Bottom Line is dedicated to helping first-generation students from low-income backgrounds get into college, graduate from college, and go far in life. Our vision is to dramatically transform urban communities by producing thousands of new career-ready college graduates.
As one of the first college support organizations to focus on college completion, Bottom Line now produces best-in-class college graduation rates that eliminate the significant gap between first generation students from low-income backgrounds and their wealthier peers. We operate regional programs in Massachusetts, where we were founded in 1997, New York City and Chicago that collectively serve over 7,000 students. We plan to open two new sites in major urban areas and increase our footprint to over 10,000 students by 2020.
Bottom Line focuses on students who have the desire and potential to earn a degree, but lack the support structures necessary to navigate the college application process, make a responsible school choice, succeed in college, and prepare for a meaningful career.
Over the last 20 years, Bottom Line has developed a proven and proactive long-term, high-touch, high impact model. Full-time, trained and specialized advisors leverage our DEAL model which addresses the four key areas that are most likely to lead to college success: Degree, Employability, Affordability, and Life. Our relationship and results focused approach helps our students change their lives by gaining economic mobility through college selection, graduation, and career-readiness.
When you join Bottom Line, you will find a rewarding, fast-paced, results-oriented environment. We build strong relationships with our students and with each other. We take our work seriously, and we know that a focus on data and metrics is integral to our continued success. Experts in our field we are driven by our mission and we are extremely proud of the work we do.
Compensation and benefits: Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
Bottom Line offers a comprehensive benefits package: https://www.bottomline.org/content/benefits
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Current Context and Opportunity
Six years ago, Bottom Line began building and investing in additional programming designed specifically to improve employment outcomes (Go Far) for the students we serve. We were early to the understanding that, for the students we serve, having a four-year degree is not enough in today’s highly competitive job market. Each year, we have made incremental improvements to the career program and many of our students are enjoying admirable employment outcomes.
In keeping with our values of continuous improvement, we assessed our employability programming and student outcomes about a year ago. We came to the conclusion that we needed to (and could do) more to help our students enjoy strong employment outcomes.
We seek to hire a full-time, experienced nonprofit leader to lead the program design and implementation of the improved model. This is a National position, reporting to the Chief Program Officer. He/she will work closely with the National program team, program leadership in our current regions, career counselors, and regional development staff.
Position Roles and Responsibilities
Refine the new program design and build program elements
Further articulate and build momentum, externally and internally, for the new career outcomes Bottom Line seeks
Build and implement a corporate strategy that simultaneously delivers career opportunities for students, corporate engagement with Bottom Line, and philanthropy
Qualifications and Qualities
The Director of Career Development must be a proven skilled leader and have significant experience designing and implementing new, operationally complex programming. This position also requires strong operational, project management, and people skills.
Some travel to Bottom Line sites and college campuses is required.
The ideal candidate will have:
The Director of Career Development will: