Executive Director

Rowan County Crosby Scholars is seeking an experienced, dynamic Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have the skills and confidence needed to be the face of the organization, with a passion for education and a firm belief the education is the key to success for young people. Job requirements include: The ideal candidate should have the ability to influence and inspire team members, students and community partners, encouraging them to fully embrace the mission of helping make education beyond high school a possibility for all students. She/he should have experience managing staff and working with youth from diverse backgrounds. The candidate should be proficient in fundraising and public speaking, and strong computer skills and data management abilities. An understanding of, or recent experience with, the college admission and financial aid process would be a plus. Education: Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s degree preferred. Background: Celebrating five years of serving students in the Rowan-Salisbury School System, the Rowan County Crosby Scholars Community Partnership is a unique college access program for students in grades 6-12 that is modeled after the successful Crosby Scholars Community Partnership in Winston-Salem, and affiliated with Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina. Since 2013, the program has enrolled over 5,000 students, preparing them academically, financially, and personally for successful college enrollment. Students who participate in Crosby Scholars attend Crosby Scholars Academy, perform community service, commit to remaining drug free and agree to obey all school rules and regulations. Crosby Scholars receive advisory services, take part in career and college exploration activities, and participate in college admission and financial aid workshops. Students completing the program in grades 10, 11, and 12 are eligible to apply for "Last Dollar Grants" for college. With two graduating classes, the program has assisted 360 seniors with their post-secondary plans and has awarded $170,000 in grants and scholarships. Our vision is to ensure that every public school student in the Rowan-Salisbury School System has the opportunity to experience the life-transforming possibilities of higher education.

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Rowan County Crosby Scholars
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Full Time
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