Director, AP Higher Ed Course Credit Adoption

Atlanta, Georgia

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Director, AP Higher Education Course Credit Adoption

College Board - Advanced Placement & Instruction


About the Team

The AP Higher Ed team at College Board is a small, collaborative team that represents all AP courses to faculty and staff at colleges and universities across the country. Team members are experts in public speaking and in navigating 1:1 individual conversations with faculty, Academic Affairs staff, and at times, policy makers at the state level. Our work incorporates technology in our outreach, we often use zoom and other internet conferencing tools to conduct outreach and advocacy. We pride ourselves on being focused on the perspective of our constituents - on truly serving as ambassadors for the AP program to higher ed, and, also as ambassadors of the Academy back to the AP program. Our focus is on securing new or improving existing credit or placement policies for qualifying AP scores - work that then allows students to benefit from the advanced work they engaged in during high school.

About the Opportunity

As the Director, AP Course Adoption you will contributes to the broader team's goals in representing new AP courses to colleges across the country. Focusing on new AP courses coming to market. As the Director you will build on existing examples of successful outreach models and design new outreach methods targeted to the disciplines and content of each new AP course. Through this work, you will be making a difference in the lives of millions of students every year. Joining the team at this particular time is especially meaningful as we consider ways to use AP to ensure broader preparation for higher education for all students.

Advocacy & Outreach (50%)

You will

  • Collaborate in the development of a strategic outreach and evaluation plan to drive and deliver support and credit policies for new AP courses
  • Lead individual outreach to a defined portfolio of campuses and systems
  • Effectively illustrate program relevance and value to academic leaders at targeted institutions and agencies; clearly convey alignment of AP courses and examination to comparable college-level learning outcomes
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of outreach tools to include presentations, webinars, written communication and correspondence, and related reports. Develop presentations tailored to the specific needs and priorities of targeted audiences

Strategy & Cultivation (50%)

You will:
  • Serve as a knowledgeable, trust-worthy, service-oriented resource for constituents; Communicate information about new and existing AP courses to a target suite of colleges and universities. Track and report out on this engagement work
  • Coordinate with the AP Program's Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment staff to stay abreast of new AP courses and the development of curriculum and assessment materials
  • Communicate outreach strategy and outcomes to AP program leadership and other internal College Board stakeholders
  • Gather market trends and broader intelligence in order to inform the strategic direction of the unit, and of the organization
  • Cultivate a broader faculty network from which to draw for future outreach
  • Identify faculty with potential concerns about the AP and be proactive in outreach to these individuals

About You

You have:
  • Doctorate degree required
  • A cover letter included with your application
  • 7+ years of progressively responsible work experience in a professional position in higher education or a related field, work experience relevant to higher education is essential
  • Knowledge of current Higher Education policy relative to articulation, academic course equivalence, and persistence and degree completion
  • An understanding of current higher education trends and an ability to connect AP's relevance to those trends
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills in academic settings and with mixed audiences of teaching and research faculty, academic administration, enrollment, state and system representatives, and disciplinary organizations
  • An ability to cultivate and sustain deep relationships and networks at the individual and institutional level
  • An ability to develop custom reports and strategic plans for unique situations
  • Familiarity with institutional structure at both private and public institutions of higher education
  • Strong relationships with academics and disciplinary associations
  • Be able to work both independently, and as a team
  • 50% domestic travel expected, occasional overnights
  • Academic experience in any of the subject areas represented by existing or upcoming new AP courses (preferred)
  • Communication and presentation skills commensurate with addressing CEOs and Vice Presidents highly desirable (preferred)
  • Teaching or administration experience at the collegiate level (preferred)

About Our Culture

Our community matters, and we strive to practice and improve our culture daily. Here are some headlines:
  • We are motivated to positively impact the educational and career trajectories of millions of students a year
  • We prioritize building a diverse and inclusive team where every employee can thrive, and every voice is heard
  • We offer a transparent approach to promotions and merit raises, annual performance-based bonuses, and how to grow your career here over time
  • We welcome staff to join any or all six of our affinity groups: ARISE (Alliance for Asian Retention, Inclusion, Success, and Engagement; DIASPORA (Alliance for Pan-African Success and Achievement); Pride (alliance for LGBTQ+ staff and allies); Resilience (alliance for Native staff and advocates); SALSA (Staff Alliance for Latinx Success and Achievement); and WIN (Women's Impact Network)
  • We value learning and growth; we offer formal and informal ways to lead through your superpowers, sharpen your strengths, and meet your development goals
  • We know that our impact is strongest together. Our College Board Cares program offers all staff up to $1,000 annual match against partner non-profit organizations

About Our Benefits and Compensation

College Board offers a strong compensation and benefits package that attracts top talent looking to make a difference in education.
  • Our robust benefits package includes health, dental, and vision insurance, tuition assistance, paid time off, paid parental leave, retirement benefits with a generous matching program, and more
  • We reward performance through annual bonuses and provide opportunities for salary growth over time through base compensation increases, merit raises and promotions
  • We believe in compensating staff members fairly in relation to each other, their qualifications, and their impact. The salary range for a new employee in this position is $88,000-$140,000. The salary offer of an individual candidate within this range is specific to their location and qualifications
  • Each salary offer is determined carefully using internal and external benchmarking and adjusting for the candidate's location. You will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process
As a self-sustaining non-profit organization with global impact, College Board offers a job that matters, a team that cares, and a place to learn, innovate and thrive!

About The Process

Interview Process Includes: Resume, and Application Submission; Recruiter Phone Screen; Hiring Manager Interview; Performance Exercise (such as drafting a short presentation or producing a writing sample); Panel Interview; Final Interview; Reference Checks (approximately 6-8 week process)



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