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Associate Director, Advisory Services (Location Flexible)

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Year Up
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Boston, MA

Year Up


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Published 3 days ago

February 11, 2021
Negotiable

OVERVIEW:

Grads of Life's mission is to close the Opportunity Gap that separates diverse talent pools and the companies that will benefit from hiring them. We help employers to design and implement inclusive talent strategies which make a measurable, sustainable social and financial impact and promote economic opportunity, stability and mobility for all. We accomplish this through our Advisory Services, where we work closely with employers to design practice change solutions, including human capital strategies. Our research, learnings, and strategic communications are then promoted by our Thought Leadership team which collectively advances the broader movement of employers committed to lasting change across our country.

The Associate Director, Advisory Services reports directly to the Senior Director, Advisory Services and will assist in overseeing the delivery of technical assistance to employers and to strategic partners of Grads of Life, through which we seek to empower all employers to incorporate Opportunity Youth into their workforce.

To be successful in this role, you will thrive in a fast-paced environment that requires you to juggle multiple large-scale projects at once. You won't shy away from reaching out to others, building relationships and effectively communicating the mission of the Grads of Life team and the organization as a whole. In keeping with Year Up's values, the Associate Director will also have the opportunity to interact with students as coach, group facilitator, and advocate, participating in creating and sustaining a positive educational environment, with trust among students, faculty, and site leaders.

In keeping with Year Up's values, the Associate Director will also have the opportunity to interact with students as coach, group facilitator, and advocate, participating in creating and sustaining a positive educational environment, with trust among students, faculty, and site leaders.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Advisory & Design Consultative Delivery

  • Drive discovery, analysis and research informing Grads of Life's early-stage advisory process with clients
  • Lead the facilitation of Advisory & Design working sessions and meetings
  • Own follow-through of identified action items and development of supporting documents/tools for engagements


Strategic Partnership Management

  • Drive day-to-day for smaller client engagements with Employers of Influence
  • Support the processes of defining, designing, and identifying technical support needed for implementing tools and best practices that will help change talent practices
  • Manage relationships with Employers of Influence while upholding a high-standard for quality client engagement
  • Keep cross-functional sales teams (ex. Corporate Engagement, YUPRO, Managing Directors, Year Up Executives, etc.) informed of progress
  • Maintain Salesforce records of client outreach, contracts, and billing


Project Management

  • Support project management related to Advisory Services


Team Member

  • Participate as a team member by engaging in team meetings and helping to onboard new staff
  • Advise and consult across the innovation team within Year Up
  • Take on ad hoc support of projects as necessary


Site Team/Learning Community Member

  • Serve as a coach/mentor for a small number of current students
  • Join and sometimes facilitate weekly group sessions with students
  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5+ years' experience in partnership development or related field
  • Strong project management experience, with a focus on translating initiatives from inception to completion
  • Superior relationship management skills -customer service/client management experience a plus, with focus on guiding client projects
  • An ability to think creatively and strategically while also delivering on execution and reliably moving multiple projects forward at a time
  • Experience working with private sector clients preferred
  • Proven track record of successfully building and maintaining internal and external relationships
  • Experience in either consulting or evaluation, a plus
  • Comfort operating in ambiguity/uncertainty, and ability to pivot, change course, and remain confident and flexible amid evolving circumstances
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to synthesize information and tailor communication styles
  • Experience working with senior leadership and high-level stakeholders
  • Passion for systems change activities (i.e. campaign organizing, advocacy and coalition building, media, and public relations)
  • A passion for working with young adults, an unshakable belief in their potential and a strong commitment to the mission of Year Up
  • Understanding of the Opportunity Divide and its drivers
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Year Up is an award-winning, national 501(c)3 organization that enables motivated young adults to move from minimum wage to meaningful careers in just one year by providing the skills, experience, and support they need to reach their full potential. Through a one-year, intensive program, Year Up utilizes a high-expectations, high-support model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, coursework eligible for college credit, and corporate internships at more than 250 top companies. Its holistic approach focuses on students' professional and personal development to enable young adults with a viable path to economic self-sufficiency and meaningful careers. Year Up has served more than 30,000 young adults since its founding in 2000. Year Up has a presence in 27 U.S. cities, including Arizona, Baltimore, Bay Area, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Atlanta, Greater Boston, Greater Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, the National Capital Region, New York City/Jersey City, Pittsburgh, Puget Sound, Rhode Island, South Florida, Tampa Bay, and Wilmington.

Voted one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For in the country by The NonProfit Times, Year Up is a rewarding place to work. Our staff is passionate, supportive, mission-driven, and committed to positive change and continuous learning. We set high standards for both ourselves and our students, and live by a set of core values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and full potential of our young people. The work we do is life-changing, and we know that our team is the greatest asset in achieving our mission.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:

Year Up actively engages individuals from all backgrounds. We are committed to embracing diversity within our organization because we firmly believe that diverse employee teams help us to achieve our best organizational outcomes and provide the most effective support to our young adults as we work to close the Opportunity Divide. We are deeply dedicated to creating and maintaining an inclusive and supportive work environment. Learn more about our commitment to diversity: http://www.yearup.org/about-us/careers/commitment-to-diversity/

As an equal opportunity employer, Year Up is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

TO APPLY:

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume through our website.

Note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. We respectfully request no phone calls.

OVERVIEW:

Grads of Life's mission is to close the Opportunity Gap that separates diverse talent pools and the companies that will benefit from hiring them. We help employers to design and implement inclusive talent strategies which make a…

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  • Full Time Schedule

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Boston, MA

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