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We support over 300 community colleges across the country to create opportunities and remove barriers for the students they serve. Our team is growing all the time — explore our open positions.

Why ATD?

Conceived as an initiative in 2004 by Lumina Foundation and seven founding partner organizations, Achieving the Dream (ATD) now leads the most comprehensive non-governmental reform movement for student success in higher education history. Together with our network of over 300 institutions of higher education, 75 coaches and advisors, and numerous investors and partners working throughout 45 states and the District of Columbia, we are helping more than 4 million community college students have a better chance of realizing greater economic opportunity and achieving their dreams.

ATD stands in solidarity with marginalized students and is committed to making equity a reality. We believe that for colleges to advance student success, ensuring equity is paramount. Since our founding in 2004, we have taken seriously our responsibility to support ATD Network colleges in their work to dismantle the structural barriers that students face in our institutions.

Through our equity statement, we are setting the direction we expect our colleges to navigate: a direction that reinforces an institution-wide commitment to transformational change that eliminates systemic barriers, addresses student needs, and increases social justice and equity.

Job Overview  

Reporting to the Chief Program and Network Officer, the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning (EDTL) is responsible for overseeing and advancing the strategic vision and direction for ATD’s framework to support network colleges and the field build capacity to center a culture of teaching and learning excellence in their transformation work to improve equitable student success. The EDTL leads the creation, implementation, and scaling of a comprehensive suite of teaching and learning services and the strategic matching of these services to the college journey.  The EDTL is the lead subject matter expert and thought leader on pedagogy, curriculum, instruction, and professional learning in higher education. This position develops the short and long-term vision and goals as well as supervises the Teaching and Learning team and works collaboratively with the Chief Program and Network Officer to establish a culture of high expectation and shared responsibility for equitable access to high quality and culturally relevant instruction. The EDTL works to create authentic partnerships with academic leaders, funders, and other teaching and learning thought leaders to advance ATD’s standing as teaching and learning experts. This position elevates ATD’s learnings regarding effective pedagogical and structural practices in a variety of national venues, leads Teaching and Learning grants, and generates opportunities for related fee-for-service activities. The EDTL represents the organization at learning events, conferences, partner workgroups, and other external facing engagements.

This position includes budgetary and supervisory responsibility for consultants and staff and shares responsibility with the program team and the marketing team in curating learning to advance thought leadership in the field.  This position works collaboratively with cross-organizational and external stakeholders in support of teaching and learning business development strategies.

Duties and Responsibilities  

Teaching and Learning Program Leadership & Innovation (30%)

  • In collaboration with the Chief Program and Network Officer, lead the strategic direction for teaching and learning innovation, programming and service delivery aligned with organizational goals.
  • Lead and assess the development and execution of the Teaching and Learning portfolio including professional learning for faculty, culturally responsive teaching, equity-centered instruction, open educational resources, open pedagogy, AI in teaching and learning, and digital learning resources and services.
  • Lead and foster a culture of scholarly inquiry into teaching and learning high impact practices.
  • In collaboration with senior leadership, steward and cultivate relationships with grant funders and other key partners to advance ATD’s mission and goals.
  • Oversee curriculum development, implementation, and assessment of equity-centered teaching and learning initiatives.

Thought Leadership and Content Development (20%)

  • Execute and lead the strategy to develop field-facing resources such as toolkits, white papers, case studies, and formal presentations that inform the field on high-impact practices for teaching and learning excellence.
  • Lead the design and delivery of ATD Teaching and Learning events and convenings and provide expertise for peer learning events.
  • Lead the curation of content, tools, and resources for ATD’s Strategy Hub.
  • Collaborate with the research and assessment team and marketing and communication teams to identify compelling narratives, promising practices, and lessons for the field. 

Coaching and Service Delivery (20%)

  • Provide subject matter expertise in teaching and learning through coaching.
  • Serve as college relationship manager to support colleges in aligning services to their current needs.
  • Collaborate with coaching team in implementing coaching strategies leading to improved student learning outcomes.

