Executive-level Position focused on Employer Engagement and Economic Development Practice
This executive level position is a key, visible, leadership position within the organization. The executive will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, and engaging with employers, business leaders, business intermediary organizations, and economic development initiatives in a structural rather than transactional manner in order to accelerate and advance JobsFirstNYC’s goals and objectives.
The suitable candidate for this role will provide strategic, forward-looking/thinking cultivation and management of employer partnerships, constituent engagement, and practice management, with a dual focus on expanding employer engagement, enhancement of business management, and promoting sustainable economic practices. The overall performance standard for this position is the direct evidence of employer involvement – and the measurable impact of this involvement in service of the overarching institutional agenda. The optimal candidate will bring a rich array of resources and connections to the role, and will be able to readily leverage these, in addition to JobsFirstNYC’s connections, to build and strengthen employer engagement and sustainable economic practice.
Competencies: Communication Skills – Clearly and persuasively communicate, listen and seek clarifications; participate in meetings, write clearly and informatively, comfortable with public speaking. Professionalism – Work well in a fast-paced environment. Understand business implications of decisions, align work with strategic goals, and develop strategies to achieve organizational goals. Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Displays passion and optimism.
Qualifications: Minimum of a BA, MA in a relevant discipline preferred. Ten years of professional experience in economic development and/or employer cultivation engagement to include corporate recruiting, human resources, and career development. Strong knowledge of the NYC workforce and economic development systems. Exemplary written and verbal communications skills, and relationship management skills. Contemporary knowledge of career trends and market demand; employer relations and cultivation. Private sector/business leadership experience preferred. Ability to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities.
To apply for this position, please send a letter of intent and a resume in PDF format only to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
JobsFirstNYC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, JobsFirstNYC complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.