Regional Employability Manager
The Regional Employability Manager is responsible for advancing Return on Student Investment and Office of Employability goals in the Charlotte, NC region. This role will work closely with campuses and external partners (e.g., chambers of commerce, regional workforce boards, local governmental organizations, and businesses) to develop relationships that ultimately support student’s employment goals, standardize career strategy processes across campuses, and increase Return on Student Investment. This role reports to the Director, Regional Partnerships, Office of Employability.
• Research and understand local labor markets. Be able to identify gaps in employment supply vs. demand and understand which SEI programs and bootcamps align with employer’s hiring needs
• Gain meaningful employer insights about future employment opportunities and the skills necessary for the future of work to inform Employability strategies, programs, and initiatives
• Proactively build relationships with local employers to facilitate job placement for students, learners, and alumni
• Develop partnerships with employers to create opportunities for site based learning placements, internships, practicums, etc.
• Build relationships with employer-serving organizations (such as Chambers of Commerce) to engage in events in order to network with employers and community members
• Help facilitate a referral pipeline with a goal of expanding employer partnerships for the High School to Work program
• Facilitate standard processes and procedures across campuses for career events, employer engagement, interaction with students around career strategy, and promote centralized career strategy tools and resources
• Collaborate with internal departments such as Employer Solutions, Local Government Affairs, Marketing, Portfolio Strategy, etc.
• Set up and implement a career strategy workspace on every campus in the region that focuses on driving foot traffic and expands community reach to broaden our prospective student pipeline.
• Activate local alumni in the region to cultivate alumni engagement, drive employer connections, and leverage successful graduates around job placement, site based learning, internships, practicums, etc.
• Serve as point of contact for Employability initiatives while playing a key role to campuses for Career Strategy Week
• Other duties as assigned
• Agility: The ability to embrace change and effectively adapt in a continually changing environment to achieve desired results.
• Communication: The ability to actively seek and delivery information, articulate ideas, effectively listen, and connect to various audiences, settings, and situations.
• Initiative: The ability to see what needs to be done and to take action without being prompted in order to improve a circumstance or create a new one.
• Innovation: The ability to creatively think and generate original/unique ideas and solutions outside of routine perspectives.
• Productivity: The ability to strategize, organize, and plan to effectively and efficiently manage priorities and time.
• Problem Solving: The ability to identify and frame problems, explore ideas, and create effective, ethical, and evidence-based solutions.
• Results Driven: The ability to act with a sense of urgency and focus to reach outcomes and goals, without compromising integrity and quality.
• Relationship Building: The ability to effectively work with others and establish, cultivate, and leverage networks over time.
• Self & Social Awareness: The ability to recognize personal strengths and limitations, and work toward correcting weaknesses.
• Proactively building relationships across multiple sectors (non-profit, public, private, etc.)
• Background in higher education
• Experience gathering and analyzing labor market data
• Business development experience
• Experience working with workforce development organizations and/or Chambers of Commerce
• Developing best practices, process improvements, standard operating procedures, etc.
• Collaborating with multiple internal and external stakeholders; experience working in a matrix organizational structure
• Staffing agency experience preferred
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred
• Must be able to travel 75% of time.
• Must be able to lift 10lbs.
• Typical office setting.
• Mobility within the office including movement from floor to floor.
• Travel via plane, car, and metro may be required to perform this job.
• Must be able to work more than 40 hours per week when business needs warrant
• Access information using a computer.
• Effectively communicate, both up and down the management chain.
• Effectively cope with stressful situations
• Strong mental acuity
• Regular, dependable attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this job.
• Other essential functions and marginal job functions are subject to modification.
If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete our application process, please contact our Human Resources Department at [email protected].