrative and project level support to ATD’s Operations team. The Operations team is comprised of Human Resources, Information Technology, Development, and Finance.  The position will also provide occasional support to the K-12 program team. This position reports to the Executive Vice President and provides administrative support across all Operation team. This position is partially grant funded.

    Duties and Responsibilities                                                  

    Operations Team Leader Support (30%)

    • Assists in the preparation of materials for internal and external audiences.
    • Schedules and organizes meetings, conferences, and special events as requested.
    • Creates and maintains files, reviews drafts and finished documents for accuracy and grammar, including documents of a sensitive or confidential nature.

    Operations Team Support (65%)

    • Utilizes knowledge and understanding of underlying operational issues to assist in administrative problem solving.
    • Identifies and develops standard operating procedures (SOPs) for key areas within area of operation.
    • Independently composes and edits correspondence, reports, and documents for final approval by manager.
    • Compiles, analyzes, and summarizes data from multiple sources to create documents, reports, and presentations.
    • Maintains knowledge of ATD policies, processes, and procedures to ensure administrative efficiency.
    • Tracks and follows up regarding a variety of operation team action items or work activities as delegated.
    • Maintains ATD master calendar and stays abreast of immediate and long-term commitments and plans.
    • Identifies conflicts, flags problems for intervention and corrects course as appropriate.

    Other (5%)

    • Participates in meetings, committees, and workgroups as requested.
    • Serves as back up and supports the Executive Assistant and other administrative coordinators or teams as requested.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Skills/Qualifications/Experience

    • BA/BS degree or Associates degree or an equivalent combination of education and 3-4 years’ experience working in an administrative capacity supporting a team and mid to senior level managers.
    • Experience in a nonprofit or higher education environment preferred.
    • Ability to exercise initiative and good judgment and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues.
    • Ability to exercise professional judgment, confidentiality, and discretion.
    • Ability to read and interpret written material and compile data and prepare reports with attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage projects and meet deadlines.
    • Effective communication, including speaking, writing, and editing skills.
    • Flexible with the ability to act as resource for team members and staff.
    • Strong analytical, time management, and organizational skills.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 and Zoom and Teams virtual platform required.
    • Knowledge of Wrike project management software, SmartSheet, Salesforce, Qualtrics, or other productivity and software tools highly preferred.

    Collaboration:  Acts as a team player who is responsive to others’ priorities, processes, and roles.  Seeks assistance and input from colleagues to move the work forward.
    Disciplined Execution:  Models use of data to inform decision-making.  Manages work processes effectively and efficiently against expectations.
    Effective Communication:  Actively listens.  Develops tailored messages that respond to the different priorities and needs of the audience.
    Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn; continually seeks out and applies new learning to activate change or improvements.
    Systems Thinking:  Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system and maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.
    Change Agent:  Serves as an agent of change at a personal, team, and organizational level to pursue outcomes for students. Adapts as the environment changes, while managing associated risks. Motivates staff, team, organization, and partners to activate the change needed to advance defined priorities.
    Culturally Competent: Models appreciative inquiry to gain an understanding and awareness of others’ cultural identity and practices. Creates safe and constructive forums for sharing diverse perspectives and opinions.
    Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates self-awareness and self-regulation and recognizes impact of personal behavior on others.


    Level of Travel Required:        Minimal

    Other: Pre-employment testing and assessment required.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position. 

    Equal Opportunity Employer - March 23, 2021

    Achieving the Dream, strives to attract, develop, and retain highly qualified and diverse individuals. ATD is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment policies and decisions at ATD are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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  • Job Overview

    Achieving the Dream seeks to add a dynamic, detail and results-oriented professional to its Teaching and Learning team. This position supports and assists in the coordination of a variety of administrative tasks for ATD’s Teaching & Learning team. This includes providing administrative and project management support, grant compliance, and communications assistance for various grant-funded work and fee-for-service engagements with network colleges and state systems. This position is grant funded.

    Duties and Responsibilities                                                  

    Teaching and Learning Team (95%)

    • Assist in planning and provide onsite support to Teaching and Learning webinars, college site visits, face-to-face and virtual meetings and coaching engagements, conference programming, state/regional convenings and the annual Teaching & Learning Summit.
    • Maintain and monitor processes for compliance reporting to Teaching and Learning funders and from Teaching and Learning grantees.
    • Support the development, scheduling, and delivery of communication (email, social media posts, blog posts, webinars, etc.) to grantees, grant partners, the ATD Network, and other key stakeholders.
    • Schedule and support regular video- and/or tele-conference calls with grantees, funders, college teams, and other partners.
    • Assist in monitoring contracts, invoicing and payment schedules, receipt of deliverables, and disbursement of grant funds.
    • Assist in writing of compliance reports, meeting summaries, news updates, and other communications.
    • Assist with (or manage) the capture and archiving of knowledge, key decisions, and action steps in internal and external meetings.
    • Help maintain and provide technical support with digital technologies, tools, and platforms used to support the team’s work.

    Other (5%)

    • Participates in meetings, committees, and workgroups as requested.
    • Serves as back up and supports other administrative coordinators as requested.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Skills/Qualifications/Experience

    • BA/BS degree or Associates degree or an equivalent combination of education and 3-4years’ experience working in an administrative capacity supporting a team and mid tosenior level managers.
    • Experience in a nonprofit or higher education environment preferred.
    • Ability to exercise initiative and good judgment and maintain effective workingrelationships with colleagues.
    • Ability to exercise professional judgment, confidentiality, and discretion.
    • Ability to read and interpret written material and compile data and prepare reports withattention to detail and accuracy.
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage projects and meet deadlines.
    • Effective communication, including speaking, writing, and editing skills.
    • Flexible with the ability to act as resource for team members and staff.
    • Strong analytical, time management, and organizational skills.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 and Zoom and Teams virtual platform required.
    • Knowledge of Wrike project management software, SmartSheet, Salesforce, or otherproductivity tools highly preferred.

    Collaboration:  Acts as a team player who is responsive to others’ priorities, processes, and roles.  Seeks assistance and input from colleagues to move the work forward.
    Disciplined Execution:  Models use of data to inform decision-making.  Manages work processes effectively and efficiently against expectations.
    Effective Communication:  Actively listens.  Develops tailored messages that respond to the different priorities and needs of the audience.
    Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn; continually seeks out and applies new learning to activate change or improvements.
    Systems Thinking:  Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system and maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.
    Change Agent:  Serves as an agent of change at a personal, team, and organizational level to pursue outcomes for students. Adapts as the environment changes, while managing associated risks. Motivates staff, team, organization, and partners to activate the change needed to advance defined priorities.
    Culturally Competent: Models appreciative inquiry to gain an understanding and awareness of others’ cultural identity and practices. Creates safe and constructive forums for sharing diverse perspectives and opinions.
    Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates self-awareness and self-regulation and recognizes impact of personal behavior on others.


