College Possible Leadership Team
  • 21-Sep-2018 to 04-Jan-2019 (CST)
  • Human Resources
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • Full Time
  • Open Until Filled

College Possible is a growing nonprofit coaching students from low-income backgrounds 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 125 full-time employees and more than 250 AmeriCorps and VISTA service members. During the 2018-2019 school year, we will reach an estimated 23,000 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 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.

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 reach 50,000 students.

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Basic Description

The Senior Manager of Training and Engagement assesses employee and AmeriCorps member development needs and creates training solutions to address these needs. This includes professional development, compliance and diversity and inclusion trainings.  In addition, this position will identify processes to assess engagement of employees and AmeriCorps members, analyze data and develop solutions to drive engagement and a positive AmeriCorps experience.

Essential Job Functions

  • Conducts a training and development needs assessment for the organization to include employees and AmeriCorps members
  • Proposes training and development programs and objectives
  • Creates training content for employees and AmeriCorps members based on the needs of the organization; this includes training related to diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • Facilitates training as needed
  • Leads creation of annual LT Kick-Off agenda and content
  • Identifies external speakers and facilitators as needed
  • Conducts follow-up studies of all completed training to evaluate and measure results
  • Proposes and monitors spending against the departmental budget
  • Conducts employee and AmeriCorps member engagement assessments, including analysis and action plans, for the organization

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, Practice Empathy, 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 required in Human Resources, Business or related field required;

Related Work Experience:

  • A minimum of seven years of related work experience including five years' experience facilitating and creating training content;
  • Experience facilitating and creating training content related to diversity and inclusion work strongly preferred;
  • Experience facilitating and creating training content for a millennial work population strongly preferred;
  • Experience in a non-profit organization helpful;
  • Experience working in an AmeriCorps organization highly desired;

Computer/Software Skills:

  • Strong computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency in: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required;

Other Skills, Abilities and Requirements:

  • Strong training facilitation skills;
  • Must have a desire to engage in diversity, inclusion and/or equity work;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Self-starter with the ability to prioritize multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously;
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment;
  • Attention to detail, including proofreading and project follow-through;


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 and cover letter.

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