Detroit Executive Director
The Urban Alliance Foundation
Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)
Primary domain: Youth Development
Postal code: 48226
Country: United States
$1M - $3M
Urban Alliance empowers under-resourced youth to aspire, work and succeed through paid internships, formal training, and mentoring. Urban Alliance provides high school students with a work experience that builds their pathway to self-sufficiency.
Urban Alliance (UA) is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as its Detroit Executive Director, leading regional operations, programming, and partnerships. The Detroit Executive Director is responsible for securing, managing, and growing revenue-generating employer partnerships; collaborating with the National Development team to secure philanthropic grants; negotiating and implementing strategic partnerships; and supervising regional program delivery to ensure fidelity to key outcomes. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Detroit Executive Director represents UA publicly, manages regional staff, and maintains a strong organizational culture. This position reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and collaborates closely with the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Development Officer, and Managing Director.
Sales, Fundraising, and Relationship Management
Effectively communicate how UA’s mission addresses the needs of students served, the local community, school partners, and employer partners to grow its regional footprint
Develop and implement regional sales and fundraising plans to secure and grow revenue-generating partnerships
Collaborate with the National Development Team to solicit and secure grants from regional philanthropic organizations
Ensure accurate tracking of the sales pipeline via Salesforce
Represent the organization externally by participating in public speaking engagements, maintaining a robust social media presence, and regularly participating in or attending community events
Maintain large regional partnerships with key stakeholders, including employer partners hosting UA intern cohorts
Serve as a thought partner to youth workforce development peers in the field and collaborate with the National team on high-visibility publications and events
Strategic Partnership Ideation and Implementation
Identify, secure, and implement strategic partnerships to increase regional sustainability, competitiveness, and impact based on local market conditions
Lead a growing regional team, including by directly supervising the regional Program Director and Alumni Director to ensure programmatic delivery meets key deliverables and evaluation targets
Cultivate and maintain high-level school district relationships, including by collaborating with the Director of Human Capital and Operations to negotiate the terms of related agreements
Collaborate with the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Development Officer to establish annual budgets, and track and project expenses
Facilitate strong working dynamics between the National and Detroit teams
Build consensus around critical decisions that inform the Detroit region’s evolution
Support the Detroit Program Director with recruiting and managing a high-performing team
Promote strong organizational health and culture throughout the region
For nearly 25 years, UA has been building a diverse and inclusive next generation workforce, leveling the playing field for young people of color by equipping them with the tools to overcome the systemic barriers that prevent them from accessing the same educational and professional opportunities as their more privileged peers. 99% of the young people we serve are students of color, 91% qualify for free or reduced school meals, and one in three speak a language other than English at home.
We fight for equity by empowering students of color to achieve economic self-sufficiency. In partnership with more than 250 employers, we provide students with the skills, networks, and experiences required to succeed after high school; and the exposure to upwardly-mobile careers as well as the resources to attain them, expanding their idea of what is possible for the future.
Our core youth employment model -- the High School Internship Program -- places high school seniors in paid internships with local employers, while providing mentoring and in-depth training in transferable skills required to succeed in any professional environment, from September to July annually. Nearly 80% of interns use their UA paycheck to contribute to household expenses and 80% remain connected to economically self-sufficient pathways (college, living wage work, or continued career training) one-year post-program. Since 1996, we've provided over 5,700 internships to underserved youth across Washington, DC (including Montgomery County and Prince George's County, MD), Northern Virginia, Baltimore, Chicago, and Detroit.
Learn more at www.theurbanalliance.org
Urban Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. UA prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex age, citizenship status, handicap, religion, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors unrelated to job duties. Each person is evaluated on the basis of personal skill and merit.
Bachelor’s degree preferred
At least five years of progressively senior experience required
Passion for ensuring that all young people -- no matter their race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic
background -- have equal access to the skills training, paid work experiences, and professional networks needed to achieve economic mobility
Demonstrated track record of fundraising and/or sales, including relationship cultivation and partnership management
Demonstrated experience leading and developing a team of at least four staff
Excellent communication skills
Excellent cross-functional project management ability
Strong organizational skills, time management, and attention to detail
Ability and desire to thrive in a fast-paced and highly entrepreneurial environment
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Annual salary range: $100,000-$110,000 (negotiable commensurate with experience)
Access to health insurance, including medical, dental, and vision
Retirement benefits package
Three weeks of paid annual leave and one week of organizational leave in December
All federal holidays off
$100k - 120k
Posting Expiration Date:
How to Apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter in a single PDF document addressed to Paul Remy, Director of Human Capital & Operations by September 18, 2020. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis and should be emailed to [email protected] with the subject line: Detroit Executive Director.
Note: Please do not call to inquire about the position. Any application submitted through means not stated above will not be considered. Due to the volume of applications received, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
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