    Level of Travel Required:        Minimal

    Other: Pre-employment testing and assessment required.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position. 

    Equal Opportunity Employer - March 23, 2021

    Achieving the Dream, strives to attract, develop, and retain highly qualified and diverse individuals. ATD is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment policies and decisions at ATD are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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  • Job Overview

    This position works closely with the president’s leadership team, program team leads and finance colleagues to create, support, and nurture positive long-term relationships with ATD Network colleges to ensure that they gain value from their ATD participation and are on track with the ATD supports they need to advance their student success work.

    Duties and Responsibilities                                                  

    Relationship Stewardship (90%)

    • Manage, update, monitor and further develop ATD’s customer relationship management solutions, ensuring the Network Engagement team is aware of changes occurring with Network participants.
    • Track and analyze the engagement of ATD colleges in ATD related activities such as learning events, learning initiatives, ATD services, etc.
    • Serve as the interface between college relationship managers and the Finance team to ensure the accuracy of college invoicing and the tracking of timely payments.
    • Monitor ATD performance against service level agreements and lead the development and implementation of an early alert system to flag issues.
    • Bring attention to and help resolve areas of concern as raised by network participants.
    • Alert the Network Engagement team and relationship managers to opportunities for ATD toprovide additional support to colleges to advance their reform work.
    • With college relationship managers, build and maintain positive relationships with current Network colleges and key personnel at these institutions.
    • Assist in conducting relationship reviews to ensure institutions are satisfied with their ATD experience.
    • Responsible for Salesforce activity, data maintenance updates and organizational usage.Support the Executive Director with all technical updates and business processes associated with Salesforce.
    • Assist Executive Director with colleges relationship engagement planning, events, and campaigns.
    • Build relationships with ATD coach consultants to build summary detail to be added to Salesforce on an ongoing basis.

    Other Duties (10%)

    • Support the Network Engagement team with other duties as required to meet the unit’s goals around Network growth, retention, and satisfaction.

    Skills/Qualifications/Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree with minimum five years related experience, preferably in membership management in the nonprofit association field.
    • Experience in a higher education setting or non-profit setting preferred.
    • Prior relationship, project management, and customer service experience.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to build rapport with higher education network participants and with coworkers.
    • Comfort with absorbing and interpreting large amounts of quantitative and qualitative data from different sources.
    • Ability to efficiently craft clear and concise actionable written summaries and supporting evidence for relationship managers.
    • Strong project management skills and experience managing multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Working knowledge of Salesforce, MS Office 365, and Qualtrics.

    COMPETENCIES

    Change Management: Anticipates changing circumstances and engages stakeholders in moving forward with change.
    Systems Thinking: Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system. Maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.
    Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas, and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn. Teaches others to foster learning.
    Change Agent: Serves as an agent of change at a personal, team, and organizational level to pursue outcomes for students. Adapts as the environment changes, while managing associated risks. Motivates staff, team, organization, and partners to activate the change needed to advance defined priorities.
    Collaboration: Acts as a team player who is responsive to others’ priorities, processes, and roles. Demonstrates willingness to collaborate, respect, and humility when seeking to understand others and making decisions. Strives to break down silos across programs and levels.
    Disciplined Execution: Demonstrated ability to manage work processes effectively and efficiently to deliver high-volume, high-quality work.
    Effective Communication: Ability to actively listen and thoughtfully question to create greater understanding and offer insights that advance problem-solving.
    Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates self-awareness and self-regulation and recognizes impact of personal behavior on others.

    Level of Travel Required:        Moderate


    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position.

    Equal Opportunity Employer - March 26, 2021

    Achieving the Dream, Inc. (ATD) attracts, develops, and retains highly qualified and diverse individuals. ATD is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment policies and decisions at ATD are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally- protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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  • Job Overview

    The Associate Director will join Achieving the Dream’s growing Teaching & Learning team to help guide and accelerate evidence-based change at ATD institutions. Reporting to the Director of Teaching and Learning, the Associate Director is responsible for managing a range of programs and projects designed to promote teaching and learning excellence across our network of Achieving the Dream colleges.

    The Associate Director is tasked with supporting and integrating the diverse streams of work of the Teaching and Learning team, working closely with project leads to establish standards and common workflows, craft messaging, and produce dynamic thought leadership that promotes Achieving the Dream’s open and digital learning, faculty engagement, and professional learning work through written articles, blog posts and social media and at local and national convenings. The person in this position serves as a member of the Network team and works collaboratively with other departments within ATD to ensure effective communication and collaboration across initiatives.

    Responsibilities and Deliverables/Job Duties

    Manage ATD's Teaching & Learning Programs (60%)

    • Collaborate with all members of the Teaching and Learning team to support the success of the team’s portfolio of fee-for-service and grant project work.
    • Provide strong project management support to the Teaching and Learning team’s fee-for-service work and grant-funded projects.
    • Develop shared processes and workflows that facilitate team collaboration, leverage staff strengths and expertise, and ensure the effective and efficient coordination and timely execution of critical tasks, grant and budget reporting, and event logistics and planning.
    • Synthesize initiative findings, draft compliance reports for investors, and work with the ATD communications team to share results widely.
    • Lead the development, scheduling, and delivery of communications (email, social media posts, webinars, conference calls, etc.) to grantees, grant partners, the ATD Network, and other project stakeholders.
    • Manage planning and provide on-site support for project-related events, including college site visits and other face-to-face and virtual convenings.

    Promote ATD’s Teaching & Learning Portfolio (40%)

    • Identify opportunities to connect and align the Teaching and Learning portfolio across ATD’s Programs Team.
    • Promote ATD's position as a thought leader on Teaching & Learning in higher education through the publication of blogs, grant-related publications, presentations at in-person and virtual conferences, and partnerships with other organizations in the field.
    • Develop, organize, and facilitate sessions on Teaching & Learning at the annual DREAM convening and other ATD learning events.
    • Support the development and management of robust tools, trainings, webinars, and events for Network colleges and the field.
    • Support the development and maintenance of partnerships with relevant organizations and vendors to further ATD's work in Teaching & Learning.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    minimum Skills/Qualifications/Experience

