At Greyston, we create thriving communities through the practice and promotion of Open Hiring, which means we provide employment opportunities to people regardless of their background or work history, while offering them the support necessary both to succeed in the workplace and to thrive in the community. With our history as a social justice pioneer, Greyston is recognized as one of the country’s leading social enterprises that provides individuals opportunities for employment. Our philosophy fuels community development and a commitment to human growth and potential. With tremendous interest in socially responsible business and the massive economic dysfunction driven by poverty, recidivism and a lack of job opportunities for people with barriers.
Greyston is poised to capitalize on these factors by launching the Greyston Employment Opportunity Center as a focal point for generating and measuring social innovative impact.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Director of Corporate Engagement plays a key role within the organization and will be responsible for planning, implementing and supporting various initiatives critical to the success of the Greyston Employment Opportunity Center. The Director of CE will lead the way in the adoption and expansion of the Open Hiring model by cultivating, teaching, and consulting interested business professionals on best practices in order to establish and successfully implement the Open Hiring model. Additionally, the Director of CE will be responsible for refining, scaling, and supporting the Open Hiring model to spread the model to other organizations nationally and globally.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS
Oversee the overall growth and success of the Center.
- Help refine, scale and support the national and global uptake of the Open Hiring Model through providing pathways for learning and innovation.
- Codify elements of the Opening Hiring model to establish the CFOH Toolkit, best-practice manuals, and proposed standards for Open Hiring.
- Research and identify new potential partnerships and build strategies for each.
- Support the overall growth and success of The Center by ensuring consistency across our partnerships, extracting important lessons, and building tools and frameworks to support the replication and adoption of open hiring.
- Help draft the narrative that ties the project components together and package for external communications and partner outreach.
- Assist in developing a budget, ROI, and price estimate using financial models.
- Ensure that the CFOH serves as a catalyst for economic inclusion and social equity through the design, measurement and refinement of Open Hiring methods, sustainable business practices, and innovative provision of essential community programs.
- Build effective training curriculum and materials utilizing a variety of media sources in order to train, coach, and mentor business professionals interested in implementing the Open Hiring model in their organizations.
Engage large corporations (and businesses of any size that are outside of an established regional HUB) to adopt the Open Hiring model and purchase support service memberships.
Act as a liaison to key partners with whom the Center is collaborating and running projects.
- Become a primary point of contract for, and maintain strong relationships with the Center’s key partners, with an emphasis on driving success within our corporate pilot program.
- Serve as an outside consultant and partner with other organizations to promote the Open Hire model.
- Lead the day-to-day partnership management, including scoping and managing work streams, closely managing progress against objectives, highlighting roadblocks and as soon as they arise and taking full personal ownership for high-quality, timely execution of deliverables.
- Help develop and deliver trainings and workshops aimed at shifting the mindsets of organizations that are new to Open Hiring, and successfully engage them in longer-term transformation work.
Ensure e-learning portals are implemented, maintained and updated with available services and training modules.
Manage the collaborative efforts of internal teams to assist in the replication and measurement of Open Hiring.
- Keep internal teams abreast of key partnerships, outcomes, opportunities and challenges, i.e., clear details, critical timeframes, and expectations.
- Participate in efforts of Marketing/Communications Associate and Impact Measurement Associate to help generate awareness, cultivate new partners, measure result of pilots, and communicate impact
- Ensure there is consistent integration with the Greyston’s leadership team and the Center’s overall strategy, including regular status updates and project plans.
- Support Greyston’s learning culture by ensuring constant iteration and feedback, and using insights and tools to track, analyze and communicate impact.
- Collaborate with the finance group to manage project budgets.
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE
- Five plus years project and/or program management experience.
- Five plus years of training curriculum development/instructional design experience.
- Ability to convene, inspire and educate thought leaders, business executives, social entrepreneurs, impact investors, policy advocates, scholars, and mindfulness practitioner the concept of Open Hiring.
- Independent, self-starter that can seamlessly integrate into various teams and committees.
- Commitment to Greyston’s core values, mission and programs with an approach that is consistent with the foundation’s guiding principles and holding self to the highest ethical standards.
- A proven track record of implementing and managing partnerships, particularly in the corporate sector.
- Strong executional skills with the ability to meet deadlines and commitments.
- Excellent organizational skills, demonstrated ability to lead teams though complex and ambiguous task.
- Ability to be independent and work effectively and with sensitivity across barriers, such as language and culture.
- Strong communication skills with proven verbal, written and presentation skills, i.e., clear, succinct and compelling writing style.
- Works well under pressure while maintaining strong organizational, problem-solving, and creative thinking skills.
- Strategic thinker with the ability to analyze issues in order to make recommendations and lead action plans.
- A “no task too small” mentality with the ability to collaborate effectively with a small team; a great team player.
- Must be detail-orientated and have strong interpersonal skills.
- Greyston is committed to creating equitable employment opportunities for all individuals. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.