Pathway Program Director

Hiring in Detroit, MI

Pathway Program Director Description

The Pathway Program™ is Tech Elevator’s nationally recognized professional development curriculum running in parallel to the 14-week coding bootcamp. The program prepares and supports students as they connect with leading tech employers in the region 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 a forward-thinking leader, motivated by continuous improvement. They will be a proud member of their region’s technology community and will be excited to impact the skills of the local workforce by fostering greater opportunity for individuals seeking to make a change in their lives.


This individual will direct all aspects of the Pathway Program™ for three cohorts of students annually, with the goal of 100% full-time placement of graduates.

Essential Functions

  • Provide vision and leadership in the development of Tech Elevator’s Pathway Program

  • Oversee the administration of the Pathway Program with the objective of improving the program in terms of quality, service to students, career resources, and placements

  • Oversee the development of training programs and educational materials for students

  • Prepare and present Pathway Program topics to students such as: identify strengths and skills using the StrengthsFinder assessment, craft an elevator pitch, resume writing, developing/refining a LinkedIn profile, interview skills, cover letters, and professional presentation to employers

  • Provide one-on-one professional and career coaching

  • Monitor student learning, activity and participation in Pathway Program events, follow up as needed

  • Evaluate effectiveness of current practices and develop low touch, high impact strategies for scaling placement efforts

  • Expand and maintain hiring network through outreach to, cultivation of, and networking with representatives from various types of organizations (entrepreneurial, corporate, manufacturing, research and development, government agencies)

  • Coordinate, participate, and implement Pathway Program activities

  • Participate in the identification and recruiting efforts for Tech Elevator Instructor candidates

  • Coordinate with internal teams on employer outreach, launch dates, collateral, etc.

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of the career development needs of adults in career transition, career strategies, ability to identify issues that may impact full-time placement

  • Excellent interpersonal skills (verbal, written, presentation)

  • Strong management skills; ability to set goals and priorities to meet objectives of the Pathway Program™

  • Ability to multitask effectively

  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse set of students

  • Ability to effectively problem-solve and handle sensitive issues with discretion

Supervisory Responsibility

  • Responsibility to secure and train interns to support Pathway efforts.


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

These are the requirements and skills that we've found to be a good fit for this role. If your background is different but you think you're the right person for the job, we invite you to apply!

Working Conditions

  • Regular office hours

  • Occasional evening and weekend hours

  • Occasional travel

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 bootcamps, we teach students 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 which have earned us a leading national bootcamp position based on the job placement rate of our grads through CIRR, the Council on Integrity Results in Reporting (