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Job Title: Senior Program Manager of Career Success
Location: New York, NY United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 08/21/2018
Expire Date: 10/21/2018
Job Categories: Education and Library
Job Description
Senior Program Manager of Career Success
Position: Senior Program Manager of Career Success
Reports to: Senior Director of Programs
Supervise: 2 Full Time Internships and Career Success Assistants and 1 Part-Time Graduate Assistant
Status: Full-time Exempt
Start Date: September 2018

The Job
The Opportunity Network is looking for a driven and dynamic individual to join our collaborative Career Success team. The Senior Program Manager, Career Success, will oversee the generation, preparation, and placement of summer opportunities for all Fellows. The Senior Program Manager will create a strategic plan to provide offerings that align with
student interests and career trends, while taking into account the organization’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) objectives. The Senior Program Manager will also create sustainable in-house programming offerings related to career success. This role will collaborate with the other Program Managers on workshops to ensure students are receiving
guidance on summer and post college opportunities. The Senior Program Manager, Career Success, will also work to help Fellows identify career exploration strategies that support their career goals. The position is located in downtown Manhattan.

The Organization
Founded in 2003, The Opportunity Network works with students from historically and systemically underrepresented communities in developing their skills, knowledge, and passions to achieve their college and career goals. We honor the identities and embrace the power of each member of our community. OppNet believes networks of support are essential ingredients for success, so we take an innovative approach by underscoring the power of personal connections and professional relationships as vital complements to skills, passions,
aptitude, and work experience. Our students thrive in college and careers as they master personal, college and career competencies through OppNet’s Career Fluency® programming, including building networks, mobilizing social capital, increasing career awareness, practicing self-care, excelling in internships, and making “best fit” college choices through intensive college counseling.

The Person
The ideal candidate will personally connect to the important work we do and value diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) across the organization. The candidate will demonstrate an awareness of the needs and challenges faced by high school and college-level students from historically underserved and underrepresented communities. The candidate will
demonstrate DE&I values by actively participating in all organizational-wide learning sessions and self-reflection as well as working with others to enact changes that contribute to meeting the organization’s DE&I goals. The candidate should be excited to join a team looking to influence more diverse, equitable and inclusive practices among employment and
workforce development practices. The candidate should possess outstanding professionalism and discretion, organization and attention to detail, energy and initiative, the ability to prioritize and complete a variety of tasks on time, and a willingness to work on a wide range of assignments.

Responsibilities

Summer Opportunities
• Employer Relations
o Take the lead on employer relations with all high school and college employer and enrichment partners
o Negotiate on behalf of OppNet to secure cost-sharing agreements with enrichment or employment partners
• OppNet’s Proprietary Summer Enrichment Program
o Create and manage in-house summer opportunities programming
▪ Identify program areas and partners to provide programming
▪ Recruit and hire Teaching Assistants
▪ Work with the Career Success team to recruit and enroll student participants
▪ Create key performance indicators and metrics for in-house programming
• Application Management
o Manage the Career Success team to oversee the enrichment and internship application process (high school & college)
o Work with the Development team to secure donor letters for summer opportunities

Student Engagement
• Leverage Career Success Team to work with the Student Services and Program Operations Team to create and hone student communication and application systems

Career Transition Curriculum
• Work in partnership with the Program Manager, Curriculum, Training, and Student Events, to hone and develop career transition curriculum that aligns with the OppNet’s established Career Fluency® curriculum

Data-Driven Practices
• Create dashboards and data visualization templates for career success related data
• Understand program data to drive continuous improvement and decision-making
• Ability to run basic data reports to gather intel through data analysis

Overall Program Support
• Participate in Career Fluency facilitation training
• Serve as a workshop facilitator for Career Success related events
• Facilitate annual intensive programming and special events as required, e.g. Summer Institute, College Application Boot Camp, College Transition Boot Camp, Speed Networking, and Career Fluency® panels
• Partner with other Program Managers to refine OppNet competency model
• Serve as a chaperone for college and other field trips, as necessary
• Work alongside other program teams to pitch in, as necessary
Qualifications & Requirements
Qualifications and Competencies
• B.A. from a U.S. accredited U.S. college/university
• At least 5 years of career development experience, preferably working with high school and/or college students
• Familiar with various industries, career paths and skill sets needed to advance in careers
• Ability to stay informed of industry-trends, labor market statistics, and career development research and capable
of translating research into practice to enhance OppNet offerings
• Comfortability working with employer partners and communicating the value of partnering with OppNet
• Ability to manage a team of staff working with students
• Exceptional communication skills to bridge between teams
• Experience with data management, evaluation, or applied statistics
• Salesforce experience strongly preferred
• Ability to tie big-picture thinking to seamless execution
• Capable of creating partnerships with external partners and advocate for our students
• Creativity to create experiential and action learning-based curriculum to engage student learning
• Demonstrated ability to connect with high school and college-level students from historically underserved and
underrepresented communities
• Demonstrated skill set in program/project management, including:
o ability to keep a project moving toward successful completion
o awareness of budget parameters
o ability to set and meet deadlines
o understands how metrics and competencies are connected to various projects
o effective cross-departmental communication
o detail oriented
o outstanding organizational skills
o creative and critical problem-solving skills
• Superb written and oral communication skills
• Availability and willingness to work select evenings and some weekends
• Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for OppNet’s values and mission

Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus medical benefits, excellent vacation package and great work environment.

How to Apply
Send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements and available start date, to jobs@opportunitynetwork.org.

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