Overview & Benefits
Students are at the core of Bottom Line. Every day, we are energized by their drive, potential, and passion. We know that the success of our students will create a ripple effect in our communities.
Bottom Line is bridging the divide of educational inequity by providing a trusted advisor and the social capital necessary for our students to earn their bachelor’s degree, build financial stability, and successfully launch thriving careers. We primarily focus on students of color who will be in the first generation of their family to earn a college degree, are from low-income backgrounds, and are academically prepared for college.
For more than two decades, Bottom Line has been fighting for educational equity by ensuring that the right to a quality college education is accessible to those whose potential and drive exceed their opportunity. For first-generation degree-aspiring students from low-income backgrounds who face systemic barriers, Bottom Line’s advisors are a relentless ally who partner with them to find the right college, persist to a degree, and successfully launch a career.
As one of the first college support organizations to focus on college completion, Bottom Line now produces best-in-class college graduation rates that reduce the significant gap between first-generation students from low-income backgrounds and their wealthier peers. We operate regional programs in Massachusetts, New York City, and Chicago that collectively serve over 7,000 students.
When you join Bottom Line, you will find an organization that lives into its core values. We are committed to building strong, impactful relationships with our students, co-workers, schools, community partners, donors, and other supporters. We are engaging, responsive, caring, direct, honest, solutions-oriented, and we always follow through on our promises. We act with empathy and extend grace to ourselves and each other. We pursue ambitious goals, hold ourselves to high standards, make data-informed decisions, and orient to long-term success for our students and our organization. We operate with curiosity, evolve thoughtfully, take informed risks, and learn from successes, setbacks, and each other. Experts in our field, we are driven by our mission and motivated by the impact we’re achieving.
At Bottom Line, we have a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We aim to attract diverse candidate pools who hold these same values, and are ready to help us along our journey toward greater equity and inclusion.
For more information about who we are, please review our Core Values and Careers Page.
Bottom Line’s Career Connections programming is aimed at supporting students throughout their Bachelor’s experience to build their skills and social capital to achieve what we call a mobilizing first destination; graduate school or a first career mobilizing job, within 6 months after graduation.
In order to ensure that all Bottom Line students achieve this goal after graduation, the Manager of Career Connections will focus on integrating career services into our college persistence programming. Working closely with the Success Team, they will design and implement adaptive strategies that support Success Advisors and students in staying on track for achieving e-Milestones, support integrating volunteers into the student experience at Bottom Line and build and maintain relationships with non-profit partners, cross-regional staff and Program Leadership, all in support our students’ becoming career ready by graduation.
Integration of Career into Success Programming – 40%
- Lead the adaptive design and implementation of strategies that support 65% of students on track for e-milestones, achieving 3 e-milestones annually
- Lead Learning/Career Sessions and coaching in collaboration with Success Managers and Advisors to achieve 90% Success Team Member knowledge to serve students
- Collaborate with Success Managers on communication and program alignment to achieve increased student e-milestone attainment, with a specific focus on career relevant experiences and building & maintaining relationships
- Establish a learning question routine/process with the Success Team in order to support cultivating a culture of learning and continuous improvement
- Create opportunities to share learnings amongst Success Team members that support them in integrating career services into their work with students, resulting in an increase in on-track students for career outcomes
- Cultivate and maintain relationships with non-profit partners in service of supporting student’s getting and staying on-track for Bottom Line’s Career Curriculum, including micro-internships, industry specific and career programs
- Lead the NYR’s First Destination data management to report and utilize towards organizational learning
- Effectively create and manage project plans for assigned project(s), and ensure that assigned project(s) are delivered with the highest quality, on-time, and within budgetary requirements
Career Events – 25%
- Lead the strategy and delivery of valuable career events, workshops, and info sessions for Bottom Line students
- Manage logistics, act as point person for non-profit hiring partners, and ensure appropriate student attendance at events
- Coordinate with Manager of Volunteerism on the volunteer needs for all career events
- Keep NYR Events Calendar up to date and engaging for students
External Relationships & Partnership Management – 20%
- Support implementation of non-profit hiring partnerships, including exploratory calls and regular communication to ensure ongoing meaningful engagement between Bottom Line and non-profit partners
- Manage relationships with specific non-profit hiring partners, ensuring effective communication and a successful experience for partners, students, and staff alike
- Represent Bottom Line at conferences and events to stay current with industry standards and changes and identify opportunities for thought leadership focused on workforce development
- Support grant applications and reporting for Career focused funders through collaboration with Development and the Director of Career Connections
- Build relationships with career focused organizations/career departments to learn best practices and find opportunities for collaboration, including CUNY and OppNet
- Keep NYR Job Board and Calendar of Events up to date for students, manage CareerNY inbox with 24hr response time and support data collection integration with Salesforce for job applications
Data Management & Organizational Support – 15%
- Support Director of Career Connections in evaluating and reporting on program data and learning questions focused on student growth and achievements, corporate partner, and volunteer recruitment and engagement
- Support data integrity for e-Milestone and First Destination data throughout the year, including for career events and workshops
- Serve as a member of the annual benefit working group and lead efforts to effectively engage volunteers, alumni and corporate partners in the experience
- Represent the Bottom Line brand in a positive light, and take actions to increase brand awareness throughout the community
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without advanced notice.
- Bachelor’s degree and work authorization
- 3+ years of relevant work experience
- Strong communications skills and ability to effectively represent organization externally
- Strong written communications skills; confidence and ability to effectively express the goals of the Bottom Line in internal and external forums
- Demonstrated commitment to Bottom Line’s mission, vision, and core values
- Demonstrated proficiency and/or growth potential in Bottom Line's seven core competencies: Relationships, Results, Communication, Inclusiveness, Talent Development, Agility, and Planning
- Understanding of New York City non-profit and workforce development landscape and experience in relationship management
- Experience working in workforce and/or economic development programs
All employees are expected to demonstrate continued growth within our seven core competencies.
- Relationships: Identifies opportunities and takes action to build and maintain meaningful and collaborative connections with various stakeholders
- Results: Produces quality outcomes; compiles and analyzes data to drive future plans; uses creative solutions
- Communication: Effectively articulates information in a clear, concise, and timely manner to a wide range of stakeholders
- Inclusiveness: Creates and maintains an environment that respects and values the identities and cultures of all colleagues and students we serve
- Talent Development: Actively contributes to the hiring, development, retention, and promotion of a highly effective team
- Agility: Demonstrates adaptability and openness to shifting priorities, needs of stakeholders, and organizational changes
- Planning: Effectively and efficiently uses resources (people, time, materials, technology) in order to create, meet, and assess both strategic and task-oriented goals
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