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About the Role
The Managing Director is the inspiring leader who sets a powerful vision for Braven’s programmatic success at the Rutgers University-Newark and is responsible for ensuring that students who participate as Braven Fellows secure a strong first job or enroll in graduate school within 6 months of graduation. You will lead a team of four full-time employees (i.e. Program Manager of Accelerator, Program Manager of Workforce, Program Manager of Recruitment, and Program Operations Coordinator) and a team of part-time interns. You’ll also be responsible for recruiting and selecting our volunteers, and will build and maintain a positive and strong presence at Rutgers University-Newark and in the greater Newark community.
In this role, you will be joining a mission-driven, hard working, and fun loving team. To be successful as part of the Rutgers University-Newark site team you must be comfortable at skillfully navigating ambiguity and ongoing change and demonstrate an openness to feedback. You genuinely understand and appreciate that you are only as good and successful as your team - which includes the community of college partners at Rutgers University-Newark specifically. You must also value leading with a high impact/low-ego mindset and demonstrate a strong commitment, in both thought and action, to diversity and inclusion.
Reporting directly to the Executive Director, Newark NJ, the Managing Director will be responsible for:
The strongest candidates for this role have prior management experience ideally in the education or nonprofit sector along with a clear understanding of the experiences of First-Generation, Pell-Eligible and/or undergraduates of color and the transition from college to career or graduate school. They demonstrate a clear ability to build strong relationships and shared value partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders and have mastered the ability to fully leverage data and metrics to drive decision-making. They are energized by public speaking and facilitation, thrive on human interaction and enjoy the challenge of meeting new people.
The individual in this role will ultimately:
Set Vision and Direction (35%)
Manage Program Implementation at Rutgers University-Newark (50%)
Engage Regional Partners (15%)
Required Professional Experience and Skills:
Please know that no one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. If much of this describes you, we encourage you to apply.
Compensation and Benefits
The salary for this position, which depends on prior work experience and our assessment of your fit for the role, will likely be between $108,400 -$135,500. Braven offers competitive base salaries based on the midpoint of the market among not-for-profit organizations of similar size, with opportunities for salary growth over time. We believe in compensating staff members fairly in relation to each other, their qualifications, and their impact on behalf of the organization, and take internal equity seriously. Given our commitment to equity and the inequities that can emerge from salary negotiations, Braven does not negotiate salary offers; instead each salary offer is determined carefully upfront using benchmarking. You will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process.
Braven also provides competitive, comprehensive benefits, recognition, and career development. While Braven reserves the right to change benefits at any time, current benefits include:
When social distancing is not in place, we gather in the office three days a week. Each teammate can use two flex days per week to work remotely. We believe in the magic, connection, and collaboration that happens when people work together face-to-face and we believe in giving people flexibility to focus, balance personal priorities, and save themselves one commute per week.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
At Braven, we are committed to attracting, engaging, developing, and retaining a diverse team. Braven operates in the context of our American culture, against the backdrop of systemic racism and oppression of marginalized people since our country’s founding. We are committed to assembling leaders at our organization who have emerged from everywhere, with a particular emphasis on those who share the racial and income backgrounds of our Fellows, and creating an inclusive culture that allows all teammates, of all experiences and identities, to thrive.
Braven is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor. We encourage talented individuals of all backgrounds to apply.
We believe that the next generation of leaders will emerge from everywhere. We empower promising college students with the skills, confidence, experiences, and networks necessary to transition from college to strong first…