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Manager of Executive Operations and Governance

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Year Up
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Boston, MA
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Published 5 days ago

OVERVIEW:

Reporting to the Director of Executive Operations and Governance, the Manager of Executive Operations and Governance will support the Executive Operations team with work that the Leadership teams are conducting and support Governance. This person will be responsible for providing logistics and communication support for the executive office and senior leaders around the country. The Manager of Executive Operations and Governance will also play a pivotal role in board relations at both the local and national level.

As an ideal candidate for this role, you have strong project management experience paired with impeccable written and verbal communication skills. You will be someone who works well independently and is comfortable supporting staff throughout all levels of the organization, driving projects forward and owning pieces of organization-wide communication strategies and events.

In keeping with Year Up's values, the Manager of Executive Operations and Governance will also 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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Internal Communications and Executive Office Support

  • Assist with managing internal and external webinars
  • Lead management of Executive Operations team meetings, including drafting agendas, setting timelines, working with sites and functional leads, and developing dashboards
  • Lead organization of Leadership Forum and Executive Team meeting logistics
  • Lead creation of Leadership Forum newsletters and weekly advisories
  • Serve as the main National Learning Community (LC) liaison between Year Up Greater Boston and National Boston
  • Act as the key marketing liaison to assist with updates to the website and other marketing office need


National Board Support and Meeting Execution

  • Manage Board meetings, including drafting agendas, setting timelines, working with sites and functional leads, and developing dashboards
  • Lead meeting logistics and drive material preparation to ensure meetings run efficiently and effectively
  • Support specific meeting needs, such as student spotlights and D&CC deep dives

Local Regional Boards and Industry Councils

  • Oversee process of National Agenda for local Advisory Bodies
  • Serve as point person for Managing Directors and their teams to work through National agenda
  • Lead planning and execution of Leadership Summit
  • Other duties as assigned

Site Team/Learning Community Member

  • Serve as a coach/mentor for a small number of current students
  • Join and sometimes facilitate weekly group sessions with students
  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of professional work experience
  • Skilled project manager with experience planning and managing large or complex projects in a team-driven environment
  • Comfort operating in ambiguity/uncertainty, and ability to pivot, change course, and remain confident and flexible amid evolving circumstances
  • Proven track record of successfully managing internal and external relationships
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Keen ability to "manage up" and provide leverage to executives
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Ability to operate and act independently
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Salesforce.com a plus
  • Proven track record of impeccable project and time management
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A passion for working with young adults, an unshakable belief in their potential and a strong commitment to the mission of Year Up
  • Understanding of the Opportunity Divide and its drivers
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

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.

TO APPLY:

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume through our website.

Note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. We respectfully request no phone calls.

OVERVIEW:

Reporting to the Director of Executive Operations and Governance, the Manager of Executive Operations and Governance will support the Executive Operations team with work that the Leadership teams are conducting and support…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    May 4, 2021

Salary

Negotiable

Location

On-site
Boston, MA

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