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America Needs You is looking for dynamic professionals to join our vibrant, growing, and entrepreneurial organization.

Benefits

  • Employer-sponsored health, dental and vision insurance
  • Three weeks paid vacation, plus additional time off, such as floating holidays and Summer Fridays
  • Flexible Spending Account and 403(b) savings plans
  • Extensive professional development and training opportunities
  • Connections to a large, high-powered professional network

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“Working at ANY has shown me what it’s like to be a part of a team that truly cares about the impact we make, both in the world and in the workplace. I’m so inspired by our Fellows and their accomplishments, and I know the work that I do wouldn’t be the same without the support that ANY and my coworkers provide to me as a young professional.”

— Ariana Seymore, CA Program Manager

ANY Celebrates Diversity!

We care deeply about creating a diverse and inclusive space for our Fellows, volunteers, stakeholders and staff, and strongly encourage first-generation college graduates and talented individuals of all backgrounds to apply. We actively seek to learn from a variety of perspectives and are an equal opportunity employer in accordance with state and federal law. Read more about our Core Values and commitment to Diversity and Belonging at here.

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“I love being able to bring my authentic self to work each day. As a Program Coordinator, I loved working directly with first-generation college students like myself. Over time, though, I decided to focus on my passion for numbers, leading to my current role as CFO. I am so grateful to work at an organization that invests in its people

— Adrienne Boykin, CFO

Open Positions

Are you ready to directly impact the lives of first-generation college students and champion economic mobility for all?

About Us
Did you know that only 21% of low income, first-generation students in the U.S. graduate from college within six years? Those who do graduate have a median household income 27% lower than their peers. While there are a multitude of college access programs for high school seniors and job assistance programs for low-wage earners, there are few programs that ensure first-generation students stay in school and build the skills necessary to prepare for long-term careers. This is where America Needs You (ANY) comes in.

America Needs You (ANY) provides first-generation college students with transformative mentorship and intensive career development. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in New York City with operations in New York, New Jersey, Illinois and California, ANY delivers an impactful, standardized national Fellows program and curriculum that touches hundreds of students each year. ANY has ambitious growth goals to impact more students by growing our Fellows Program to serve 1,000 students annually and launching an entirely virtual program, FirstGenU, to serve thousands of additional students.

Position Description
The Corporate Partnerships Manager is responsible for managing and growing ANY’s portfolio of corporate donors, building strong and mutually beneficial relationships with companies across a variety of industries. The Manager will strategically employ ANY’s corporate partnership model, which connects corporate philanthropy with internship opportunities for Fellows and volunteer opportunities for employees, to support fundraising and student outcomes. This role is responsible for growing a portfolio of corporate partners that reflects the diverse industry interests of our Fellows and plays a dual role in advocating for student success and understanding the unique needs of partner companies. The Corporate Partnerships Manager is an integral member of ANY’s External Affairs Team, reporting to the Chief External Affairs Officer and partnering closely with the CEO and local Executive Directors.

Responsibilities include:

Partnership Development and Management

  • Identify corporate prospects and conduct research to determine interest and giving potential
  • Create and manage standardized templates for corporate proposals, donor reporting, etc.
  • Manage corporate engagement calendar, to include program related events, reporting, and renewals
  • Write compelling partnership proposals and impact reports, communicating program data persuasively
  • Provide ongoing stewardship to partners, updating them on student outcomes and organizational success
  • Conduct compelling partnership pitches and close new five and six figure corporate partnerships


 Partnership Deliverables and Student Success

  • In partnership with site leads, ensure a strong pipeline of student and Alumni talent into partners’ internship and full-time opportunities
  • Understand recruiting and hiring timelines for partner companies and share opportunities with program team members
  • In partnership with the Program Operations team, maintain strong communications with program leads and Alumni Director to facilitate accessibility to and understanding of partner internships and full-time jobs, maximizing potential applicants from ANY pipeline
  • In partnership with the Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement Director, plan and host corporate volunteer events


Additional Duties

  • Keep accurate partner records and ensure clean data in Salesforce
  • Facilitate career-related content at workshops
  • Additional projects and duties as assigned


Qualifications

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in fundraising or partnership development
  • Demonstrated success in cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding 5 and 6 figure corporate gifts
  • Strong project management with an ownership mentality (manages up well, manages sideways, knows how to get answers, etc.)
  • Entrepreneurial with fast project execution
  • A strong customer success attitude
  • Comfort with ambiguity and flexibility
  • Comfort with data and data analysis
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Bachelor’s degree required


America Needs You offers a competitive salary and benefits package. ANY employees receive ample vacation time and the opportunity to work with a talented team on projects that have a real impact in their community.

