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Manager, Business Solutions - National Capitol Region

POSITION TITLE: Manager, Business Development and Career Services

LOCATION:  Silver Spring, MD (National Capital Region)

REPORTS TO: Director, Business Solutions

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

Per Scholas is seeking a Manager, Business Development and Career Services in our Silver Spring, MD (National Capital Region) location to train students in essential skills for beginning and advancing in their careers in the tech sector. You will also amplify Per Scholas’ brand as a producer of highly-skilled and capable IT talent to local employers, building partnerships and eventual pipelines for our graduates.  

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Design and implement a comprehensive career development training strategy to prepare students and graduates for entry to mid-to-senior level careers in information technology
  • Act as a trusted advisor to students and graduates by providing ongoing, individual career coaching (advising, referrals to support services etc) and feedback to students as they navigate their job search
  • Build and manage relationships with employer partners to understand their specific talent needs, recommending graduates for specific opportunities
  • Plan and execute various volunteer engagement initiatives with employer partners including lunch and learns and mock-interviews to equip students for workplace success  
  • Cultivate relationships with prospective employer and thought partners through regular engagement at industry-specific networking opportunities and researching employers in the local market.
  • Identify opportunities for campaigns, services, and distribution channels to generate new job opportunities

WHAT YOU’LL BRING TO US:

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent practical experience) required
  • 3-5 years experience in workforce development with a specific background in job readiness or life-skills coaching strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in classroom training and understanding principles of classroom management and diversity
  • Experience working with Google Suite (Gmail, Docs, Drive, Slides, Sheets, and Calendar) products and Salesforce, a plus
  • Experience in talent acquisition, organizational development or adult learning, a plus

Personal Characteristics

  • You thrive in a creative, inventive, fast-paced startup environment with people who are passionate about their work and mission
  • You are not afraid to make tough decisions or have tough conversations with students
  • You are data-driven, result-oriented and a forward-looking catalyst for social change
  • You have a collaborative and flexible work style. You’re excited to work cross-functionally with other departments and independently
  • You are an effective communicator with strong oral and written skills
  • You are tech savvy and can learn fast
  • You are strong at managing your time and you can balance multiple projects and tasks
  • You stand behind our mission, believing that individuals from any community should have access to well-paying career positions, and that talent should be recognized and recruited from many diverse sources.

WHY WORK HERE?

We believe our staff is the heart and soul of the organization. Our workplace culture is challenging, supportive, collaborative and mission-driven. We take a genuine interest in career paths and work-life balance, and welcome contributing ideas from staff at all levels. Working at Per Scholas means working somewhere full of engaging, savvy, diverse people who care deeply about pushing our work forward.

You’ll enjoy a welcoming and casual professional environment, self-development opportunities, innovative technology, and benefits like health care and a 401K match.  If you want to work in a progressive organization, where you can build something meaningful and have fun while doing it, we would love to hear from you.


ABOUT PER SCHOLAS:
Per Scholas is a national nonprofit that drives positive and proven social change in communities across the country. Through rigorous and tuition-free technology training and professional development, we prepare motivated and curious adults who are unemployed or underemployed for successful careers as IT professionals, and we create on-ramps to businesses in need of their talents. Today we provide our solutions in six cities across the country: Atlanta, GA; Greater Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; the National Capital Region; and New York. To date, Per Scholas has trained over 7,500 individuals, helping them build lasting, life-changing skills and careers in technology.


QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions about this role, please feel free to email our Talent team at jobs@perscholas.org. We look forward to viewing your application!


Learn more at perscholas.org.


Equal Employment Opportunity
We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. See our full EEO statement here.

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