Management, Supervision, Operations and Administration (20%)

  • Ensure that team budgets, grants, and contracts are effectively managed, meeting deadlines and deliverables on time and within budget.
  • Provide strategic leadership and oversight for staff responsible for the development and delivery of programs, projects, and support services. 
  • Oversee assigned grant and project budgets and resources to ensure compliance and strategic use of resources.
  • Supervise, provide training and coaching, and define responsibilities, priorities, and goals for all direct reports.

Business Development (10%)

  • Work with organizational leadership to identify and pursue potential funding and partnership opportunities that support teaching and learning program development.
  • Contribute to the development of grant proposals and grant budgets.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities 

  • Expert written and oral communication and presentation skills; ability to communicate effectively with various audiences including technical, professional, and executive.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, details, and competing priorities.
  • Proven ability and success in teaching and learning innovation and strategy development, execution, and scaling and leading team operations.

Qualifications/Experience 

  • Master’s degree required with 6+ years related experience in teaching and learning leadership and supervision.
  • Demonstrated success in program, budget, and grant management. 
  • Post-secondary teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated project management experience. Doctoral degree in academic discipline, higher education, or related field preferred.
  • Senior-level experience in higher education leadership and/or regional/national student success movements preferred.
  • Nonprofit leadership experience preferred.
  • Community college faculty, staff or administrator experience leading teaching and learning teams, projects and/or programs preferred.

Core Competencies   

Collaboration: Demonstrates respect, humility, and willingness to collaborate when seeking to understand others and making decisions.

Equity Mindset: Demonstrates capacity to recognize and address racialized structures, policies, and practices, that produce and sustain racial inequities.

Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn; continually seeks out and applies new learning to activate change or improvements.

Systems Thinking: Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system and maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Travel between sites via driving, flying or another method is also required.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion  

Achieving the Dream believes that diversity, equity and inclusion is critical to its work and its mission.  ATD takes meaningful steps to promote inclusion in its hiring, retention, promotion, and board recruitment, and supports equity work at the community colleges it serves.

Equal Opportunity Employer  

Achieving the Dream is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment. Employment policies and decisions are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally- protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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Job Overview  

The HR Generalist (Talent Management & Organizational Development) works in partnership with the Executive Director of HR to lead the team’s work around organizational development, internal communication, and employee engagement. The position will assist in employee onboarding, training and development, performance management, and employee engagement and satisfaction. The role will ensure compliance processes are followed across all accountability areas. This position will collaborate with all levels of the organization to develop and strengthen the employee experience and build the capacity of ATD by supporting team supervisors and staff to ensure proper structure and organizational support for onboarding, training, performance, and compliance.

Duties and Responsibilities 

Talent Development and Engagement (60%)

  • In partnership with the HR team and organizational stakeholders, design and implement developmental initiatives, action plans, programs, and training recommendations.
  • In partnership with the HR team, develop, coordinate, and facilitate individual or group training that furthers organizational strategic goals.
  • Help support bridging equity and competencies into all positions across the organization.
  • Integrate competencies into HR systems – including recruitment, performance management, leadership development, and performance conversations.
  • Ensure smooth running of performance and talent management across the organization.
  • Continuously develop updated training content for both new hires and tenured staff.
  • Assist in employee engagement and satisfaction initiatives including survey implementation and analysis.
  • Track performance, engagement, and training and development metrics.

Onboarding (25%)

  • Ensure completion of pre-onboarding paperwork and incoming staff set up with internal checklist.
  • Orient new employees to work/office with an initial orientation session on day one of work. 
  • With the help of supervisors, create onboarding plans for new staff and schedule appropriate 1:1s.
  • Make sure new staff have completed the required training, including the onboarding module, within the appropriate time.
  • Maintain buddy system documentation and assist in assigning a new buddy to each new hire.
  • Send onboarding survey, 30 and 90 days after hire to each new staff, as well as perform mid-year and end of the year check-ins.
  • Work with supervisor to make sure employee has 30/60/90-day goals.
  • Maintain employee exit checklist and work cross-functionally to ensure each employee is being checked out properly upon exit.
  • Ensure 90-day evaluation for new staff.
  • Track onboarding and staff-related metrics.

