Careers at THF

MANAGER, CAREER & ALUMNI SERVICES

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Career & Alumni Services (CAS) team provides THF alumni and Talent Development Program members with ongoing career guidance and access to jobs, events and other professional development resources. The CAS team also works closely with THF partner companies in support of their diversity & inclusion, talent engagement and postgrad hiring needs.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Administrative
    • Monitor and ensure all Career & Alumni Services program policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines meet the Foundation’s goals and objectives
    • Establish and maintain positive relationships with THF partners
    • Ensure data accuracy and consistent reporting of partner engagement and program participants
    • Oversee the operational and administrative functions of Careers & Alumni Services and Diversity Partners
    • Participate in weekly Operations/Management meetings with THF Leadership
    • Create and present status reports for the President and CEO and THF Board of Directors
  • Program Management
    • Manage the program in compliance with the approved program budget
    • Communicate effectively with executive leadership for approval of new program ideas and recommendations, especially if additional funding is required
    • Oversee recruitment/sourcing, evaluation, and placement of members into full-time roles with THF partner companies
    • Oversee the planning and coordination of special events including (but not limited to) the Annual Diversity Awards Dinner, Meet & Greet Networking Event, and HR Diversity Roundtable
  • Partnership Management & Engagement 
    • Communicate effectively and frequently with partners to gain a deep understanding of their needs, and develop strategies to meet the desired results
    • Oversee partner onboarding and engagement activities
    • Conduct outreach to partners to secure participation and support as needed
    • Maintain and update partner reports
    • Review and evaluate partner engagement and recommend to executive leadership processes to increase effectiveness and efficiency
  • Perform additional duties as assigned, needed or required

KEY COMPETENCIES

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Collaboration – Skilled at building relationships and acts respectfully when working with internal/external colleagues and partners
  • Communication (Oral and Written) – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Participates in meetings; Communicates changes and progress; Writes clearly and informatively while paying strict attention to detail.
  • Creative Problem Solving – Acts in advance to deal with an expected or unexpected situation, develops alternative solutions/ideas; Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. Informs executive leadership when warranted or additional support is needed.
  • Decision Making – Uses sound judgment to make good decisions based on information gathered and analyzed; Considers all pertinent facts and alternatives before deciding on the most appropriate action; Engages executive leadership when required.
  • Dependability – Meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability, handles change, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, and meets attendance/punctuality requirements.
  • Efficient – Able to produce significant output with strong work ethic and high-quality standards; Follows through and completes work in a timely and consistent manner.
  • Initiative – Generates ideas for improvement and suggests innovations; Seeks increased responsibilities and training/development opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Planning and Organizing – Prioritizes tasks and work responsibilities to achieve objectives; Uses time efficiently; Allocates and uses resources properly.
  • Professionalism – Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Reacts well under pressure

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of relevant experience (program management, client services, fundraising and/or nonprofit management)
  • Current knowledge of professional & career development as well as diversity, equity & inclusion topics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication with emphasis on presentation skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and CRM software. Proficient with creative desktop tools (Adobe Creative), email marketing (Constant Contact), graphic design tools (Canva), and WordPress is a plus.
  • Demonstrated project/time management and organizational skills with ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines independently
  • Ability to work effectively work with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to provide and receive 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
  • Experience and comfort working with diverse populations and various stakeholders including students, alumni, senior/executive management, and board members
  • Effectively and enthusiastically represent the mission of the Foundation

 SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with experience. THF offers excellent benefits including 100% employer-paid healthcare, long and short-term disability, and life insurance for employees, transit/parking subsidy, access to FSA and 403b plans, most federal holidays, 2 weeks’ vacation, and paid holiday break between Christmas and New Year’s.

TO APPLY

  • Click on the APPLY button below to submit your resume and cover letter. Be sure to include your salary requirements in your cover letter.
  • Qualified applicants will be contacted/invited to interview on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.

 As an equal opportunity employer, the T. Howard Foundation is committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.