About College Track
College Track is a comprehensive college completion program that empowers students from underserved communities to graduate from college. From ninth grade through college graduation, our 10-year program removes the academic, financial, and social emotional barriers that prevent low-income and first-generation students from earning a college degree. In 1997, we started with 25 students in East Palo Alto, and today, we have nine centers located in underserved communities across California, Colorado, and Louisiana, with more than 3,000 students on the path to upward social mobility.
College Track students graduate from college at a rate that is more than double the national average for low-income and first-generation students. Five years out of college, our graduates are employed full-time, and over 85 percent report earnings greater than their parents. By helping our students maximize the value of their four-year college degree--minimize student loan debt, secure internships, and limit the need to work while in college--we prepare them to succeed in the 21st century economy.
We get up every morning dedicated to creating a more just and equitable world, where a college degree is the expectation and not the exception for all students. Our alumni are tomorrow’s leaders, mentors, and innovators, who return to their communities as role models and reaffirm that the American Dream is possible.
At College Track, our values drive the way we do our work, and we look for individuals who share our passion. We blend an entrepreneurial spirit with our nonprofit roots, cultivating a dynamic culture where everyone's contributions are valued and encouraged.
Reporting to the Los Angeles Development Director, the Director of Individual Giving is responsible for developing and implementing an individual giving strategy for College Track to raise and sustain at least 500K from individuals in FY19, $1M in FY20, and grow annually. The Director of Individual Giving will develop and execute strategic fundraising efforts to develop and grow relationships with individual donors of all levels.
The Director of Individual Giving will set aggressive growth goals for the regional development team, ensuring the organization meets its growth targets through 2024. The Individual Giving Director is responsible for leveraging existing regional relationships and supporting the regional development team to expand the fundraising pipeline through major gift solicitation, donor stewardship and cultivation, and prospect research.
The Director of Individual Giving will be a highly effective storyteller and relationship builder who can bring to life College Track’s impact in the communities we serve using strong presentation and communication skills that capture the hearts and minds of potential donors and inspires them to support the organization’s mission. This position is ideal for someone who is entrepreneurial, with proven fundraising experience, a proactive and seasoned leader, creative problem solver, and strategic thinker with an aptitude for relationship development.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
Meeting Individual Giving Fundraising Goals
Skills & Experience Required
Compensation & Benefits
College Track offers a competitive salary based on the organization’s compensation philosophy, which is grounded in market data. We also offer comprehensive health & welfare benefits and top of the market paid time off.
Please upload a resume and cover letter with your application. We will only contact candidates chosen for further consideration. No phone inquiries please.
College Track is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. College Track does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.