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 promotes 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 Director, Marketing & Communications, reports directly to the Senior Director and will lead the Grads of Life marketing and communication strategy and assets, including GradsofLife.org, social media channels, analytics, content marketing, and campaigns. Grads of Life is incubated by Year Up and is a separate program and team focused on influencing the human capital strategy and processes of large employers.
To be successful in this role, you will thrive in a fast-paced environment that requires you to juggle multiple projects with competing deadlines in a calm, professional manner, while always moving with a sense of urgency and adaptability. Your written and verbal communication skills will be second to none, and you will enjoy marketing, communications, project management, strategic thinking, design and presenting information to a variety of stakeholders. You will need to also have a deep understanding of the Opportunity Gap and be able to effectively and persuasively communicate our mission to a variety of audiences. You will not shy away from reaching out to others to build relationships and effectively communicate the mission of Grads of Life and the organization as a whole.
As the ideal candidate, you are passionate about our mission and love the challenge of thinking critically and strategically about how to further the organization's goals on a systems-level.
In keeping with Year Up values, the Director of Marketing and Communications will 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.
Marketing and Communications Strategy
Design and Content Creation
Site Team/Learning Community Member
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.
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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…