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The College Board Director, Career Kickstart Postsecondary and Workforce Connections (Apply by 3/24) in Tumwater, Washington

About College Board College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world\'s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success-including the SAT®, the Advanced Placement® Program, and BigFuture®. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, and schools. About the Team Career Kickstart expands the successful Advanced Placement (AP) model of building high-quality, engaging high school coursework to the career and technical education space, by offering schools a new set of career-oriented high school courses that provide students with relevant, high-quality instruction and experiences that lead to industry-recognized credentials and college credit, and ultimately, power students\' progress to in-demand jobs in high-growth sectors and choice-filled lives.Our team operates like a start-up: quick, nimble, innovative, and always supportive and willing to lend a hand when a teammate needs help moving something forward. About the Opportunity As our Director of Postsecondary and Workforce Connections, you\'re the lead of our program\'s relationship to the institutions that serve students after high school. You\'re passionate about accelerating students to high-quality post-secondary programs. You recognize that a four-year degree after high school isn\'t the only path to economic empowerment. You make this happen both through building strong relationships, telling a compelling story, and, primarily, through strategic and creative program design. You understand how institutions differ from community to community, and that their systems and incentives vary, and in that context can quickly recognize patterns so that you can develop a nationally successful solution for a local challenge. When our students have easy paths to and through high-impact postsecondary programs, including reliable opportunities to receive credit for their Career Kickstart courses and exams, it\'s because of the strategies you\'ve designed and delivered. In this role, you will: Research and Relationship Building * Conduct a landscape analysis of post-secondary credit policies and programs, as well as evaluate the relative value of various post-secondary programs in advancing students to long-term success * Attend conferences and build trusting and productive relationships with key thought leaders in the field * As we develop our program and proposal, evaluate the merits and risks of the proposal and solicit feedback to gauge viability with key stakeholders * Charter and manage an external advisory board of sector experts Program and Policy Design * Ensure Career Kickstart program completers are able to accelerate through high-value community college programs by getting recognition and credit for the work they do in Career Kickstart * Craft a compelling vision and strategies for how Career Kickstart will incentivize post-secondary programs, particularly community colleges, to recognize Career Kickstart courses and exams for credit