Career Training Manager
Reports To: Interim Director of Career Partnerships & Postsecondary Initiatives
Supervisory Responsibilities: No
YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School's mission is to empower young adults (18-20 year-olds) to develop skills and connect to opportunities by fostering an environment of love, support, and respect for their whole person. Students graduate high school and successfully transition to college and career as critically conscious leaders, committed to positive change for themselves and their communities.
YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School provides an outstanding alternative education that activates the capacity of all students to learn, achieve and grow. YBPCS will be recognized as a model of authentic experiential learning, not only among programs serving out-of-school youth, but also among all high-achieving schools and youth programs in the country.
High expectations, a nurturing climate, personalized culture and rigorous real world learning experiences ensures that graduates are poised for life-long learning and career advancement. It is our vision that YouthBuild graduates will emerge as highly accomplished, self-sufficient,
self aware and socially conscious citizens. Graduates will be energized about their futures and build support networks for their personal, social and emotional health and well-being.
YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School will maximize its capacity to engage each student’s passion, tap into his or her individual potential and provide him or her with real opportunities for personal and professional transformation.
YBPCS’ values are deeply held and come from a love of humanity and a perspective that views each student as a community asset. The programs three core values - respect, excellence and perseverance – are reinforced through all aspects of the program.
Young people in Philadelphia who are disconnected will build skills and access resources and opportunities to achieve economic stability and personal development, and become critically conscious leaders within their communities.
The Career Training Manager serves as the lead for YouthBuild’s relationship with Gap, Inc. and students/alumni in the This Way Ahead internship to hire program, coordinates college partnerships and career resources for students/alumni, as well as leads program design in a key area to grow our work. The primary responsibilities of this position include:
Responsibilities and Duties:
- This Way Ahead: serve as lead/project manager for the This Way Ahead internship to hire program in the Philly Market that includes the full cycle of an internship to hire program, serve as a job coach to students/alumni, coordinating and communicating with internal and external staff, representing the program externally; provide coaching/technical assistance/compliance of other nonprofit organizations that includes the full cycle of an internship to hire program, coordinating and communicating with internal and external staff, adapting materials for the nonprofit organizations; in addition a key part of the program includes traveling to worksites throughout the region
- Relationship Development: initiate and proactively develop relationships with Gap Inc. (Foundation, HR staff, store-based employees, training partners, programs in other cities), employers and organizations in the customer service industry, postsecondary education partners, professional attire resource organizations, alumni and students in assigned programs, as well as development, program, and AmeriCorps staff
- Funder Level: maintain and cultivate funding relationship
- City Leadership Level: facilitate decision making and implementation
- Store Level: the ability to routinely develop new relationships quickly
- Collaborator: serve as a program officer, which includes providing coaching, technical assistance, and compliance
- Program Design: lead the year-long design and evaluation for the This Way Ahead internship program and for student/alumni experiences in postsecondary education partnerships and career resources
- Data & Grant Management: develop, track, report and document alumni/student internship cycle (interest, application, interview, hire, retention, job offer), progress, placements, retention of placements, success stories, grant compliance and performance metrics and assist in managing funder relationships
- Industry Focus: collaborate with staff, partners, industry leaders, alumni/students to proactively identify, communicate, and facilitate exploration of trends and opportunities within the customer service industry
- Alumni/Student Career Development: lead or participate in alumni/student career exploration, college visits, bridge programming, workshops, and alumni events
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- Act 34, 114 and 151 criminal background clearances
- At least three years of experience in youth development, workforce development, project management, college access, transition services and/or as employer of young adults
- Proficiency in Google products, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well ability to integrate a wide-range of technology and data management into daily work
- High level of professionalism and customer-service skills
- Strong communication skills and ability to present to large groups
- Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented project completion skills
Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate:
- Desire to primarily focus on developing partnerships and designing program experiences
- Ability to initiate contact with alumni and inactive students who are not available in the school building on a regular basis
- Commitment to preparing students/alumni for postsecondary options and willingness to promote a wide range of education, careers, year of service, armed forces and other options
- Desire to operate in a highly flexible work environment and the ability to work occasional night, weekend or other variations in regular hours and limit vacation/time off during the time period of mid-June to September
- Ability to travel to locations, organizations or events in the City of Philadelphia and surrounding counties
- Basic familiarity with employment tools (resumes, etc), colleges, and federal financial aid/FAFSA
- Mission driven to work with YB’s student body
- Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills
- Intermediate to advanced Google Suite skills
- Commitment to social justice
- Demonstrated values that align to restorative practices
- Willingness to prioritize data collection, analysis, and sharing
- Willingness to reflect on impact data and incorporate that information into routine decision-making
- FBI - Criminal History Report
- PATCH - Pennsylvania Police Department - Criminal Background Check (and/or applicable based on State of residency)
- PA Child Abuse History Clearance
- TB Test Results
- Act 24 - Arrest Conviction Form
- NSOPW - National Sex Offender Clearance
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.
All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, veteran status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.