Tech Pathways Employment Specialist
(Full-Time)

Location: Remote to Onsite (Brooklyn, NY) 
Position Code: YHPW2

Position Summary
Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) is looking for an experienced Tech Pathways Job Developer.  Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Workforce Innovation, this sector focused role will be responsible for cultivating and managing key subsidized internship and employer partnerships in our Digital Marketing (DM) and Cloud Support Engineering (CSE) Training programs for 17-24 year old high school graduates/high school equivalency holders. The goal is to create and deepen employer partnerships to create meaningful, full time opportunities for young adults who achieve industry recognized credentials in our tech training programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a range of internship and apprenticeship opportunities in the tech sector or cross-sectoral within opportunities in their tech department
  • Build on existing employer and institutional partnerships and create new relationships in the field to foster outcomes for youth
  • Utilize local labor market information and engage employers to validate and improve training and credential offerings within New York City or nationally for remote work
  • Facilitate conversations between employers and the program teams in order to translate employer feedback into curricular changes.
  • Engage employer partners in programmatic activities that align with learning outcomes for students and help cultivate partnerships
  • Collaborate with the Program Director to ensure achievement of program outcomes and play a lead role in achieving internship, employment and retention milestones
  • Engage and support the facilitation of OBT’s Tech Advisory Board
  • Ensure timely and accurate documentation of all employer and participating activities in the appropriate platforms.
  • Attend to program data and frequently analyze in order to identify patterns, trends, and necessary points of intervention
  • Work collaboratively with team members from CSE and DM to ensure effective and appropriate placement of participants in internships and employment
  • Work closely with the CSE and DM Workforce Teams to ensure cohesive participant services and a seamless experience for program participants
  • Attend team meetings as needed to understand key program milestones leading to employment, and participant needs and experiences and implications for employment
  • Tasks and activities as directed by Supervisor

The Ideal Candidate will:

  • Demonstrate ability to work with internal and external partners
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Understand how to best prepare and support young adults as they enter the workforce
  • Bring strategies to best identify business needs and match those to program design
  • Be able to manage, delegate, and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced setting
  • Possess a passion for working with Opportunity Youth
  • Believe that workforce development and equity are inextricably linked
  • Be driven to create a strong culture of high accountability and support
  • Have experience engaging in and building relationships with varied stakeholders including young adults, employers, internal teams, and community partners
  • Lead by example and model integrity
  • Value and cultivate a learning environment, embody a growth mindset
  • Have experience with/knowledge of integrated programs providing work based learning and academic instruction
  • Ability to navigate through Salesforce or related CRM systems

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, masters
  • At least 5 years relevant work experience
  • Experience in tech sector and/or in technology within a different sector
  • Experience in workforce development programs a plus

Why You Should Join Us:

  • Salary 55K with full benefits
  • Challenging, entrepreneurial work environment
  • Autonomy to develop role in order to maximize outcomes
  • Company events and outings (ongoing professional development, coaching, staff retreat)
  • Passionate and motivated staff excited to propel NYC’s youth and adult communities
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

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