Full-time Employment Director

STREETWISE PARTNERS

Full Job Description
Are you a champion for economic and racial equity?
Are you committed to tackling systemic opportunity gaps that have prevented adults from accessing
professional careers and upward mobility?
Are you looking to grow a job placement program?

Mission:
The mission of StreetWise Partners is to leverage mentorship to increase employment opportunities in
New York City, Washington, D.C. and Detroit. StreetWise Partners pairs volunteers with mentees who
are unemployed or underemployed to provide them with the skills, resources, and networks they need
to secure and maintain employment.

Organizational Description:
For 25 years, StreetWise Partners has driven economic and career success for adults from overlooked
and under-resourced communities. StreetWise Partners’ one-year mentoring program provides
customized, individualized mentorship for internship and job seekers while helping them establish an
expansive professional network made up of hundreds of advocates who open doors and support long
term career success. StreetWise Partners launched its first program in New York City in 1997, expanded
to Washington D.C. in 2006 and to Detroit in 2019. Since inception, StreetWise Partners has served
7,000 mentees through the support of 12,000 mentors.

Position Overview:
In 2020/2021, StreetWise Partners successfully piloted job placement services and placed 115 graduates
into roles with corporate partners. The organization is looking to expand the program to ensure our
graduates secure employment faster, at higher starting salaries.
StreetWise Partners seeks an entrepreneurial Employment Director who is looking to build a
department and execute on growth goals. The Director will oversee the growth of employment services
in NYC with the goal of sourcing employment for 200+ StreetWise Partners job seekers annually,
connecting job seekers with open positions and coaching them through the hiring process. The Director
will build a team, develop an employer engagement strategy, create internal processes for job
placement, and oversee data collection and analysis.
This is a full-time position in New York City and reports to the Chief Program Officer. The role is currently
hybrid, with 1-2 days a week in the office.

Responsibilities include:
Employer Partnerships
Source and cultivate new employer relationships within four key job functions across sectors:
Finance/Accounting, Technology, Human Resources and Marketing/Media. Secure 30 new
employer partners over a 12-18 month period to support 200+ job placements per year. This will
include networking and prospecting, from initial stage relationship management to successfully
landing and fulfilling a volume job order, with high employer satisfaction. Focus should be on
working towards a mutually beneficial long-term partnership.
Deepen existing partnerships with 15 employer partners that represent global corporations.
Analyze their hiring needs and support the team in matching StreetWise graduates with
openings.
Collaborate with the Chief Partnership Officer (CPO) to develop a fee for service model and
subsequently introduce and sell this model as part of your portfolio. Work with the CPO to
convert existing corporate partners into employer partners and employer partners into funding
partners.
Manage the organization’s Employer Advisory Board and develop hiring plans for board
member’s companies.
Ensure high level of satisfaction amongst employers. Advise the program team on programmatic
upgrades to ensure job candidates are highly prepared.
Execution
Manage the employment services team to create strong resumes, candidate profiles, timelines
and processes to ensure quick and efficient internship and job placement. Ensure a 70% job
placement rate within one year of graduation with an average full time salary of $50K.
Communicate hiring needs to the Employment Manager to source and provide candidates in a
timely manner.
Collaborate with the communications team to upgrade marketing materials to promote hiring.
Track employer information and relationship development in SalesForce.
Staff Development
Supervise one full time alumni manager dedicated to job placement execution; advise on long
term staffing plan and execute on team expansion.
Qualifications
5 – 10 years of sales experience in job development, account management, or business
development required; experience in sales a plus.
Entrepreneurial spirit; excitement to grow an existing program.
Eager to share lessons learned, creatively problem solve, explore best practices and
continuously improve service delivery.
Excellent communication skills are required.
Committed to social justice and racial equity; sincere interest in the mission.
Benefits
Comprehensive benefits package including 100% health care coverage for individuals.
5 weeks of paid vacation.
Flexible work hours, select summer Fridays off and remote working opportunities post-COVID.
To Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume with salary requirements to Lauren Silberstein at
jobs@streetwisepartners.org with “Employment Director” in the subject line. No calls please. We will
contact only those applicants with whom we plan to set up an interview.
StreetWise Partners is an equal opportunity employer. We value and welcome diversity in the workplace
and strongly encourage all qualified persons to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual
orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. For more information about
StreetWise Partners, please visit: www.streetwisepartners.org.

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