Our employees play a critical role in contributing to our mission in an environment that’s collaborative, performance-based, and challenging. From promising college grads to seasoned veterans, the people of the College Board further our cause through fresh ideas, spirited innovation, and hard work.
A national organization, we have offices in New York City; Reston, Virginia; Iowa City, IA; and Washington, D.C., with regional offices throughout the country. Our employees bring diverse backgrounds and points of view to the service of our constituents.
And because we connect with the College Board’s educational mission, we connect with one another.
Applicants with Disabilities
The College Board is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. We will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualified disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
College Board is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the policy of the College Board to recruit, hire, and promote for all positions and to administer all Human Resource matters such as wages, benefits, assignments, promotions, and transfers and all other terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic disposition, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and/or local law.
The College Board was founded more than 100 years ago on the idea that merit, not privilege, should determine access to higher education. But today, at our nation’s top 173 most selective colleges and universities, 66 percent of students are from the top socioeconomic status quartile and 6 percent are from the bottom quartile. Too often, deserving students are unable to take advantage of the opportunities they’ve earned because of both visible and invisible barriers that get in their way. That may not be our fault, but it is our problem. That’s why we’re committed today more than ever to the College Board’s original mission: to clear a path for all students to own their future. We believe that if we clear a path for all students, they won’t just walk down it, they’ll run.
We do that by first by preparing students for success in high school and college, through programs including Advanced Placement and the PSAT and SAT, and then propelling them forward with scholarships, support and guidance. Our assessments and tools reach millions of students each year around the world. We work hand in hand with our member institutions – over 6,000 K-12 institutions, colleges and universities – and partners to ensure our work remains directly linked to what students and educators need most.
At the heart of the College Board’s mission is a commitment to equity and opportunity for all. And we continue to build an excellent team of professionals who share these values and excitement about our work.
Diversity and commonality – we believe in what unites us and makes us different. Our commitment to clearing a path for all students means honoring the experiences and needs of different groups of people from all walks of life. That’s why we strive to build a workplace that welcomes all backgrounds, identities, perspectives and experiences.
As part of our commitment to providing staff with a diverse, inclusive workplace, we currently support three employee-led affinity groups that strengthen our community and ability to achieve College Board’s mission:
The College Board team is dynamic, dedicated, diverse, and fun. We care about students and we care about each other. Here’s a look at who we are. Also, learn more about our executive leadership team.
WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Together, we’re making a difference for kids and their futures.
"The College Board was founded on the idea that merit, not privilege, should determine access to higher education. We have a remarkable team that shares the belief that if we clear a path for all students, they won’t just walk down it, they’ll run.”
– David Coleman, President and CEO
“If you want to have an impact on the world of
education and work with smart, committed people,
this is the place.”
– Stefanie Sanford, Chief, Global Policy
and External Relations, Washington Office
“It’s the most meaningful job I’ve had.”
– Kiki Black, Senior Copyeditor, New York Office
WE PUT STUDENTS FIRST
Everything we do at the College Board is for students and educators. We’re committed to giving students every opportunity to succeed and supporting the adults who help them thrive.
“Teachers are counting on us, every day, to guard their efforts to set high standards in their classrooms and teach in ways they know will have an impact”
– Trevor Packer, Senior Vice President, New York Office
“No other organization is as well positioned to have a positive impact on student trajectories.”
– Jeremy Singer, COO, New York Office
“My college experience was amazing, and by working at the College Board, I feel like I help students get to
– Amanda Francis, Director, New England Regional Office
WE SUPPORT EACH OTHER
We’re a close-knit community of over 1,400 people who enjoy working together. Our culture of collaboration leads to meaningful results.
“If you enjoy spending your work days with a second family who can simultaneously work hard and laugh, the College Board is right for you.”
– Ginger Garner, Associate Director, Southern Regional Office
“Everyone I’ve encountered here firmly believes in the mission, and that makes for a very cohesive and rewarding working community.”
– Bert Brook, Assistant Director, Iowa Office
“I’m lucky that a great team of people work with me, in an attractive office and a desirable location.”
– Sheila Cuyjet, Senior Director, Reston Office
“The organization is supremely interested in creating real opportunity because of the people who work here.”
– Farhad Asghar, Senior Director, New York Office
WE HAVE BIG IDEAS
Our work is guided by ambitious goals and a long-term strategic plan. We know that to make a difference for students, we need to be bold in our thinking.
“If you want to work with a great team, a visionary leader, and work on innovative projects, then you want to work here.”
– Terri Shaw, Chief Information Officer, Reston Office
“At the College Board we’re able to improve lives by the millions. It’s a rare opportunity.”
– Steve Bumbaugh, Senior Vice President, Washington Office
WE LIKE WHERE WE WORK
We know that where you work matters. Our offices are comfortable, convenient to our team, and offer plenty of perks, including free seltzer, snacks, and coffee.
“The best perk of working in the New York Office? The proximity to Sprinkles cupcakes. And being at the heart of a revitalized downtown NYC.”
– Trevor Packer, Senior Vice President, New York Office
“The location keeps our focus on what is most important—helping students own their future. And I love the District Taco in the lobby.”
– Stefanie Sanford, Chief, Global Policy and External Relations, Washington Office
“My favorite parts of the office? Sit-to-stand desks,
incredible views of the Hudson and the Statue of Liberty,
the natural lighting, and the collaboration spaces.”
– Martha Stratis, Chief Accounting Officer, New York Office
I have been working at College Board full-time (More than 8 years)
This is the first company I have worked for where you can see the impacts on the community almost instantly. I talk to my kids, nephews, nieces, and other kids all the time and it is so refreshing to see that the work I do is positively impacting these young minds. The recent partnership with Khan Academy to provide free SAT practice and millions that are spent in fee waivers for low socioeconomic status kids confirms my belief that the core values of this company are intact. I see lots of passion in the new leadership both on the business and on the technology side. New cutting edge technologies are being tried and implemented to really take CB into 21st century. Recent hackathon was a great example where company is promoting this culture of engaging everybody and taking them along on this interesting ride. I am very excited about the changes that are being made here.
Benefits are great too.
In the past, the company has seen some not so great leadership, especially in the technology area. The past two years were completely focused on redesigning the SAT exam and there was lots of stress across the organization because of that. Change is messy and culturally every organization has people that resist change in status quo.
Sometimes the annual raise is barely an adjustment for inflation more than anything else. Bonuses are there but only if you are top performers.
Advice to Management
We have been asked to do lot more with lot less. Given our mission, yes, that seems to be the right thing to do. However, employees are tired of working non-stop on one important initiative after another. If we need 24/7 support then we need to staff accordingly.
I applied online. I interviewed at College Board (New York, NY).
I was contacted a couple of weeks after applying online by the director of recruitment for an initial phone conversation. She went through my background in education and asked me general questions. I got an email not too long after letting me know I would be contacted over the phone by the hiring manager. The phone conversation was very pleasant and a focus was made on how my administrative background aligned with the position. Not too long after speaking with the hiring manager, I got an email to come in for a face to face interview to meet everyone on the team. The office space was beautiful and everyone was very welcoming. Before arriving, the director of recruitment made sure I was well-informed who I would be interviewing with and answered any questions I had promptly. Once I arrived to the interview, I immediately saw how warm and welcoming everyone was in the office. The interview went very smoothly.