Position Description: California Executive Director
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Supervisor: NPower VP, Program Development & Operations (Brooklyn, New York)
Supervises: California Staff (12-15 people)
NPower is a high-performing leader in providing pathways to successful digital careers for youth from underserved communities and veterans across the US and Canada. NPower’s award winning training programs use curriculum informed by senior industry leaders and labor market trends. On average, NPower graduates 80% of enrolled students, places 100% of graduates in paid internships and has over an 85% rate of success for employment or continued education within 12 months of graduation. Notable corporate partners include Symantec, Cisco, Bank of America, Citi, CBS, JPMorgan Chase, and Accenture. Our annual gala, known as “the” tech fundraising event of the year, draws our largest donors and corporate supporters, as well as exceptional keynote speakers such as Chuck Robbins and GinniRometty.
We address many of the primary barriers that our young adult and veteran communities confront. Beyond free technical training, our programs provide in-demand certifications within weeks, paid internships, professional networking and mentorship with business leaders, professional skills coaching, connection to social services, job placement assistance, transit assistance and an opportunity for graduates to give back to the program via our professional volunteer network. We provide ongoing career coaching, advanced certifications, and leadership development for our alumni, ensuring that we are developing true pathways for the long-term success for our students.
Volunteerism is integral to the success of our programs. Our 10,000+ IT industry professional volunteers inspire the next generation of technology professionals by offering their time and knowledge to our students through mentoring, guest lectures, site visits, and professional development.
The Executive Director position is a general manager role responsible for the overall programmatic and financial success of our work in California. Success is measured by attaining benchmark results for the recruitment, training, certification, paid internship placement and job placement of our students across curricula; securing funding to maintain program sustainability; cultivating an engaged Regional Advisory Board; recruiting and retaining A-level staff members, building productive partnerships with corporations, volunteers, and nonprofits across the state; and contributing to the culture, knowledge base and broader strategy of our national operation. Our California program today serves military veterans and young adults from low income communities, so an understanding of issues confronting these two target populations is an asset.
This is an exciting time to be joining the organization. NPower was established in 2001 and is currently undergoing a period of strong growth, including the addition of new in-demand training such as cyber security and cloud computing. Over the last 2 years NPower has received substantial financial support to expand to Baltimore, St. Louis, Newark and Detroit. NPower is a registered apprenticeship program designated by the U.S. Department of Labor to increase the number of IT Generalist apprenticeship opportunities in New Jersey, Texas, and California.
NPower is seeking a dynamic, fearless, and seasoned leader to propel the organization into this new chapter and change the trajectory of the lives of veterans and underserved young adults through through our proven free technology training and career support..
The position reports into NPower’s VP for Program Development & Operations and enjoys the collaboration and camaraderie with Executive Directors leading NPower’s other regions and the support of Network business functions.
Passionate Leader - Bridge Builder - Executive Presence - Integrative Thinker
Team Builder - Thirst for Excellence – Exceptional Communicator
Lead all NPower activities in California and serve as a member of the NPower Leadership Team.
Preference given to individuals who have
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
As an equal opportunity employer, NPower encourages diversity and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.
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