Human Resource Support (15%)

  • Partner with the HR team to develop and maintain HR procedures, processes, and practices, including onboarding, performance, engagement, and employee development standard operating procedures.
  • Partner with team members to provide appropriate support to staff and supervisors on different HR functional areas.
  • Provide professional support to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participate in internal workgroups and committees.
  • Review all policies and practices through the lens of compliance. 
  • Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in Human Resources.  
  • Ensures ATD follows all applicable regulations governing employees (including without limitation the American with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Fair Labor Standards Act, OSHA requirements) with respect to posters, notices, announcements, and any other matter concerning compliance.
  • Recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to continually improve efficiency of the department and services provided.  
  • Maintain OSHA compliance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities  

  • Knowledge of racial equity and inclusion principles: Understands ways that race, and other identities intersect and understands the historical context for racial inequity and its present-day implications.
  • Highly organized and motivated: Able to create and maintain organizational systems and to juggle competing demands and prioritize without sacrificing quality, including planning backwards to meet deadlines, and asking for help when needed.
  • Models and inspires accountability: Inspires and motivates others to act and meet goals.
  • Has a coach and learning mentality: Helps others grow and uses coaching, training, and feedback to develop others and support problem-solving.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; experience with a project management tool is a plus.
  • Detail-oriented and with demonstrated ability to analyze, produce, and present relevant information.
  • Able to work in a collaborative, hybrid work environment.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to diplomatically interact with employees on all levels in a professional manner.
  • Ability to resolve complex issues and prioritize tasks.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of performance management and training and development best practices.

Qualifications/Experience  

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three (3) years of experience or seven (7) years of direct HR experience in various functional areas at a generalist or business partner level preferred.
  • PHR certification and/or SHRM-CP preferred.
  • Experience in developing, implementing, and measuring strategic programs around employee development preferred.
  • Experience in successfully developing multiple areas of a human resources department as a generalist preferred.
  • Experience with relevant legal requirements in relation to employment law and its application to the department’s day-to-day work, company policy documentation, and staff welfare.
  • Experience in developing training and coaching for staff preferred.
  • Experience with integrating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging into functional work.

Supervisory Requirements: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Core Competencies 

Collaboration: Demonstrates respect, humility, and willingness to collaborate when seeking to understand others and making decisions.

Equity Mindset: Demonstrates capacity to recognize and address racialized structures, policies, and practices, that produce and sustain racial inequities.

Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn; continually seeks out and applies new learning to activate change or improvements.

Systems Thinking: Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system and maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Equal Opportunity Employer  

Achieving the Dream is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment. Employment policies and decisions are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally- protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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About Us: 

Achieving the Dream is a partner and champion of more than 300 community colleges across the country. Drawing on our expert coaches, groundbreaking programs, and national peer network, we provide institutions with integrated, tailored support for every aspect of their work — from foundational capacities such as leadership, data, and equity to intentional strategies for supporting students holistically, building K–12 partnerships, and more. We call this Whole College Transformation. Our vision is for every college to be a catalyst for equitable, antiracist, and economically vibrant communities. We know that with the right partner and the right approach, colleges can drive access, completion rates, and employment outcomes — so that all students can access life-changing learning that propels them into community-changing careers. 

Achieving the Dream (ATD) believes that equity — our core founding principle — is the driving force to achieve the educational, economic, and social benefits of higher education for the students we serve. We believe that when colleges intentionally design and implement antiracist and just structures, policies, and practices that combat oppression, students and their communities thrive. Higher education must interrogate the disconnect between institutionalized practices that impact student success and the systemic structures and processes that continue to oppress and exclude students based on the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender identity, language, (dis)ability, sexual orientation, economic status, and/or religion. 

Achieving the Dream remains steadfast in our commitment to delivering student-centered strategies to guide and support colleges to disrupt and dismantle historical systemic discriminatory legacies, structures, and barriers that prevent community members from prospering. We expect ATD Network colleges to honor their institutional responsibilities to create and invest in thriving local communities by leveraging their leadership positions to actualize social, economic, and racial justice. Through bold actions, colleges must transform their practices to target and eliminate specific barriers to student success and address their students’ needs by centering equity within their local context. 

