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Director of Partnerships, EdTech - Remote #1892

Company: The Renaissance Network, Inc.
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

Are you a Director of Partnerships who is ready to make a real difference in the lives of millions of families? The Wadhwani Foundation is a mission driven non-profit that recognizes the need for urgency in addressing the steadily rising poverty levels in the United States. The primary objective of their US initiative is to provide opportunities for one million low-wage workers to transition to family-sustaining wage jobs over the next ten years.The Wadhwani Foundation is looking for a Director of Partnerships to join their team and play a key role in accomplishing this mission. The ideal candidate will have successful experience in managing partnerships and multiple projects at scale. You will conceive, nurture, and manage projects through their full lifecycle in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders including education providers (with a particular focus on community colleges), employers and public sector entities.Major Responsibilities

  • Manage relationships with partners, while playing an active role in workflow, communications, production of deliverables, and other aspects in the full project lifecycle
  • Work in partnership with the team to identify project and program opportunities
  • Recognize and analyze best practices from projects to drive positive outcomes
  • Develop an immersive knowledge of the US workforce landscape and conduct research to create the most impactful foundation activities
  • Collaborate with external partners and colleagues to build out innovative ideas and proposals that advance the work and reach of the foundation
  • Identify intermediaries, community organizations, educational institutions, workforce agencies and others in building capacity and developing cross-sector partnerships
  • Organize and facilitate meetings of stakeholders both externally and internally
  • Deliver projects on time, on budget while ensuring long term benefits to stakeholdersPreferred Qualifications
    • A team player with a start-up mindset who is passionate about education and the mission of the foundation
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing relationships and successfully delivering impact within education, public sector, workforce development, management consulting or similar setting
    • A proven track record of leading complex projects throughout their full lifecycle, including collaborating with multiple stakeholders and partners
    • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, with the judgment to manage competing priorities, and an ability to track and drive forward varied, fluid workstreams
    • Skilled at bringing cross-functional teams together to achieve collaboration with all levels
    • Excellent writer, speaker, and presenter with the ability to synthesize and communicate complex issues in clear and actionable ways Founded in 2003 by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dr. Romesh Wadhwani, today the Wadhwani Foundation is scaling impact in 20 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America and through its newest endeavor in the US. Its primary mission is to accelerate economic development by driving job creation through large-scale initiatives in entrepreneurship, small business growth, innovation, and skilling.In the US the foundation will focus on providing opportunities for one million low-wage workers to transition to family-sustaining wage jobs over the next ten years. The foundation will partner with community colleges, employers, training organizations, government agencies, funders and other stakeholders to build vibrant, robust, and accessible education pathways.The Renaissance Network - Building World-Class Teams to Impact EducationWe process certain personal information about you for our legitimate business interests to identify and contact suitable candidates about positions that may be relevant to them. Details are set out in our Privacy Policy (

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