    • Master’s degree required, preferably in field related to education, social sciences, or public policy.
    • Minimum five years of project or grants management work;
    • Experience teaching at the college level (ideally at a community college) strongly preferred.
    • Demonstrated success leading or supporting education-related initiatives.
    • Detail-oriented and organized; able to monitor and execute multiple projects with competing demands.
    • Ability to work productively in both team and independent settings; ability to build strong and trusting relationships among ATD colleagues, external partners, and others to achieve buy-in and shared understanding.
    • Experience creating and executing on goals and action plans with measurable outcomes.
    • Strong oral communication and presentation skills with ability to communicate crucial information up, down and across.
    • Ability to write fluidly and for various audiences.
    • Exceptional customer service skills and professional demeanor with ability to manage work processes effectively and efficiently.
    • Manage stakeholder expectations by clarifying assumptions at the onset of and during a project.
    • Must be self-motivated and disciplined with capacity to be highly productive working under pressure and within tight time constraints.
    • Flexibility and a tolerance for ambiguity.
    • Microsoft Office skills and familiarity with project management software and mobile devices (iPad and smartphone), Canvas, Salesforce, and Qualtrics.

    competencies

    • Change Management: Anticipates changing circumstances and engages stakeholders in moving forward with change.
    • Systems Thinking: Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system. Maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.
    • Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas, and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn. Teaches others to foster learning.
    • Change Agent: Serves as an agent of change at a personal, team, and organizational level to pursue outcomes for students. Adapts as the environment changes, while managing associated risks. Motivates staff, team, organization, and partners to activate the change needed to advance defined priorities.
    • Collaboration: Acts as a team player who is responsive to others’ priorities, processes, and roles. Demonstrates willingness to collaborate, respect, and humility when seeking to understand others and making decisions. Strives to break down silos across programs and levels.
    • Disciplined Execution: Demonstrated ability to manage work processes effectively and efficiently in order to deliver high-volume, high-quality work.
    • Effective Communication: Ability to actively listen and thoughtfully question in order to create greater understanding and offer insights that advance problem-solving.
    • Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates self-awareness and self-regulation and recognizes impact of personal behavior on others.

    Level of Travel Required:  Moderate/Frequent


    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Achieving the Dream, Inc. (ATD) attracts, develops, and retains highly qualified and diverse individuals. ATD is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment policies and decisions at ATD are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally- protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

    March 26, 2021

     

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  • Job Overview

    A member of the ATD Executive team and reporting to the President/CEO and working in collaboration with President’s Leadership Team peers, this position is responsible for strategy development and oversight of its implementation, leading its strategic communications effort to demonstrate organizational value and impact, incubating the development of new components of the organization’s strategy, and developing and stewarding new strategic partnerships and relationships that build the organization’s impact, visibility, value, thought leadership, and base of public and private financial resources.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Strategy, Organizational Planning, Policy and Innovation- 40%

    • Lead organizational strategy development and oversight of its implementation including leading the development of annual and longer-term goals, monitoring achievement of the goals, and establishing metrics to determine successful implementation of the goals.
    • Lead the organization’s innovation efforts including chairing and supporting the operation of the cross-functional DREAMLab to support cross functional learning and the development of new ideas for the field.
    • Support the coordination of the organization’s knowledge management strategy setting up systems to facilitate knowledge management between network colleges, between coaches, between ATD staff, and between ATD and external thought leaders across higher education and policy sectors to influence larger conversations about institutional transformation.
    • Launch and lead a working group to explore the capacities the organization will need to strengthen so that workforce connections can be more fully articulated into the organizational strategy.
    • Support the President/CEO in translating organizational learning into a policy and learning agenda around student success that can be advanced with strategic partners.

    Strategic Partnership Development - 30%

    • In partnership with the President’s Leadership Team, develop criteria to define key strategic partnerships (nonprofit and funder) to advance ATD in alignment with our strategic plan and work with the development team to implement a plan to secure partnerships that support mission achievement.
    • Work with colleagues and the fund-raising team to execute against ambitious goals, including identifying, cultivating and soliciting funding from impact investors, foundations, corporations, government sources and other community partners.
    • Steward existing and build new strategic partnerships with other national non-profits that advance ATD’s mission achievement including identifying new partners to fuel research and development for new programs and services and new sources of revenue including philanthropy.
    • Actively participate in external speaking events including engagements at industry gatherings where target investors are present. Use these opportunities to deepen relationships with current investors and to advance strategies and secure potential investors.

    Marketing & Communications - 20%

    • Oversee the development of a comprehensive communications and branding strategy to effectively engage investors, nonprofit partners, network community colleges, and higher education stakeholders in the organization’s work, with a focus on increasing visibility, effective recruitment and retention of member colleges, and dissemination of learnings and research.
    • Regularly represent ATD and opportunities to connect with ATD to the broader community.

    Other-10%

    • Represent ATD in the field with numerous external partners.
    • Support the CEO with building opportunities for learning from the field by forming and staffing key advisory councils including a newly launched President’s Advisory Council.
    • Support the CEO with fulfilling thought leadership opportunities.

    SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

    Qualifications:

    • Minimum 10 years of experience at a senior level within a growing national nonprofit, educational institution, or social enterprise, with responsibilities for development and implementation of a multi-year strategic plan for revenue growth thru strategic marketing.
    • Passionate for expanding economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income students attending community colleges.
    • Successful track record securing corporate and foundation support at the national level through grant writing and management.
    • Excellent presentation skills – both written and in-person.
    • Capable of leading with composure, flexibility, and efficiency during crunch times.
    • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical initiatives.
    • Solid understanding of philanthropy best practices and professional grant making.
    • Passion for non-profit innovation.
    • Solid team manager, with track record of building thriving, disciplined, and cohesive teams.
    • Experience in securing strategic partnership agreements to advance an organization’s mission.
    • Knowledge of communications, media relations and marketing.
    • Strong attention to detail, quality assurance of written deliverables and nuanced messaging of topics for target audiences.
    • Strong negotiation and multi-stakeholder consensus-building skills are required, along with strong oral, written and presentation skills.
    • Familiarity with ATD’s programs and interest in ATD’s mission preferred.

    Core Competencies

    • Collaboration: Demonstrates respect, humility and willingness to collaborate when seeking to understand others and making decisions.
    • Disciplined Execution: Has the ability to break down big picture work goals into management tasks; has the foresight to anticipate potential roadblocks in order to ensure timely completion of tasks and projects.
    • Effective Communication: Ability to actively listen and thoughtfully question in order to create greater understanding and to offer insights that advance problem-solving.
    • Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn; continually seeks out and applies new learning to activate change or improvements.
    • Systems Thinking:  Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system and maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.
    • Change Agent:  Serves as an agent of change at a personal, team, and organizational level to pursue outcomes for students. Adapts as the environment changes, while managing associated risks.  Motivates staff, team, organization, and partners to activate the change needed to advance defined priorities.
    • Culturally Competent: Models appreciative inquiry to gain an understanding and awareness of others’ cultural identity and practices.  Creates safe and constructive forums for sharing diverse perspectives and opinions.
    • Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates self-awareness and self-regulation and recognizes impact of personal behavior on others.

    Technical Competencies:

    • Business Development: Understands the key approaches and practices required for identifying and promoting ATD programs, products, and services. This includes maintaining knowledge and information about ATD’s network, partners, and strategies that advance community colleges and student achievement.
    • Educational Leadership: Experience as a practitioner and leader working with colleges to improve and non-academic supports to increase success for all students, including leading change in advising or student support redesign.
    • Facilitation Skills:  Ability to develop and plan appropriate group and/or team processes and trainings. Can demonstrate effective participatory, interpersonal and dynamic communication skills including active listening, observation and ability to provide feedback to participants.
    • Project Management: Uses project management skills to produce the agreed upon deliverables of grants, programs, events and services on time and according to specification. Addresses project scope creep, objections and related issues, inter team and interpersonal dynamics and other program delivery issues.

    Level of Travel:               Moderate

     


    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position. 

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    At Achieving the Dream, Inc. (ATD) we strive to attract, develop and retain highly qualified and diverse individuals. ATD is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment policies and decisions at ATD are based upon merit, qualifications, performance and business needs.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally-protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status or sexual orientation.

    11/30/2020

    ~ EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT ON A CANDIDATE’S SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A BACKGROUND CHECK ~

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  • Job Overview

     
    The Controller will manage the day-to-day financial operations while maintaining the accounting records and internal controls in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The Controller supports the Vice President, Finance and Administration in leading financial and administrative processes, strategy, guidelines, standard operating procedures and relevant regulations. Assists in driving change, enhancing operating efficiencies, and implementing new systems and internal controls and explores how the finance function can support program operations.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Finance and Accounting

    • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
    • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.
    • Analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of ATD’s financial status.
    • Assist ATD’s leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
    • Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period;
    • Advise on financial analyses and decision-making regarding capital investments, pricing, contract negotiations, significant costs, benchmarks, and other matters with leadership and the Vice President, Finance and Administration.

    Compliance

    • Monitor, develop, and ensure the timely financial reporting for government, corporate, and foundation grants.
    • Formulate, recommend and implement sound fiscal policies, procedures and internal controls.
    • Ensure the timely and accurate filing of local, state and/or federal government reporting requirements and tax filings and ensure all returns are files timely and accurately.
    • Manages the audit process, under the guidance and leadership of the VP, Finance & Administration.

    Other

    • Lead and participate in special projects that further the goals of the finance department.
    • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.
    • Provide support to finance team members, helping to clarify roles and responsibilities.

    minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration with an emphasis in Accounting, or a related field, CPA and/or MBA preferred.
    • 7+ years’ experience preferably in a non-profit environment with exceptional knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
    • A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants.
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to translate and present complex financial concepts to various audiences.
    • Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, and payroll.
    • Advanced proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word.
    • Knowledge and experience with NetSuite as a power user highly preferred.
    • Problem-solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation and reporting.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively in a diverse work environment.
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines and objectives.

    Core Competencies

    • Collaboration: Demonstrates respect, humility and willingness to collaborate when seeking to understand others and making decisions.
    • Disciplined Execution: Has the ability to break down big picture work goals into management tasks; has the foresight to anticipate potential roadblocks in order to ensure timely completion of tasks and projects.
    • Effective Communication: Ability to actively listen and thoughtfully question in order to create greater understanding and to offer insights that advance problem-solving.
    • Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn; continually seeks out and applies new learning to activate change or improvements.
    • Systems Thinking: Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system and maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.
    • Change Agent: Serves as an agent of change at a personal, team, and organizational level to pursue outcomes for students. Adapts as the environment changes, while managing associated risks. Motivates staff, team, organization, and partners to activate the change needed to advance defined priorities.
    • Culturally Competent: Models appreciative inquiry to gain an understanding and awareness of others’ cultural identity and practices. Creates safe and constructive forums for sharing diverse perspectives and opinions.
    • Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates self-awareness and self-regulation and recognizes impact of personal behavior on others.

    Level of Travel Required:         Minimal


    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    At Achieving the Dream, Inc. (ATD) we strive to attract, develop and retain highly qualified and diverse individuals. ATD is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment policies and decisions at ATD are based upon merit, qualifications, performance and business needs. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally-protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status or sexual orientation.

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  • Job Overview

    The Data Analyst primarily supports data, reporting, and program improvement activities for the Gateway to College initiative of Achieving the Dream. This position works closely with program staff at the Gateway to College programs located at community colleges across the country to support their data submissions and use of these data for program improvement. The position also provides research and data analysis assistance to other program areas within Achieving the Dream. The Data Analyst reports to the Director of Research in the west coast office.

    duties and Responsibilities

    Gateway to College Program Data Collection and Reporting (45%)

    • Maintain, modify, and support data collection systems using Access, SQL, Python, Excel, and new tools as acquired.
    • Monitor and report progress of data submission activities across the Gateway to College programs.
    • Train program staff in support of data collection and database usage through on-line training modules, group training webinars and individualized technical assistance.
    • Coordinate data submission and ensure data quality to support program evaluation.
    • Support Survey administration in Qualtrics and build new surveys and reports as needed.
    • Work with national program staff to develop meaningful analyses for stakeholder and client reporting.

    Gateway to College Training and Relationship Management (25%)

    • Train program staff in support of data collection and database usage through on-line training modules, group training webinars and individualized technical assistance.
    • Communicate complex results to lay and research audiences for program improvement, stakeholder engagement, and to support programs in improving their outcomes.
    • Coach college staff in use of available reports for program improvement.

    Program Support (30%)

    • Support research efforts within the organization with data collection, analysis and reporting support.
    • Support reporting efforts using National Student Clearinghouse data.
    • Produce executive summaries of research findings using data visualizations
    • Supports the research team with other duties as required to meet the team’s goals around recruitment, literature reviews, and developing protocols for data collection, reporting, and analysis.
    • Attends organizational events and convenings.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Skills/Qualifications/Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Education, Human Development, Public Administration, Computer Science, Information Sciences, or other research-oriented fields; master’s degree preferred;
    • Three years related experience working with K-12 or college data systems;
    • Proficiency in SQL, Access, Python, and Excel; experience maintaining a SQL database;
    • Proficiency with MS Office Suite;
    • Proficiency with Qualtrics, Tableau or other Business Intelligence software preferred;
    • Experience with technical assistance or customer service;
    • Ability to build systems for recurrent reporting;
    • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and manage multiple projects;
    • Team player and proven ability to work collaboratively as well as independently without close supervision;
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality protocols.

    competencies

    • Collaboration: Acts as a team player who is responsive to others’ priorities, processes, and roles. Seeks assistance and input from colleagues to move the work forward.
    • Disciplined Execution: Models use of data to inform decision-making. Manages work processes effectively and efficiently against expectations.
    • Effective Communication: Actively listens. Develops tailored messages that respond to the different priorities and needs of the audience.
    • Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn; continually seeks out and applies new learning to activate change or improvements.
    • Systems Thinking: Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system and maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.
    • Change Agent: Serves as an agent of change at a personal, team, and organizational level to pursue outcomes for students. Adapts as the environment changes, while managing associated risks. Motivates staff, team, organization, and partners to activate the change needed to advance defined priorities.
    • Culturally Competent: Models appreciative inquiry to gain an understanding and awareness of others’ cultural identity and practices. Creates safe and constructive forums for sharing diverse perspectives and opinions.
    • Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates self-awareness and self-regulation and recognizes impact of personal behavior on others

    Travel required: minimal

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position.

