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LEDA is looking for highly skilled individuals to join our team. Check below for currently available opportunities.

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Director of Data Systems

Status: Full-time
Reports to: Senior Director of Programs

About the Position
Reporting to the Senior Director of Programs, the Director of Data Systems will provide strategic, programmatic, administrative, and analytical data support to all teams within the organization and relevant external partners, with a core focus on Salesforce management and platform integration.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage all large data collection and data entry projects to maximize accuracy and efficiency.
  • Provide ongoing training, feedback, and support to LEDA staff to ensure consistent data collection and tracking by all system users.
  • Work with managers and directors to orient new staff members to the Salesforce system and their specific user responsibilities.
  • Develop solutions to improve efficiency and integration of Salesforce and other systems for departmental contact management, case management, benchmark tracking, and outcome reporting needs.
  • Work with external vendors as needed to integrate and customize LEDA’s data systems.
  • Build dashboards and reports to meet the needs of program, development, communications, and leadership teams.
  • Advise senior leadership team on emerging applications and best practices for data tracking, reporting, use, and security.
  • Manage security, users, roles, profiles, groups, queues, and other setup options.
  • Regularly perform database de-duping, cleanup, and necessary software updates.
  • Create and maintain documentation on processes, policies, application configuration, and help-related materials for users as database features and applications are developed.
  • Monitor data quality on an ongoing basis to identify issues before they become major problems.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 4+ years of professional experience, including in a nonprofit setting
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator credential; Advanced Administrator preferred
  • Experience configuring Salesforce or other CRM integrated platforms, e.g. FormAssembly, TrueDialog, Tableau, etc.
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage and prioritize the demands of simultaneous projects and stakeholders
  • Passion for learning, problem-solving, innovating and sharing knowledge with others
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrated belief in LEDA’s mission

Compensation
This is a full-time position. The salary will be in the $60,000s range and is commensurate with experience. LEDA offers medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, TransitChek, at least three weeks paid vacation, and paid sick leave.

Work Environment
LEDA offers a flexible, collegial work environment that welcomes new ideas and innovation. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer.

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements to employment@ledascholars.org with “Director of Data Systems” in the subject line.

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to LEDA. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

 

Summer Opportunity: Assistant Director of Residential Life

Status: Full-time during Summer 2019
Reports to: Director of Residential Life

About the Position
LEDA is seeking two Assistant Directors of Residential Life to support the Director of Residential Life in overseeing the residential program during LEDA’s 2019 Aspects of Leadership Summer Institute at Princeton University. Each year, LEDA’s Summer Institute serves 100 high-achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds, recruited from across the nation to become LEDA Scholars. Throughout the intensive seven-week program, Scholars participate in a rigorous seminar-style course called Aspects of Leadership, as well as receiving college guidance, writing instruction, and standardized test preparation, while experiencing a supervised version of collegiate residential life.

LEDA’s Residential Life program is designed to foster empowerment, personal responsibility, and a strong sense of community among LEDA Scholars. It also enhances the intense intellectual experience of the academic curriculum. The Assistant Directors of Residential Life will work with the Director of Residential Life to oversee the resident mentor staff, to implement staff training and professional development, and to guide the team in developing and implementing programming, as well as working with the staff to promote a safe and respectful environment, to build community, and to provide a model of leadership and academic excellence for all Scholars.

The 2019 Summer Institute will take place from mid-June through early August, with final dates to be determined. The Assistant Directors of Residential Life are required to arrive in Princeton one week prior to the Summer Institute for on-site training and preparation and to spend the summer in residence. Room and board are provided. The Assistant Directors of Residential Life will also participate in training and planning in LEDA’s New York office in late May or early June with the Director of Residential Life, Director of College Success, and the summer operations team, as determined by the Director of College Success. Travel and related expenses will be covered during the training period.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with the administration of the Residential Life Program for 100 LEDA Scholars, including evening supervision, curfew, sign-in and sign-out procedures, morning meetings, etc.
  • Assist with supervision of ten Resident Mentors (RMs)
  • Assist with training for Resident Mentors
  • Assist the Director of Residential Life with incident management
  • Mediate conflicts among Scholars and residential life staff
  • Foster community development through formal community activities, by modeling and encouraging positive interpersonal relationships, and by guiding RM staff in developing strong passive and active programming for LEDA Scholars
  • Develop a rapport with all LEDA Scholars and provide guidance and support as needed
  • Maintain objectivity and strict confidentiality in all sensitive matters and with student information
  • Uphold and enforce the values, policies, and procedures of the LEDA Scholars Program and the Aspects of Leadership Summer Institute as outlined in the Scholar Handbook and the Residential Life Manual
  • Attend weekly staff meetings, one-on-one meetings with supervisor, and other scheduled meetings
  • Alternate on-call duty responsibilities with the Director of Residential Life
  • Fulfill other responsibilities as requested by the Director of Residential Life

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred (complete or in progress) in education, higher education/student affairs, mental health counseling, communication, psychology, social work, or other related field
  • Experience working in a residential program in a college or university, summer bridge/college prep program, or boarding school setting
  • Experience with incident management, conflict resolution, health issues, and student well-being preferred; the Assistant Directors of Residential life will be on-call six days a week to assist with managing any escalating issues
  • Excellent organizational, administrative, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and to pay attention to detail
  • Energy, flexibility, and willingness to take on additional responsibilities as needed
  • Ability and desire to relate to students from diverse backgrounds
  • Commitment to the values and goals of LEDA
  • Excellent judgment and decision-making abilities
  • Alternate on-call duty responsibilities with the Director of Residential Life
  • Fulfill other responsibilities as requested by the Director of Residential Life
  • Driver’s license required

Compensation
$6,000, disbursed biweekly over a nine-week period; room and board also provided. This position does not include health insurance benefits and travel expenses to/from the Summer Institute.

