Take Stock in College Program Director

Take Stock In Children

Posted: 6/27/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Programs

Primary domain: Education

City: Fort Lauderdale

Postal code: 33306

State: Florida

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$10M - $20M



Mission statement:

Take Stock in Children, Inc. is a nonprofit organization, transforming Florida one student at a time. Working in every county throughout Florida, our mission is to break the cycle of poverty for low-income, academically qualified students by providing opportunities for a post-secondary education. We offer college scholarships to students, provide caring volunteer mentors, and instill hope for a better life. Our comprehensive services begin in middle school, continue through high school, and include students' transition into college and career. 

Position Details:

Job Description:

Founded in 1995, Take Stock in Children is a Florida-based non-profit organization committed to breaking the cycle of poverty by putting low-income students on a direct path to higher education. TSIC seeks a Take Stock in College Program Director to oversee all aspects of program implementation.

Take Stock in Children provides comprehensive services, which include direct student support assistance and college and career success coaching for students in every Florida County. Take Stock in Children has provided services to over 32,000 children in Florida including college readiness coaching, advocacy, scholarships, and mentorship. As a result, 96% of Take Stock in Children students complete high school, 92% enter college, and 68% complete their post-secondary education (a rate that surpasses that of at-risk peers).

As a result of this success, in the Fall of 2018, Take Stock in Children launched Take Stock in College. This grant funded program is now entering its second year and extends the Take Stock continuum of support into post-secondary education. The program is designed to provide post-secondary completion support to TSIC graduates currently enrolled in Florida’s 40 public colleges and universities.

The Take Stock in College Program Director will ensure that the program model is being implemented with fidelity and that all program deliverables are being met. Additionally, the Program Director will serve as a liaison between Take Stock in Children leadership and Take Stock in College program staff.

The Position: The Take Stock in College Program Director will have the following responsibilities:
• Overseeing the implementation of Take Stock in College ensuring that milestones are being set and met consistently.
• Building relationships with post-secondary institution and affiliate leaders in support of programmatic initiatives.
• Supporting on-site efforts of the Student Engagement Specialists and Student Ambassadors.
• Developing internal and external communications about Take Stock in College.
• Reviewing programmatic and evaluator data for potential innovations and efficiencies.
• Performing other duties as identified by the TSIC President & CEO.


Core Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role.
• Strong management skills with the ability to drive a team effectively and efficiently.
• Ability to passionately work towards breaking the cycle of poverty through higher education.
• Ability to manage the progress on multiple, simultaneous project activities.
• Exceptional communication practices and techniques (both written and verbal).

General Requirements (upon offer of opportunity):
• Registered sex offenders (or anyone required to register) and individuals convicted of a felony crime are prohibited from employment with Take Stock in Children.
• Satisfactory background check.
• Ability to work in a classroom, office, and school environment.
• Ability to stand and sit for extended periods of time.
• Documentation that verifies identity and employability in the United States.
• Proof of any diplomas or degrees indicated as a job qualification.
• Two completed reference forms.
• Access to reliable transportation. This position requires at least 50-60% travel both locally and throughout the state of Florida.


Competitive Benefits Package Offered.

NOTE: This position is entirely or largely grant funded and is therefore subject to the availability of funding that supports Take Stock in Children’s post-secondary programming.


Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

To Apply: If you are interested in applying, please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Take Stock in Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by relevant national and state law.


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