    Equal Opportunity Employer - March 10, 2021
    At Achieving the Dream, Inc. (ATD) we strive to attract, develop, and retain highly qualified and diverse individuals. ATD is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment policies and decisions at ATD are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

    ~ Employment is contingent on a candidate’s successful completion of a background check.

     

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  • Job Overview

    The executive director of program development is responsible for overseeing a portfolio of market-driven services, supports, and programs. Portfolio includes coaching service line incubation, specialized consulting projects, professional development workshops, state and college systems institutes, and regional and national learning event content and delivery. In addition, this position serves as a senior consultant and thought leader representing the organization at conferences, partner workgroups, and other external facing engagements in the in the field. The executive director works collaboratively with cross-organizational and external stakeholders in support of critical business development strategies. This position reports to the VP of Network Engagement.

    duties and Responsibilities

    Portfolio Management and Leadership (10%)

    • Develop and maintain a strategic portfolio plan, leading a highly collaborative effort to build new and/or revitalize existing service and program opportunities.
    • Utilize a data-informed approach to continually assess program lifecycle stage and develop action plans for sharing with key stakeholders the status of individual programs or services.
    • Build and manage administrative processes to provide structure for new program roll out, planning and portfolio management as well as program and service development.

    Stakeholder Engagement and Business Development (25%)

    • Articulate the value of programs and services and propose ways to create and sustain a robust offering to the ATD Network.
    • Serve as a liaison between colleges, departments and ATD business units to coordinate the necessary support needed to provide successful programs and services.
    • Collaborate with potential internal and external stakeholders to identify specific needs and market analysis to determine program structure and viability.
    • Reinvent and lead the development of integrative approaches to programs and services to provide more holistic approaches to building institutional capacity and equity centered work.
    • Collaborate with ATD VP of Network Engagement and Director of Development, as well as otherstakeholders on the development of new grant applications and manage grant funded projects.
    • Collaborate with Executive Director of Services Management to translate programs and servicesinto new ATD products.
    • Develop, promote and deploy internal collaborative and knowledge-sharing opportunities around programs, projects and services.
    • Provide coaching, technical and/or facilitation support for select colleges in support of ATD service delivery.

    Market Intelligence (10%)

    • Utilize and incorporate the use of market insights (e.g., market understanding, labor market information, student insight, college insight) and competitive insights (competitor intelligence,program understanding) in the evaluation and redesign of current programs, services, learning events and grant projects.
    • Conduct analyses and synthesis of marketing intelligence to drive pipeline generation andcustomer engagement.
    • Use market intelligence to cross collaborate with marketing and communication, operations,and other internal teams.

    Program Planning and Development (25%)

    • Lead design implementation for small- and large-scale projects using systems thinking, design thinking, and project management principles and approaches with colleagues across ATD.
    • Develop project plans, milestones, schedules and timelines using standard project management methodologies to ensure projects are completed on time.
    • Work with and assemble dynamic ATD-wide teams of technical and functional experts to complete specific projects.
    • Develop and implement relevant quality and compliance standards for new and revisedprograms, projects and services. Establish feedback loops related to quality, engagement and success for continuous improvement.
    • Oversee and allocate resources as they relate to individual programs, projects, and services as well as the overall program portfolio budget. Participate in the budgeting process, monitor budgets and prepare for and participate in periodic budget review meetings.
    • Work on special projects in response to ATD Network needs.

    Supervision (15%)

    • Provide strategic leadership and oversight for staff responsible for the development of programs, projects and services development and delivery.
    • Supervise, provide training and coaching, and define responsibilities, goals, priorities and objectives for all direct reports.
    • Provide guidance to staff including development of individual goals and evaluate performance.
    • Encourage ongoing professional development for staff.
    • Allocate and deploy staff for ongoing assignments and special projects to support their career development.

    Thought Leadership 15%

    • Works with program leads and marketing and communications to develop content that appeals to our network, prospect colleges, funders and partners.
    • Develops new and innovative thought leadership strategies to help increase ATD's positioning and advance student equity and college reform.
    • Works with senior leadership to identify topics of interest and speakers to market as keynote and session speakers at ATD events and conferences.
    • In collaboration with marketing and communications, Initiates, plans, develops, and manages the execution of thought leadership communications strategies to support organizational objectives and appeals to our network, partners, and funders.
    • Works to position ATD as a leader in its field through best-in-class content, case studies, articles, and research, for the network and broader higher education community to drive brand awareness, insight, and new business for ATD services.

    minimum Skills/Qualifications/Experience

    • Master’s degree or higher and 8+ years related experience in external consulting, program and project management; and grant-writing/management experience.
    • Ability to work effectively with ATD’s corporate partner and network college constituencies
    • Skilled at strategic planning, applied research, product management, and market development.
    • Demonstrated ability to facilitate deep exploration into operational processes and workflows, utilizing process mapping, resource mapping and communication auditing.
    • Demonstrated ability to help college teams examine root cause issues in their workflows that impact student success outcomes.
    • Excellent project management skills and budget experience; ability to monitor multiple projects, detail-oriented and organized.
    • Ability to lead and participate in a highly team-oriented environment and matrixed organization.
    • Ability to influence and work collaboratively internally and externally.
    • Strong analytic skills and ability to work with qualitative and quantitative data.
    • Ability to conceptualize systems/processes/products.
    • Strategic thinking and the ability to recognize and leverage opportunities related to ATD’s mission.
    • Ability to convey expert knowledge within several areas of higher education relevant to equity, diversity and inclusion.
    • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills; ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences including technical, professional, and executive.

    core competencies

    Collaboration: Demonstrates respect, humility and willingness to collaborate when seeking to understand others and making decisions.

    Disciplined Execution: Has the ability to break down big picture work goals into management tasks; has the foresight to anticipate potential roadblocks in order to ensure timely completion of tasks and projects.

    Effective Communication: Ability to actively listen and thoughtfully question in order to create greater understanding and to offer insights that advance problem-solving.

    Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn; continually seeks out and applies new learning to activate change or improvements.

    Systems Thinking: Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system and maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.

