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College Transition Collaborative
Executive Director


About the College​ ​Transition​ ​Collaborative

The mission of the College Transition Collaborative (CTC) is to create higher education learning environments that foster equitable student outcomes, by bridging research and practice. 

The CTC:

Our work helps colleges and universities better understand how their students experience college, especially periods of transition or difficulty, and adopt psychologically-informed practices that convey to all students they are valued, respected, and can excel. CTC’s work has helped support greater engagement, achievement, and completion for students at diverse colleges and universities across the United States, particularly for traditionally marginalized groups such as students of color, first-generation college students, and students from low-income backgrounds. This is an especially exciting time for the CTC. In our fourth year since our launch, we are uniquely poised to grow and scale our impact, given increasing interest and commitment from higher education institutions, funders, and intermediaries.


About the Role - Executive Director 

Reporting to the Governing Board, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and
operational responsibility for CTC’s team, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission.
The ED will lead a strong and dynamic team with research, implementation, analytics, communications, and operational expertise.

We​ ​are​ ​seeking​ ​an​ ​Executive​ ​Director​ ​(ED)​ ​who​ ​can​ ​lead​ ​CTC​ ​forward​ ​toward​ ​this
exciting​ ​growth,​ ​and​ ​who:

  1. Is a transparent and high integrity leader, with a focus on ensuring CTC is an equitable, high impact, and mission-driven organization.
  2. Is passionate about efforts to improve equity for marginalized and underrepresented populations, particularly through an educational and psychological lens.
  3. Is energized by the prospect of leading and growing an early-stage organization in a rapidly changing environment, and has experience leading a team to create real social change, ideally in the education field.
  4. Can develop a shared vision across a diverse team and set of partners, and can convey this vision to stakeholders in public speaking, written, and other contexts.
  5. Can maintain and develop strong funder relationships and successfully cultivate funding from a variety of partner, governmental and philanthropic sources.
  6. Is able to motivate and collaborate with researchers, higher education institutional leaders, partner organizations, and team members.
  7. Can simultaneously think about the “big picture” and execute on day-to-day management and planning skills.
  8. Can exhibit genuine care for team members as individuals and creates a working environment that is responsive to individual strengths and needs.
  9. Is able to cultivate an inclusive team culture grounded in CTC values.

Why​ ​work​ ​for​ ​CTC?​ ​Some​ ​perks​ ​include:

  1. Contribute to mission-oriented work that strives to reduce educational inequality in the U.S.
  2. Be involved in cutting-edge research with some of the most prominent social scientists and higher education changemakers in the field.
  3. Help build an early-stage organization with room for professional growth.
  4. Join a close-knit, friendly team that highly values diversity and inclusion.
  5. Great benefits: CTC is part of Stanford University, meaning our employees are eligible for all Stanford Benefits & Rewards.

We welcome and encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds who can bring unique perspectives to the table. No location preference -- candidates in all United States locations are encouraged to apply. This position will include up to 20% travel.

Experience​ ​and​ ​Education

Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record. Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Want to Learn More? Hiring Process
Please submit your resume on this page. We will reach out to candidates to request additional information, including a few short questions about your experience and interest in the role. Review will begin during the last week of September 2017. 

Thank you for your interest! For greater details on the role, please see below. 


Detailed​ ​Roles​ ​and​ ​Responsibilities

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