Per Scholas,

Managing Director

Posted
1 month ago
Employment type
Full-Time
Location
Los Angeles

Position Title: Managing Director, Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Reports To: Regional Senior Vice President

ABOUT PER SCHOLAS:

Per Scholas is a national organization that has been advancing economic mobility for over 25 years. Through rigorous training, professional development, and robust employer connections, we prepare individuals traditionally underrepresented in technology for high growth careers in
the industry. We partner with leading employers to build more diverse talent pools, directly connecting our graduates to new career opportunities with leading employers, from Fortune 500 companies to innovative startups. With campuses in 17 cities, Per Scholas has trained more than 15,000 individuals in tech skills, building bridges to careers in technology.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

The Managing Director (MD) leads strategic, programmatic, fundraising, community engagement, and data-driven decision-making in our Los Angeles, CA market. You will provide vision, fiscal responsibility, and program management oversight. In advance of our anticipated campus launch in Los Angeles, CA during Q1 of 2022, you will help cultivate the market and further our brand through fundraising and relationship building with key partners across the Los Angeles, CA market.

Once launched, you will shape an innovative workforce development approach in the Los Angeles, CA market while leading a team to execute and advance our tech training. Per Scholas is no ordinary non-profit. We operate in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, and the Managing Director will take on a broad portfolio of diverse responsibilities.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

Fundraising and Business Development

  • Serve as the “face of Per Scholas” in Los Angeles, CA, representing Per Scholas in regional meetings, conferences, panels, and media opportunities
  • Develop and lead Per Scholas’ fundraising strategy in Los Angeles, CA in partnership with the Regional SVP, and with support from the National Development team
  • Cultivate support through a diverse range of fundraising activities (foundation, corporate, public, individual, and employer-paid)
  • Partner with the National Development team to generate grant requests and reports
  • Partner with the National Social Ventures and Sales team to generate business development and customized training opportunities
  • Build and partner with a local advisory board of business and community leaders

Program Leadership

  • Develop, lead, and implement Per Scholas Los Angeles, CA’s annual operating plan in partnership with the National Training Team and Regional SVP
  • Ensure high-quality delivery of our tech training to Per Scholas adult-learners and alumni
  • Develop and implement new training initiatives in response to local market demand
  • Cultivate a pipeline of employer partners in the Los Angeles, CA community
  • Increase awareness of Per Scholas’ brand and tech training in the market
  • Leverage data to drive strategic decisions and to hold your team accountable to programmatic outcomes

Team Leadership

  • Serve as Per Scholas Los Angeles, CA’s primary liaison and point of contact with the training, finance, communications, development, administration, human capital, and social ventures teams
  • Lead a growing team and facilitate regular feedback, performance management, and professional development
  • Follow local and national workforce, business and tech industry trends to anticipate learner and employer needs
  • Ensure that all training goals are met or exceeded, including outcomes tracking and reporting, using Salesforce and other platforms
  • Manage and inform the annual operating budget

Senior Leadership Team Member

  • Drive and engage in national organizational strategies
  • Create an environment that fosters and embraces change
  • Work across functional groups toward shared goals

WHAT YOU’LL BRING TO US:

Professional Requirements

  • 7+ years of experience managing high-performing teams
  • Keen understanding of the local foundation, corporate, and government funding landscape with demonstrated fundraising success
  • Track record of cultivating C-suite partnerships
  • Inclusive philosophy, with experience working with ethnically and socioeconomically diverse communities
  • Demonstrated understanding of what it takes to build a supportive, collegial work culture
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; ability effectively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Superior conversational, presentational, and writing skills
  • Experience in workforce development, talent acquisition, and human resources a plus
  • Strong data management skills required; Salesforce a plus

Personal Characteristics

  • You thrive in a creative, inventive, fast-paced startup environment with people who are passionate about their work and mission
  • You are open to and accepting of feedback, coaching, and growth
  • You are a data-driven, results-oriented, and forward-looking catalyst for social change
  • You have a collaborative and flexible work style; you’re excited to work both cross-functionally with other departments and independently
  • You are tech-savvy and learn quickly
  • You are detail-oriented, with exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • You are strong at managing your time and you can balance multiple projects and tasks.
  • You stand behind our purpose, believing that individuals from any community should have access to well-paying careers, and that talent should be recognized and recruited from many diverse sources

WHY WORK HERE?

We believe our staff is the heart and soul of the organization. Our workplace culture is challenging, supportive, collaborative, and mission-driven. We take a genuine interest in career paths and work-life balance, and welcome contributing ideas from staff at all levels. Working at Per Scholas means working somewhere full of engaging, savvy, diverse people who care deeply about pushing our work forward.

You’ll enjoy a welcoming and casual professional environment, self-development opportunities, innovative technology, and benefits like health care and a 401K match. If you want to work in a progressive organization, where you can build something meaningful and have fun while doing
it, we would love to hear from you.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about this role, please feel free to email our Talent team at jobs@perscholas.org. We look forward to viewing your application!

Learn more at perscholas.org.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity or national origin.

See our full EEO statement here.

WHY WORK HERE?

We believe our staff is the heart and soul of the organization. Our workplace culture is challenging, supportive, collaborative and mission-driven. We take a genuine interest in career paths and work-life balance, and welcome contributing ideas from staff at all levels. Working at Per Scholas means working somewhere full of engaging, savvy, diverse people who care deeply about pushing our work forward.

You’ll enjoy a welcoming and casual professional environment, self-development opportunities, innovative technology, and benefits like health care and a 401K match. If you want to work in a progressive organization, where you can build something meaningful and have fun while doing it, we would love to hear from you.

ABOUT PER SCHOLAS:

Per Scholas is a national organization that has been advancing economic mobility for more than 25 years. Through rigorous training, professional development, and robust employer connections, we prepare individuals traditionally underrepresented in technology for high-growth careers in the industry. We partner with leading employers to build more diverse talent pools, directly connecting our graduates to new career opportunities at businesses ranging from Fortune 500 companies to innovative startups. With campuses in 17 cities, Per Scholas has trained more than 16,000 individuals in tech skills, building bridges to careers in technology. To learn more, visit PerScholas.org and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.