College Possible Leadership Team
  • 18-Aug-2022 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Senior Manager , Coach Instruction - NAT
  • USA
  • Full Time
  • Open Until Filled

Senior Manager, Coach Instruction

College Possible National Office - Remote

About College Possible: As one of the largest and most successful college access and success programs in the country, since 2000 College Possible has helped more than 80,000 students from under-represented communities get into and through college through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. Its pioneering model matches students with a near-peer coach and an evidence-based curriculum designed to help students overcome the most common barriers to getting into college and completing their degree - all at no cost to students or their families. Nationwide, College Possible students are three times more likely to earn a bachelor's degree within six years than their peers from similar backgrounds.

College Possible is a proud AmeriCorps program. AmeriCorps is a federal agency that brings people together to tackle the country's most pressing challenges through national service. Our AmeriCorps members commit to a year of service as a College Possible coach in communities throughout the country. Many coaches represent the identities of the students they serve, and each brings a commitment to social justice and closing the college equity divide.

Our near-peer coaching model has earned national recognition: the inaugural Evergreen National Education Award recognized our leadership in increasing access to and success in college for students from low-income backgrounds. It also earns top-of-field results: a Harvard study found that the program more than doubles a student's chance of enrolling in a four-year college, and our students are four times more likely to become college graduates than their low-income peers. College Possible has an annual operating budget of $33 million, more than 200 full-time employees and more than 300 AmeriCorps and VISTA service members. During the 2021-2022 school year, we reached an estimated 24,000 students nationwide. During the 2021-2022 school year, we reached an estimated 24,000 students nationwide.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

College Possible is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks to build a diverse workforce to create impact in partnership with the communities we serve. We welcome a diverse pool of qualified applicants. For each of its positions, College Possible is mindful about what best serves our students, and seeks to hire staff with relevant experience, skills and aptitude, and a commitment to the power of education. To learn more, read our Diversity and Inclusion Plan.

Headquartered in Saint Paul, MN, College Possible operates: regional sites in Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Omaha, NE; Philadelphia, PA; Portland, OR; and Seattle, WA; College Forward in Austin, TX; and Catalyze partnerships in California, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, and Tennessee. Learn more at

Equal Opportunity Employer

College Possible is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals and conduct all possible activities in fully accessible settings.

Your Role as Senior Manager, Coach Instruction:

College Possible seeks an energetic, innovative, results-oriented program professional with strong leadership skills for the position of Senior Manager, Coach Instruction. This position works in partnership with the National Program Team and Site Program. They are responsible for the design and development of College Possible's Coaching Model and Rubric and Coach Training Program and ensure the quality and consistency in how coaching services are delivered to students. This position requires a creative leader to lead the development instructional training and materials that undergird our evidence-based program. It provides leadership to our national organization in developing and enhancing our program model by focusing on the Coaching Model and Coach Training across all programs in the organization. Successful applicants will possess a sincere interest in empowering youth, a passion for higher education, and will demonstrate a history of outstanding project management and sustained focus on strategic goals resulting in significant program improvement.

  • Coaching Model and Rubric: Use your passion for learning to stay up to date on the newest trends in digital training, interactive learning paths and microlearning trends. Share innovations with the team to be sure we all have the same knowledge of the industry. Contribute to the evolution and development of the Digital Education department. Be able to clearly articulate rationale for learning approaches based on sound learning science, adult learning principles, interoperability standards, and web accessibility standards. Continually research methods and techniques in workplace training and remain up-to-date on developments within the industry and competitors.
  • Training/Continuous Learning Plan: Create impactful learning experiences for Coaches that fulfill desired Program outcomes and drive behavioral change for Coaches. Design, remix, upgrade and invigorate existing training plans to increase relevance and impact. Develop appropriate tools and materials (facilitator guide, participant workbooks, on-line job aids, etc.). Leverage appropriate instructional strategies based on content type, learner attributes, delivery platforms, and business need.
  • Implement Continuous Learning Plan: Project manage all activities to implement Welcome Weeks. Develop detailed plans, which include key activities, timelines, and resource requirements needed to achieve objectives. Coordinate efforts to create course content, simulations, scenarios, as well as write, record audio script and work with SME's and other voice talent to ensure proper pronunciation and style. When necessary, work with video production and graphic sources to produce final versions of course materials. Facilitate appropriate training sessions for A*C Coaches and Program Leadership Team.
  • Develop Instructional Tools and Supports for Coaches: In order for recent college graduates to become effective coaches, they need training, tools, and supports to deliver the curriculum effectively. The incumbent will be responsible for identifying, designing, and developing the instructional supports needed for effective curriculum delivery. This may take the form of "teacher's guides", training, observational tools for supervisors, etc. This work will need to be closely coordinated with the Senior Manager, Curriculum Design and Development. Members of other teams, or external resources, may be identified and utilized to achieve these goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You Bring


  • Bachelor's degree in Curriculum Design, Instructional Technology, or related field required.
  • Master's Degree preferred. Related Work Experience:
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in the education field required.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in the instructional design space required.
  • Experience managing complex, cross-team projects.

Computer/Software Skills:

  • Strong aptitude with a variety of software and learning management systems and technologies.
  • Excellent computer skills, including strong proficiency in: Microsoft and Google products

Other Skills, Abilities and Requirements:

  • Entrepreneurial mind-set and strategic planning.
  • Innovative thinking and problem solving.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with multiple project stakeholders.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Established record of work with diverse populations.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a high performing team.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds when needed
  • Office environment with limited travel
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for a minimum of 7 hours a day

What We Offer

In addition to joining a committed, diverse, values-based organization, we offer:

  • An opportunity for you to have a tremendous impact both internally and in the broader country
  • a competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • excellent benefits including complete health, dental, life, short-term and long-term insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Encouraged sustainability through a generous paid time off program
  • Personalized professional development and growth opportunities

To Join Our Growing College Possible Team

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