Senior Director of Programs

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This is a full-time, hybrid position based out of our New York City office location. It is expected that some duties will be performed on-site, and some remotely, with the understanding that government and public health guidelines will determine the extent to which it is safe to carry out in-person and onsite activities.


SEO Career is the nation’s premier professional development program for recruiting and training high-achieving undergraduates for paid summer internships that can lead to coveted, full-time jobs. SEO Career provides access to opportunity to students who have been historically excluded from industries across Wall Street and Corporate America, including Black, Latinx, and Native American undergraduates. SEO Career currently partners with over 166 organizations offering summer internships and has a track record of matching talent with opportunity. Participants receive coaching and technical training with the goal of landing a full-time job offer at the conclusion of the internship. 80% go on to land a full-time job at leading industry partners.


At SEO Career, we propel human potential. We are as committed to the development of our team as we are to the growth and development of the young people we support. We believe in putting people first by building a challenging, rewarding environment designed to foster personal achievement and professional growth.

Our employees describe our culture as supportive, innovative, and collaborative. In joining SEO Career, you will be joining an organization that is in a period of incredible growth. From 2020 to 2021, we placed 87% more student participants and served double the number of partners. We expect to continue to grow in both enrollment and impact. As Senior Director of Programs, you will oversee the Recruiting Team, all of SEO Career’s program tracks (representing the end-to-end student lifecycle), and the Training and Development Team. Through your day-to-day work you will have a direct impact to our student participants, our partners, and your SEO Career colleagues.


As Senior Director of Programs, you join the SEO Career Leadership Team as the head of the SEO Career Program Team. You will provide strategic visioning, working to develop and implement programmatic growth, while acting as the key decision-maker for the day-to-day operations for all of SEO Career’s Program tracks, the Recruiting Team, and the Training and Development Team.


• Strategy (30%)

o Work with SEO Career leadership to set strategy for SEO Career programs and the end-to-end participant lifecycle
o Oversee implementation of SEO Career programs strategy by providing strategic decision-making and guidance to all Assistant / Associate Directors on the Program Team.
o Provide necessary Programs Team metrics and context when new initiatives are being considered by the Leadership Team and Director of Strategy and New Initiatives (i.e., key KPIs around engagement, conversion, placement, and offers).

• Program Management (30%)

o Oversee SEO Career’s Recruitment Team; provide strategic support to ensure SEO Career is consistently building a strong pipeline of viable student intern candidates.
o Oversee SEO Career's Program Tracks, including: Alternative Investments & Investment Banking; Markets; Finance, Corporate & Tech; and Real Estate;
o Oversee SEO Career’s Training & Development Team; provide strategic support to ensure SEO Career has content and curricula that meet the needs of student intern candidates.
o Provide project management and effective leadership by being actively involved in all program activities and developing a broad and deep knowledge of the full program cycle including developing, implementing, and tracking the program plan, curriculum, staffing model, infrastructure, and partnerships for Program Tracks.
o Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals including 70% engagement, 90% yield, and 80% offer/conversion rates for over 6,000 applicants, 2,500 Edge participants, and 800+ interns.

• People Management (30%)

o Serve as the direct supervisor of all SEO Career Track AD’s (i.e., Associate Director Recruiting; Assistant Director Alternative Investments & Investment Banking; Assistant Director Markets; Associate Director Finance, Corporate & Tech; Assistant Director Real Estate; and Assistant Director of Training & Development) and their respective teams (~22 FTE).
o Serve as the direct supervisor of future Track AD’s as new SEO Career initiatives onboard as new tracks.

• Data and Reporting (10%)

o  Research, design, and implement effective systems (including Blackboard LMS, Genius SIS, Thrive TRM, Chronus mentoring platform, an CVENT events CRM, TimeTrade scheduling tool, and more) to track progress.
o  Regularly evaluate program components to measure KPIs that can be effectively communicated and utilized to drive change/improvements.

Other duties to be assigned in service of the Careers team objectives and SEO’s mission.


  • Passionate About SEO Career’s Mission: You are service-minded and dedicated to closing equity gaps. You have an authentic interest in helping students who have been historically excluded from industries across Wall Street and Corporate America launch their professional careers.
  • Strategic Vision: Able to balance day-to-day program management with a forward-looking vision for the continued success and future of the Program Team in support of SEO Career’s larger mission. Adept at understanding how the Program Team, in concert with SEO Career’s Leadership, Operations, and Partnerships and Strategy Teams can continually grow in a scalable manner.
  • Leadership/Management: Proficient at leading large teams and serving as a go-to decision-maker. Able to build effective and long-lasting teams. Ability to strategically delegate and grow future SEO Career leaders.
  • Critical Thinking and Flexibility: Capable of anticipating needs, employing best resources, and making careful decisions. Able to adjust to changes and work demands quickly while maintaining a strategic and tactical vision to efficiently complete work. Ability to be both a self-starter and a team player who builds people-first relationships and prioritizes the candidate experience every step of the way.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year institution.
  • 10+ years professional experience running programs in a non-profit environment; preference given to candidates who also possess corporate experience.
  • Experience running large programs.


SEO offers a competitive annual salary and participation in a medical, dental and vision plan, and provides a health reimbursement plan, a retirement plan, excellent vacation, personal and sick days, along with 13 paid holidays.


Vaccination Policy

In view of governmental vaccination mandates in areas we work, the pending federal vaccination mandate for large employers, as well as the guidance of the CDC that vaccination is the most effective means to provide a safe working and teaching environment, subject to applicable law, applicants who obtain a conditional job offer will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement before beginning employment with SEO.

At SEO we are committed to cultivating a team that embodies the backgrounds and experiences of the constituencies we serve and the communities we live in, and a workplace that reflects the impact we make in the world. Candidates from historically excluded and underrepresented communities – including people of color, women, members of the LGBTQIA+ Community, veterans, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity is not just the law, it is our commitment.

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/D/V. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless 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 legally protected status.

If you need accommodation while applying for a role with SEO, due to a disability, please email SEO Careers Help.


This is a full-time, hybrid position based out of our New York City office location. It is expected that some duties will be performed on-site, and some remotely, with the understanding that government and public health…

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