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(October 14, 2014) 

Director, Student Support Services
South Florida State College (Avon Park, FL)

Open Until Filled

Phone — (863) 784-7132
WWW — (http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com/)

Job Description
Full-time, grant-funded position responsible for the success for the Student Support Services program (TRIO). Master’s (or higher) degree in guidance/counseling, social work, education, administration or a related field required. Five years of experience in postsecondary education required, including at least 3 years working in a student support services or similar program. Must have working knowledge of financial aid, demonstrated to commitment to the advancement of disadvantaged students, and grants management experience. Public relations and supervisory skills required. Must have personal experience overcoming barriers similar to those faced by program participants. Competitive salary plus benefits. Open until filled. Visit (http://sfsc.interviewexchange.com/) for a detailed position announcement. (863) 784-7132. EA/EO.

(October 22, 2014) 

Business Development Manager
Council for Opportunity in Education (Washington, D.C.)

Alvin Phillips
E-mail — (a.vp@coenet.us)

Job Description
YOU are a motivated, sales-minded professional who enjoys working with clients and teammates in a collaborative environment. You are looking to join a more than 30-year-old, mission-focused organization that will support your growth and reward your contributions.

WE are looking for sales-savvy individuals who are ready to showcase their business development skills. Our opening for a Business Development Manager in Washington, D.C. presents a tremendous opportunity for you to grow your career with a non-profit organization focused on college access and success. We go to great lengths to recruit and retain top talent to achieve our mission and to bring new thinking to program practice and development.

The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) is a membership-based nonprofit whose mission is to achieve college access and success for low-income students, first-generation students, and students with disabilities. The mission is realized through program and professional development for college access and success professionals, research and evaluation, advocacy, and technological innovations such as empower.

COE developed empower, The College Readiness Analytics Solution, to support the implementation of college access and career readiness goals for schools and use technology to help community partners, college coaches, administrators and other stakeholders to access and analyze data.

Job Responsibilities

The Business Development Manager of the Council for Opportunity in Education is responsible for new business development, building and maintaining quality relationships with clients, managing accounts and assignments, and creating the necessary collateral for clients. As a key member of a cross-departmental team, you will have the following responsibilities.

  • Identify strategic opportunities and prospects that can further COE’s business objectives for empower
  • Represent empower externally, including preparing business cases, submitting suggestions for product changes, and informing the team about potential partnerships
  • Provide support for marketing activities and events
  • Demonstrate core management skills such as effective client interaction, active listening, building trust-based relationships, expectation management and scope management
  • Conduct in-depth market scan and needs analysis to identify competitors and opportunities


COE enjoys a creative, business-casual work environment that promotes personal and professional well-being. Perks of the position include: excellent starting pay; performance incentives; comprehensive health, dental, and vision benefits; company-sponsored life and disability insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts; Employee Assistance Program; company-matched 403(b) retirement savings; generous paid time off (vacation & sick time, personal leave, holidays, a week off between Christmas and New Year’s); parking or public transit benefit.

Desired Skills and Experience

The Business Development Manager must maintain a high level of responsibility and work with multiple stakeholders both within and outside of COE. Ideal candidates would have previous experience and/or relationships in the education sector (school districts, education NGOs) as well as background in general product technology. Superior time management and exceptional communication skills are essential for success in this position. A Bachelor’s degree is required (MBA is a plus) and 3-5 years of experience as a product manager or consultant in higher education.

Send cover letter and resume to (a.vp@coenet.us), Subject Line: Resume for HR. Alternatively, send correspondence to Council for Opportunity in Education, 1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20005-3516, ATTN: Human Resources, or fax to (202) 347-0786. No phone calls accepted.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity — apply today!