Job Title: Manger, Corporate Partner Learning & Development
The Opportunity Network
New York, NY United States
Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Manger, Corporate Partner Learning & Development
The Opportunity Network (OppNet) seeks a mission-driven, equity and racial justice-focused individual to join its collaborative team and support our Opportunity Ignited (OppIgnited) program. OppIgnited is a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color)-informed capacity-building resource for corporate employers to learn, design, and build inclusive workplaces to hire, onboard, and retain first-generation college graduates and talent of color. The OppIgnited program also provides partners with the opportunity to hire OppNet Fellows for summer internship positions with their companies.
This position offers the opportunity to contribute to building equity and opportunity across the corporate sector by playing a critical role in the execution of a program focused on creating systems change at the intersection of youth development, workforce readiness, and corporate responsibility. The Manager of Corporate Partner Learning & Development will report to the Associate Director of Corporate Solutions and will be responsible for innovating and delivering capacity-building resources to achieve the goals of OppIgnited. The Manager will also support student-facing programming and will collaborate with OppNet’s Career Success and Curriculum teams. This is a dynamic opportunity to join a growing program. The Manager will work with the Director of Organizational and Corporate Partner Learning & Development and the supporting OppIgnited team to create, collaborate, and seize a real opportunity to create social change.
The ideal candidate will personally connect to the important work we do and value diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) across the organization. The candidate will demonstrate DE&I values by actively participating in all organizational-wide learning sessions and self-reflection as well as working with others to enact changes that contribute to meeting the organization’s DE&I goals. The candidate should be excited to work with corporate partners who are at varying stages in achieving their diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. They should be able to meet partners where they are at on their trajectories, and act as learning partners to help move their work forward.
The Manager will have the following responsibilities:
Content Development – 35%
Support the development and continual improvement of virtual and in-person corporate inclusive culture mapping tools
Innovate learning and development design modules that map directly to best practices in working with interns and employees who identify as first-generation college graduates and people of color and foster inclusive and diverse work environments
Build virtual and in-person workshops and training resources for inclusive practices
Collaborate with the Career Success team to develop virtual and in-person trainings to help prepare OppNet Fellows for OppIgnited partnership intern opportunities
Corporate Partner Training, Relationship-Building and Technical Assistance – 35%
Facilitate comprehensive and interactive trainings, both in-person and online, for corporate partners
Facilitate custom engagements to set goals, align leadership and staff, and map existing partner resources
Lead volunteer engagement opportunities including Lunch & Learns, Speed Networking and end-of-summer events.
Support corporate partners throughout their internship experience through structured check-ins
Support in gathering and assessing partners’ existing inclusive workplace practices to distill pain points, areas for growth, and strengths to recommend a strategy for progress and improvement
Work with partners to secure internship job descriptions and facilitate placement, as well as exchange MOUs and project payment
Oversee partnership renewals, as well as support the onboarding of new partners
OppNet Fellow Internship Support – 15%
Facilitate comprehensive and interactive trainings, both in-person and virtual, for OppNet Fellows in preparation for their internships
Lead interactive events for Fellows and corporate partners to connect during the internship program
Collaborate with the Career Success team around internship placement and ongoing support through check-ins and evaluations
Learning, Development, and Program Reflection – 15%
Participate in organization-wide DE&I learning sessions, equity working groups, and optional identity-based affinity groups
Attend weekly Partnerships team meetings, bi-weekly All Hands meetings, quarterly All Staff meetings, bi-annual team retreats, and annual institution-wide retreat
Engage in quarterly reflection meetings with the team to analyze outreach efforts, strategy, and impact
Develop their own role- and person-specific intentions as they relate to OppNet’s DE&I commitment, incorporated into annual performance reviews
Requirements To Be Hired for the Role:
OppNet requires that all employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an exemption has been approved. New hires must show proof of being fully vaccinated by the end of the first month of employment.
Hybrid In-Person: This position is classified as one that will primarily work remotely, however, candidates for this position must be available for regularly scheduled and ad hoc meetings that require a physical presence with NYC-based OppNet stakeholders regularly.
Qualifications & Requirements Qualifications
Some qualified applicants may not have all the skills or experience listed below. We encourage you to apply if you meet the majority of the qualifications listed.
4+ years of diversity, equity and inclusion consulting or relevant experience
Excellent active listening skills and comfort having critical and reflective conversations
Knowledge of innovative training methods for building inclusive workplaces
Well-versed in equitable and inclusive workplace practices
Supportive of team-based, collaborative decision-making that is based on open, transparent, continual communication and information sharing
Founded in 2003, OppNet ignites the drive, curiosity, and agency of underrepresented students on their paths to and through college and into thriving careers, powered by our commitment to access and community. OppNet connects students from historically and systematically underrepresented communities to college access and success, internships, career opportunities, and personal and professional networks through our two programs: 1) OppNet Fellows, an intensive six-year long program starting in 10th grade through to college graduation and 2) Career Fluency® Partnerships, our immersive capacity-building program for schools and youth-serving organizations across the country looking to
accelerate college and career readiness for their young people.