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Manager, Career Advancement (National Capital Region)

Company: Per Scholas Inc
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Position Title: Manager, Career AdvancementReports To: -Director, Business SolutionsLocation: -Silver Spring, MD (National Capital Region)WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:Per Scholas is seeking a Manager, Career Advancement to train learners in essential skills for beginning and advancing in their careers in technology. You will also coach alumni learners for two years post graduation to set and meet career advancement goals.The Manager, Career Advancement will report to the Director, Business Solutions and will enhance the quality of our career advancement program to learners and alumni. -Note hours: Regular evening and weekend hours will be required as job duties demand to support remote and flexible schedule cohorts.WHAT YOU'LL DO:Curriculum & Workshop Facilitation

Using a structured and approved curriculum, conduct regular comprehensive sessions of Career Advancement training to prepare learners for entry to mid-level jobs in the field of Information Technology.
Training topics include but are not limited to: interviewing skills, resume and cover letter creation, LinkedIn profiles, job search and networking strategies, customer service training, workplace success strategies, career advancement training, and business communicationsDesign supplementary curriculum to better meet learner, employer, and market training needsAssist with the facilitation of new class kick-off events to effectively onboard new learnersAs needed, facilitate remediation workshops and individual coaching sessions with learners who need additional support outside of the classroomManaging learner Performance & Experience -
Function as the first point of contact for learner questions and issues within the Career Advancement curriculumProvide learners with ongoing individual career counselingEnsure timely and accurate data management in CRM (Salesforce) system -Collaborate with the technical instructor and the Learner Support Team to prepare learner evaluations -Participate in cross-functional learner progress meetings with other members of admissions, business solutions, and technical instruction teamsEnsure quality and timely uploading of learner resumes into the database portalOversee Per Scholas' learner attendance and performance policies and manage communication with learners not meeting program compliance requirements - -Accompany learners to corporate engagement site visits, mock interviews, networking events and lunch and learns with Per Scholas employer partners (events are currently held virtually due to COVID-19, but a return to in-person events should be anticipated in accordance with public health guidance )Work collaboratively with the Learner Support Team to provide wellness and financial support to learnersAlumni Advancement Support -
Work closely with the Business Solutions team to provide ongoing job search support to recent alumni in conjunction with the National Alumni TeamWork closely with the Director, Business Solutions as needed to cultivate relationships with potential and current alumni employersProvide monthly and quarterly follow-up and advancement services to both employed and unemployed alumni for two-years following their graduation -Manage results against campus performance goalsConduct real-time learner data entry in SalesforceWHAT YOU'LL BRING TO US:Professional Qualifications
Bachelor's degree required in the areas of education, business, or other related field. (equivalent practical experience may be considered)3-5 years experience in workforce development with a specific background in job readiness coaching, or educationExperience in talent acquisition, organizational development or adult learning in the tech sector, a plusDemonstrated experience in classroom training and understanding principles of classroom instruction and andragogy.Experience with Salesforce, Google Suite, Learning Management SystemsPersonal 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 learners.You are data-driven, results-oriented and a forward-looking catalyst for social change.You are a resourceful thinker.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 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.For this role specifically, we are targeting a salary of $65,000 with a range between $60,000 and $68,250 where the difference in salary is typically determined by several factors, including geography in which the selected candidate resides, and alignment with qualifications and experience. -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.Per Scholas strives to deliver an equitable compensation and benefits package to support the financial, mental and physical wellness of our staff. We offer 37 paid days off during your first year of employment, Summer Fridays (early close each Friday of the Summer), medical benefits with premiums starting below $20 per paycheck, $1 for $1 matching on 401k contributions up to 6% of pay.ABOUT PER SCHOLAS:Per Scholas is a national organization that has been advancing economic mobility for more than 25 years. Through rigorous training, professional development, and robust employer connections, we prepare individuals traditionally underrepresented in technology for high-growth careers in the industry. We partner with leading employers to build more diverse talent pools, directly connecting our graduates to new career opportunities at businesses ranging from Fortune 500 companies to innovative startups. With campuses in 17 cities, Per Scholas has trained more than 16,000 individuals in tech skills, building bridges to careers in technology. To learn more, visit and follow us on, , , and .QUESTIONS?If you have any questions about this role, please feel free to email our Talent team at . We look forward to viewing your application!Equal Employment OpportunityWe'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 .Powered by JazzHR

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