    Change Agent: Serves as an agent of change at a personal, team, and organizational level to pursue outcomes for students. Adapts as the environment changes, while managing associated risks. Motivates staff, team, organization, and partners to activate the change needed to advance defined priorities.

    Culturally Competent: Models appreciative inquiry to gain an understanding and awareness of others’ cultural identity and practices. Creates safe and constructive forums for sharing diverse perspectives and opinions.

    Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates self-awareness and self-regulation and recognizes impact of personal behavior on others.


    Level of Travel Required:  frequent

    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position.

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    At Achieving the Dream, Inc. (ATD) we strive to attract, develop and retain highly qualified and diverse individuals. ATD is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment policies and decisions at ATD are based upon merit, qualifications, performance and business needs. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally-protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status or sexual orientation.

    March 26, 2021

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  • Job Overview

    Achieving the Dream seeks to add a dynamic, detail and results-oriented professional to its Programs team. This position supports and assists in the coordination of a variety of administrative tasks for ATD’s Holistic Student Supports team. This includes providing administrative and project management support, grant compliance, and communications assistance for various grant-funded work. This position is grant funded.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    Contract & Consultant Management (45%)
    • Coordinate the consultant contracting process to include the execution of agreements, collecting invoices, and managing the payment schedule
    • Develop strong relationships with consultants and clearly communicate needs for service development and delivery
    • Support the Associate Director of Holistic Student Supports to onboard and train consultants assisting with NASPA Advising Success Network service development and delivery.
    Budget Tracking (25%)
    • Work collaboratively with the Finance team and the Associate Director of Holistic Student Supports to reconcile monthly financial summaries for the larger grant budget.
    • Maintain grant budget templates in accordance with internal financial reports.
    • Identify and flag problems for intervention and corrects course as appropriate.
    Data & Content Management (20%)
    • Develop meeting agendas and tracking notes in both internal and external meetings.
    • Monitor processes and deadlines for compliance reporting and deliverables.
    • Compile, summarize, and store grant deliverable content for access across the team.
    Other (10%)
    • Participate in meetings, committees, and workgroups as requested.
    • Serve as back up and support other administrative coordinators as requested.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Skills/Qualifications/Experiences

    • Associate’s degree (required) and/or Bachelor’s degree (preferred) with 2 years minimum experience working in an administrative capacity
    • Experience in a nonprofit or higher education environment preferred.
    • Ability to exercise initiative and good judgment and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues.
    • Ability to exercise professional judgment, confidentiality, and discretion.
    • Ability to read and interpret written material and compile data and prepare reports with attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage projects and meet deadlines.
    • Effective communication, including speaking, writing, and editing skills.
    • Flexible with the ability to act as resource for team members and staff.
    • Strong analytical, time management, and organizational skills.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 and Zoom and Teams virtual platform required.
    • Knowledge of Wrike and ASANA project management software

    Competencies

    Change Management: Anticipates changing circumstances and engages stakeholders in moving forward with change.
    Systems Thinking: Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system. Maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.
    Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas, and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn. Teaches others to foster learning.
    Change Agent: Serves as an agent of change at a personal, team, and organizational level to pursue outcomes for students. Adapts as the environment changes, while managing associated risks. Motivates staff, team, organization, and partners to activate the change needed to advance defined priorities.
    Collaboration: Acts as a team player who is responsive to others’ priorities, processes, and roles. Demonstrates willingness to collaborate, respect, and humility when seeking to understand others and making decisions. Strives to break down silos across programs and levels.
    Disciplined Execution: Demonstrated ability to manage work processes effectively and efficiently to deliver high-volume, high-quality work.
    Effective Communication: Ability to actively listen and thoughtfully question to create greater understanding and offer insights that advance problem-solving.
    Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates self-awareness and self-regulation and recognizes impact of personal behavior on others.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position.
    Equal Opportunity Employer
    Achieving the Dream, Inc. (ATD) attracts, develops, and retains highly qualified and diverse individuals. ATD is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment policies and decisions at ATD are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally- protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
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  • Job Overview

    The Program Specialist is responsible for supporting the Director of Program Administration to develop and scale effective processes, infrastructure, and practices to build a high impact system of market-driven services. The Program Specialist coordinates the planning and execution of Network events, facilitates the development of publications to share ATD lessons in the field, and supports the adoption of new processes across the Network Team. In addition, the Program Specialist represents ATD in the field through presentations at ATD and partner events.  This position reports to the Director of Program Administration and serves as a member of the Network team.

    Duties and Responsibilities                                                  

    Thought Leadership (35%)

    • Work collaboratively across the Network team to facilitate the development and delivery of thought leadership and new content to the field.
    • Facilitate the development of internal and external content for ATD communication assets blogs, and other assets to raise ATD’s profile in the field.
    • Support efforts to analyze data collected by ATD from the field and generate insights to inform work across the Network Team.

    Learning Events (25%)

    • Work collaboratively across the Network team to facilitate the planning and delivery of impactful learning event content.
    • Assist in ensuring the high-quality delivery of virtual and in-person learning events hosted by the Network Team by supporting the planning and execution of event logistics.
    • Represent ATD in the field through the co-development and delivery of event content and facilitation of interactive sessions.
    • Under the direction of the Director of Program Administration, supports knowledge management activities including documenting business processes, developing standard operating procedures (SOP), across all program areas.

    Program Administration (40%)

    • Facilitate collaboration across the Network Team by supporting the development and implementation of new processes that support service development and service line integration.
    • Maintain and help enhance technologies used to support coaches, colleges, and staff, with particular emphasis on Salesforce, Zoom, Canvas, and other event technologies.
    • Lead the development and maintenance of ATD’s Finish Line Game, including leading the marketing efforts and managing the order and delivery processes.
    • Under the direction of the Director, Program Administration this position will be responsible for curating and codifying materials, toolkits, and consulting practices across program areas.
    • Actively serve on internal committees/teams as opportunities arise.
    • Support ATD special project and initiatives.

    Skills/Qualifications/Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years’ project management experience, preferably in a non-profit setting.
    • Interest in higher education and interest in advancing equity highly desired.
    • Background in project and workflow management (eg. critical path/traditional/agile). Hands-on experience with project management tools, ability to prepare and interpret step-by-step action plans, schedules, and flowcharts based on project deliverables.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and database management.
    • Knowledge of Wrike project management tools highly preferred.
    • Methodical and detail oriented with solid organizational skills, including multitasking, effective prioritization, and time-management.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication. Efficient and effective manner in engaging with others at all organizational levels.
    • Comfortable working with teams and the ability to communicate across departments essential.
    • Positive professional attitude -while interfacing internally and externally.
    • Proactive approach concerning organizational change and process improvements.