To learn more about ATD’s commitment to equity, review our Equity Statement: ATD’s Equity Statement 

To learn more about our organization and mission, visit our homepage: www.achievingthedream.org

About This Role:  

Job Overview 

Reporting to the Executive Director of Program Development, the Director of Workforce Alignment is responsible for leading, designing, and implementing ATD’s innovative Texas-based Professional Learning Communities and Equipping Texas Students to Earn Industry-Aligned Credentials projects. The Director will work closely with leaders across programs including network engagement, holistic student supports, teaching and learning, equity and K-12 programs to analyze institutional and program data and set clear goals aligned to project expectations and milestones. The Director will also manage the projects’ overarching goals and deliverables, anticipate potential challenges to guarantee the on-schedule fulfillment of tasks and projects, and monitor program effectiveness. This also includes leading efforts to strategically disseminate project findings and high-impact practices externally with support from ATD’s marketing and communications team and integrating lessons learned with ATD’s overall approach to institutional and community transformation. 

This position includes budgetary and supervisory responsibility for consultants and staff as the work progresses. This position also represents the organization and external-facing capacities. The Director engages in various educational events and shares responsibility with the program team and the marketing team in curating learning to advance thought leadership in the field.

Duties and Responsibilities

Program Management, Implementation and Service Development and Team Supervision (40%)  

  • Lead cross-functional project management for the Texas-based Professional Learning Communities and Equipping Texas Students to Earn Industry-Aligned Credentials projects. 
  • Lead development and delivery of select programming to support ATD network colleges in implementing innovative practices that advance strategies including shortened academic terms and the creation of industry aligned K-college workforce credentials. 
  • Adapt select learnings and tools developed with grant-funded initiatives and with the program team and collaboration with coaching and network engagement, integrate them into a portfolio of college-facing professional development products and services, and/or the Foundations of Transformation experience. 
  • In partnership with the Chief Program and Network Officer and program leads, manage the organization’s strategy to offer badges to professionals successfully completing ATD-approved programs.  
  • Oversee assigned grant and project budgets and resources to ensure compliance and strategic use of resources. 
  • Provide strategic leadership and oversight for staff assigned to support these projects.

Direct Support to Colleges (Coaching, Services, and Grant-Funded Learning Initiatives) (30%)  

  • Lead or support delivery of one or more ATD Program Initiatives in collaboration with ATD colleagues and/or subject matter experts.  
  • Provide subject matter expertise as a coach to select colleges in workforce development, CTE, flexible and high-impact course delivery, stackable and latticed credentials.

Thought Leadership and Content Development (20%) 

  • Work with program team leads and consultants to develop field-facing resources such as toolkits, white papers, case studies, and formal presentations that inform the field on high impact practices for K-12, workforce alignment and professional peer learning work. 
  • Support the design and delivery of ATD learning events and convenings. 
  • Curate content, tools, and resources for ATD’s Strategy Hub.

Business Development (10%) 

  • Work with organizational leadership to identify and pursue potential funding and partnership opportunities that support program development and sustainability of K-12, workforce alignment and professional learning communities. 
  • Contribute to the development of grant proposals and grant budgets. 

Required Skills/Qualifications/Experience 

  • Master’s degree with 5+ years related experience in workforce alignment and industry credential articulation, career and technical education pathways, or dual enrollment pathways. 
  • Program, budget and grant management experience. 
  • Supervisory and project management experience. 
  • Experience leading effective student success efforts that reduce time to degree. 
  • Experience with curriculum alignment to workforce needs including development of micro credentials. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and facilitate the engagement of external multiple stakeholders around solving a shared systemic problem. 
  • Ability to convey expert knowledge within areas of higher education relevant to equity, diversity, and inclusion. 
  • Expert written and oral communication and presentation skills; ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences including technical, professional, and executive. 
  • Detail-oriented and organized, with the ability to lead and execute multiple projects simultaneously.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications/Experience 

  • Experience with designing and implementing micro-credentials and stacking and latticing them within a broader program development strategy that offers learners options and pathways into careers of high value. 
  • Ability to crosswalk industry credentials into credit-bearing programs to enhance mobility. 
  • Understanding of the Business and IT disciplines and market demand and alignment opportunities, especially in Texas. 
  • Experience in embedding work-based learning and internship opportunities into curriculum pathways at scale and an understanding of the potential of apprenticeship programs in addressing labor market demand in non-traditional apprenticeship areas. 
  • Work experience in a community college environment. 
  • Demonstrated ability to form strong internal cross-functional working relationships to deliver results.

