Current Opportunities

Kansas City Scholars (KC Scholars; is a 501(c)(3) college scholarship, college planning and persistence support, and college success program designed to increase the college completion rate for low- and modest- income students and adult learners across the six-county, bi-state service region.

KC Scholars launched in September 2016 and, in less than five years, has experienced widespread community engagement and rapid scaling. We now have over 5,000 Scholars, with near 2,000 in college. KC Scholars is on the path to near 10,000 Scholars by 2022 and is projected to grow to near 20,000 by 2027.

KC Scholars has  exceeded goals for number of scholarships awarded and college enrollment and persistence rates. Early impact rates are significantly higher than for the region, state, and nation.

Join a team that is dedicated to our Scholars’ success and be part of making a difference for individuals and our region!

Director of Programs

The Director of Programs is responsible for managing and facilitating high-quality processes and best-in-class support services. The Director will be knowledgeable about leading and developing a team that is committed to a successful Scholar experience.

The Director provides strategic leadership and administrative management to a coordinated Scholar-centric program team that is focused on successfully supporting Scholars from time of application through college completion and ultimately into the regional workforce. The program team ensures that KC Scholars awardees are supported during planning for college and then complete all necessary steps to remain eligible and in good standing as they progress toward degree completion and move into the regional workforce. The program team is the program’s frontline, the first impression for our Scholars and their families, and the ones whom Scholars turn to/look to for support.

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To apply for the Director of Programs position, submit the following items to Use Director of Programs Application as the subject line of the email.

  • Cover letter summarizing your experiences and skills that align with the scope of this position
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

The position will remain open until filled.

Technology Manager

The Manager provides oversight to the management of technology staff, computer software systems, servers, and networks; coordination and accountability for the implementation and integration of enterprise systems and associated subsystems; and facilitates planning and delivery of IT instructional and operational support activities.

Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, names and contact information for three references to kcollins@kcscholars. On the email, input the following on the Subject Line: Technology Manager position. The position will remain open until filled.

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