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Assistant Vice President, Community Impact

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NAF
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New York, NY

About NAF:

NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career, and future ready.

NAF’s educational design ignites students’ passion for learning and gives businesses the opportunity to shape America’s future workforce by transforming the learning environment to include STEM infused industry-specific curricula and work-based learning experiences, including internships.

Since 1980, NAF has been partnering with high-need communities to improve outcomes for students by implementing NAF academies – small learning communities within existing high schools.

NAF has grown from one NAF Academy of Finance in New York City to hundreds of academies across the country focusing on growing industries including: finance, hospitality & tourism, information technology, engineering, and health sciences. During the 2020-2021 school year, over 117,000 students attended 619 NAF academies across 37 states, plus DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. In 2020, NAF academies reported 99% of seniors graduated with 87% of graduates planning to go to college.


Summary: 

The AVP, Community Impact is responsible for leading the strategic initiative to power career readiness systems in key regions. Specifically, the AVP will facilitate the identification of potential regions and the development and implementation of strategies designed to:

  • Build a committed multi-sectoral coalition
  • Anchor district’s career readiness strategy in NAF’s design
  • Strengthen the local Advisory Boards
  • Develop local capacity for sustained execution

Essential to this work is the ability to develop a strategic and cohesive plan for impact at the local level which addresses regionally based, economic development goals and can coalesce a multi-agency alliance for collective responsibility, inclusive of district superintendents and industry, community, civic, and post-secondary leaders, that is dedicated to the vision that all young people have access to equal opportunity for successful futures.

Initially, normal travel will be less than 10%, however as Future Cities are added over the five-year period, the travel requirement could eventually reach to 50% travel. However, due to COVID restrictions all travel is temporarily suspended and all activities/position functions will be done remotely until further notice.


Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:

Local Communities Research and Communication with Key Stakeholders (50%)

  • Coordinate all aspects of identifying and analyzing community-wide goals in education, workforce and civic long-term plans
  • Coordinate implementation of community impact strategies, including the advancement of youth work-force development opportunities, public policy and advocacy for developing and supporting a college and career readiness system of the future workforce. 
  • Ensure integration and alignment of goals, outcomes and strategies across coalition members
  • Direct development and implementation of an evaluation strategy that supports NAF’s community impact work

Alignment of NAF Staff Supports (40%)

  • Lead Cross-functional Efforts with Key Department Leads
  • Establish protocols for departmental interactions with designated Future Ready communities
  • Maintain shared project management progress (Asana) of NAF-wide efforts with selected communities

Team Development and Management Oversight (10%)

  • Lead the development of goals, objectives, work plans and budgets
  • Manage direct reports, including developing performance goals and objectives and providing ongoing feedback, guidance and support
  • Provide supervision and direction to local consultants and NAF staff supporting the local efforts


Educational/Training Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, School Administration

Experience:

  • Five to seven years of related experience in leadership positions that specifically align to the requirements of this position
  • Demonstrated success with designing and delivering results on high-profile, macro-community initiatives or programs
  • Experience in organizational and community development principles and practices, outcome measurement processes, and collaboration principles
  • Staff leadership experience
  • Strong communication, public speaking, relationship-building, management and computer skills

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to develop strategic working relationships with opinion leaders/change-makers across the community’s philanthropic, business, education and government sectors
  • Ability to operationalize the NAF Public/Private Partnership model so that it can be implemented in the local setting 
  • Has extensive experience in leading high performing teams in the design and delivery of results-based, high-profile, large scale initiatives, programs and advocacy/public policy efforts
  • Understands the strategic goals of the organization and effectively creates impact
  • Understands the community and its business environment
  • Ability to collaborate with community partners, including governments, business

To Apply:

Interested applicants may send a resume and cover letter to resumes@naf.org. Please include the position title, your first name and last name in the subject line.

About NAF:

NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career, and future ready.

NAF’s educational design ignites students’ passion for learning and…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Flexible Spending Account eligibility as of date of hire
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Life and Disability Coverage as of date of hire
  • Employer-paid Headspace membership as of date of hire
  • Individualized employer-paid Professional Development
  • Generous employer contributions to Retirement Plan as of date of hire
  • Tuition Reimbursement after one year of employment
  • Twelve Paid Holidays per calendar year
  • Over four weeks of Paid Time Off accrued in first year of employment
  • Five Paid Sick Days per calendar year
  • Conditional Paid Leave, e.g., Parental Bonding, Bereavement, Jury Duty
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Flexible Spending Account eligibility as of date of hire
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Life and Disability Coverage as of date of…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
218 West 40th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10018

How to Apply

Interested applicants may send a resume and cover letter to resumes@naf.org. Please include the position title, your first name and last name in the subject line.

Interested applicants may send a resume and cover letter to resumes@naf.org. Please include the position title, your first name and last name in the subject line.

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