    Core Competencies

     

    Collaboration:  Acts as a team player who is responsive to others’ priorities, processes, and roles.  Seeks assistance and input from colleagues to move the work forward.
    Disciplined Execution:  Models use of data to inform decision-making.  Manages work processes effectively and efficiently against expectations.
    Effective Communication:  Actively listens.  Develops tailored messages that respond to the different priorities and needs of the audience.
    Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn; continually seeks out and applies new learning to activate change or improvements.
    Systems Thinking:  Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system and maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.
    Change Agent:  Serves as an agent of change at a personal, team, and organizational level to pursue outcomes for students. Adapts as the environment changes, while managing associated risks. Motivates staff, team, organization, and partners to activate the change needed to advance defined priorities.
    Culturally Competent: Models appreciative inquiry to gain an understanding and awareness of others’ cultural identity and practices. Creates safe and constructive forums for sharing diverse perspectives and opinions.
    Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates self-awareness and self-regulation and recognizes impact of personal behavior on others.

     

    Level of Travel Required:        Minimal

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position. 

    Equal Opportunity Employer - March 15, 2021

    Achieving the Dream, strives to attract, develop, and retain highly qualified and diverse individuals. ATD is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment policies and decisions at ATD are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

     

     

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  • Job Overview

    The Program Specialist for Holistic Student Supports is responsible for providing project planning and implementation support for the NASPA initiative; coordinating and supporting Achieving the Dreams’ strategic assistance services related to Holistic Student Supports and transformative institutional change initiatives; and managing and supporting a variety of essential functions for the programs team. This position that reports to the Director of Holistic Student Supports and serves as a member of the organization’s Network team.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    NASPA Grant Support (40%)

    • Provide planning and implementation support on ATD’s NASPA Advising Success Network Investment Grant.
    • Maintain and enhance the technologies used to support the grant including Salesforce, Wrike, Canvas, and Zoom.
    • Support the NASPA project lead in identifying strategic assistance needs and designing support services and resources.
    • Assist with compliance reporting for the grant as well as the reporting processes for the grantees.
    • Support efforts to scale NASPA beyond the grantee group to the ATD Network.

    Coach and Consultant Management (30%)

    • Manage and track contract execution, invoices, and payments.
    • Support the work of and foster strong working relationship with all grantees, grant partners, and coaches.
    • Manage internal ATD coaching and technical assistance processes and reporting.
    • Maintain and enhance the technologies used to support coaches, Network colleges, and staff including Blackboard Learn and Collaborate, Qualtrics, GoToWebinar, Zoom, Tableau, Google Apps, and Salesforce.
    • Assist with planning and coordinating learning events and professional development opportunities for coaches and Network colleges.
    • Assist with the development of internal and external communications.
    • Build and maintain relationships with the funded learning initiative community, Achieving the Dream coaches, Achieving the Dream Network colleges, current and prospective partner organizations; supporting a variety of learning events.

    Grant and Service Delivery Management (25%)

    • Support planning, logistics, and coordination of virtual and in-person meetings and learning events (webinars, advising series, affinity groups, etc.).
    • Manage and track contract execution, compliance reporting, invoices, and payments.
    • Track, measure, and evaluate HSS implementation service delivery.
    • Working collaboratively with the Finance team to reconcile monthly financial summaries for the grant budgets.

    Content and Knowledge Management (5%)

    • Lead the course delivery and engagement strategies on Canvas, and through other technologies.
    • Lead the collection, creation, and distribution of all resources on Canvas.
    • General gathering and management of content innovations across the HSS team
    • Create and manage workflows to store, request, and access HSS content
    • Mine annual reflection for Holistic Student Support information for future improvements or offerings (function can be shared across program team)
    • Serve as a member of the Knowledge Management team, while also generally supporting the structures and processes of cross functional collaboration as well as training and continuous improvement

    Skills/Qualifications/Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree and minimum 6 years of operational and administrative experience, preferably at a college or nonprofit organization
    • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects.
    • Demonstrated project management experience and ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects, tasks, details, and competing priorities.
    • Strong research, writing, and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of constituencies including technical, professional, and executive audiences.
    • Excellent research, writing and oral communication skills.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills, professional demeanor, the ability to collaborate and be a team player.
    • Ability to work independently and to collaborate with others from all levels of the organization.
    • Proficiency in the use of a wide range of software applications and digital tools, like Project Management (Wrike, Smarts heets, and MS Project) and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) required; Salesforce, Qualtrics, Learning Management Systems, and Office 365 apps preferred.

    Core Competencies

    Systems Thinking:  Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the said system. Maps connections to ATD’s external landscape

    Learning Orientation:  Embraces challenges, new ideas, and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn. Teaches others to foster learning

    Change Agent:  Serves as an agent of change at a personal, team, and organizational level to pursue outcomes for students. Adapts as the environment changes, while managing associated risks. Motivates staff, team, organization, and partners to activate the change needed to advance defined priorities.

    Collaboration:  Acts as a team player who is responsive to others’ priorities, processes, and roles. Demonstrates willingness to collaborate, respect, and humility when seeking to understand others and making decisions.   Strives to break down silos across programs and levels.

    Disciplined Execution:  Demonstrated ability to manage work processes effectively and efficiently to deliver high-volume, high-quality work.

    Effective Communication: Ability to actively listen and thoughtfully question to create greater understanding and offer insights that advance problem-solving.

    Emotional Intelligence:  Demonstrates self-awareness and self-regulation and recognizes impact of personal behavior on others.


    Level of Travel Required:           Minimal

    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position.

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    Achieving the Dream, Inc. (ATD) attracts, develops, and retains highly qualified and diverse individuals. ATD is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment policies and decisions at ATD are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally- protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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Internships

  • Job Overview

    Achieving the Dream—the national, nonprofit leader in championing evidence-based institutional improvement—has seen firsthand what happens when there is a long-term, sustainable commitment to improving student success. Achievement gaps close. Momentum builds. Lives change. Neighborhoods flourish.
    Achieving the Dream is seeking an HR Intern to support the HR department working remotely this summer. You are self-motivated, enjoy interacting with people, solving problems, reaching new heights and are not afraid of a challenge. Duties would include:
    • Data entry and some analytics
    • Assist with revising job descriptions and create talent and development plans for each job classification.
    • Work with HR on building out our employee talent database in ADP.
    • Assist HR to setup compensation and salary guides in ADP.
    • Assist HR to track various training matrix in PiiQ LMS especially for new hires.
    • Assist HR with the onboarding and offboarding of employees.
    • HRIS data management, analytics, and reporting
    • Other duties as assigned and requested.
    • Participate in selected HR meetings.