Core Competencies   

Collaboration: Demonstrates respect, humility, and willingness to collaborate when seeking to understand others and making decisions. 

Equity Mindset: Demonstrates capacity to recognize and address racialized structures, policies, and practices, that produce and sustain racial inequities. 

Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn; continually seeks out and applies new learning to activate change or improvements. 

Systems Thinking: Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system and maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.

Position Details 

Position Type:    Full Time, Exempt 

Salary Grade:    9 

Salary Range:    $125,000 – $135,000 

Reports To:    Executive Director, Program Development 

Work Location:    Remote or Texas 

Travel Required:    Moderate 

What We Offer: 

We continually strive to be a committed, diverse, values-based organization. We also offer a robust portfolio of benefits, including: 

  • Health, dental and vision insurance coverage   
  • 401K Retirement plan   
  • Optional pre-tax spending account for qualified medical FSA, dependent care FSA and commuter expenses  
  • Premiums paid by ATD for short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, life and AD&D insurance with options to elect and pay for additional coverage for spouse and children.  
  • Paid sick leave, vacation time, and personal daysAdditionally, ATD observes all 10 federal holidays and is closed the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and for Winter Break between December 25 and January 1 and currently offers four paid holidays during the summer months.  
  • Employee Assistance Program   
  • Professional Development allowance (for full-time employees on successful completion of 90-day intro period)  
  • Mobile First Work Policy: Remote work allows employees to work at home for all or part of their workweek as a viable, flexible work option to support the changing needs of employees. Upon hire, employees are notified of their work location (Silver Spring or Remote). Fully remote may not be appropriate for all positions at ATD. ATD wants to ensure that both employees and ATD will benefit from these arrangements.  

ATD strongly encourages applicants from diverse and historically underrepresented backgrounds to apply.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the role. 

Please include a cover letter along with your resume. In the cover letter please discuss the following: 

  • Why are you passionate about ATD’s mission?  
  • What qualities, experiences, or other considerations do you believe make you an ideal candidate for this position?  

Physical Demands:  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. 

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion  

Achieving the Dream believes that diversity, equity and inclusion is critical to its work and its mission.  ATD takes meaningful steps to promote inclusion in its hiring, retention, promotion, and board recruitment, and supports equity work at the community colleges it serves. 

Equal Opportunity Employer  

Achieving the Dream is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment.Employment policies and decisions are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally- protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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Job Overview 

The Research and Assessment intern will participate in evaluation and applied research activities as part of the research and assessment team at ATD. This internship will provide opportunities to gain experience working in an applied setting within a non-profit organization, including evaluation and research activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to a major survey build in Qualtrics along with supporting related report and dashboard development in Tableau or similar platform.
  • Contribute as part of a team doing qualitative analysis of documents related to college-wide student success work.
  • Employ both qualitative and quantitative research methods in a non-profit applied setting.
  • Work collaboratively with a cross-disciplinary research team.
  • Write reports for a lay audience to convey research results.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Demonstrate understanding of research and assessment functions in an applied, non-profit setting and be able to make basic judgements/decisions about research methodology in this setting.
  • Gain hands on experience in conducting qualitative data analysis with the use of qualitative data analysis software.
  • Gain hands on experience building surveys in Qualtrics or similar platform.
  • Build skills in developing automated reports and dashboards using Tableau or similar platform.
  • Grow writing skills by contributing to both qualitative and quantitative analysis reporting.
  • Develop professional skills in communication and collaboration with a specific emphasis on doing so in a remote setting.

Skills/Qualifications/Experience

  • Current graduate student (Masters or Doctorate level) in social sciences (education, human development, sociology, psychology, public policy, or similar field).
  • Completed coursework must include graduate research methods courses including both quantitative and qualitative methods and analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting literature reviews and writing research reports.
  • This is a virtual position. In addition to the research skills needed to participate in the work, a strong candidate will be self-directed. The research and assessment team works collaboratively, and good communication skills are an asset to participating fully in the team. This is a learning internship, and strong candidates will have an interest in the fields of education and higher education, particularly in the context of community colleges, along with a desire to explore research in a non-profit setting.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, including spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Experience using qualitative software such as dedoose or NVIVO.
  • Experience doing multi-methods projects a bonus.

