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Senior Vice President, Platform Operations

LOCATION: New York, NY
REPORTS TO: CEO 

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

Per Scholas is seeking a Senior Vice President who brings experience leading and growing complex business units with a passion for redefining how companies source tech talent in our country.

Based in New York City, this role will be a critical member of the Platform leadership team. The SVP will lead and develop a team, including Managing Directors, who are responsible for the organization’s revenue-generating activities, through the execution and expansion of our Platform by Per Scholas offering. You will provide vision and leadership, fiscal responsibility and sustainability, budget authority, and operational and program management oversight. 

As SVP, you will lead the strategy development and execution of an innovative partnership model that expands the scope and reach of the organization. This work will incorporate replicating a successful business model and workforce development methodology into new, customized training modules. You will have the opportunity to define the face of a tailored, innovative workforce development approach for the next three years and beyond.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Oversee Managing Directors across Platform sites to design and continuously improve operational structure to meet unique need of individual markets
  • Scale national training operations in multiple cities to deliver on corporate contracts to train 1000+ technologists per year to meet clients’ evolving tech talent needs. Growth potential to 2-3k trainees in 3 years
  • Lead development of annual plan including goals, success metrics, and detailed budget
  • Drive operational improvements that enhance the student experience, increase efficiency, and enable expansion
  • Manage operational metrics -- collect, consolidate, and present insights on organizational performance against objectives, proactively highlighting issues and risks, and provide and execute solutions
  • Partner with Finance team to manage key financial indicators 
  • Follow industry trends to inform strategic direction

WHAT YOU’LL BRING TO US:

Professional Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related strongly preferred. Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) required.
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant work experience including:
    • IT, IT talent acquisition, workforce development, or related fields
    • Managing high-performing multidisciplinary teams across a national organization
    • Scaling national business operations and driving significant results
    • Managing budgets, contracts, and external contractors/vendors, with P&L responsibility
    • Developing, negotiating, and understanding complex contracts and partnership agreements
    • Creating and executing strategy involving multiple departments and teams throughout an organization
  • Ability to travel approximately 50% of the time and participate in evening/weekend obligations, as needed

Personal Characteristics

  • You thrive in a creative, inventive, fast-paced startup environment with people who are passionate about their work and mission. 
  • 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 quickly. 
  • You are strong at managing your time, and you can balance multiple projects and tasks.
  • You are a critical thinker and problem solver
  • You are adept at synthesizing and analyzing information in supporting sound decisions
  • You have a strong sense of ownership, work ethic, and follow up skills
  • You are action-oriented, entrepreneurial, and innovative
  • You are flexible but firm, accommodating but judicious.
  • You have passion, humility, integrity, and a positive attitude.
  • 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 7,000 individuals, helping them build lasting, life-changing skills and careers in technology.

Platform by Per Scholas, a new series of customized training tracks that put students in direct hiring pipelines with major technology employers, is an extension of the Per Scholas workforce development model. Platform students receive tuition-free hands-on training, career development resources and interview opportunities with technology employers to help take their career to the next level.

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 and platformbyps.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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