Thursday, March 24, 2016

Job Posting: Director of Employer Partnerships

Director of Employer Partnerships-Chicago

Job posted by: Urban Alliance
Posted on: March 18, 2016

Job description

Strategic Planning/Networking
  • Create and implement a plan for job partner recruitment in Chicago with support from Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer.
  • Remain informed of current events that affect the job market, non-profits or CPS schools.
  • Attend community, corporate and non-profit events that are relevant to Urban Alliance and/or provide valuable networking opportunities.
Jobsite Recruitment
  • Work with Executive Director to identify and secure new corporate partners for upcoming program year.
  • Follow-up on leads from Urban Alliance stakeholders (board members, staff, etc.).
  • Pitch Urban Alliance program to prospective partners and follow-up as needed.
  • Work with ED to provide all necessary information to new job partners and answer questions as they arise.
  • Provide Chicago Program staff with periodic updates on job numbers as well as an overview of each new jobsites' expectations, office culture and mentor dynamics to help with intern placement.
  • Support all jobsites and mentors until Program Coordinators have been identified.
Relationship Management/Jobsite Retention
  • Support Executive Director (ED) in managing relationships with current job partners.
  • Meet with partners to receive feedback and execute on relevant recommendations with support of Executive Director.
  • Plan and implement a year-round touch plan to cultivate high-level corporate contacts and big job partners (5 or more interns).
  • Plan and implement a year-round touch plan for mentors, including Mentor Happy Hour and additional trainings, with support of ED and program team.
  • Ensure that any newsworthy events or activities that happen with interns and job partners are shared with the UA Communications Manager in a timely manner to ensure that information is shared via social media and the UA website.
  • Reach out to all current partners each spring to secure renewals and follow-up with appropriate paperwork.
Data Management
  • Enter prospective and current job partner information in Salesforce.
  • Work with the Director of Data and Accountability and Evaluation Specialist to report on regional job partner data as needed.
  • Work with Program Director and Executive Director to review and identify program trends and provide to support to ensure that UA meets intern attendance and retention goals.
  • Work with ED to collect all paperwork (Job Partner Agreement and Mentor Questionnaire) from new and returning job partners.
  • Support UA staff to ensure successful Fall Kick-Off, Public Speaking Challenge.
  • Ensure that high-level contacts are invited to relevant UA events.
  • Bachelor's Degree required; Advanced Degree preferred
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience; demonstrated success in relationship management and partnership building
  • Excellent account management skills with the proven ability to develop and grow high-yield relationships.
  • Experience working with the corporate community and securing corporate sponsorships preferred.
  • Experience with strategic planning and increasing revenue for a program or organization preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Passion for and understanding of at-risk youth and a deep commitment to the mission of the organization
  • Superior organizational skills with high attention to detail.

How to apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Meaghan Woodbury, Chief Operating Officer. Applications should be emailed to using subject line: Director of Employer Partnerships - Chicago.
Note: Pleasedo not call to inquire about the position. Any application submitted through means not stated above will not be considered.