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Detroit Alumni Director

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Urban Alliance
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Detroit, MI
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Published 24 days ago

Urban Alliance (UA) is seeking a Alumni Director in Detroit to provide coaching in post-secondary enrollment and persistence, and career attainment and retention to UA program alumni. Reporting to the Detroit Executive Director and collaborating closely with the regional and National team, the Alumni Director will deliver local programs designed to ensure that UA alumni remain connected to economically self-sufficient pathways (college, living wage work, or career training) after high school, including by providing case management and career counseling, skills and professional development training, and career exposure opportunities. 


Key Responsibilities

Program Management

Standard Alumni Services

  • Develop and execute Detroit’s Alumni Services Strategic Plan in collaboration with the Detroit program team and the National Senior Director of Programs
  • Provide UA program alumni with various post-secondary and career coaching services, including support with finalizing cover letters and resumes, identifying education and career opportunities, conducting job searches, preparing for interviews, and securing school transfer/enrollment assistance
  • Reengage alumni who have become disconnected from post-secondary and/or employment opportunities to support them with enrolling in college or securing living wage work
  •  Coordinate and implement professional development sessions and events, including networking events and reunions for regional alumni
  •    Manage alumni outreach, including through newsletters, social media, and an online community portal
  •  Manage regional budget for alumni activities and special events with support from the Executive Director
  •  Collaborate with the National Development team to finalize grant reports, as needed, and ensure compliance with relevant grant requirements

 

Summer Internship Program for Alumni

  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, secure summer internship opportunities for program alumni, including by identifying and securing funding to cover summer internship wages and training costs
  •  Recruit and match alumni for summer internships
  • Organize and facilitate orientation sessions and professional development trainings

 

High School Internship Program Support

  •  Collaborate with regional Program Director to recruit students for UA’s core youth employment model, the High School Internship Program
  • Collaborate with regional staff on identifying local post-high school and financial aid options for students
  • Cultivate relationships with High School Internship Program participates to support their transition to program alumni


External Relationship Management

  • Build and maintain relationships with external partners, including local colleges and universities, scholarship providers, and service/workforce programs 


Data Management

  • Collect, enter, and synthesize data on a recurring basis using Salesforce following established deadlines
  • Actively use outcome data and pre-determined metrics to guide program decisions for real-time course corrections in collaboration with the regional program team and National Senior Director of Programs
  • Collaborate with the Communications Director and evaluation team with collecting data and student stories, as needed


Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Passion for ensuring that all young people -- no matter their race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic background -- have equal access to the skills training, paid work experiences, and professional networks needed to achieve economic mobility required
  • Ability to commit to at least two consecutive years of employment with Urban Alliance preferred
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required
  •  Proficiency with Salesforce preferred
  •  3-5 years prior experience in youth development and/or facilitation
  • Demonstrated experience in workforce development and/or college, career, and skill-trade advising
  •  Experience leading through change, taking initiative, and creatively problem solving
  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills (including mediation skills and the ability to have direct and open conversations)
  •  Demonstrated ability to implement programming at fidelity, make data-driven decisions, and execute long-term strategy
  •  Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with diverse stakeholders, including high school and college- aged youth and community organizations in under-resourced areas
  • Strongly ability to work successfully independently and collaboratively with a team
  •  Experience with social media and event planning
  • Ability to maintain effective, professional working relationships with youth and adults
  •  Ability to travel between assigned high schools and job-site locations

Urban Alliance (UA) is seeking a Alumni Director in Detroit to provide coaching in post-secondary enrollment and persistence, and career attainment and retention to UA program alumni. Reporting to the Detroit Executive Director and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    May 3, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Salary

$49,000 - $52,000

Benefits

  • Health insurance (medical, dental, vision) and retirement benefits 
  • Three weeks of paid annual leave and one week of paid organizational leave
  • All federal holidays
  • Opportunity to join a passionate and hard-working team that always places our students first while maintaining a fun work environment and healthy work-life balance for staff.
  • Health insurance (medical, dental, vision) and retirement benefits 
  • Three weeks of paid annual leave and one week of paid organizational leave
  • All federal holidays
  • Opportunity to…

Location

On-site
1 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, USA

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