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Program Manager, Corporate Partnerships

Program Manager, Corporate Partnerships

About MENTOR

Potential is equally distributed; opportunity is not. A major driver of healthy development and opportunity is who you know and who’s in your corner.

30 years ago, MENTOR was created to expand that opportunity for young people by building a youth mentoring field and movement, serving as the expert and go-to resource on quality mentoring. The result- more than 10x increase in young people in structured mentoring relationships, from hundreds of thousands to millions.

Today, we activate a movement across sectors that is diverse and broad and seeps into every aspect of daily life. We are connecting and fueling opportunities for young people everywhere they are from schools to workplaces and beyond.

Commitment to Diversity

MENTOR is committed to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion for all. We embrace our differences and celebrate our common humanity in advancing awareness of the need for a transformative power of supportive relationships for our young people. We believe that varied perspectives, experiences, and opinions are central assets in our mission to close the mentoring gap. As we seek to build the most complementary team when it comes to skill, perspective, and experience, we strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented communities to apply.  

About the Position

MENTOR seeks a full-time Program Manager, Corporate Partnerships (Manager) to join the growing Workforce Development team at our national office. This new role supports programming with corporations in collaboration with members of the Program Team, Marketing  Communications Team and the Affiliate Team. The manager will work in collaboration with the Director of Workforce Development to manage deliverables associated with corporate partnerships with major financial institutions and global entities to assist with training and technical assistance for corporate mentoring initiatives, and coordinate webinars and online learning events for philanthropic investments and corporate engagement in mentoring. 

To amplify and recognize corporate support of the mentoring field and engagement in mentoring, the manager will work closely with the Marketing and Communications Team to prepare and/or curate blog posts, articles, or speaking opportunities. This manager will play a key role in building the capacity of mentoring programs, corporate clients and national organizations, and enhancing the safety and effectiveness of youth mentoring services. The ideal candidate would be a skilled communicator, with experience in training, and a proactive, strategic thinker who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

Responsibilities:

Project Management

  • Develop project plans for deliverables associated with corporate partnerships
  • Support logistics for corporate programming including trainings and regional events 
  • Facilitate cross-team collaboration in the successful implementation of project plans
  • Maintain clear documentation of progress, obstacles, and lessons learned 
  • Facilitate internal evaluations of projects upon completion
  • Collaborate with development on the preparation of grant reports for corporate partners

Training and Technical Assistance

  • Coordinate training and technical assistance requests from companies with the program team, leveraging existing curriculum and materials where possible 
  • Manage network of external training facilitators specializing in delivering to corporate audiences
  • Coordinate with Affiliates to leverage existing corporate partnerships and cultivate new relationships 
  • Lead Design Lab work and coordinate action steps that come from these sessions

Corporate Webinar Coordination

  • Coordinate with existing and potential corporate partners to develop webinar topics and content, invite and support presenters, and structure the webinar sessions
  • Promote webinars leveraging MENTOR’s communication channels 
  • Manage logistics including registration and moderate the live cast
  • Ensure archive webinar recording and materials are created and available to the public 
  • Compile feedback reports to increase registration, improve quality ratings and inform future topics / session format
  • Manage the content update on Talent LMS for corporate work

Qualifications

There are innumerable ways to learn, grow, and excel professionally. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below. 

  • 3+ years of progressive experience in training, program development, or related field; adult training experience a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Strong writing and communication skills with high level of attention to detail
  • Strong customer service skills and prior experience working with diverse people, organizations and communities
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams
  • Able to be flexible and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience and comfort with technology including online platforms and database work
  • Comfort and confidence to work independently with strong leaning towards collaboration
  • Experience and commitment to youth development especially mentoring

Making the Decision to Apply

This position is currently remote, though we are expecting all employees to return to our Boston office as soon as we can safely return to the workplace following COVID-19 pandemic. This role typically requires someone who is willing and able to travel nationally (~35%).

We hope to have phone interviews in early April with select candidates followed by Zoom interviews with the Director of Workforce Development. A few finalists will have an interview day with other staff and leadership at MENTOR followed by a holistic reference check process. Expected start date is June 2021. 

Compensation and Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with experience and the range is $55,000-$65,000. Full benefits include health care, 403B, vacation, and life and short and long term disability insurance.

MENTOR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Diversity of opinions, experiences, and backgrounds is a key asset. 

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

our philosophy

We believe in the power of positivity, and that people deserve to be happy both at home and at work.  That's why we focus on three key components to find the right match for each of our current openings: aligning your individual strengths with the requirements of the role, finding work you feel passionate about, and ensuring your values match those of the organization.

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