Career Success Coordinator
San Rafael, CA Career Success
Job Type

Equity and our Mission

10,000 Degrees® is the leading, equity-focused scholarship provider and college success nonprofit in California. Since 1981, we’ve helped more than 20,000 students from low-income backgrounds achieve their college dreams, and today, we reach more than 12,000 students and families each year.

Our mission is to achieve educational equity and to support students from low-income backgrounds to and through college to realize their full potential and positively impact their communities and the world.

Never has this mission been more critical. The pandemic has multiplied the obstacles and uncertainty our students face. The opportunity gap has not narrowed but grown. Educational inequities and racial injustices continue to prevail. The demand for our support and resources has never been greater.

Through it all, our commitment to our students has never wavered. 10,000 Degrees won’t stop until all of our students get the support and resources they need to realize their full potential, and earn their degree.

Join us on our mission to achieve educational equity. Apply to work with our passionate team to make a difference and give back to your community.

You’re joining at an exciting time, as we are in the middle of our 5-year Strategic Plan and are growing as an organization. 

Our Core Values

At 10,000 Degrees, our core values guide everything we do, from the way we deliver student support to how we structure our organizational systems to be mission-aligned.

We believe:

  • In the great potential of all students.
  • Every student should have equitable opportunities to a quality education and to graduate from college.
  • All our students and alumni are changemakers.
  • Students and their families, schools and communities each play a critical role in educating our youth and strengthening our communities’ economic and social health.
  • Educating all students to achieve their full potential is an urgent moral, social and economic imperative.
  • Education is the foundation of a just and equitable society.

The Opportunity

The Career Success Coordinator is an integral part of the 10,000 Degrees mission to support students from low-income backgrounds to and through college to positively impact their communities and the world. At 10,000 Degrees we believe that education is the foundation of a just and equitable society. Students and their families as well as schools and local leaders each play a critical role in educating the next generation and strengthening the economic vitality and social health of our communities. The students we serve are 100% from low-income communities; 89% black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander, and People of color; and 85% first generation students.

The Coordinator will have a critical role in supporting student-centered career programming and events that guide students throughout their career journeys and into the workforce. The Career Success Coordinator will collaborate with colleagues across the organization to ensure that career programming and opportunities are promoted to students. The Coordinator will also help advise students on tools and resources available to them, and will get their feedback and recommendations as 10,000 Degrees works to build out the career programming. This is an exciting time to join the Career team, as we are in the process of testing, refining, and developing our career programming. The Coordinator will play a key role in developing the long-term strategy and vision for the program.


This position will be primarily remote, with occasional in-person meetings and events. The Career Success Coordinator will need to travel within the 10,000 Degrees regions for career programming and organizational events. 

How You’ll Help Us Achieve Our Mission

One of 10,000 Degrees strategic goals is to expand our impact beyond college success. As a member of the Career Success Team you will help to research and develop a long-term plan for career success, to ensure that students are thoroughly supported throughout their career journeys.

Our Culture & Investment in You

We want you to feel proud being a part of the 10,000 Degrees team, because of the work that you do and the community we strive to be.

At 10,000 Degrees we are creating a more equitable, inclusive, anti-racist organization and a community where everyone belongs. We provide a comprehensive and generous benefits package, work schedule flexibility and a culture of care to promote job satisfaction, professional growth, and wellbeing. We are a collaborative, team-oriented and transparent organization that listens to our employees. 10,000 Degrees also supports you on your career journey by providing ongoing professional development opportunities, and giving you a clear path toward leadership pathways and advancement.

Compensation & Benefits

  • The salary for this position is $26/hour, 40 hours per week
  • This is a full-time, non-exempt position
  • Excellent health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 15 days paid vacation plus holidays and paid sick leave
  • 401(k); employer contribution after year one
  • Professional development, including conferences, seminars, webinars, and trainings

To Apply

For immediate consideration please submit both a cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Note: all applicants are required to submit a clear TB test and fingerprints as part of the background check, and employment with 10,000 Degrees requires full vaccination and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before starting work. Exemptions to the mandatory vaccination policy may be available for a medical condition, disability, or sincerely held religious belief and must be approved before starting work.



  • Co-lead career workshops, curriculum design, events, panels, and resources for all college success students and alumni
  • Support in hosting career workshops and events Career Success programs and increase attendance and participation
  • Support in hosting career workshops and events
  • Oversee the content and development of the Career Success Newsletter
  • Provide career advising for current college students
  • Connect students with Career Mentors and oversee Mentee onboarding process
  • Write content for the Career Website including blog posts, internship/job opportunities, and career curriculum
  • Connect students to tools and resources to support their career development and long-term goals
  • Maintain up-to-date, accurate files and data; generate program reports & campaigns in Salesforce
  • Actively work with program staff to promote career opportunities for college students and alumni
  • Research internship and career opportunities, and maintain an updated database for students and alumni
  • Connect students to tools and resources to support their career development and long-term goals
  • Support the career partnership development and strategy
  • Support training and communication with the Career Mentor program and volunteers
  • Participate in and present at career-related coalitions, networks, and conferences
  • Support 10,000 Degrees Development team at fundraising events by representing the organizations and meeting donors and    funders
  • Travel within 10,0000 Degrees regions for meetings and events
  • Perform other overall Career Success duties as assigned


  • Commitment to 10,000 Degrees’ mission, values, and goals
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • First-generation college graduates from low-income backgrounds preferred
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at a time and meet deadlines
  • Strong attention to details in writing, communication, and project management
  • High level of professionalism: promptness and preparedness
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills; experience facilitating workshops, trainings and/or presentations both in-   person and virtually
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Interest in career advising and/or hosting career events or designing career curriculum, with a focus on low-income and first- generation college students(experience in this area a plus)
  • Proficiency in Google applications, Zoom, Constant Contact, Salesforce (or other, similar student data management systems);  experience with Canva a plus
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and initiative and the ability to work independently
  • Willing to learn and be self-reflective in program design
  • History of working effectively as part of a team
Salary Description
$26.00 an hour