Overview & Benefits
Students are at the core of Bottom Line. Every day, we are energized by their drive, potential, and passion. We know that the success of our students will create a ripple effect in our communities.
Bottom Line is bridging the divide of educational inequity by providing a trusted advisor and the social capital necessary for our students to earn their bachelor’s degree, build financial stability, and successfully launch thriving careers. We primarily focus on students of color who will be in the first generation of their family to earn a college degree, are from low-income backgrounds, and are academically prepared for college.
For more than two decades, Bottom Line has been fighting for educational equity by ensuring that the right to a quality college education is accessible to those whose potential and drive exceed their opportunity. For first-generation degree-aspiring students from low-income backgrounds who face systemic barriers, Bottom Line’s advisors are a relentless ally who partner with them to find the right college, persist to a degree, and successfully launch a career.
As one of the first college support organizations to focus on college completion, Bottom Line now produces best-in-class college graduation rates that reduce the significant gap between first-generation students from low-income backgrounds and their wealthier peers. We operate regional programs in Massachusetts, New York City, and Chicago that collectively serve over 7,000 students.
When you join Bottom Line, you will find an organization that lives into its core values. We are committed to building strong, impactful relationships with our students, co-workers, schools, community partners, donors, and other supporters. We are engaging, responsive, caring, direct, honest, solutions-oriented, and we always follow through on our promises. We act with empathy and extend grace to ourselves and each other. We pursue ambitious goals, hold ourselves to high standards, make data-informed decisions, and orient to long-term success for our students and our organization. We operate with curiosity, evolve thoughtfully, take informed risks, and learn from successes, setbacks, and each other. Experts in our field, we are driven by our mission and motivated by the impact we’re achieving.
At Bottom Line, we have a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We aim to attract diverse candidate pools who hold these same values, and are ready to help us along our journey toward greater equity and inclusion.
For more information about who we are, please review our Core Values and Careers Page.
As a member of the Career Connections Team, this role works in a hybrid space between Development and our NY Career Connections Team, reporting to the Director of Career Connections. With a students first approach, this position will lead our volunteerism programming, moving the work from 1-off connections to deeper mentorship programming for our volunteers with students and a strategic focus on building a community of volunteers and corporate partners that support our students’ ability to build their social capital in service of economic mobility.
The Manager of Volunteerism and Corporate Partnerships will work closely with our Bottom Line National Team to implement a web-based volunteer engagement platform that integrates into our student-centered programming. Additionally, they will collaborate with the New York Region’s Development Team to make connections for leadership committees and our Individual Giving pipeline.
Volunteer and Alumni Engagement (50%):
- Lead the volunteer life cycle of programming, including recruitment, onboarding and retention of volunteers through collaboration between program and development and Bottom Line’s National Team
- In collaboration with Director and Manager of Career Connections, development and communications teams, design and implement a volunteer and alumni communications plan, and achieve appropriate attendance of volunteers at events and workshops
- Establish and provide self-paced and group/individual trainings throughout the year for volunteers in service of achieving their greatest connection to Bottom Line and impact for students
- Cultivate and manage volunteer relationships, including alumni, through meaningful relationship management touchpoints and supporting volunteers in determining the best volunteer position based on their skills and availability
- Alumni goal includes:
- Increasing percentage of total Alumni on Associate Board
- Increase Alumni as volunteers and donors to Bottom Line New York
- Support establishing donor pipelines for individual giving and corporate partnership opportunities for the NY Region
- Support in the design of and lead growth strategies for long-term mentoring programming for the NY Region in service of students achieving growth in their Employability and Life Milestones
Corporate Partnerships (30%):
- Proactively solicit opportunities across the organization to highlight the accomplishments of Bottom Line students and alumni with Corporate Partners and in communications campaigns
- Support implementation of the Corporate Partnership strategy, including exploratory calls, funding and sponsorship asks and regular communication to ensure ongoing meaningful engagement between Bottom Line and Corporate Partners
- Manage relationships with specific hiring partners to be determined, ensuring effective communication and a successful experience for partners, students, and staff alike.
- Represent Bottom Line at conferences and events to stay current with best practices and shifts in corporate philanthropy and volunteerism strategies.
Data Management & Technology (15%):
- Support the design and implementation of connecting data between Development and Program Salesforce, and any other technology tool supported by the Bottom Line National Team for integration in New York
- Utilize Salesforce to track partner engagement and inform strategy in alignment with standard Development practices for donor engagement
- In collaboration with Manager of Career Connections, identify corporate partnership industry gaps according to student interests and priority industries in an effort to increase students achieving career relevant experiences through the Bottom Line New York network of companies and volunteers.
- Track and collect corporate partner and volunteer engagement data within Salesforce and/or other technology platform utilized by NYR Bottom Line
Organizational Support (5%):
- Represent the Bottom Line brand in a positive light, and take actions to increase brand awareness throughout the community
- Consult with the development team in the formulation of small, career focused donor events and own any associated alumni engagement goals
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without advanced notice.
- At least 5 years of relevant work experience
- Belief in Bottom Line’s unique approach to supporting students and unwavering commitment to the students Bottom Line serves along with demonstrated commitment to Bottom Line’s mission, vision and core values
- Deep understanding of Bottom Line’s ways of being and a clear perspective on what needs to be true to improve the overall team member experience
- Superior interpersonal, customer service and community relationship-building abilities
- Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across teams and with external stakeholders; understands the difference between technical and adaptive challenges or solutions
- Experience working with Salesforce or another data management system
- Comfort with managing up, assigning tasks and holding Development and Program team members accountable for deliverables
- Participated in anti-racist training/workshops (i.e. People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond) and/or conducted meaningful self-study and is comfortable engaging in conversations around the intersections of power, privilege and identity
- Demonstrated commitment to Bottom Line’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values
- Demonstrated proficiency and/or growth potential in Bottom Line's seven core competencies: Relationships, Results, Communication, Inclusiveness, Talent Development, Agility, and Planning
- Work authorization required
- ** As of Nov. 22, 2021, employees will need proof that they are fully vaccinated against covid-19. **
- Fluency in a language other than English a plus
- Bachelor's degree preferred
All employees are expected to demonstrate continued growth within our seven core competencies.
- Relationships: Identifies opportunities and takes action to build and maintain meaningful and collaborative connections with various stakeholders
- Results: Produces quality outcomes; compiles and analyzes data to drive future plans; uses creative solutions
- Communication: Effectively articulates information in a clear, concise, and timely manner to a wide range of stakeholders
- Inclusiveness: Creates and maintains an environment that respects and values the identities and cultures of all colleagues and students we serve
- Talent Development: Actively contributes to the hiring, development, retention, and promotion of a highly effective team
- Agility: Demonstrates adaptability and openness to shifting priorities, needs of stakeholders, and organizational changes
- Planning:Effectively and efficiently uses resources (people, time, materials, technology) in order to create, meet, and assess both strategic and task-oriented goals