| Job Description
An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to a Diverse Workforce
Reports to: Business Partnership Manager
Classification: Union Support
Closing Date: Open until filled
The United Way Bay Area (UWBA) is leading a network of corporations, government agencies, nonprofits, and individuals to create lasting change for Bay Area residents and families. With a history that spans over 90 years and programs that tackle the issue of local poverty from every angle, UWBA is uniquely positioned to mobilize and motivate all sectors of the community toward the vision of ending the cycle of poverty.
As UWBA responds to cultural shifts in the workplace, fundraising, and digital communications, it is guided by core values of innovation and results-driven creativity. Through a variety of existing and emerging initiatives, UWBA seeks to both strengthen and reimagine its work at all levels in order provide more and better opportunities for struggling Bay Area residents.
For more information about UWBA, please visit http://uwba.org.
The Business Partnerships Specialist reports to the Business Partnerships Manager. The Business Partnerships Specialist works as a part of team that engages businesses as employers and partners in a spectrum of workforce readiness, job placement, and career pathway programs led by United Way Bay Area (UWBA). The UWBA workforce programs are aimed at intervening in multi-generational poverty by providing supports to youth and adults who make progress along a continuum of career exploration, work-based learning, internships, job placements, financial education, continuing education, and career planning.
The Business Partnerships Specialist is a regular full-time position, working 37.5 hours per week. The Business Partnerships Specialist works both in the office and off-site to attend, facilitate, or support events in the community.
What you'll do:
- Work closely with Business Development Manager, Marketing and Development Teams on coordinating employer engagement efforts.
- Prepare and update business development collateral focused on employer engagement, recruitment, and program reports.
- Work with the team and partners to coordinate events such as hiring events, resource fairs and information sessions.
- Cultivate new employer partners to participate in workforce development initiatives and secure work-based learning opportunities.
- Manage a portfolio of employer relationships, including follow-up on hiring, volunteer opportunities, and sponsorships.
- Conduct research on labor market trends and regional workforce initiatives. Prepare reports for the team.
- Track employer and client services satisfaction goals and performance. Make recommendations for changes in services, service delivery, and/or operations.
- Manage client, employer, and other hiring data on the database (Salesforce or other databases).
- Manage the client outcome and partner tracking system database (Salesforce or other databases.
- Other duties as assigned.
Who you are:
- Problem solving – Skills to find alternative approaches to solve problems.
- Ability to identify new resources to bear on challenges. Willingness to work through difficult challenges.
- Organizational and Time Management skills - Ability to organize multiple tasks, work independently, manage a variety of customers, and meet deadlines.
- Flexibility - must be able to perform and prioritize multiple tasks. Ability to manage conflicting and changing priorities and work with a diversity of team members.
- Effective written and oral communications skills – ability to write clear and concise emails, conduct professional phone calls, interact effectively with clients, donors, and partners.
- Technology skills – Strong knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Must develop proficiency in new software systems and tools. Experience using Salesforce, Survey Monkey, MailChimp, or like systems preferred.
- Interpersonal/Teamwork Skills – Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people inside and outside the organization. Maintain a positive attitude and good working relationship with others at all times. Work well with colleagues and partners across many diverse cultures and backgrounds.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
UWBA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender (including actual or perceived gender, and gender identity), sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, religious affiliation, veteran status, national origin, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, federal or local law. UWBA will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job, please let us know. If the reason you need an accommodation is not obvious, we may ask for documentation confirming your functional limitations.
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