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Manager, Youth Career Pathway Program Operations, New York

REPORTS TO: Director, School Partnerships, New York  
LOCATION: New York City

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

Per Scholas is seeking a Manager, Youth Career Pathway Program Operations to launch its Youth Career Pathways Initiative. The Manager will join a new team at Per Scholas that will strategically implement an initiative to partner with high schools to design and develop pathways for students into careers in tech. The Manager will work collaboratively to build and manage internal systems and play an integral role in creating and launching the initiative in NYC schools.  

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Organize and facilitate strategic planning, budgeting, implementation and evaluation of key metrics for a successful launch of a new initiative developing youth pathways to careers in tech.
  • Develop systems for efficient workflows for project management and effective communication with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Act as the day-to-day point of contact for the initiative and strategically partner with Per Scholas’ teams to drive progress toward program outcomes.
  • As a member of Per Scholas’ New York team, collaborate with partner teams responsible for business solutions,  program design, management, and delivery. Partner with Per Scholas’ marketing team to articulate and distribute external facing marketing collateral about the initiative.
  • Manage contracts and track program expenditures.
  • Participate in, and document site visits to schools, employer partners, and community-based organizations.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING TO US:

Professional Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant experience required. 
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience, preferably in operations management with a youth development, education or workforce development focus. 
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to anticipate, prioritize, and manage multiple workstreams.
  • Experience working with complex, multi-stakeholder operations, workflows and systems related to project design, launch, budgeting, contracting and evaluation. 
  • Knowledge of workforce development history, research, and policy or demonstrated expertise in a complementary discipline and a willingness to invest significant time in learning, preferred. 
  • Experience defining and analyzing program metrics to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Willingness to invest time in learning about tech and trends in the industry.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ease in communicating with diverse audiences.

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 tech savvy and can learn new tools quickly. 
  • You are strong at managing your time and 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 professional environment, self-development opportunities, innovative technology, and benefits such as healthcare 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 more than 7,000 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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