College Possible Leadership Team
  • 30-Jun-2017 to 31-Jul-2017 (CST)
  • Senior Manager of Training Strategy and Design - National Office
  • St. Paul, MN, USA
  • Full Time

College Possible is a growing nonprofit coaching low-income students to and through college to break the cycle of poverty and empower the next generation of leaders. Our model earns top-of-field results: a 2011 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 a budget of nearly $20 million, more than 100 full-time employees and more than 250 AmeriCorps and VISTA service members. During the 2016-2017 school year, we are serving 30,000 students in all 50 states, at more than 90 partner high schools and at more than 350 colleges.

College Possible is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and seeks to build a diverse workforce to promote effective work 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.

Headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, College Possible also operates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Portland, Oregon; Omaha, Nebraska; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Chicago, Illinois. We're joining forces with colleges to achieve a transformational impact: by 2021, we will partner with 400 colleges to serve 50,000 students.

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Basic Description

We are seeking a dynamic, high-energy, idealistic leader to join our successful, growing organization as part of our Catalyze team.  The Catalyze team is focused on developing a transformative model for scaling the number of students who can benefit from College Possible's proven methodology and curriculum, thereby increasing their chances of obtaining college degrees. This new service delivery model will equip partner institutions to integrate our coaching model into their own infrastructure to significantly expand the reach of our program. The Senior Manager of Training Strategy and Design will be responsible for the strategic direction, creation and oversight of comprehensive training programs and learner content for our partner institutions and the coaches serving on their campuses.

Essential Job Functions

Training Strategy Development:  Identify and lead the team in developing effective training strategies to support partner institutions in implementing College Possible's proven coaching model and curriculum. Strategically engage with partner institutions and program team to gather requirements and design training solutions to proactively meet these needs. Collaborate with program team to develop and optimize competency model, curriculum structure and training calendars. Identify and / or optimize mix of delivery modes, technology tools and vehicles to achieve learning objectives.

Instructional Design and Delivery:  Produce training content and other resources to achieve learning objectives through engaging experiences across all delivery modes (e.g., instructor-led, self-directed or blended learning models) and vehicles (e.g., webinars, documents, eLearning, quizzes, etc.). Develop and manage a resource library consisting of all training materials and other resources.  Ensure that learning management system is effectively delivering training content and responsive to the needs of partner institutions.

Evaluation, Tracking and Reporting on Progress: Determine process for tracking and reporting on institutional partner participants' training progress. Track and report learning evaluation data. Evaluate the data and results to identify opportunities for improving the content and delivery of the curriculum to partner institutions.

Support for Training Facilitation:  Provide support as needed to the program team in facilitating online and in-person trainings.

Management of External Consultants:  Oversee projects and / or responsibilities of external consultants related to learning technologies, content production, and learning management system administration.

Technical Consultation & Support:  Troubleshoot learning management system issues with partner institutions. Contribute to development of community of practice strategies and tactics, including opportunities for integration with learning technologies and systems as appropriate.

Other duties as assigned.

No direct reports initially, though addition of direct reports may occur over time.

Professional Requirements (Skills & Qualifications)

In addition to the requirements below, College Possible staff and service members are expected to demonstrate the Idealistic Leader traits of Strive to be Delightful, Energize Those in Your Presence, Keep Your Eyes on the Prize, Challenge Cynicism, Moccasin the Lives of Others, Learn to be Grateful and Have Fun, as expressed in our organizational value statement, and have a significant commitment to the mission of helping low-income students earn admission to college and persist toward degree completion.


  • Bachelor's degree in education, educational technology, instructional design or related field;
  • Master's degree preferred but not required.

Related Work Experience:

  • Five (5) years' experience in an instructional design and development role, especially in a higher-education or professional services setting;
  • Three (3) years' experience designing, developing, and delivering instructor-led and/or blended learning training;
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  • Experience developing and implementing training programs that are compliant with ADA and Section 508c requirements;
  • Technical expertise administering and managing a variety of learning management systems;
  • Understanding of learning tracking methodologies including SCORM and xAPI/TinCan;
  • Experience with designing and delivering HTML5 training content for mobile devices;
  • Project management;
  • Oversight of external consultants;
  • Experience with design thinking / test-and-learn methodology;
  • Entrepreneurial experience.

Computer/Software Skills:

  • Strong computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud;
  • Three (3) years' experience designing and developing eLearning courses in industry standard tools (e.g., Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate);
  • Graphic and visual design experience desired;
  • Audio and video production and editing experience desired.

Other Skills, Abilities and Requirements:

  • Desire to work in a growing nonprofit organization to successfully scale its new innovation strategy;
  • Comfort with ambiguity; must be able to assume responsibility with minimal direction, exercise initiative and good judgement in creating new things from the ground up;
  • Excellent communication, organization, and time management skills;
  • Commitment to excellence including strong attention to detail in work products;
  • Creative, solutions-oriented individual.


Salary commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits (complete health, dental, life, short-term and long-term insurance, 401(k) retirement plan and generous paid time off program).

To Apply Please apply at: Include a resume, cover letter and a list of three professional references.

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