Chief Program Officer
Founded in 1981, 10,000 Degrees is a leading college success nonprofit organization in California with a mission to support students from low-income backgrounds get to and through college in order to positively impact their communities and world. 10,000 Degrees envisions a world in which all children have equitable opportunities to realize their potential regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic background. They believe that education is the foundation of a just and equitable society. Students and their families as well as school and local leaders each play a crucial role educating the next generation and strengthening the economic vitality and social health of our communities.
This is a unique opportunity for an experienced Chief Program Officer (CPO) to be part of a dynamic team and organization committed to achieving educational equity. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer and serving on the Executive Team, the CPO will help to inform, lead and guide the organization through its next phase of growth all while nurturing a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization. The CPO will bring deep experience in college access and success, expertise in using data to drive decisions, and a deep understanding of program development and execution to this role. This is a leader whose presence and energy are felt throughout the organization and whose ability to foster and develop relationships keeps them connected to staff and students at all levels throughout the 10,000 Degrees community.
The CPO is a coach and player who values the contributions of staff and ensures that they have an environment where their work, ideas and their lived experience are honored and appreciated as assets to the programming of 10,000 Degrees. The CPO will be comfortable and experienced at viewing and evaluating the programming through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion with the goal of increasing diversity, ensuring true equity and promoting an inclusive environment for both staff and students. For a complete description of the role, please visit the Position Profile.