Corporate Partnerships Specialist

Job Title
Corporate Partnerships Specialist
Job ID
Work Hybrid
Bronx,  NY 10451
Other Location
Start Date: September 2022
Employment Type: This is a full-time position
Location: Bronx, NY
Reports to: Associate Director of Development
TKH General Overview
The Knowledge House’s mission is to empower and sustain a talent pipeline of technologists, entrepreneurs, and digital leaders, who will uplift their communities out of poverty.
The Knowledge House (TKH) approach is to (1) close gaps in the education­-to-­employment pipeline in underserved Bronx neighborhoods by teaching young adults aged 16­-24 skills to launch careers or ventures in technology, and (2) support links between local youth, tech innovation, and business development that bring positive community impact. Headquartered in the South Bronx, the poorest congressional district, TKH has served more than 1,900 students. Current core programs include our Innovation Fellowship focused on software engineering, cybersecurity, and design for adult job trainees, and our Karim Kharbouch Coding Fellowship for high school students learning computational thinking and web design. 
Benefits of working at The Knowledge House:
  • Apply your community outreach/development expertise to address the knowledge and skills gap to low-income and underrepresented communities nationwide (we are rapidly expanding in NYC, Newark, Atlanta, and LA)
  • Be part of a fast-moving and tech-enabled organization that’s building the next generation of tech entrepreneurs, technologists, and innovators 
  • Join a startup where every team member is expected to contribute to strategy, create solutions and improve organizational culture
  • Flexible schedule hours within required evening class times and team meeting requirements; ability to work from home for part of the workweek
Job Summary:
The Corporate Partnerships Specialist is responsible for providing general support to the Development and Career Success team by coordinating industry engagement across all TKH programs and owning the implementation of the volunteer program. The Specialist serves as the main point of contact for the volunteers, onboarding them, celebrating their contributions via social media, planning social events and matching them to students for mentorship opportunities. The Specialist attends industry and networking events on behalf of TKH, leads business outreach resulting in corporate partnerships, and collects relevant data to report progress to the team. Activities include, but are not limited to the following:
  1. Industry Research and Corporate Outreach (25%)
    1. Actively research tech-related job opportunities, educational opportunities and events to share with students via newsletters, calendars, or job boards
    2. Support students’ career development by identifying professional development opportunities, including assisting with the coordination of internship programs
    3. Conduct cold and warm outreach to potential businesses, employers, and volunteers
  1. Volunteer Impact Program Implementation (25%)
    1. Onboard stakeholders to volunteer program for volunteer partnerships
    2. Manage the mentorship program, ensuring volunteers and students are successfully matched and meeting the mentorship program goals
    3. Maintain relationships with volunteers by providing general administrative support
    4. Conduct annual survey of volunteers and assess volunteer impact
    5. Plan volunteer social, support, and recognition events to retain them
  1. Events Coordination and Support (25%)
    1. Coordinate industry engagement opportunities, including mentor matching, office visits, and guest speakers for all student programs
    2. Support the execution of TKH tech-related events, including meetings with stakeholders, program events, and events for the public like tech summits, demo days, and hackathons
    3. Represent TKH at networking events, meetups, training, and community engagement opportunities to gain volunteers and supporters
  1. Administrative Support (25%)
    1. Update a database of businesses and TKH supporters, tracking employer and volunteer engagement, relevant touchpoints, and progress toward industry engagement outcomes
    2. Prepare proposals, presentations, and reports as needed
    3. Draft emails, invitations, thank you letters, and other communication to industry and talent partners
Qualifications and Skills:
You’re an ideal candidate if you are/have:
  • 2-3 years of work experience in a similar role (i.e. sales, business development, job development, cultivating partnerships, community engagement, volunteer management)
  • Proficient in Google Drive applications and other apps for work
  • Excellent networking and communication skills and written and verbal skills, including cold calling
  • Technical fluency to effectively engage with potential employers and identify internship and job opportunities
  • Great organization and time management skills; ability to multitask
  • Ability to identify, develop, and maintain external relationships
  • A self-starter who takes initiative and is resourceful and resilient, especially in a changing startup culture
  • Passionate about grassroots approaches, collective impact, and technology as a tool for social good
The full-time salary range for this role will be between $55-$60K. Benefits for full-time staff include health, dental, and vision insurance, a 2% 401k match, a monthly tech stipend, a weekly no-meeting day, and unlimited PTO days.
To ensure employee and student safety, as of January 1, 2022, all TKH employees are mandated to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
It is the policy of The Knowledge House Fellowship, Inc. to promote and provide equal employment opportunity without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Veteran status, genetic predisposition, or carrier status.

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