Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #526
SuitUp is an 501c3 non profit that provides educational competitions that connect corporations with schools in low-income communities to increase career awareness and marketable skills.
SuitUp — www.volunteersuitup.com Worried about engaging your employees when we can’t volunteer in person? Want to excite your company or team and give back while we’re all working remotely? Not sure where to start? Let us help! Our student business competitions allow organizations to engage their employees through a virtual volunteer experience that is exciting, impactful, and guaranteed to bring your team together!
Program Director, Virtual Business Competition
Become Part of a Growing Education StartUp and Join SuitUp’s Programs Team!
Position: Program Director, Virtual SuitUp Programs
Location: Remote or NYC-Based
Full-Time / Part-Time: Full-Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience, $70,000+
Start Date: March 1st, 2021 or earlier
Overview of Suit Up
Founded in 2014, SuitUp is a 501c3 non-profit organization that increases college and career awareness with students from underserved communities. SuitUp organizes virtual and in-person student business competitions for corporate volunteers where employees help students solve a problem for a real company, like creating a new product for Nike or solving a community problem through Snapchat. Since inception, SuitUp has hosted over 200 competitions for companies like Goldman Sachs, NBCUniversal, Snap Inc., Louis Vuitton, and many others, organizing events for over 6,500 volunteers and impacting more than 8,500 students.
You can see our virtual program in action here: https://vimeo.com/428645541
You can see our in-person program in action here: https://vimeo.com/117056674
**Please note, SuitUp has recently rebranded.
With the extraordinary circumstances faced by the COVID-19 pandemic and the immediate need to address the economic inequity in our communities, SuitUp have pivoted away from our in-person business competitions so that we can ensure the safety of our students and our corporate volunteers. SuitUp has launched SuitUp at Home, a virtual business competition to drive college and career awareness and preparedness for our students across the country.
SuitUp is currently seeking to bring on a Program Director to lead SuitUp’s virtual programs. This individual will be tasked with leading a team to execute approximately 110 virtual competitions with corporate and school partners each year on our virtual platform, Bevy. The Program Director will oversee one Program Manager for 2021 (and 2 additional program staff to be hired during Q4 of 2022) and 10-30+ contract facilitators.
Our Programs Team is comprised of dynamic individuals that love “playing to a crowd” and can inspire both SuitUp volunteers and students to have amazing experiences with SuitUp’s competitions. They are driven, results-oriented, and incredibly organized. This candidate would be part of SuitUp’s leadership team and work directly with SuitUp’s Executive Director.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Manage the virtual platform, Bevy to successfully onboarding and seamlessly run virtual competitions with corporate partners and schools
Prepare competition materials and coordinating logistics with schools and companies
Build, develop, and manage relationships with schools, non-profits, and corporate partners year after year
Collect and analyze all survey data from events and creating company impact reports
Identify key volunteers that can help support SuitUp growth and expansion
Recruit school partners to participate in our SuitUp competitions
Train and recruit part-time facilitators
Lead Programs Team including day-to-day tasks such as manage the programs email, budget, 1:1s with staff, monthly KPIs, etc.
Assist SuitUp in its fundraising efforts by attending out of work hour hours events approximately 5-10 times a year (i.e. happy hours, Push Up for SuitUp, and Suit Up for SuitUp)
Taking on tasks outside of job description to support SuitUp in its growth and for the good of the organization
Knowledge and Capabilities
Strong comfortability with virtual education platforms (i.e. Zoom, ClickUp, Bevy, Google Suite, etc.)
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with corporate volunteers (ages 21 to 65) and middle/high school students (ages 12 to 18) in a client-facing role
Excellent public speaking, communication, and presentation skills
Coaches, motivates, and inspires individuals (young and old)
Self-starter with the ability to take initiatives and run with projects independently, working with discretion and under pressure as needed
Organized, energetic, and positive with natural leadership qualities
A passion for education and increasing career awareness for students in low-income communities
Demonstrates an inspirational attitude that contributes to a positive team environment
Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships along with a willingness to set and maintain high standards of performance
Ability to learn and adapt quickly in a fast-paced start-up culture
Excellent skills in operating computers and various software packages including Microsoft Office (Powerpoint and Word)
How to Apply
To apply, please send your resume to Executive Director, Lauren Reilly, firstname.lastname@example.org, and include a short paragraph to answer the following questions:
Why you are interested in the Program Director position and the organization as a whole?
What skills could you bring to this position, specifically as it relates to running a virtual team and managing the Bevvy platform?
Are you comfortable joining an organization where you would be the 5th employee? Why?
Are you comfortable joining an organization that is 100% remote right now?
SuitUp is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, and political affiliation.