Sr. Specialist, Talent Solutions

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Commensurate with experience



Application Deadline:



344 20th Street
United States



The mission of LeadersUp is to bridge the divide between the untapped potential of young people and the business challenge of finding and keeping the best talent. We believe strategic investments in human capital is the key to creating an economically inclusive society and widening the circle of opportunity for under-served communities. We strive to fulfill our mission by engaging employers to design, test and sustain career pathway centered talent solutions that are demand driven and human focused.


Established in 2013 by Starbucks Corporation and launched by forward-thinking business leaders, LeadersUp is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit and social enterprise that works to address the burgeoning talent divide and the national youth disconnection crisis. Incorporated in the State of Washington, LeadersUp has market presence in Los Angeles, Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area with plans to expand into other markets across the nation. In addition to our youth development and workforce training services, we also provide industry analysis, program management and technical assistance/strategy development for private, government and nongovernment entities interested in connecting industry to the next generation of diverse talent.


LeadersUp seeks a seasoned, dynamic, and mission-driven Specialist II, Talent Solutions (“Sr. Specialist”) to connect Opportunity Youth (young adults ages 18-24 who are out of work and out of school) to career pathways by leading training sessions, community outreach, and recruitment. The Sr. Specialist will provide ongoing training and support to program participants (“Associates”) and develop robust outreach strategies to increase participation in LeadersUp’s P.O.W.E.R. Skills Training Labs and drive attendance to Career Pathway Summits. The Sr. Specialist will work with the Impact department to assist in data collection and program outcome documents to monitor and track training progress and outcomes..


Talent Solutions

Support to the Director, Talent Solutions in the implementation, planning, and execution of trainings, community outreach, recruitment, and mentorship of Associates.

Develop and refine the P.O.W.E.R. Skills Training Lab content including, agendas, deck presentations and training materials.

Identify curriculum resources and update and refine curriculum where necessary.

Lead and facilitate P.O.W.E.R. Skills Training Labs and workshops.

Maintain and develop new partnerships with community-based organizations.

Conduct and share research on young adult employment opportunities and best/current practices and services.

Provide ongoing career advancement and supportive services to Associates.

Provide referrals to a variety of services to Associates that will increase retention and leverage our network of community-based organizations.


Track program outcomes and Associate data accurately and completely.

Prepare a broad range of Talent Solutions reports as they pertain to recruitment, attendance, and retention.

Liaise with the Communications and Creative Design departments to develop marketing materials.

Other duties as assigned.


A bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated curriculum instructional experience in a workforce development/non-profit setting preferred.

Knowledge of local community-based organizations and resources.

Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and Google Suite.

Knowledge of CRM (customer relationship management) or similar software preferred.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Excellent project management and organizational skills.

Committed to working with and supporting diverse communities.

Willingness and ability to exercise sound professional judgement on issues of sensitivity.

Bilingual fluency highly desirable, but not required.



Frequently required to stand.

Occasionally required to walk.

Frequently required to sit.

Occasionally required to lift/push/carry items less than 25 pounds.


If this role speaks to your effective leadership, attention to detail, business acumen, and excellent written and verbal communication skills, then apply today! This is an outstanding opportunity to elevate your career and work with a growing organization.

LeadersUp is an equal opportunity employer committed to bridging the divide between the untapped potential of young people and the business challenge of finding and keeping the best talent. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to, with “Sr. Specialist, Talent Solutions – Last Name, First Name” in the subject line by May 31, 2018. Applications without these materials will not be considered.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package, creative working environment, and opportunity for career growth and development.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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