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Senior Manager, Career Readiness

Company: The Wonderful Company
Location: Delano
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

Wonderful Education is seeking a Sr. Manager of Career Readiness to support the transition between the College Success team and the Wonderful Career Center. The ideal candidate understands the challenges first-generation college students face when transitioning from college to career. The candidate is expected to partner with both College Success and Career Center teams to programmatically provide supports while our scholars are pursuing their four-year degrees. The aim of the role is to ensure scholars are well prepared for the opportunities available upon graduation with the Wonderful Career Center.

Program Management (75%):

  • Partner with the College Success and Wonderful Career Center leadership
  • Create and implement annual career development curriculum benchmarks (and associated resources) to ensure scholars develop professionally while progress toward graduation
  • Map common career pathways utilizing company and campus resources
  • Educate and support College Success Coaches to guide scholars toward curriculum
  • Lead part-time and internship job development/placement for current college scholars, in response to financial and career development needs.
  • Organize, catalog, and vet part-time and internship opportunities for current scholars, especially those outside The Wonderful Company family to ensure mission alignment, scholar accessibility, career relevance, and employer needs.
  • Participate in the design and execution of academic year programming such as summer camps, workshops, and internship searches (both within and outside of The Wonderful Company).
  • Incorporate career development into College Success Coach activities designed to support scholars' financial, wellbeing, career, and academic progress.
  • Receive feedback from leadership on programmatic needs to ensure a smooth transition from college to career.
  • Support College Success coaches with accessible resources, consultations, and trainings.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

    Scholar Engagement (25%):

    • Work with targeted scholars to develop their application, resume, interview, and professional follow-up skills through one-on-one support sessions, workshops, campus-specific events, etc.

      Qualifications

      • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree a plus.
      • Experience as either a hiring manager or recruiter with a strong understanding of employment trends and needs.
      • Robust knowledge of best practices through the hiring process for both temporary and permanent roles.
      • Strong professional network throughout California.
      • A commitment and passion for educational equity and justice and the desire to work tirelessly on behalf of students from California's Central Valley.
      • An eager, flexible learner and problem solver who feels comfortable taking initiative.
      • A self-starter with exceptional work ethic and the ability to work well away from colleagues and management.
      • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
      • An ability to quickly establish rapport and communicate well with scholars.
      • A valid California driver's license required.
      • Bilingual in Spanish is a plus.
      • COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless candidate has a legally valid exemption.

        Who We Are

        Additional Information

        We strive to make The Wonderful Company true to its name through our mission to bring positive, multi-generational change to the communities we serve by leveraging our business acumen and hands-on approach to philanthropy. The purpose of our work is to disrupt the cycle of poverty in the Central Valley of California through a relentless focus on the social determinants of health and an unwavering commitment to helping the region's children grow up with better opportunities than their parents had.

        Our Central Valley Health & Wellness programs provide completely free comprehensive onsite healthcare to our employees and their families. Our educational programs reach students across 165 schools throughout the Central Valley, with world-class academic initiatives that support them every step of the way, from cradle to career. And our active involvement in the heart of our communities brings infrastructure investments and youth and adult programming that helps build a more vibrant and sustainable society.

        Additional Information

        • Competitive benefits package including Medical (including 24/7 online access to a physician), Vision, Dental, and 401k with match eligibility.
        • Wonderful Giving (wonderfulgiving.com) -- allowing you to donate company money to a cause of your choice.

          All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

          EEO is the law

Keywords: The Wonderful Company, Delano , Senior Manager, Career Readiness, Executive , Delano, California

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