Director of Employment, Education and Training
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Position Type: Full-Time
Primary domain: Foundation/Grantmaking
Postal code: 21201
Country: United States
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes.
Our work focuses on strengthening families, building stronger communities and ensuring access to opportunity, because children need all three to succeed. We advance research and solutions to overcome the barriers to success, help communities demonstrate what works and influence decision makers to invest in strategies based on solid evidence.
As a private philanthropy based in Baltimore and working across the country, we make grants that help federal agencies, states, counties, cities and neighborhoods create more innovative, cost-effective responses to the issues that negatively affect children: poverty, unnecessary disconnection from family and communities with limited access to opportunity.
The director of Casey’s Employment, Education and Training (EET) is responsible for designing and managing the EET portfolio, within the Foundation’s Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO), which focuses on achieving youth and family economic success and on fostering racial and ethnic equity. The director reports to the CEO vice president and supervises up to three staff members. This position directs efforts to use EET strategic priorities to build scalable practice models as well as policy and system solutions and field-building strategies. The position is responsible for fostering collaborative partnerships across CEO, which includes two other portfolios, Family, Stability and Assets (FSA) and Two Generation, as well as with other Foundation units and external partners.
◼ Provide strategic goal setting, management, implementation and administrative oversight for the Employment, Education and Training portfolio and staff
◼ Provide strategic and operational guidance on key economic opportunity initiatives that involve multiple cross-sector partnerships
◼ Guide the implementation of equitable, supported and effective education and employment strategies, equity-focused partnerships with industry, and innovative policy and practice approaches to the changing economy
◼ Work with the CEO vice president to design and develop a result-oriented strategic framework to achieve youth economic mobility as well as racial and ethnic equity and inclusion
◼ Communicate and collaborate with the director of Family and Youth Financial Stability, who oversees the FSA and Two Generation portfolios, and staff
◼ Analyze and use data to assess progress as part of performance measurement and continuous improvement to achieve measurable results
◼ Represent the Foundation’s mission, principles, and work by participating in internal and external meetings, public presentations, and the preparation of written materials; serve and report to key committees and boards to advance Foundation interests and inform its work
◼ Collaborate on youth economic opportunity initiatives with other Foundation units, including the Center for Systems Innovation, the Center for Civic Sites and Community Change, the Research, Evaluation, Evidence and Data unit as well as Policy Reform and Advocacy and Strategic Communications
◼ Facilitate and foster cross-unit and cross-Foundation partnerships by working in a collaborative manner
◼ The ideal candidate has a master’s degree (MBA, MMP, MPA, MPH, MSW or JD) with practice and policy knowledge in areas such as economic, business and workforce development, economic mobility and income-generation strategies and high school and postsecondary education.
◼ Expertise and a minimum of 10 years experience implementing employment, education and training practice and other economic opportunity strategies focused on closing racial and ethnic equity gaps in the labor market as well as on increasing opportunity and mobility for youth, families and communities of color
◼ A minimum of 10 years experience working on economic opportunity, particularly policies and practices supporting low-income youth and young adults of color.
A strong benefits package will be provided.
Commensurate with Experience
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How to Apply:
Please submit your resume and a cover letter describing how you fit the qualifications above, why you are the best person for this job and why working for the Foundation as a director, Employment, Education and Training interest you. The Foundation will not consider resumes submitted without a cover letter. Read the full job description and apply online at www.aecf.org/about/jobs
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