Senior Manager, Corporate Leadership (Apply by: July 6, 2022)

Senior Manager, Corporate Leadership (Apply by: July 6, 2022)

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

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About JFF: 

Jobs for the Future (JFF) drives transformation of the American workforce and education systems to achieve equitable economic advancement for all.


About the position:  

The Senior Manager, Corporate Leadership is a new role focused on managing and supporting JFF’s Corporate Leadership team’s Strategy & Infrastructure service line. The Senior Manager will report directly to the Deputy Director, Corporate Leadership at JFFLabs and will be an integral part of the team, helping to cultivate a culture that is inclusive, creates a sense of belonging for all team members, and lives JFF’s core values 

Working closely with the Corporate Leadership team and its Deputy Director, this role will to contribute to the development of a high-impact and growing Corporate Leadership team – one that supports innovating organizations as they envision, develop, and implement practices that drive the economic advancement of workers. This person will play a critical role in exploring new opportunities for impact both internally and externally, through research and pilot projects, supporting the development and implementation of the Corporate Leadership team’s strategy and supporting systems, and productizing proven offerings. 

The goals for our work are ambitious and this role will require someone with experience conducting primary and secondary research, managing complex projects, developing high-value products, codifying systems, and communicating and managing relationships across multiple stakeholder groups. The team environment is creative, impact-oriented, generative, fast-moving, diverse, inclusive, and highly-collaborative. We are builders and innovators, driving progress in a unique environment that is part start-up, part traditional nonprofit that continues to evolve with the needs of the economy and the people we serve. The position requires a detail-oriented and savvy candidate who is comfortable navigating ambiguous environments, creating clarity, and executing.  


What you’ll do:   

Team Infrastructure & Management:  

Write clear and energizing project, priority, and operational update communications  
Build and implement systems that enable the team by understanding needs, defining processes, developing tools, integrating processes and tools into workflows, and training team members  
Provide training, coaching, and other support to teams as they implement new tools, systems, and processes 
Partner across the Corporate Leadership service lines to codify and productize proven offerings, and develop systems and structures that enable these service lines to scale and continually replicate.  
Manage the execution of key operational systems, including fiscal systems and people and culture 
Impactful Projects:  

Manage pilot projects supporting the Corporate Leadership team’s growth opportunities, including defining priorities, timelines, workflows, communications and deliverables 
Conduct qualitative and quantitative research, track, and synthesize insights related to growth and innovation efforts  
Prepare and present high-quality deliverables primarily in slides and memos; articulate complex topics in a succinct and clear manner for Executive-level audiences  
Act as a thought leader, mobilize growth area actors and launch pilot projects that span across services lines and develop offerings across service areas. 
Strategy Development & Execution 

Explore growth opportunities, in partnership with the Deputy Director, by conducting landscape analyses, identifying opportunities aligned with the team’s mission and core competencies, and defining opportunities to test new offerings 
Assist in developing the Corporate Leadership team’s annual strategic plan through clarifying priorities, performance measures, implementation.  
Develop a system for monitoring team progress on priorities and performance measures 
Manage the execution of the annual strategic plan by monitoring performance measures, driving the execution of the implementation plan, facilitating team progress reflections, and communicating progress to the team  

Who you are:    

You have at least 5-8 years of experience, preferably working in an impact-focused role or organization as a consultant, research analyst, or designer. We welcome applicants with a variety of experiences across the private, public and nonprofit sectors, and applicants with foundation or grant-making backgrounds  
You have experience or interest in education, workforce development, the corporate sector, and/or small businesses and are in tune with issues of economic opportunity and/or workforce development 
You are organized, with a strong attention to detail, and have managed complex projects that required engaging with internal and external stakeholders 
You are skilled at writing concise and succinct content, with the ability to tailor your writing to various audiences 
You are comfortable aggregating and analyzing data, and producing both quantitative and qualitative insights as result of your analysis in various presentation media (e.g., talking points, presentations, memos) 
You take initiative and are not afraid to dive into a project and build out your first draft.  
You believe deeply in the power of the private sector to drive positive change in society and have a demonstrated ability to influence companies to shift strategies and practices that drive positive change 
You are proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and have a willingness to learn new technologies and tools (e.g., Oracle NetSuite, Google Sites, Asana, etc.) 
You possess high energy and passion for JFF’s mission and the ability to apply JFF’s core values to all areas of your work 
You build positive, effective, collaborative cultures and teams wherever you work 
You are a curious and adaptive learner, with a willingness to take in new information, perspectives and data to inform your work  
You demonstrate a growth mindset and a desire to continuously improve in your work  
You are able and willing to travel up to 10%. (The frequency will vary according to mix of projects. Note: JFF requires Covid vaccination for all work-related travel.)  

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at JFF:  

JFF is committed to sustaining a diverse community with a work environment that is welcoming, respectful, and encouraging to all. JFF fosters a culture of inclusion that celebrates and cultivates diversity along multiple dimensions, including race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, culture, and experience. As part of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, JFF strongly encourages people impacted by the criminal legal system to apply.  


To apply:  


We are accepting applications through July 6, 2022.  Applications submitted by that date will be reviewed and candidates will receive updates on their candidacy by the week of July 11, 2022.  

This is an incredible time to join the JFFLabs team. JFFLabs offers the excitement and opportunity of a start-up operation, combined with the strong reputation, history, and expertise of JFF.  


Positions at JFF are not eligible for employer-visa sponsorship or open to F-1 student visa holders.  


All JFF employees are required to be fully up to date on their vaccinations against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption has been requested and a reasonable accommodation approved.   


JFF offers a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience and skills.  

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