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Associate, College Programs

Management Leadership For Tomorrow, Bethesda, MD

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Duration: Full-Time


Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) is seeking a highly organized professional with strong program management skills to join our College Programs team. MLT prepares men and women of color to secure high trajectory post-college jobs that deliver economic mobility for their families, and then provides the social capital they need to become high-impact senior leaders who can transform our institutions and vulnerable communities.  Spanning college through mid-career, MLT’s programs have driven breakthrough results for more than 8,000 underrepresented minorities and 130+ partner organizations including leading corporations, social-sector organizations and universities.
The Associate manages key elements of the programs’ daily operations by managing all communication with core constituents - Fellows, MLT colleagues and coaches, and partners; coordinating the application process; and collecting, analyzing, and reporting critical student data related to program outcomes. The position collaborates with a dedicated and diverse program management team to help manage our enterprise systems, plan events, coordinate travel, and process reimbursements.

Program Management

  • Support program and project management initiatives as directed by the Program Manager, and Senior Director 
  • Identify day-to-day process issues and act independently to fix them; for more systemic program or technology challenges, suggest tools or recommend improvements to existing program processes and best practices 
  • With supervisor oversight, partner with the MLT Events team to manage end-to-end logistics and communication for Career Prep in-person and virtual trainings, events, and webinars including travel coordination and processing reimbursements
  • Facilitate, convene, and coordinate internal meetings from start to finish, including providing accurate and consistent meeting minutes and notes 
  • Contribute to the Fellow application review process by thoughtfully reviewing assigned applications, and sharing insights on candidate profiles during the admission discussions

Technology & Data Management

  • Manage the collection, maintenance, and reporting of all Career Prep program data, including but not limited to participant and alumni records and program outcomes 
  • Create and distribute program surveys and assessments pertaining to seminars, events, and program performance
  • Serve as liaison for technology support for Salesforce (including reporting and dashboard creation), Canvas, Asana, Symplicity, QuestionPro, and other platforms
  • Fiercely protect data to ensure participant privacy and adherence to program and organizational best-practices

Relationship Management & Communication

  • Develop a professional brand of excellence and establish honest and meaningful relationships with stakeholders, supervisor(s), and team member(s)
  • Establish and build rapport and positive relationships with program participants, coaches, MLT corporate partners, and internal staff members
  • Develop and manage Career Prep program communications such as newsletters, announcements, and Zoom webinars 
  • Respond promptly written and verbal communications to Career Prep fellows regarding program inquiries

Baseline Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with 2-3 years of relevant corporate, business, or non-profit experience in program management or project management support; relevant startup experience (including internships) also considered
  • A demonstrated track record of achieving consistent, measurable results in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member 
  • Acute attention to detail, substantial organization skills, and sensitivity to timelines
  • Demonstrated proficiency in critical thinking, problem solving, and data analysis 
  • Coachable and receptive to all forms of feedback from stakeholders, colleagues, and supervisors, and proactive to implement changes 
  • Excellent communication skills, including demonstrated experience leading meetings and presenting to internal and external audiences at various organizational levels

Highly Preferred Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to multitask with competing priorities
  • Intermediate knowledge and experience in: 
  • Excel: Pivot Tables, Vlookups, Countifs, Graphs & Charts
  • PowerPoint: Graphs, Charts, Data Storytelling
  • Salesforce: Data Entry, Dashboard, Report development
  • A positive, optimistic, and solutions-focused attitude when faced with changes, set-backs, or ambiguity 
  • Customer-service experience is a plus

About Management Leadership For Tomorrow

John Rice at CitiAs a Harvard MBA student in the early 1990’s, John Rice began delving into the reasons why there were few other students there who looked like him. He developed a thesis for a nonprofit organization that would provide the training, coaching and networks that traditionally have been unavailable to minorities. In 2002, after a successful career at Disney and the National Basketball Association, John left the private sector to found the organization he first envisioned in business school: Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT). Transforming Lives Today, MLT has transformed the careers and life trajectories of more than 6,000 Black, Hispanic and Native American women and men – from college students to seasoned executives. MLT partners with more than 100 leading companies, social sector organizations and universities to strengthen their recruitment and retention of diverse talent. Know-How. Navigation. Network. MLT’s distinctive model provides the know-how, navigation systems and network to ensure talented underrepresented minorities are able to get on and stay on the path to senior leadership. MLT’s Rising Leaders benefit from exceptional coaching, skills training, and a powerful, professional network unlike any other – peers, mentors and senior leaders who share experience, trust and a commitment to helping each other advance. MLT’s experience and expertise are influencing national conversations about opportunity, race, workforce diversity and economic mobility, and proving that these vexing gaps and inequities can be overcome.

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