National Philanthropic Trust is actively recruiting a Director, Community Partnerships, for a potential upcoming project, with 100,000 Opportunities Initiative. Location is flexible but preferred location is Seattle, WA.
About the Initiative: 4.9 million Americans between 16 and 24 are out of school and not working. These young, motivated, and talented youth are a vital and untapped resource looking to fill millions of open roles. At the same time, employers often experience challenges effectively recruiting, training and retaining young workers.
The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative™ (100K) is the largest employer-led coalition focused on recruiting and retaining Opportunity Youth. In 2015, we established a vision to connect employers and Opportunity Youth with the goal of hiring 100,000 Opportunity Youth by 2018. The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative™ celebrated hiring 100,000 Opportunity Youth within its first year. The Coalition is now committed to reconnecting 1 million Opportunity Youth with jobs while also focusing on retention and other needs of our employers.
The Director, Community Partnerships will lead, manage and support the established 100K communities in their development and delivery of job readiness training programs, ongoing recruitment and hiring strategies with 100k companies, and data collection and analysis. The Director will be responsible for identifying best practices among all funded 100K cities and lead and facilitate learning communities to share these practices. The Director will work closely with the Executive Director to develop strong working relationship with 100k companies, better understand the needs of employers and ways in which the 100K communities can support their recruitment and retention efforts.
This role includes building and managing a portfolio of investments to support ongoing efforts that lead to opportunity youth employment in 100k cities. These investments will create connections that lead to both meaningful outcomes for youth and employers. S/he will be a leader at times and a partner always in carrying the message of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative and advocating on behalf of coalition members.
Additional responsibilities include investment oversight and alignment to strategy, developing and managing grants, advising team on complex funding arrangements and grantee relations. Moreover, the Director, Community Partnerships will foster champions among community and corporate leaders, and work to increase and/or strengthen connections between Opportunity Youth, local youth programs, and employers. In working closely with 100,000 Opportunities Initiative staff, leadership, and partners, the Director, Community Partnerships will be influential in sharing learnings and outcomes from our investments to inform the field of practice nationally. S/he is a self-starter who is inspired by the mission of the Initiative and the opportunity to work across sectors at both the community and national level.
- Hire, manage, and evaluate 100,000 Opportunities Initiative Directors in each of the 100K cities
- Provides strategic guidance in the selection, design and management of new 100K Communities/Cities.
- Report to Executive Director and work directly with Executive Committee and volunteers
- Oversee and evaluate grantees performance through pre-determined KPIs
- Represent and advocate for the goals and vision of 100K cities with employer coalition members to ensure work is aligned to meet the needs of both the youth and the employers.
- Promote the work of 100,000 Opportunities Initiatives at the national, regional, and local levels.
- Assist in the coordination of recruitment events, convenings, and projects within 100K cities.
- Develop and manage a communications plan to promote local efforts to 100K coalition members as well as externally within the OY space.
- Identify and quantify the 100K cities’ impact in providing job-ready youth to employers.
- Seek out and build new community partnerships across the country to provide employers with a steady pipeline of talent outside of the demonstration cities.
- Lead learning community and continue to develop a best practice model that leads to the outcomes we desire
- Seek out funding opportunities to further support local 100K efforts and CBO events and programs developed through the 100K initiative.
- Consult with grantees to achieve desired impact of grants; conduct site visits when appropriate, provide technical guidance, convene meetings, and apply and evaluate milestone-based performance objectives.
- Mission-driven, with a passion for supporting youth employment
- Demonstrated strategic thinking abilities.
- Ability to lead across a broad spectrum of stakeholder groups.
- Deep empathy for those who work in the private, public and non-profit sectors: experience in all three preferred.
- Ability to influence others in pursuit of shared goals.
- Proven results in creating partnerships to hire young, diverse talent.
- Familiarity with the opportunity youth field and its stakeholders
- Demonstrated experience working and building collaborative partnerships with city, municipal, state, and national leaders; the private sector; nonprofit advocates; and other community stakeholders.
- Experience in managing a portfolio of investments to measurable outcomes.
- Must be a leader and a team player with the skills, sensitivity, and confidence to tap into the assets each team member brings to the mission.
- Proven ability to lead a team in a start-up environment and pace.
- Demonstrated experience as a strategic thinker paired with strong analytic skills and the ability to synthesize information
- Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate with diverse audiences.
- Experience setting goals and objectives, prioritizing and structuring work activities
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Passion, humility, integrity, positive attitude, collaborative, mission-driven, and self-directed
- Minimum of a B.A. and at least 6-8 years of experience in talent acquisition, HR youth employment or related field.
- Ability to travel 50% of the time.
NPT offers the best medical and dental plans available to us. Staff can choose among several plans to meet their needs with most premiums covered above 90% and the option to use a pre-tax health savings account (with a strong contribution from NPT), flexible spending or dependent care account. NPT also offers NPT-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, as well as NPT-paid life insurance. We provide tuition reimbursement, ongoing professional development, employee donor-advised fund options and matching gifts for charitable donations.
NPT offers a 401K with a 6% dollar-for-dollar match. We also offer tuition reimbursement and charitable matching programs for eligible employees.
Paid Time Off and Flexible Scheduling
All qualified employees have a minimum of four weeks of paid time off in addition to paid holidays. in addition to one Volunteer Time Off day annually. We also offer schedule adjustments for full-time employees who may wish to work a daily schedule other than NPT's regular business hours.
NPT is an equal opportunity employer committed to including diverse perspectives and backgrounds at all levels of our organization.
Minimum Education Required