LA Promise Fund — Senior Director of College Success

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

– Mandela

For over 20 years, the LA Promise Fund has uplifted schools, students and families in South LA to ensure more Black and Latinx students are prepared for success in college, career and life.  In addition to the curriculum found at the LA Promise Charter Middle and High Schools, the LA Promise Fund collaborates County-wide on programs that focus on equipping marginalized students with the education needed to build strong foundations that will assist them in higher learning and life.  

LA Promise Fund is advancing a South LA Black College Success initiative that will partner with select California universities to create a pathway for college success, enabling more Black students from 12 South LA high schools to attend and graduate from 4-year colleges. The LA Promise Fund is seeking a Senior Director of College Success to lead a pilot initiative to work with a cohort of South LA high schools to ensure African American student preparation for admission to and success in colleges.  The Senior Director of College Success will use the first year of the Black College Success initiative to assemble the advisory committee, define core strategies, determine key partnerships and fundraise along with establishing other key elements.  

If you are a strategic education leader who is willing to take on this impactful leadership position, roll up their sleeves and assist with changing the reality for African American youth, this is the perfect opportunity. An innovative and visionary leader is needed at the helm of this program, who can foster positive relationships and cultivate trust and credibility. The ideal candidate will be a mission-driven leader with exceptional written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.  Successful candidates will be collaborative and entrepreneurial with solid program management experience with a passion for student success and closing the opportunity gap.  Knowledge of public education and experience with K-12 schools and postsecondary institutions and particularly student advising is critical.   

To receive first consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter electronically to: by March 12, 2021. The position is open until filled.  Confidential inquires should be directed to Dr. Pamela Short-Powell, 626-216-9786, and/or Ms. Brett Byers, 323-403-8279,  For additional information, view the full profile at