About College Track
College Track is a comprehensive college completion program that equips students from underserved communities to be the first in their families to graduate with a bachelor’s degree. We do this by offering a holistic, asset-based program that invests in each of our scholars over the course of 10 years: from high school, to college, through the launch of their careers. In 1997, our organization began with 25 students in East Palo Alto. Today, we serve nearly 5,000 alumni and scholars. Our 12 centers for high school students are located in underserved communities across California, Colorado, Louisiana and the D.C. Metro Area. Our college scholars are on higher education campuses across the nation, and our alumni community is 1,100 and growing. To learn more, please visit www.collegetrack.org.
The Vice President of Philanthropy will oversee College Track’s fundraising efforts through the management of our Individual Philanthropy, Institutional Philanthropy, and Public Funding teams. Managing a focused portfolio of major donors and funders, the Vice President of Philanthropy is both a strategist and active fundraiser, supporting College Track’s strategic priority of achieving long-term financial sustainability. In FY23 (ending June 30, 2023), College Track raised $47 million and our revenue goal for FY24 is $53.5 million.
This position reports to the Chief Philanthropy Officer and is a member of the National Leadership Team, Philanthropy Leadership Team, and Philanthropy Team. Through the National Leadership Team and their day-to-day work, this position collaborates closely with the Philanthropic Operations and Initiatives (including Philanthropy Operations, Grants Team, and Events and Campaigns), Finance, Research and Evaluation, and Education teams.
This is an ideal opportunity for a seasoned philanthropy professional, strategic thinker, and skilled leader and people manager. Ideal candidates will have a passion for College Track’s mission and ability to communicate our vision to a diverse group of constituents.
Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Karen Yetman Rea and Nikki Lynch of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to by filling out our Talent Profile.