The Organization

College Access Now (CAN) empowers students from low-income families to access, enroll in, and graduate from college at rates equal to their more advantaged peers. CAN’s vision is that all students have the opportunity to graduate from college—regardless of income or background. CAN’s program model combines a deep understanding of the challenges students from low-income families face with national data and over ten years of program results to develop an intensive, relationship-based program that supports high school students for up to eight years until their college graduation. CAN has an internal staff of 17 and an operating budget of $2.1M, plus 30 additional program staff from AmeriCorps.

The Opportunity

CAN seeks a dynamic, passionate, and proven Executive Director (ED) to lead the organization forward as it continues to deepen its impact in the lives of students and their families. This is an exceptional opportunity for an individual who has the desire and experience to lead CAN to achieve outstanding outcomes for its students and continue its excellent reputation with funders, partners, and the community. The ideal candidate will be a proven leader who is committed to CAN’s mission and the communities they serve, has experience working with a Board of Directors, fundraising, and engaging with and developing young professionals. 

To read more about CAN’s organizational priorities, the characteristics of the ideal candidate, minimum qualifications and how to apply, please view the full profile here.

To Be Considered

CAN is a progressive, equal opportunity employer and is committed to assembling a diverse and talented staff. CAN encourages candidates of color, first generation college graduates, or candidates with national service experience to apply. Cover letters expressing your passion for the mission and fit for the role should be addressed to Mikkell Roeland.

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply by sending a thoughtful cover letter that articulates your interest in the position and fit for the role to Mikkell Roeland. Please submit your cover letter and resume to the Waldron candidate portal no later than September 30th, 2017

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