Core Competencies

Collaboration: Demonstrates respect, humility, and willingness to collaborate when seeking to understand others and making decisions.

Equity Mindset: Demonstrates capacity to recognize and address racialized structures, policies, and practices, that produce and sustain racial inequities.

Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn; continually seeks out and applies new learning to activate change or improvements.

Systems Thinking: Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system and maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.

ATD strongly encourages applicants from diverse and historically underrepresented backgrounds to apply.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the role.

Along with your resume/CV, please provide an unofficial transcript from your graduate work, as well as a cover letter in which you discuss the following:

  • How will working at ATD contribute to your post-graduate school goals?
  • What qualities, experiences, or other considerations do you believe make you an ideal candidate for this position?

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 

Achieving the Dream believes that diversity, equity and inclusion is critical to its work and its mission.  ATD takes meaningful steps to promote inclusion in its hiring, retention, promotion, and board recruitment, and supports equity work at the community colleges it serves.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

Achieving the Dream is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment. Employment policies and decisions are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally- protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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Job Overview 

Achieving The Dream is seeking an Information Technology Intern to support the IT department. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, enjoys interacting with people, solving problems, reaching new heights and is not afraid of a challenge.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support ATD’s IT infrastructure and enterprise applications.
  • Assist in data maintenance for ATD’s client database and other core systems.
  • Assist with requests and troubleshoot issues, working with diverse user groups.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Gain experience in the field of Systems Administration (Azure, M365, Salesforce, etc.)
  • Gain experience working with a small but agile team of IT professionals.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of non-profit IT needs.
  • Data Management & Security
  • Technical Support & Training
  • Demonstrate an understanding of IT policies and compliance.
  • Gain experience with large enterprise software applications including Office 365 and Salesforce.
  • Develop skill competencies specific to an occupation or professional interest.

Skills/Qualifications/Experience

  • Demonstrated software and technology knowledge, both theoretical (coursework) and practical.
  • Demonstrated research and general IT systems administration skills.
  • Basic familiarity with modern programming languages, patterns, and frameworks.
  • Basic familiarity with modern relational database designs and interactions.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, databases, and word processing.
  • Detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and able to work independently while meeting specific deadlines.

Core Competencies

Collaboration: Demonstrates respect, humility, and willingness to collaborate when seeking to understand others and making decisions.

Equity Mindset: Demonstrates capacity to recognize and address racialized structures, policies, and practices, that produce and sustain racial inequities.

Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn; continually seeks out and applies new learning to activate change or improvements.

Systems Thinking: Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system and maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.

ATD strongly encourages applicants from diverse and historically underrepresented backgrounds to apply.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the role.   

Please include a cover letter along with your resume. In the cover letter please discuss the following:

  • Why do you believe in ATD’s mission?
  • What qualities, experiences, or other considerations do you believe make you an ideal candidate for this position?

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 

Achieving the Dream believes that diversity, equity and inclusion is critical to its work and its mission.  ATD takes meaningful steps to promote inclusion in its hiring, retention, promotion, and board recruitment, and supports equity work at the community colleges it serves.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

Achieving the Dream is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment. Employment policies and decisions are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally- protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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Job Overview 

