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Diversity Tech Program Director

The T. Howard Foundation is a mission-driven organization committed to increasing diversity in the media and entertainment industry. Located in Silver Spring, MD, the T. Howard Foundation works nationwide with public and private colleges and universities, recruiting diverse students for internship opportunities across the U.S. The Foundation also provides career development and full-time job placement services to members of its programs.

The Foundation is seeking an experienced, tech savvy Director to implement its new Diversity TECH Internship Program, targeting diverse STEM students.

Following a 6-month training period in the Silver Spring, Maryland office, under the supervision of the President and CEO, the Diversity Tech Program Director will be located in California and manage and implement the Foundation’s Diversity Tech Internship Program. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to supervise staff, counsel college students of diverse backgrounds, and a comfort level working with high-level executives and hiring managers in tech fields.

Diversity Tech Program Responsibilities

Recruitment

  • Plan, create and oversee execution of the recruitment strategy for the Diversity Tech Program
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with university career and support services offices
  • Host recruitment events targeting STEM students, attend career fairs, diversity panels and public speaking events
  • Oversee the creation of recruitment marketing materials for the Diversity Tech Program
  • Manage full cycle of recruiting from outreach to application review, screening and final placement decisions

Placement/Host Company Management

  • Develop and manage relationships with HR and diversity personnel at host companies to identify and secure internship opportunities
  • Select candidates for internship placements with host company partners
  • Ensure that THF meets internship placement goals for the Diversity Tech Program
  • Establish and enforce policies surrounding student selection and participation in internships
  • Develop and improve policies and procedures for efficient and effective placement processes with host company partners
  • Work to improve the internship experience by enhancing student services (mid-summer check-in, webinars, online resources, etc.)
  • Assist in the planning and execution of summer intern orientation (located in Silver Spring, MD) including developing curriculum, identifying speakers, generating learning outcomes, and completing assessment

Application

  • Review and evaluate admissions processes and policies annually for improvement
  • Manage the application cycle and admissions timeline
  • Approve program admissions decisions
  • Manage the interview process

Administrative Responsibilities

Financial Management – Manage the program within budget constraints, make recommendations to the President regarding program expenditures

Reporting – Provide program updates and reports to Diversity Tech Advisory Committee of the T. Howard Board of Directors and THF President and make recommendations that will improve the efficiency and quality of the program

Meetings – Attend (virtually) and report program progress at weekly operations meetings, participate in conference calls and attend meetings with President as needed

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Master’s degree plus three years of related work experience, or Bachelor’s degree plus five years of related work experience, preferably in tech recruiting, higher education, program management, career counseling, HR or related field
  • Previous recruiting experience; technical recruiting experience is a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication with strong emphasis on presentation skills
  • Proven ability in managing multiple demands and projects
  • Effectively represent the mission of the Foundation
  • Work effectively with a wide range of audiences including board members, students, alumni and partner company contacts
  • Required to work some evening and weekend hours, including overnight travel
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Self-starter; able to work with limited oversight in a remote work environment
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus

Salary and Benefits:

This position offers a salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including ten days paid vacation, employee medical, dental and vision covered by the Foundation, plus a retirement plan.

To Apply:

Click the button below and submit an application. You will also need to include a resume and thoughtful cover letter with salary requirements. Candidates who do not include all required information will not be considered. No phone calls please. Potential candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis.


T. Howard Foundation is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.