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OICA is seeking a Director of Partnerships to build strategic relationships with key stakeholders that can support the SOAR Reentry Program. The SOAR program equips individuals with academic and vocational skills and provides access to opportunities to help them accomplish personal achievement and embrace a spirit of responsibility. The duties of the Director of Partnerships include working closely with OIC affiliates across multiple cities to help connect them with key stakeholders and resources that are available in their local business, workforce and reentry ecosystems.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and execute a partnership plan aligned with the OICA strategic plan to help the SOAR program meet outcomes.
Conduct research on the local business, nonprofit, workforce, and reentry ecosystem and identify key stakeholders in each city where SOAR is operating.
Outline tactical steps, engage key partners, and vet the organization to determine strategies to develop the relationships.
Connect sub-grantee with potential partners and guide the relationship building process.
Conduct periodic check-ins to verify the relationship is being nurtured and cultivated by the sub-grantee.
Build relationship with national employers, and other national stakeholders to help sub-grantees find employment opportunities for program participants.
Devise strategies to cultivate relationships with local and national partners (service providers, employers, corporations, foundations, philanthropic entities, etc.) to sustain the SOAR program beyond the life of the grant.
Prepare and send success stories and outcome data to strengthen relationships with key stakeholders.
Provide technical assistance and coaching on best practices in community engagement and relationship building to equip sub-grantees with the skills to build key relationships.
Institutionalize community engagement by developing a large portfolio of key partners (local and national) categorized and organized by type and develop a playbook of how to engage each category.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Operations and Strategy.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business/ Public Administration, Communications, Criminology, or any related field.
Master’s Degree preferred (MBA, MPA, MPP, MSW, or MA/MS in related field).
5 or more years’ experience building strategic relationships.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to work effectively with people of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds from individuals returning from incarceration to public officials.
Computer literacy, including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and database usage.
Knowledge of the criminal justice system and experience working with ex-offenders is a plus.
Possess working relationship with key stakeholders that are of interest to OICA.
Able to articulate and/or demonstrate a good track record of building strategic relationships.
Ability to travel within the metropolitan area and nationally if required.
Level of Language Proficiency
Spanish a plus
Minimum Education Required