Managing Director

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Per Scholas Inc.
Silver Spring, MD

Per Scholas Inc.

Published 13 days ago

February 1, 2021

POSITION TITLE: Managing Director, NCR

LOCATION: National Capital Region (NCR)

REPORTS TO: Regional Senior Vice President, Northeast 

The Managing Director (MD) leads strategic, programmatic, fundraising, community engagement, and administrative success in our NCR location. You will provide vision, fiscal responsibility, and program management oversight.

You will lead a team to execute and advance our tech training and have the opportunity to shape an innovative workforce development approach in the NCR. Per Scholas is no ordinary non-profit. We operate in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, and the Managing Director will take on a broad portfolio of diverse responsibilities.


Fundraising & Business Development

  • Serve as the “face of Per Scholas” in NCR, representing Per Scholas in regional meetings, conferences, panels, and media opportunities
  • Develop and lead Per Scholas NCR’s fundraising strategy in partnership with the Regional SVP, and with support from the National Development team
  • Cultivate support through a diverse range of fundraising activities (foundation, corporate, public, individual, and employer-paid)
  • Partner with the National Development team to generate grant requests and reports
  • Partner with the National Social Ventures and Sales team to generate business development and customized training opportunities
  • Expand and partner with a local advisory board of business, and community leaders

Program Leadership

  • Develop, lead, and implement Per Scholas NCR’s annual operating plan in partnership with the National Training Team and Regional SVP
  • Ensure high-quality delivery of our tech training to Per Scholas adult-learners and alumni
  • Develop and implement new training initiatives in response to local market demand
  • Cultivate a pipeline of employer partners in the NCR community
  • Increase awareness of Per Scholas’ brand and tech training in the region

Team Leadership

  • Serve as Per Scholas NCR’s primary liaison and point of contact with the training, finance, communications, development, administration, human capital, and social ventures teams
  • Lead a growing team of seven local staff and facilitate regular feedback, performance management, and professional development
  • Follow local and national workforce, business and tech industry trends to anticipate learner and employer needs
  • Ensure that all training goals are met or exceeded, including outcomes tracking and reporting, using Salesforce and other platforms
  • Manage and inform the annual operating budget

Senior Leadership Team Member

  • Drive and engage in national organizational strategies
  • Create an environment that fosters and embraces change
  • Work across functional groups toward shared goals  


Professional Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience managing high-performing teams
  • Keen understanding of the local foundation, corporate, and government funding landscape with demonstrated fundraising success
  • Track record of cultivating C-suite partnerships
  • Inclusive philosophy, with experience working with ethnically and socioeconomically diverse communities
  • Demonstrated understanding of what it takes to build a supportive, collegial work culture
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Superior conversational, presentational and writing skills
  • Experience in workforce development, talent acquisition, and human resources a plus
  • Functional knowledge of Salesforce and data management a plus

Personal Characteristics

  • You thrive in a creative, inventive, fast-paced startup environment with people who are passionate about their work and mission
  • You are open to and accepting of feedback, coaching, and growth
  • You are a data-driven, results-oriented and forward-looking catalyst for social change
  • You have a collaborative and flexible work style; you’re excited to work both cross-functionally with other departments and independently
  • You are tech-savvy and learn quickly
  • You are detail-oriented, with exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • You stand behind our purpose, believing that individuals from any community should have access to well-paying careers, and that talent should be recognized and recruited from many diverse sources


We believe our staff is the heart and soul of our organization. Our workplace culture is challenging, supportive, collaborative and mission-driven. We take a genuine interest in career development and work-life balance, and welcome contributing ideas from staff at all levels. Working at Per Scholas means working somewhere full of engaging, savvy, diverse people who care deeply about pushing our work forward.

You’ll enjoy a welcoming and casual professional environment, self-development opportunities, innovative technology, and benefits like health care and a 401K match. If you want to work in a progressive organization, where you can build something meaningful and have fun while doing it, we would love to hear from you.


Per Scholas is a national nonprofit that drives positive and proven social change in communities across the country. Through rigorous and tuition-free technology training and professional development, we prepare motivated and curious adults who are unemployed or underemployed for successful careers as technology professionals, and we create onramps to businesses in need of their talents. Today we provide our solutions in fourteen cities across the country: Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Greater Boston, MA; Greater Cincinnati, OH; the National Capital Region; Newark, NJ, New York, NY; and Philadelphia, PA. To date, Per Scholas has trained more than 10,000 individuals, helping them build lasting, life changing skills and careers in technology.

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POSITION TITLE: Managing Director, NCR

LOCATION: National Capital Region (NCR)

REPORTS TO: Regional Senior Vice President, Northeast 

The Managing Director (MD) leads strategic, programmatic, fundraising, community engagement, and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Managerial


Medical, Dental, Vision, Vacation, PTO, Sick Days, Short-term Disability, 401 (K), and EAP

Medical, Dental, Vision, Vacation, PTO, Sick Days, Short-term Disability, 401 (K), and EAP


1400 Spring Street, 501, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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