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.
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.
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
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!
Regular office hours
Occasional evening and weekend hours
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 (cirr.org).