    Skills/Qualifications/Experiences

    • Completed undergraduate degree or graduate-level student preferred, within HR or a relevant field
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and Outlook) and ability to learn company specific software.
    • Strong analytical, technical, interpersonal and communication skills required.
    • Must be customer service oriented
    • Must be highly confidential
    • Energetic, self-starter, and resourceful problem solver with high attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple ongoing activities
    • Ability to stay calm under high-pressure situations
    • Someone who enjoys teamwork as well as working autonomously

    Competencies

    Change Management: Anticipates changing circumstances and engages stakeholders in moving forward with change.
    Systems Thinking: Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system. Maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.
    Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas, and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn. Teaches others to foster learning.
    Change Agent: Serves as an agent of change at a personal, team, and organizational level to pursue outcomes for students. Adapts as the environment changes, while managing associated risks. Motivates staff, team, organization, and partners to activate the change needed to advance defined priorities.
    Collaboration: Acts as a team player who is responsive to others’ priorities, processes, and roles. Demonstrates willingness to collaborate, respect, and humility when seeking to understand others and making decisions. Strives to break down silos across programs and levels.
    Disciplined Execution: Demonstrated ability to manage work processes effectively and efficiently to deliver high-volume, high-quality work.
    Effective Communication: Ability to actively listen and thoughtfully question to create greater understanding and offer insights that advance problem-solving.
    Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates self-awareness and self-regulation and recognizes impact of personal behavior on others.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position.
    Equal Opportunity Employer
    Achieving the Dream, Inc. (ATD) attracts, develops, and retains highly qualified and diverse individuals. ATD is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment policies and decisions at ATD are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally- protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation
     
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  • Job Overview

    Achieving the Dream—the national, nonprofit leader in championing evidence-based institutional improvement—has seen firsthand what happens when there is a long-term, sustainable commitment to improving student success. Achievement gaps close. Momentum builds. Lives change. Neighborhoods flourish.
    Achieving The Dream is seeking an Information Technology Intern to support the IT department working remotely this summer . You are self-motivated, enjoy interacting with people, solving problems, reaching new heights and are not afraid of a challenge. Duties would include:
    • Assess and document ATD website (Drupal LAMP stack) to achieve a baseline technical document.
    • Assess and document moving Finish Line Game (FLG) from custom development to yoyogames.com Gamemaker solution, including thoughts on future Square and PayPal integration capabilities.
    • Assist I.T. Business Analyst with rudimentary Salesforce.com administration and configuration housekeeping tasks to achieve a rudimentary understanding of Salesforce.com technical foundations and professional documentation skills.
    • Assist ATD’s Director of Research with archiving bulk data.
    • Other duties as assigned and requested

    Skills/Qualifications/Experiences

    • Basic familiarity with modern programming languages, patterns, and frameworks.
    • Basic familiarity with modern relational database designs and interactions.
    • Should have proficiency with MS Office Suite, database and word processing.
    • Must be detail-oriented, able to multi-task, able to work independently while meeting specific deadlines.

    Competencies

    Change Management: Anticipates changing circumstances and engages stakeholders in moving forward with change.
    Systems Thinking: Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system. Maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.
    Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas, and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn. Teaches others to foster learning.
    Change Agent: Serves as an agent of change at a personal, team, and organizational level to pursue outcomes for students. Adapts as the environment changes, while managing associated risks. Motivates staff, team, organization, and partners to activate the change needed to advance defined priorities.
    Collaboration: Acts as a team player who is responsive to others’ priorities, processes, and roles. Demonstrates willingness to collaborate, respect, and humility when seeking to understand others and making decisions. Strives to break down silos across programs and levels.
    Disciplined Execution: Demonstrated ability to manage work processes effectively and efficiently to deliver high-volume, high-quality work.
    Effective Communication: Ability to actively listen and thoughtfully question to create greater understanding and offer insights that advance problem-solving.
    Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates self-awareness and self-regulation and recognizes impact of personal behavior on others.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position.
    Equal Opportunity Employer
    Achieving the Dream, Inc. (ATD) attracts, develops, and retains highly qualified and diverse individuals. ATD is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment policies and decisions at ATD are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally- protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation
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  • Job Overview

    Achieving the Dream—the national, nonprofit leader in championing evidence-based institutional improvement—has seen firsthand what happens when there is a long-term, sustainable commitment to improving student success. Opportunity gaps close. Momentum builds. Lives change. Neighborhoods flourish.
    Achieving The Dream is seeking an Research Analyst Intern to support the research department working remotely this summer. You are self-motivated, enjoy interacting with people, solving problems, reaching new heights and are not afraid of a challenge. This internship will join our work to assist Gateway to College programs use their data effectively. Gateway to College programs serve students who are disengaged or off track in their traditional high school through dual credit on community college campuses. The research project led by the intern will use student survey data that includes multiple measures including sense of belonging, mindset, efficacy, aspirations, and reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic. Duties would include:
    • Under guidance from your supervisor, design and implement a research project for the summer using available survey data that will benefit the educators we work with
    • Interns will also attend team meetings and will have opportunities to shadow the data analyst during training to learn more about how data is entered and how that affects cleaning and analysis.
    Over the course of the internship, you will develop or improve these skills.
    • Cleaning data using excel or statistics software.
    • Designing a quality report to communicate findings for a general audience.
    • Data analysis
    • Research design

    Skills/Qualifications/Experiences

    • Completion of  undergraduate degree or must  be senior  in college. Social Science major (Education, Human Development, Psychology, Sociology, Public Health, or similar field).
    • Should have proficiency with MS Office Suite.
    • Has completed at least one research skills OR statistics course.
    • Must be detail-oriented, able to multi-task, able to work independently while meeting specific deadlines.

    Competencies

    Change Management: Anticipates changing circumstances and engages stakeholders in moving forward with change.
    Systems Thinking: Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system. Maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.
    Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas, and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn. Teaches others to foster learning.
    Change Agent: Serves as an agent of change at a personal, team, and organizational level to pursue outcomes for students. Adapts as the environment changes, while managing associated risks. Motivates staff, team, organization, and partners to activate the change needed to advance defined priorities.
    Collaboration: Acts as a team player who is responsive to others’ priorities, processes, and roles. Demonstrates willingness to collaborate, respect, and humility when seeking to understand others and making decisions. Strives to break down silos across programs and levels.
    Disciplined Execution: Demonstrated ability to manage work processes effectively and efficiently to deliver high-volume, high-quality work.
    Effective Communication: Ability to actively listen and thoughtfully question to create greater understanding and offer insights that advance problem-solving.
    Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates self-awareness and self-regulation and recognizes impact of personal behavior on others.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position.
    Equal Opportunity Employer
    Achieving the Dream, Inc. (ATD) attracts, develops, and retains highly qualified and diverse individuals. ATD is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment policies and decisions at ATD are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally- protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation
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