Program Director- Seattle

Reports to: Regional Director
Location: Seattle area, WA (multiple locations near Pierce College and Shoreline Community College, or can be located in Seattle/Tacoma area)

About Quad Learning

Quad Learning (QL) is an education start-up with an audacious mission: to change higher education by creating affordable new pathways to a top-tier bachelor’s degree.

Quad Learning collaborates with community colleges to offer the American Honors program. American Honors is a selective program for students who want to transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree from a top college or university.  The program includes honors courses, a dedicated advisor, and a strong community.  AH advisors work with domestic and international students to help them pick the right classes, map out transfer options, career goals, and financial aid options.  Quad Learning is a venture-backed startup, headquartered in Washington, DC with community college collaborators in Washington, Indiana, Texas, Michigan and New Jersey.  Quad Learning and AH have been featured in The New York Times, Inside Higher Ed, All Things Digital, the Washington Post and more. We are an energetic, driven, passionate group.

Job purpose

At a high-level, the Program Director’s job is to collaborate with our community college partners to run 1) a best-in-class honors program and 2) an international student support program (at some locations).

The Program Director for Quad Learning (QL) is responsible for the development and growth of the American Honors program at our two Pierce College locations and our Shoreline Community College location. The Program Director is responsible for achieving target outcomes around student growth, retention, graduation and transfer and managing client relations with our partners. As such, he or she needs to be a relationship builder, a do-er, a project manager, a communicator, a manager, and an opportunity-seizer as the situation requires. The Program Director is responsible for directly overseeing Student Advisors, Associate Program Directors, and Field Marketing for American Honors and the logistics and expansion of any future programs (e.g. American Success Program) at Seattle area community colleges.

Scope of Responsibilities

American Honors:

  • Grow the number of domestic students joining the American Honors program, especially focused on attracting a diverse community of students, representing the make-up of the community;

  • Creating an environment that is conducive to attracting international students to the partner community colleges and programs through forging strong relationships with the schools;

  • Providing support and an engaging program offering to domestic and international students participating in the program, and increasing the number and percentage of students successfully completing American Honors and transferring to a four-year college or university

  • Build strong relationships and collaborate with key community college personnel to create and implement processes and systems to efficiently and effectively scale American Honors

  • Communicate program, product, and process needs to HQ and work with them to develop and deliver solutions, e.g., work with QL’s marketing team to provide college and region-specific context and to initiate local marketing campaigns, etc.

  • Drive program improvement by facilitating feedback from students, faculty, administration, and community partners

  • Represent Quad Learning at local events and with local PR

  • In conjunction with national HQ, oversee local field marketing efforts and oversee implementation of the AH Student Services model

Non-honors International Student Support:

  • Strategy and vision for the development for an non-honors program

  • Communicate goals and keep things on track

The right person for this job will:

  • Believe in what we are trying to build—a low-cost pathway to a top four-year degree for both domestic and international students
  • Think and act like an owner—be proactive, strategic, collaborative and able to exert influence to build the American Honors program

  • Act strategically—re-prioritize work on the fly, address unanticipated challenges, and take advantage of opportunities

  • Communicate proactively—effectively communicate and coordinate with a large number of colleagues and stakeholders spread out over disparate locations

  • Build relationships—cultivate internal and external constituencies and build long-term relationships to achieve goals

  • Be a leader--motivate, inspire and manage the regional team

What you can expect from us:

  • The opportunity to transform student lives by running a best-in-class honors program

  • A chance to join a well-funded, mission-driven start-up

  • The opportunity to shape a young company and work across a variety of initiatives

  • A great management team with decades of experience in leading education and tech companies

  • Competitive salary and endless opportunities for growth and promotion


  • BA or BS degree required, master’s degree preferred

  • 5+ years of experience preferred

  • Excel and analytical skills needed to make data-based decisions

  • Familiarity with Google Suite

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to