Achieving The Dream is seeking a Marketing and Sales Intern. This intern will be an integral part of two teams, the Marketing & Communications team and the Services Management team, contributing to various projects aimed at enhancing ATD’s marketing and sales strategies. The intern will have the opportunity to work on a diverse range of tasks. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, enjoys interacting with a diverse range of colleagues and audiences, is a strong writer and communicator, and is working toward a degree in communications, digital media, or a related field.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze Email Campaigns: Evaluate the effectiveness of email campaigns across different events, providing insights and recommendations for optimization.
  • Sales and Marketing Collaboration: Collaborate with both the sales and marketing teams to identify opportunities for synergy.
  • Develop Staff Toolkit: Assist in the creation and design of a comprehensive toolkit for sales and marketing staff, including resources, tips, and talking points to improve their efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Explore Online Advertising Options: Research and investigate various online advertising platforms, with a focus on LinkedIn, to identify new opportunities for reaching our target audience.
  • Social Media Strategy: Utilize past stories to develop social assets aimed at elevating our organization’s presence and engaging our audience. May involve design of graphics.
  • Website Optimization: Work with the team to improve the search functionality on our website by tagging priority pages to enhance user experience and discoverability.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Marketing and Communication Strategy: Gain practical experience in developing and implementing marketing and communication strategies to achieve organizational goals.
  • Data Analysis and Insights: Develop skills in analyzing marketing campaign performance data to derive actionable insights and make informed decisions.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Learn how to effectively collaborate with different departments, such as sales and marketing, to achieve common objectives and foster a culture of teamwork.
  • Content Development: Enhance content creation skills by crafting compelling narratives and messages for various channels, including email campaigns, social media, and website content.
  • Digital Marketing Knowledge: Acquire knowledge of different online advertising platforms and strategies, with a focus on LinkedIn and social media marketing.
  • Website Optimization Techniques: Learn website optimization techniques, including SEO strategies and tagging practices, to improve search visibility and user experience.

Skills/Qualifications/Experience

  • Familiarity with and interest in digital media, marketing, sales, and/or written communications.
  • Candidate should be pursuing an undergraduate degree in Marketing, Communications, Sales, or a related field.
  • Strong writing and communication skills, with experience editing written work. Please provide 1-3 representative samples of your writing (no more than 10 pages total) along with your application.
  • Social media experience and basic graphic design skills using platforms such as Canva or Adobe.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • This is a virtual position. A strong candidate will be self-directed, with strong collaborative and communication skills, and able to work independently while meeting deadlines.

Core Competencies

Collaboration: Demonstrates respect, humility, and willingness to collaborate when seeking to understand others and making decisions.

Equity Mindset: Demonstrates capacity to recognize and address racialized structures, policies, and practices, that produce and sustain racial inequities.

Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn; continually seeks out and applies new learning to activate change or improvements.

Systems Thinking: Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system and maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.

ATD strongly encourages applicants from diverse and historically underrepresented backgrounds to apply.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the role.

Please include a cover letter along with your resume. In the cover letter please discuss the following:

  • Why do you believe in ATD’s mission?
  • What qualities, experiences, or other considerations do you believe make you an ideal candidate for this position?

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 

Achieving the Dream believes that diversity, equity and inclusion is critical to its work and its mission.  ATD takes meaningful steps to promote inclusion in its hiring, retention, promotion, and board recruitment, and supports equity work at the community colleges it serves.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

Achieving the Dream is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment. Employment policies and decisions are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally- protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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Job Overview 

The Teaching and Learning team is seeking a summer intern to assist in researching educational approaches and practices to support the development and enhancement of T&L services and assets. In this role the intern will be responsible for curating a diverse collection of multimodal instructional resources. These resources will include articles, videos, podcasts, guides, websites, blogs, as well as Open Educational Resources (OER). The focus of the research will center equity-focused, student-centered, and culturally responsive teaching and learning as it relates to T&L deliverables, services and assets. The intern will support staff across the teaching and learning team with presentations, projects, and service delivery. This internship will provide the intern with opportunities to contribute valuable insights to the team while enriching their educational journey.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Teaching and Learning team with research that will impact the development of new professional learning services and resources for faculty and faculty developers.
  • Conduct literature search to build a curated list of multimodal resources including articles, videos, podcasts, guides, websites and blogs, open educational resources (OER), books, and professional learning services (workshops, webinars, and courses).
  • Co-create measurement instruments (survey and interview questions) to support the continuous improvement process.
  • Create and design presentations (virtual and in person).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Practical Skills Development: Gain practical skills related to research, asset development, project coordination, content design and development, and experience working on a cross functional team.
  • Industry Knowledge: Advance understanding of the higher education, practices, policies and procedures, actively participating in day-to-day operations of the T&L team and gaining insights into the field, trends, challenges, and opportunities to advance equity in higher education.
  • Professional Networking: Engage with ATD professionals, partners, and constituents.
  • Communication Skills: Enhance problem-solving abilities by tackling real-world challenges related to addressing inequities in higher education and researching innovative solutions to improve the way students experience learning in educational spaces.
  • Cultural Understanding: Experience exposure to diverse work cultures and practices, fostering an appreciation for cultural differences and the ability to work effectively in multicultural environments.
  • Develop an understanding of issues and practices in a national non-profit setting.
  • Perform research and contribute to projects that will inform the intern’s desired educational and career journey.
  • Develop skill competencies specific to an occupation or professional interest.

