Program Director- Washington State

Reports to: Regional Director
Location: Serves one college campus in Tacoma and one in Spokane

About Quad Learning

Quad Learning, Inc. (QL) is a venture-backed startup with a mission to partner with leading higher education institutions to build global citizens. The company provides international strategic enrollment management services which includes recruiting and student support services.

QL has been featured in TechCrunch, Inside Higher Ed, Venture Beat, the Washington Post, and more. We are an energetic, driven, student-focused, and 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 (Spokane only).

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 two Spokane Community College locations. 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 will also oversee the logistics and expansion of an international student support program called American Success at the Spokane campus only. 

He/she will be responsible for directly overseeing a team of 7-10 staff members, including: an Associate Program Director, Student Advisors, and Field Marketers.

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 international support program, including goals, timeline, process and structures for implementation beyond initial launch

  • Collaborate closely with local IELP program

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