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@americaneedsyou.org (subject line: Corporate Partnerships Manager – Last_Name, First_Name). Please note that your application will not be considered without a cover letter. No phone calls please.

Salary for this position is in the low to mid $60k range, commensurate with experience.

Are you ready to directly impact the lives of first-generation college students and champion economic mobility for all?

About Us
Did you know that only 21% of low-income, first-generation college students complete four-year college degrees? While there are a multitude of college access programs for high school seniors and job assistance programs for low-wage earners, there are few programs that ensure first-generation students stay in school and build the skills necessary to prepare for long-term careers. This is where America Needs You (ANY) comes in.

ANY provides first-generation college students with transformative mentorship and intensive career development. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in New York City with operations in New York, New Jersey, Illinois and California, ANY delivers an impactful, standardized national Fellows program and curriculum that touches hundreds of students each year. ANY has ambitious growth goals to increase the number of students served by growing our Fellows Program to serve 1,000 students annually and launching an entirely virtual program, FirstGenU, to serve thousands of additional students.

Position Overview
The New Jersey Executive Director (ED) is the face of ANY in the community and a champion for first-generation college students, who will lead and grow their team and market to achieve more impact. A passionate mobilizer and result-oriented changemaker, the ED leads our New Jersey site and is responsible for its performance, growth, funding and success. Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the ED will be tasked with setting and articulating a compelling site strategy; fundraising and external affairs; overseeing program delivery, partnerships, and people; and providing overall nonprofit leadership and management. The ED will also work closely with the CEO and Chief External Affairs Officer (CEAO) to lead local fundraising and external affairs.

This inspirational leader is passionate about ANY’s mission, is highly collaborative, has a hunger for developing strong partnerships and raising critical funds, has a track-record of achieving excellence, and demonstrates proven success in managing the day-to-day operations of a growing organization. The ED will have a growth-mindset and execute ANY’s current program, while also focusing on opportunities for growth.

Responsibilities

  • Leadership and Strategy: Deliver ANY’s vision and strategic plan in the local site, engaging with Leadership, the Board, staff, and as appropriate, external stakeholders to develop and evaluate local site strategy and ANY’s exciting growth plans.
  • Fundraising and External Affairs: Evaluate, develop, and execute the site’s fundraising strategy to identify and prioritize funding sources to meet funding targets and diversify revenue streams. Serve as the face and primary spokesperson of ANY locally.
  • Program Growth and Partnerships: Grow the site, and build higher education and corporate partnerships for internships and volunteer and Fellow recruitment pipelines.
  • Site Management and Performance: Oversee delivery, quality control, and evaluation of programs. Prepare annual operating budgets, manage resources and site expenses within budget guidelines and the strategic roadmap. Day-to-day management of local team.
  • Board Management: Actively manage and a grow a local 10-15 person Advisory Board, recruiting and engaging a diverse group of board members.

 

What does success look like?

  • A financially healthy site that raises its budget each year and is well-known and regarded in the community
  • A program people love coming to and getting our incredible students through graduation and into jobs! (Goals: 90% college graduation, 90% internships and employment annually.)
  • Program growth to serve 200+ Fellow and Mentor Coach pairs annually
  • College partnerships and relationships that support enrollment of 1,000+ students into ANY’s national virtual program, FirstGenU
  • A highly engaged site team and Advisory Board with a healthy, feedback-rich, continuously-learning, mission-driven and collaborative culture

 

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 5-10 years of professional experience, including proven experience leading and managing high performing teams and programs or projects
  • Experience leading successful fundraising campaigns or possess a curiosity to learn and do this well; possesses a baseline ability to negotiate with and influence others
  • Experience mobilizing and inspiring diverse stakeholders
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including public speaking, writing and editing; relationship management with demonstrated ability of building and sustaining community relationships/partnerships
  • Strong management and coaching skills with the ability to give effective and direct feedback and provide results-focused and motivational management
  • Experience and comfort managing and using data effectively
  • Embodies ANY’s Core Values and commitment to Diversity and Belonging
  • We invite candidates from both the for-profit and non-profit sectors; experience working in and with communities resembling those of ANY is helpful
  • As ANY workshops are held on Saturdays, this position will require flexibility and willingness to work nontraditional work hours


To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@americaneedsyou.org (subject line: New Jersey Executive Director – Last_Name, First_Name). Please note that your application will not be considered without a cover letter. No phone calls please.

Salary for this position is in the range of $100,000 to $120,000.

Are you ready to directly impact the lives of first-generation college students and champion economic mobility for all?

