THF Job Opportunities

ASSISTANT MANAGER, INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 

The T. Howard Foundation (THF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing diversity in the media and entertainment industry through its programs, resources and services for diverse students, young professionals and companies. THF’s Internship Program works nationwide with public and private colleges and universities, recruiting underrepresented and underserved groups of college students for internship opportunities with major media companies on both the east and west coast.
Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Assistant Manager, Internship Program assists with the coordination and management of the T. Howard Foundation’s internship program. The Assistant Manager is responsible for recruitment, evaluation, placement, and case management of interns. The Foundation is seeking an individual who demonstrates the ability to function independently with a high level of accountability, enjoys working in a dynamic environment, takes initiative, values customer service and supports the mission of the T. Howard Foundation.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to counsel, mentor and motivate college students from diverse backgrounds, and the ability to work with high-level executives and hiring managers from various business sectors.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Recruitment
  • - Develop and maintain relationships with colleges/universities, host companies and applicants
  • - Assist in the creation, implementation and execution of targeted recruitment strategies
  • - Conduct appropriate research regarding target institutions and programs
  • - Recruit undergraduate and graduate students at national and local recruitment events (career fairs, diversity panels, information sessions etc.)
  • - Create, schedule and conduct information sessions at colleges/universities
Internship Program
  • - Manage the Mentor Program; assist in the recruitment and assignment of mentors for interns
  • - Read and evaluate new and re-entry applications for admission
  • - Interview candidates for admission into program
  • - Develop and conduct webinar sessions on career development topics for the Final Talent Pool and interns
  • - Evaluate, select, and place interns with host company partners
  • - Coordinate and administer mid-summer check-ins
  • - Coordinate Diversity Award Dinner communications to interns, including all dinner-related webinars, PowerPoints, travel coordination, intern assignments and other logistics
  • - Contribute to the development of Orientation sessions and activities
  • - Attend and conduct summer debrief sessions
  • - Recruit, hire, train and supervise administrative support intern
Communications/Outreach
  • - Participate on Foundation committees as directed by the Program Manager
  • - Contribute to the creation of marketing collateral
  • - Assist in the planning of Foundation events including (but not limited to) the Diversity Awards Dinner, summer orientation and summer debriefs
  • - Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
  • - Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s preferred
  • - 2-4 years of professional work experience, higher education or human resources experience preferred
  • - Valid Driver’s License
  • - Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • - Ability to manage several projects simultaneously and solve problems under pressure
  • - Effectively and enthusiastically represent the mission of the Foundation
  • - Work effectively with a wide range of constituencies including board members, students, alumni and host company contacts
  • - Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics helpful)
  • - Required to work some evening and weekend hours, including overnight travel
SALARY:
  • - This position offers a salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including ten days paid vacation, employee medical, dental and vision paid by the Foundation, and a retirement plan.
TO APPLY:
  • - Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter with salary requirements to
    blett@t-howard.org by Friday, December 1. Please use the subject line: ASSISTANT MANAGER. Note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls please. Potential candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis, as received.
  • - Please provide salary requirements in cover letter when applying.


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ASSISTANT PROGRAM COORDINATOR, CAREER AND ALUMNI SERVICES

Over the last three years, the T. Howard Foundation’s Career and Alumni Services Program has experienced a tremendous increase in requests for its varied services from alumni and members of its programs, as well as the industry it serves.

In response to the demand for services, the new position of assistant program coordinator is being developed to provide much-needed support to the Career and Alumni Services Program.

Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Career and Alumni Services, the Assistant Program Coordinator will work closely with various audiences including THF alumni, program members and partner company contacts, in support of the coordination of program events as well as assisting with recruitment and job placement activities.  The assistant coordinator will work, and will also be responsible for specific program activities.  

Because this role is critical in the continued development and enhancement of various career and alumni services events and programs, it will provide the opportunity for growth, professional advancement and direct contact with THF members and partners. 

The successful candidate will be exceedingly well organized and enjoy working with and supporting diverse stakeholders and programs. Most importantly, the successful candidate will demonstrate their commitment to the mission of the T. Howard Foundation. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • - Assist with executing, promoting and publicizing events hosted by THF and THF partners that meet quality expectations
  • - Work with staff, event participants, and partners to organize workflow, meet deadlines, and ensure event success  
  • - Conduct pre- and post-event evaluations and report on outcomes
  • - Research and recommend relevant events in which to attend, participate and host, and propose ideas to improve provided services and event quality
  • - Manage a high volume of job board postings (job boards and websites) and candidate screenings (review candidate resumes) and maintain applicant/candidate spreadsheet
  • - Schedule follow-up calls, interview debriefs, and coaching sessions with THF candidates
  • - Provide general administrative support to Career and Alumni Services team including but not limited to data-entry, reporting, and travel scheduling
  • - Create and edit presentations, templates and other professional documents for various audiences
  • - Perform additional duties as assigned or required 

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • - College degree plus two (2) years of professional work experience that includes events coordination/management, customer service, and/or hospitality [Familiarity with recruitment & talent acquisition practices is a plus]
  • - Proficiency using MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint [Experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems a plus]
  • - Working knowledge of email marketing, web conference, scheduling and form building software is highly desired
  • - Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail
  • - Proven ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively under shifting priorities and multiple deadlines; and take initiative when needed
  • - Team player and self-starter
  • - Experience and comfort working with various stakeholders including students, alumni, senior managers, and board members
  • - Ability to receive and provide constructive feedback in a positive manner
  • - Maintain confidentiality, integrity, and discretion when privy to sensitive information
  • - Ability to work extended hours, including some evenings and overnight travel
  • - Effectively and enthusiastically represent the mission of the Foundation

TO APPLY

  • - Please submit a cover letter and resume to lhoward@t-howard.org by Friday, November 17, 2017.  Please use the subject line: ASSISTANT PROGRAM COORDINATOR, CAREER AND ALUMNI SERVICES.
  • - Prospective candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis as received. No phone calls please. 
  • - This position offers excellent benefits including ten days paid vacation, employee medical, dental and vision covered by the Foundation, plus a retirement plan.
  • - Please provide salary requirements in your cover letter when applying.

The T. Howard Foundation is an equal opportunity employer who promotes excellence through diversity and is committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.