Application Deadline
Rolling; applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible; first review on March 1, 2019.

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and résumé to employment@ledascholars.org with “Assistant Director of Residential Life” in the subject line.

A full background check is required. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

 

Summer Opportunity: Director of Residential Life

Status: Full-time during Summer 2019
Reports to: Director of College Success

About the Position
LEDA is seeking a Director of Residential Life to oversee the residential program during LEDA’s 2019 Aspects of Leadership Summer Institute at Princeton University. Each year, LEDA’s Summer Institute serves 100 high-achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds, recruited from across the nation to become LEDA Scholars. Throughout the intensive seven-week program, Scholars participate in a rigorous seminar-style course called Aspects of Leadership, as well as receiving college guidance, writing instruction, and standardized test preparation, while experiencing a supervised version of collegiate residential life.

LEDA’s Residential Life program is designed to foster empowerment, personal responsibility, and a strong sense of community among LEDA Scholars. It also enhances the intense intellectual experience of the academic curriculum. Reporting to the Director of College Success, the Director of Residential Life will oversee the residential staff, implement staff training, and guide the team in developing and implementing programming. The Director of Residential Life will lead the Residential Life staff in promoting a safe and respectful environment, building community, and providing models of leadership excellence for all Scholars.

The 2019 Summer Institute will take place from mid-June through early August, with final dates to be determined. The Director of Residential Life is required to arrive in Princeton one week prior to the Summer Institute for on-site training and preparation and to spend the summer in residence. Room and board are provided. The Director of Residential Life will also participate in training and planning in LEDA’s New York office in late May or early June, as determined by the Director of College Success. Travel and related expenses will be covered during the training period.

Key Responsibilities

  • Direct the administration of all aspects of the Residential Life Program for 100 LEDA Scholars, including evening supervision, curfew, sign-in and sign-out procedures, student-facing communication, etc.
  • Supervise two Assistant Directors of Residential Life and assign responsibilities accordingly to ensure the goals of Residential Life Program are achieved and all services and procedures are executed efficiently; hold regular staff meetings and individual check-ins to provide feedback and guidance as needed to ensure strong performance
  • Supervise ten Resident Mentors, holding regular Resident Mentor staff meetings and individual check-ins to provide feedback and guidance as needed to ensure strong performance
  • Implement training, together with the Director of College Success, for Resident Mentors
  • Maintain primary responsibility for incident management, conflict resolution, health issues, and student well-being; the Director of Residential life will be on-call six days a week to manage any escalating issues
  • Ensure that Princeton’s property, facilities, and employees are respected by students and staff
  • Serve as point person for parents during the LEDA Summer Institute, facilitating communication between parents and Scholars as needed
  • Foster community development through formal activities, by modeling and encouraging positive interpersonal relationships, and by guiding RM staff in developing strong passive and active programming for LEDA Scholar residents
  • Develop a rapport with all LEDA Scholars and provide guidance and support as needed;
  • Maintain objectivity and strict confidentiality in all sensitive matters and with student information
  • Uphold and enforce the values, policies, and procedures of the LEDA Scholars Program and the Summer Institute as outlined in the Scholar Handbook and the Residential Life Manual;
  • Serve on the senior management team of the LEDA Summer institute, assisting with interdepartmental planning and student issues; develop strong rapport with all Summer Institute staff to ensure strong collaboration
  • Alternate on-call duty responsibilities with the two Assistant Directors of Residential Life
  • Fulfill other responsibilities as requested by the Director of College Success

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, in education, higher education/student affairs, mental health counseling, communication, psychology, social work, or other related field
  • Experience working in a residential program in a college or university, summer bridge/college prep program, or boarding school setting
  • Experience developing and implementing fun, impactful, and inclusive residential programing
  • Experience supervising/leading/managing diverse student staff and professional staff
  • Experiential or professional understanding of academic and non-academic issues surrounding low-income, first-generation college students

  • Ability to cultivate and build strong interpersonal relationships with Scholars, staff, and other stakeholders

  • Exceptional organizational, administrative, communication, and problem-solving skills 

  • Energy, flexibility, and willingness to take on additional responsibilities as needed
  • Commitment to the values and goals of LEDA
  • Excellent judgment and decision-making abilities
  • Driver’s license required

Compensation
$8,000, disbursed biweekly over a nine-week period; room and board also provided. This position does not include health insurance benefits and travel expenses to/from the Summer Institute.

Application Deadline
Rolling; applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible; first review on March 1, 2019.

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and résumé to employment@ledascholars.org with “Director of Residential Life” in the subject line.

A full background check is required. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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