About Us
Did you know that only 21% of low income, first-generation students in the U.S. graduate from college within six years? Those who do graduate have a median household income 27% lower than their peers. While there are a multitude of college access programs for high school seniors and job assistance programs for low-wage earners, there are few programs that ensure first-generation students stay in school and build the skills necessary to prepare for long-term careers. This is where America Needs You (ANY) comes in.

America Needs You (ANY) provides first-generation college students with transformative mentorship and intensive career development. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in New York City with operations in New York, New Jersey, Illinois and California, ANY delivers an impactful, standardized national Fellows program and curriculum that touches hundreds of students each year. ANY has ambitious growth goals to impact more students by growing our Fellows Program to serve 1,000 students annually and launching an entirely virtual program, FirstGenU, to serve thousands of additional students.

Position Description
The NY Program Director will be a key leader on the management team and an integral player as ANY continues to strengthen its growth strategy in New York. The NY Program Director will be responsible for maintaining program quality, its proven effectiveness, and short-term impact outcomes.

The NY Program Director will supervise a program team of 4 full-time Career Success Coordinators and manage a cohort of 300 Fellows – low-income first-generation students and their respective Mentor Coaches. The Director will lead the program team to ensure achievement of all programmatic goals; oversee tracking and analysis of program data; drive programmatic strategy and development; support foundation grant reporting; and collaborate on business engagement and strategic partnership initiatives.

The NY Program Director reports directly to the NY Executive Director. The position is based in New York and is currently hybrid, requiring in-person attendance for monthly Saturday workshops.

The NY Program Director will drive all programmatic outcomes, increase the number of Fellows served and ensure program goals below are met:

  1. Workshop Attendance (80%)
  2. Annual Student Internship Placement (90%)
  3. Transfer Rate (95%)
  4. Match Retention (75%)
  5. Fellow Program Persistence (90%)
  6. Fellow College Persistence (90%)


Our Ideal Candidate

  • Is committed to ANY’s mission of supporting ambitious, first-generation college students
  • Is excited about building their skills in facilitation, advising, career counseling and event planning
  • Is passionate about data and analytics to improve outcomes for first-generation college students


We Offer

  • A warm, collaborative work environment with a rich culture of support and feedback
  • A generous benefits package (health/dental insurance, 403(b), FSA, three weeks vacation, etc.)
  • Ongoing internal and external opportunities for professional development
  • Connections to a large, high-powered professional network


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide direct supervision to 4 full-time Career Success Coordinators and oversee a cohort of over 300 Fellows
  • Ensure quality and consistency of the program’s services and deliverables
  • Oversee the Fellow recruitment and internship processes while developing and maintaining formal partnerships with colleges, universities, and corporations in partnership with the NY Executive Director
  • Ensure workshops and other events run smoothly and create a positive and challenging learning environment for Fellows and Mentor Coaches
  • Facilitate at Saturday workshops
  • Oversee all aspects of Fellow experience including application and selection, onboarding, matching, program tracking, case management and dismissals/re-matching
  • Identify high-impact engagement opportunities for external stakeholders and coordinate guest speakers and panelists, liaising with the External Affairs and Operations teams as needed
  • Collaborate with the NY Executive Director to grow formal partnerships with colleges and universities with the aim of securing recruitment and in-kind support (such as use of facilities for workshops)
  • Work with the Operations team, National Director of Program Operations, and COO to ensure compliance to quality standards as it relates to curriculum, program operations and data
  • Research internships and communicate opportunities to current Fellows
  • Ensure that all partner recruitment events and internship opportunities are marketed to NY Fellows
  • Enable and support Career Success Coordinators and Mentor Coaches to prepare Fellows for internship interviews and placements including providing internship case management support for individual Fellows
  • Support the Operations teams in the creation and updating the annual ANY Resume Book for NY Fellows
  • Work closely with the External Affairs team to provide internship data and updates to corporate partners
  • Ensure effective use of the New York program team budget and identify in-kind support opportunities
  • Additional projects and duties as determined


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of management experience required
  • Excellent project management skills and comfort balancing multiple priorities and deliverables effectively
  • Leadership presence and the ability to mobilize small and large groups to action
  • Results-oriented with a commitment to outcomes driven performance
  • Outstanding relationship management skills and ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse stakeholders, including college students, volunteers, university partners, and corporate supporters/internship providers
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (strong proficiency with Excel required) and knowledge of web-based and social media technologies
  • Excellent public speaking, writing and editing skills
  • Strong background in career development and/or mentoring, and experience teaching or training youth and adults, experience working with college-aged youth preferred


To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@americaneedsyou.org (subject line: NY Program Director – Last_Name, First_Name). Please note that your application will not be considered without a cover letter. No phone calls please.

Salary for this position is in the mid-$70k range, commensurate with experience.

If you are interested in a role not listed above, please feel free to fill out our Interest Form.