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Reports to: Director of College Guidance
About the Position
LEDA is seeking an energetic and dedicated College Guidance Counselor to work full-time in LEDA’s College Guidance Department. This department is responsible for implementing college guidance services for a cohort of 100 high-achieving high school students who are recruited as juniors from across the nation to become LEDA Scholars. Reporting to the Director of College Guidance, the College Guidance Counselor will be in residence at Princeton University for eight weeks during LEDA’s Aspects of Leadership Summer Institute to deliver college guidance classes, lead college visits, offer one-on-one college counseling, and otherwise support the Summer Institute (room and board is provided). Throughout the rest of the year, the College Guidance Counselor will work in LEDA’s New York office remotely providing ongoing support on college applications, financial aid, scholarships, and matriculation decisions for a caseload of approximately 50 Scholars.
This is a full-time position with a salary in the upper 50s, commensurate with experience. LEDA offers medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, TransitCheck, at least three weeks paid vacation and paid sick leave.
To be considered for this opportunity, submit a cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “College Guidance Counselor”.
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
About the Position
LEDA is seeking an outstanding candidate to lead this dynamic and high-functioning organization at a time when educational opportunity, equity, and access, and diversity and inclusion have emerged as critical national issues. As LEDA’s head strategist, fundraiser, and external champion, the new Executive Director will have a mandate to continue growing LEDA’s impact and reputation as the preeminent leader and strategic partner in diversifying the leadership pipeline, fostering higher education opportunities, and supporting career success for high-achieving, under-resourced students.
This is a unique opportunity for a passionate, results-oriented, and experienced leader to build on LEDA’s success at an important inflection point. Now in its sixteenth year of operations, LEDA seeks to expand its proven high-touch program model, create new initiatives to further support its Scholars and Career Fellows, and build out its strategic partnerships with organizations seeking to diversify this country’s leadership pipeline.
The Executive Director will oversee a team of approximately 16 full-time staff and an additional 40 full-time temporary staff during the 8-week residential Aspects of Leadership Summer Institute held at Princeton University each summer. With a budget of over $4 million, the Executive Director reports to LEDA’s Board of Directors and directly manages a four-member senior leadership team that spans fundraising, operations, policy, and program delivery. This is a full-time position located in New York City, with additional in-person residential presence of two to three days a week expected at the Summer Institute in Princeton each summer.
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