EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ATLANTA CAREERRISE
Atlanta CareerRise is a workforce funders collaborative founded in 2011 and managed by United Way of Greater Atlanta on behalf of about a dozen local funders. Its mission is to increase regional prosperity by creating and strengthening partnerships and systems that meet employer needs for skilled talent and connect metro Atlanta residents to sustainable wage careers. It is an affiliate of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, a national nonprofit.
Reporting to the Atlanta CareerRise Leadership Council and Senior Executive Director of Income, United Way of Greater Atlanta, the Executive Director is responsible for the initiative’s overall success. The Executive Director is charged with building on CareerRise’s track record, realizing the initiative’s vision, maintaining continued financial stability and achieving excellent outcomes for participants and businesses as well as workforce systems and policy changes aligned with initiative goals.
The Executive Director is the chief spokesperson for the funders’ collaborative to both internal and external constituencies. S/he will lead and manage the organization’s strategic and operational plans, including staffing, resource and budget planning, and will steward relationships with CareerRise’ funders, business and community partners. S/he will also provide forward-thinking leadership and manage in an open, collaborative environment.
The Executive Director of CareerRise is currently an employee of United Way of Greater Atlanta in the Community Engagement Department. As the initiative is currently considering opportunities to grow and scale regional impact, the Executive Director will lead evaluation of alternative organizational structures and subsequent implementation as part of CareerRise’s next phase.
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