Feb 1, 2022

New organization founded by TFA alums Wes Peacock (MA 2014) and John Gabrieli (MA 2016) called the Trio New College Network

Trio helps communities launch their own local hybrid colleges, then supports their growth.

We provide full incubation support to help sites launch successfully, and serve as a powerful shared national learning network to identify and scale best practices.

Trio is in a very exciting place right now with 3 full time employees and 5 volunteer board members. Most recently, Ted Mitchell, former US Undersecretary for Higher Education, officially joined the Trio board. With support from the Gates Foundation and others, Trio has now raised more than $4m in funding to spread a more equitable higher education model across the country, and just launched their first cohort of new Trio sites in Detroit, Newark, & Camden. As of January, Trio has officially enrolled their first 30 students!

Trio’s national team is currently hiring for the three roles below.


  • Senior Manager of Innovation (remote/flexible) – Will design, manage, and scale new pilots including an educator pathways pilot and work in “earn to learn” pathways. Ideal for an individual who is both a strong project manager and communicator adept at developing creative solutions to complex challenges
  • Senior Manager of National Growth (remote/flexible) – Will ensure Trio meets its ambitious plans for impact and scale by leading key projects to bring the hybrid college model to eight new communities over the next two years. Ideal for an individual who is a strong storyteller and experienced project manager
  • Network Operations Associate (remote/flexible; East coast preferred) – Will ensure developing sites have the operational support they need to thrive including website and brand building, financial management, and data analysis. Ideal for a detail-oriented problem solver with strong operational and executional skills