Byte Back
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT & CAREER PATHWAYS MANAGER

Position Description

About Byte Back

For nearly 25 years, Byte Back has been providing a pathway of inclusive and relevant tech training that leads to meaningful careers in the tech industry. As a leader in both digital inclusion and digital equity, we serve and train more than 1000 adults every year to help close the digital divide. Byte Back's Scholars are predominantly people of color, women, and unemployed or underemployed adults. 90% of Byte Back program participants do not have a college degree.

By the year 2025, nearly 85,000,000 jobs will be lost to automation, artificial intelligence, robotics, and machine learning. Most of those jobs are held by marginalized, underrepresented, and minority communities. Our mission is to close the digital divide by providing under-resourced communities an equitable pathway into the digital economy. We achieve this through transformative digital advocacy, digital literacy, and tech certification training. We exist to reskill these individuals to help them be marketable for 21st century jobs. On average, our graduates who are hired increase their annual earnings by more than $25,000. Byte Back believes everyone deserves an opportunity to reap the benefits that come from participating in the tech industry.

Byte Back's innovative approach and our leaders have been featured at SXSW, on TEDx, Good Morning Washington, "The Root 100," Washington Business Journal, Technic.ly, Voice of America, Washington Informer, NBC, and more. In 2022, we were named "Non-Profit of the Year" by DC Chamber of Commerce.

About the Opportunity

We are excited to launch the search for a dynamic professional to support and implement career and work opportunities, support services (including career counseling and evidence-based programming), and oversight of employer partnership and outreach activities. The Workforce Development and Career Pathways Manager will also lead the Byte Back PROSĀ® program. You will be responsible for strategic planning and goal setting for all in-person and online Career Placement programs at Byte Back to meet the experiential education and career development needs of our Scholars and Alumni. You will lead the professional and career coaching services for Byte Back Scholars and Alumni and execute programming aimed at improving employment outcomes and program participant sentiment.

The Workforce Development and Career Pathways Manager also coordinates with program staff, Certified Byte Back Coaches, Scholar Success Advocates, and Byte Back Alumni to provide tailored career-related services and events based on Scholar interest and function. You will also collaborate with Byte Back's Recruitment & Admissions team to evaluate program participant applications based on technical expertise, digital literacy, professional background, and employability. You will also conduct individual and group career advising while establishing a pipeline of corporate partners to connect our Scholars and Alumni with meaningful career opportunities in technology.

This opportunity reports directly to the Head of Development, Advancement, and Corporate Relations and offers the opportunity to be primarily home-based with the ability to travel to our DC office with a hybrid work schedule.

About Your Responsibilities

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Train Professional Development and soft skills
  • Create partnerships with corporations who will sit on a Board responsible for offering our Scholars jobs
  • Place our Scholars after completing Pros training, assessments, and individual interviews
  • Manage Byte Back PROSĀ® cohorts
  • Coordinate our Monthly volunteer virtual mock interview with corporate partners
  • Manage the Apprenticeship Program
  • Perform other duties as assigned

About Your KSA's

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Education, Business, or a related degree strongly desired, with a minimum of 5 years related professional experience preferred, or a Master's degree and 3 years of experience-related professional experience preferred
  • Prior experience overseeing the execution of professional development strategies, including managing against clear objectives, tracking milestones, communicating progress, and evaluating work against shifting priorities
  • Experience reviewing training/course materials, facilitation guides, and technology integration required
  • Prior experience with and knowledge of adult learning and virtual learning programs
  • Prior experience supervising or administering training programs, including evaluation is required
  • Prior experience managing relationships with corporate contacts
  • Demonstrated commitment to producing outstanding work that balances the need to provide customer service as well as efficiency in keeping processes moving
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; able to liaise with people successfully and effectively within and across departments in a multicultural environment
  • A confident communicator that can drive consensus-based decisions
  • Ability to work independently, resourcefully and to own initiative, with flexibility to changing priorities and an eagerness to learn under pressure
  • Strong familiarity and application of instructional design principles
  • Experience managing multiple projects

Employment Type

Full-Time/Exempt Employee Compensation and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience

Byte Back is an equal opportunity employer and leads the nonprofit sector in offering a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Employer-paid Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Pre-tax flexible spending
  • Dependent care and transit accounts
  • Paid vacation, Holidays, Personal days, and Sick leave
  • 6-weeks of Paid Family Leave
  • 403(b) with 1% employer match
  • Employer-paid life insurance, and additional workplace subsidies

Byte Back provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

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