The HOPE Program is currently accepting applications for position of Business Development Manager.
Reports to: Director of Employment & Graduate Services
A dynamic, energetic and outgoing professional with a demonstrated ability to succeed in a performance-driven environment. Experience in developing long-term relationships with employers – including small businesses, larger corporations, and nonprofits. Ability to support the employment goals and skills-building needs of low-income adults who have multiple barriers to employment. Proven skills in developing job, internship, and other work-related opportunities for a low-income population. Bachelor’s Degree with excellent computer, interpersonal and collaborative leadership skills.
- Establish long-term relationships, particularly with new employers who hire two or more clients per year. Design and implement strategies for securing career ladder opportunities and contribute to HOPE’s goal to maintain or exceed its current employment rate of 70% and jobs with benefits rate of at least 55%
- Meet team and individualized goals for job development, placement and retention
- Cultivate relationships with large and small businesses, nonprofits, food retailers and food service providers, employment and industry associations, and other partner agencies
- Develop new internship partnerships with employers, focusing on employers who have job openings and hire for increased potential of internships to convert to employment
- In collaboration with community members and HOPE’s senior management team, manage a Business Development Council to further cultivate employer relationships and keep a pulse on labor market trends
- Identify and build opportunities for entry and mid-level jobs that have career pathways, particularly within the food industry. Anticipate and respond to hiring and skills training trends
- Work collaboratively with the Retention and Advancement Coordinator to develop opportunities for employed individuals ready to advance in their careers
- Research and document labor market trends, particularly in high-growth industries such as the food industry
- Create and implement systems for making appropriate job and internship matches
- Plan and execute employer engagement events. Participate in engaging food retail partners in fundraising events
- Assist individual and small groups of student and graduates with targeted job search activities
- Participate in weekly client and department meetings and maintain accurate and timely case notes and other records
- Represent HOPE at relevant corporate and community events
- Other duties as assigned
Salary/Benefits: Will be based on applicant’s education and experience. The HOPE Program provides a full package of benefits including: healthcare and dental insurance, retirement plan, three weeks’ vacation (plus 1/2 day Fridays during summer equal to 7.5 additional vacation days), personal and bonus days, and 12 paid holidays.