Sr. Manager, Career Solutions

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Per Scholas Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA

Per Scholas Inc.

Published 16 days ago

March 1, 2021

Per Scholas is expanding and has contracted with a large US-based technology services company to train local talent for in-demand technology roles. We are a small, multi-disciplinary team seeking individuals who can ensure the success of this new initiative.  We are thrilled to be launching our first training program in Pittsburgh and are seeking talented, passionate, and entrepreneurial professionals to join our team.


Per Scholas seeks a Senior Manager, Career Solutions, to ensure our students are successful in competitive technology positions in the workplace after graduation from our courses. You will coordinate with local and national teams to design and implement career development curriculum, deliver components of the career development curriculum in coordination with course instructors, and advise students on career opportunities to ensure successful placement in relevant jobs in the technology sector. You will also collaborate with our primary corporate partner and develop new relationships with corporations in the market to create a hiring pipeline for graduates. 



Open Doors to Employment

  • Introduce the Per Scholas brand into the local marketplace, building trusting and collaborative relationships among all stakeholders within the local business and technology communities. 
  • Cultivate a strong network of local employers to support the placement of students and establish a voice in the local technology community
  • Connect graduates and alumni with the resources necessary to maintain employment and advance in their careers
  • Conduct market research and provide analysis of emerging needs and trends within the marketplace to evaluate the potential for expanding the training that Per Scholas offers to employers and prospective students. 

Prepare Students for Interviews

  • Manage interview and placement processes with corporate partner HR and recruiting teams
  • Identify student needs, provide necessary resources, establish individualized plans for student achievement
  • Recommend students for particular employment opportunities and provide coaching and feedback as needed

Deliver Curriculum

  • Deliver career development instruction to students one day per week 
  • Support on-site admissions and onboarding of new students in collaboration with National Recruiting and Admissions teams

Data and Reporting

  • Maintain accurate student outcome data and reporting using Salesforce and other record-keeping platforms



Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent relevant experience) required
  • At least 5 years related professional experience, preferably in recruiting, career placement, and/or workforce development
  • Experience building and leveraging external relationships with employers in the Pittsburgh market
  • Knowledge of Salesforce and/or learning management systems
  • Experience delivering instruction in a classroom/training setting preferred

Personal Characteristics

  • You thrive in a creative, inventive startup environment with people who are passionate about their work and mission. 
  • You are data-driven, results-oriented, and a forward-looking catalyst for social change.
  • You have a collaborative and flexible work style, excited to work cross-functionally and independently.
  • You have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • You are tech savvy and learn new tools quickly. 
  • You are detail-oriented, with exceptional organizational and time management skills.
  • You stand behind our mission, believing that individuals from any community should have access to well-paying career positions, 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 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 eleven cities across the country: Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Greater Boston, MA; Greater Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; Detroit, MI; 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.



If you have any questions about this role, please feel free to email our People team at We look forward to viewing your application!

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Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. See our full EEO statement here.

Per Scholas is expanding and has contracted with a large US-based technology services company to train local talent for in-demand technology roles. We are a small, multi-disciplinary team seeking individuals who can ensure the success…

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  • Full Time Schedule
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Health care- 401k match. Additional benefits information can be provided.

Health care- 401k match. Additional benefits information can be provided.


Pittsburgh, PA

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