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Director, Employer Partnerships (Location Flexible)

National Philanthropic Trust
Seattle, WA 98104

Director, Employer Partnerships

100k Opportunities Initiative

National Philanthropic Trust is actively recruiting a Director of Employer Partnerships, for a fiscal sponsorship, with 100,000 Opportunities Initiative. Location is flexible, but preferred location is Seattle, WA.

About the Initiative: 

4.9 million Americans between 16 and 24 are out of school and not working. These young, motivated, and talented youth are a vital and untapped resource looking to fill millions of open roles. At the same time, employers often experience challenges effectively recruiting, training and retaining young workers.

The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative (100K) is the largest employer-led coalition focused on recruiting and retaining Opportunity Youth. In 2015, we established a vision to connect employers and Opportunity Youth with the goal of hiring 100,000 Opportunity Youth by 2018. The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative celebrated hiring 100,000 Opportunity Youth within its first year. The Coalition is now committed to reconnecting 1 million Opportunity Youth with jobs while also focusing on retention and other needs of our employers.



The Director, Employer Partnerships will lead the largest employer-led coalition of highly engaged companies committed to providing employment opportunities and career pathways to Opportunity Youth. The Director will be responsible for prospecting and recruiting new employer coalition members.  S/he will establish a recruitment program to attract leading employers committed to establishing recruitment and retention best practices that remove barriers to Opportunity youth employment and career development.  S/he will manage, grow, and retain coalition members through strong relationship-building and ongoing employer engagement strategies.

The Director will provide a robust program of work to ensure our employer members are highly engaged in all 100K Initiatives including:  Opportunity Events, City Launches, learning programs, convenings, data collection and analysis as well as sharing of results-driven hiring and retention best practices. 

S/he will be responsible for identifying best practices among all funded 100K cities and lead and facilitate learning communities to share these practices. The Director will work closely with the Executive Director to develop strong working relationship with the Director of Community Engagement to collaborate and communicate youth employment/job-readiness programs and events with coalition members.

As the Director, s/he will also maintain a strong connection to youth serving organizations responsible for developing job-ready youth. S/he will be a spokesperson for coalition members to drive change and build connections between employers and organizations to better prepare opportunity youth in all facets of job-readiness and career progression. S/he will always carry the message of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative in advocating on behalf of coalition members.

Additional responsibilities include managing coalition membership dues, driving corporate sponsorship for 100K events, promoting opportunity youth (OY) tools and resources for employer recruitment and retention, developing and facilitating employer convenings and building strategic, results-oriented partnerships between 100K employers and demonstration city organizations- all leading to the hiring of Opportunity Youth.

Moreover, the Director of Employer Partnerships will foster partnerships and identify leading champions among community and corporate leaders, and work to increase and/or strengthen connections between Opportunity Youth, local youth programs, and employers. In working closely with 100,000 Opportunities Initiative staff, leadership, and partners, the Director will be influential in sharing learnings and outcomes within our 100K cities to our coalition members, while also acting as a spokesperson for employers when collaborating with our 100K cities.  S/he is a self-starter who is inspired by the mission of the Initiative and the opportunity to work across sectors at both the community and national level.


  • Report to Executive Director and work directly with Advisory Board and volunteers

  • Serve as primary point-person of all employer coalition membership activities

  • Attract and on-board new employer coalition members to hire opportunity youth

  • Manage national and regional employer partnerships with 100K cities through Director of Community Partnerships

  • Provide project management support to the Executive Director for employer driven projects such as data collection, pilot programs, hiring events, etc.

  • Develop and distribute membership recruitment materials to attract new employers

  • Maintain a high level of employer engagement collectively and individually based upon coalition members OY recruitment needs.  This is done through employer convenings, one-on-one opportunity youth consulting, conferences, and monthly employer calls

  • Manage and track employer recruitment metrics to calculate overall 100K hiring results within the coalition, serving as point of contact for the data and metrics project

  • Manage the overall 100K employer database (Customer Relations Management System)

  • Coordinate events/outreach with the Director of Community Partnerships to provide consistent and timely communications to coalition members on all 100K city-related activities (job fairs, employer engagement activities, etc.)

  • Develop and manage a communications plan to promote employer best practices and success stories at the national, regional, and local levels.

  • Represent and advocate for the goals and vision of 100K cities with employer coalition members to ensure work is aligned to meet the needs of both the youth and the employers.

  • Host 100K Convenings that bring together HR, recruiting, communications, 100K cities and youth leadership councils to provide professional development and learning forums to better recruit and retain opportunity youth in the workforce.


  • Mission-driven, with a passion for supporting youth employment

  • Results-driven executive with a proven track record in developing and executing strategic partnerships to hire young, diverse talent

  • Experience in developing and leading HR recruitment teams

  • Extensive working knowledge of employment HR and social impact practices, workforce HR systems and potential barriers with Opportunity Youth hiring initiatives

  • Knowledge and ability to provide guidance and regarding recruitment and retention best practices within the Opportunity Youth environment

  • Ability to coordinate resources, develop content and deliver exceptional 100K convenings that provide relevant, meaningful content for employers to take action and make change

  • Demonstrated strategic thinking abilities

  • Ability to lead across a broad spectrum of stakeholder groups

  • Deep empathy for those who work in the private, public and non-profit sectors: experience in all three preferred

  • Ability to influence others in pursuit of shared goals

  • Familiarity with the opportunity youth field and its stakeholders

  • Demonstrated experience working and building collaborative partnerships with the private sector; nonprofit advocates; and other community stakeholders to impact recruitment results

  • Proven ability to lead a team in a start-up environment and pace

  • Demonstrated experience as a strategic thinker paired with strong analytic skills and the ability to synthesize information

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate with diverse audiences

  • Experience setting goals and objectives, prioritizing and structuring work activities

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Passion, humility, integrity, positive attitude, collaborative, mission-driven, and self-directed

  • Minimum of a B.A. and at least 6-8 years of experience in talent acquisition, HR youth employment or related field

  • Ability to travel 30% of the time


National Executive Director


Location is flexible and will require frequent domestic travel. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.


Submit a cover letter and resume through National Philanthropic Trust's career site.

Application deadline: open until filled.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.


Posted: 2019-08-15 Expires: 2019-09-14

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