Career Program Director, Tech Elevator - Cincinnati, Ohio

(This role came to me from Marty Mordarski of Tech Elevator - Steve)

Tech Elevator is an intensive in-person education provider helping individuals and companies acquire in-demand technology skills for the modern workforce.

Through our 14-week, full-time coding boot camps and company partnerships, we teach students and employees from diverse backgrounds to become software developers while also helping them to build necessary career-readiness skills and career connections through our nationally recognized Pathway Program™.

Founded in 2015, with a focus on quality and care in everything we do, we’re proud of our outcomes. As an early member of the Council on Integrity Results in Reporting (www.cirr.org), Tech Elevator has taken a proactive approach to transparency. Our results speak to our focus on quality outcomes and on student success which has earned Tech Elevator top industry recognition.

Summary:

We are seeking a passionate, driven and growth-minded individual to lead the career placement initiatives for our Cincinnati, Ohio coding boot camp.

At Tech Elevator our mission is to elevate people, companies, and communities, and since 2015 we’ve been transforming lives through technology education. In 2020 we were listed as the 16th fastest growing education company in the US, and we’ve consistently led our industry in performance outcomes.

Tech Elevator is seeking a passionate, driven and growth-minded individual to lead the career placement initiatives for our coding boot camp.

The Pathway Program™ is Tech Elevator’s nationally recognized soft skills and career readiness curriculum running in parallel to the 14-week coding boot camp. The program prepares and supports students as they connect with leading employers across the country for tech-related roles.

The ideal candidate will relish the opportunity to tackle the challenge of breaking new ground and shifting the norms of traditional education and hiring paths. They will be forward-thinking and motivated by continuous improvement. They will be excited to impact the skills of the workforce by fostering greater opportunities for individuals seeking to make a change in their lives.

Program Management: 

  • Effectively plans, guides and executes overall Pathway Program experience
  • Presents career and placement topics to students as part of the career-readiness curriculum
  • Responsible for managing and curating a community of volunteer mentors
  • Monitor student learning, activity and participation in Pathway Program events and exercises
  • Think critically about the effectiveness of the program and proactively makes suggestions and takes initiative for improvement to drive outcomes

Student Support:

  • Provides effective support strategies to ensure optimal student placement outcomes 
  • Ensures overall adherence to Pathway Program by the student body. Tracks and follows up on student compliance
  • Serves as a personal career coach for all students during the course of the program as well as during their job search after graduation
  • Delivers great individual student experience through One on One coaching, encouragement, and fair and impartial support
  • Works effectively with a diverse set of students, backgrounds, and personalities
  • Conducts behavioral mock interviews and provides constructive feedback to students for improvement

Enrollment Support:

  • Works collaboratively with program staff to achieve enrollment targets
  • Actively participates in the scheduling, coordination, and execution of events and open houses in support of student enrollment
  • Qualifies students through a quality behavioral interviewing process
  • Communicates and follows up with candidates post-interview

Stakeholder Management: 

  • Represents Tech Elevator in a quality way through interactions with all stakeholders
  • Performs business development activities to expand the hiring network on a national scale
  • Maintains high-quality employer interactions to build and enhance the program’s reputation and establish Tech Elevator as a preferred talent source
  • Responsible for recruiting and engaging a community of volunteer mentors to support Pathway Program content and student support
  • Maintains quality relationships with Alumni network through volunteer mentoring and alumni events. Seeks new ways to support Alumni and aid the awareness of TE grads in the community, fostering further connectivity and brand awareness

Requirements: Desired Skills and Experience

  • Excellent interpersonal skills (verbal, written, presentation)
  • Ability to multitask effectively
  • A track record of relationship-based sales or business development
  • Experienced in the process of career coaching or recruiting and hiring for technical roles

Qualifications:

  • Experience: 5+ years in HR, Recruiting, or Account Management roles

Working Conditions:

  • Regular office hours
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours as required for events
  • Occasional travel

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This is an office-based position.  We are seeking applicants that are driving distance and able to work in the Cincinnati, OH office.  We anticipate a typical school office setting including conversation, light foot traffic, computers, etc.

About Tech Elevator:
Tech Elevator is an intensive in-person education provider helping individuals and companies acquire in-demand technology skills for the modern workforce. Through our 14-week, full-time coding boot camps and company partnerships, we teach students and employees from diverse backgrounds to become software developers while also helping them to build necessary career-readiness skills and career connections through our nationally recognized Pathway Program™. Founded in 2015, with a focus on quality and care in everything we do, we’re proud of our outcomes. As an early member of the Council on Integrity Results in Reporting (www.cirr.org), Tech Elevator has taken a proactive approach to transparency. Our results speak to our focus on quality outcomes and on student success which has earned Tech Elevator top industry recognition

The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.  All employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works.  It is further understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer. 

Tech Elevator is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status age, or genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you're interested in this role, please apply using this link - https://bit.ly/3drqlmT

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