Richmond Promise launches search for new team member

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By Kathy Chouteau

Richmond Promise—a college success initiative that aims to build a college graduating culture in Richmond via a college scholarship, collaborative partnerships and supportive programming—is looking to hire a full-time college access and scholarship operations coordinator to join its team.

The position’s salary range is $55,000 to $65,000, based on experience, and benefits include health care, retirement 401K match, paid holidays and vacation. The ideal candidate for this position will be “passionate about the mission of the Richmond Promise and equitable access to higher education,” per the organization in its job description, adding that they should also believe “deeply in doing whatever it takes to help our students succeed.”

Primary responsibilities for the role include spearheading the Richmond Promise’s high school student outreach/support, student services, community events and public relations, per the organization. The successful candidate will also help with key behind-the-scenes functions including scholarship disbursement, data collection and application review for students applying for the Richmond Promise scholarship.

While work associated with this role will take place, in part, remotely amid the pandemic, the candidate should be prepared to also work at West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) and Contra Costa Community College school sites, as well as at the Richmond Promise’s own Civic Center Plaza office in Richmond.

Reliable transportation is required for the role, as is evening/weekend work for events. The person hired for this position will report to both the associate director of programs & partnerships and the associate director of operations & scholarships.

Check out the full job description here; the position remains open until filled. To apply, send a letter of interest, resume and references to Miguel Molina, associate director of programs and partnerships, at [email protected]. In the email’s subject line, write “[coordinator] + [your last name].”

Richmond Promise was made possible through Chevron Richmond’s commitment to invest $35 million over a ten year period to fund post-secondary education for Richmond students. Ultimately, Richmond Promise aims to promote a college-graduating culture among the city’s youth. Learn more about Richmond Promise here.