Skills/Qualifications/Experience

  • Familiarity with and interest in higher education, student success, and teaching practices/modes, particularly with a community college focus.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, databases, word processing, and internet research.
  • Experience writing for a range of audiences and editing written work.
  • This is a virtual position. A strong candidate will be self-directed, with strong collaborative and communication skills, and able to work independently while meeting deadlines.

Core Competencies

Collaboration: Demonstrates respect, humility, and willingness to collaborate when seeking to understand others and making decisions.

Equity Mindset: Demonstrates capacity to recognize and address racialized structures, policies, and practices, that produce and sustain racial inequities.

Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn; continually seeks out and applies new learning to activate change or improvements.

Systems Thinking: Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system and maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.

ATD strongly encourages applicants from diverse and historically underrepresented backgrounds to apply.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the role.

Please include a cover letter along with your resume. In the cover letter please discuss the following:

  • Why do you believe in ATD’s mission?
  • What qualities, experiences, or other considerations do you believe make you an ideal candidate for this position?

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 

Achieving the Dream believes that diversity, equity and inclusion is critical to its work and its mission.  ATD takes meaningful steps to promote inclusion in its hiring, retention, promotion, and board recruitment, and supports equity work at the community colleges it serves.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

Achieving the Dream is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment. Employment policies and decisions are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally- protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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Job Overview 

This intern position will support the Network Engagement Team in developing new retention protocols for former network colleges, new protocols for prospective colleges, and support the research and copywriting for the ATD Strategy Hub (our digital, interactive tool highlighting learning initiatives in the field). The intern will liaise between the Network Engagement Team and Marketing & Communications on targeted lead generation and recruitment campaigns for former colleges and some prospective colleges. This position will assist with gathering research on former colleges to reconnect with former colleges and encourage them to rejoin the ATD network. In addition, the intern will work with departments across ATD to gather information on best practices for the ATD Strategy Hub and help draft new documents on strategies and college spotlights.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Network Engagement team with research on former and potential future network colleges to support network engagement, recruitment, and retention efforts.
  • Support research and copywriting for the ATD Strategy Hub, documents on strategies and college spotlights, and other ongoing initiatives and projects.
  • Participate in selected meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Gain experience in lead generation, recruitment, and retention.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of issues facing the higher education world, particularly community colleges.
  • Collaborate with staff across different functions at ATD.
  • Gain knowledge on diversity, inclusion, and equity initiatives.
  • Develop skills in professional communication.

Skills/Qualifications/Experience

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and ability to learn company-specific software.
  • Experience using relational databases.
  • This is a virtual position. A strong candidate will be self-directed, with strong collaborative and communication skills, and able to work independently while meeting deadlines.

Core Competencies

Collaboration: Demonstrates respect, humility, and willingness to collaborate when seeking to understand others and making decisions.

Equity Mindset: Demonstrates capacity to recognize and address racialized structures, policies, and practices, that produce and sustain racial inequities.

Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn; continually seeks out and applies new learning to activate change or improvements.

Systems Thinking: Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system and maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.

ATD strongly encourages applicants from diverse and historically underrepresented backgrounds to apply.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the role.

Please include a cover letter along with your resume. In the cover letter please discuss the following:

  • Why do you believe in ATD’s mission?
  • What qualities, experiences, or other considerations do you believe make you an ideal candidate for this position?

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 

Achieving the Dream believes that diversity, equity and inclusion is critical to its work and its mission.  ATD takes meaningful steps to promote inclusion in its hiring, retention, promotion, and board recruitment, and supports equity work at the community colleges it serves.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

Achieving the Dream is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment. Employment policies and decisions are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally- protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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