Managing Director

5 days left

Orlando, Florida
Up to $110k + 37 paid days off during your first year of employment, Summer Fridays
May 03, 2022
Jul 02, 2022
IT, Management, Operations
Contract Type
Full Time
Career Level

Position Title:  Managing Director, Orlando, Fl

Location:   Orlando, Fl

Reports To:  Regional Senior Vice President


The Managing Director (MD) leads strategic, programmatic, fundraising, community engagement, and data-driven decision-making in our Orlando market. You will provide vision, fiscal responsibility, and program management oversight. In advance of our anticipated campus launch in Orlando, Fl during Q1 of 2022, you will help cultivate the market and further our brand through fundraising and relationship building with key partners across the Orlando, Fl market.

Once launched, you will shape an innovative workforce development approach in the Orlando market while leading a team to execute and advance our tech training. Per Scholas is no ordinary non-profit. We operate in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, and the Managing Director will take on a broad portfolio of diverse responsibilities.


Fundraising and Business Development

  • Serve as the “face of Per Scholas” in Orlando, representing Per Scholas in regional meetings, conferences, panels, and media opportunities
  • Develop and lead Per Scholas’ fundraising strategy in Orlando in partnership with the Regional SVP, and with support from the National Development team
  • Cultivate support through a diverse range of fundraising activities (foundation, corporate, public, individual, and employer-paid)
  • Partner with the National Development team to generate grant requests and reports
  • Partner with the National Social Ventures and Sales team to generate business development and customized training opportunities
  • Build and partner with a local advisory board of business and community leaders

Program Leadership

  • Develop, lead, and implement Per Scholas Orlando’s annual operating plan in partnership with the National Training Team and Regional SVP
  • Ensure high-quality delivery of our tech training to Per Scholas adult-learners and alumni
  • Develop and implement new training initiatives in response to local market demand
  • Cultivate a pipeline of employer partners in the Orlando community
  • Increase awareness of Per Scholas’ brand and tech training in the market
  • Leverage data to drive strategic decisions and to hold your team accountable to programmatic outcomes

Team Leadership

  • Serve as Per Scholas Orlando’s primary liaison and point of contact with the training, finance, communications, development, administration, human capital, and social ventures teams
  • Lead a growing team and facilitate regular feedback, performance management, and professional development
  • Follow local and national workforce, business and tech industry trends to anticipate learner and employer needs
  • Ensure that all training goals are met or exceeded, including outcomes tracking and reporting, using Salesforce and other platforms
  • Manage and inform the annual operating budget

Senior Leadership Team Member

  • Drive and engage in national organizational strategies
  • Create an environment that fosters and embraces change
  • Work across functional groups toward shared goals


Professional Requirements

  • 7+ years of experience managing high-performing teams
  • Keen understanding of the local foundation, corporate, and government funding landscape with demonstrated fundraising success
  • Track record of cultivating C-suite partnerships
  • Inclusive philosophy, with experience working with ethnically and socioeconomically diverse communities
  • Demonstrated understanding of what it takes to build a supportive, collegial work culture
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; ability effectively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Superior conversational, presentational, and writing skills
  • Experience in workforce development, talent acquisition, and human resources a plus
  • Strong data management skills required; Salesforce a plus

Personal Characteristics

  • You thrive in a creative, inventive, fast-paced startup environment with people who are passionate about their work and mission
  • You are open to and accepting of feedback, coaching, and growth
  • You are a data-driven, results-oriented, and forward-looking catalyst for social change
  • You have a collaborative and flexible work style; you’re excited to work both cross-functionally with other departments and independently
  • You are tech-savvy and learn quickly
  • You are detail-oriented, with exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • You are strong at managing your time and you can balance multiple projects and tasks.
  • You stand behind our purpose, believing that individuals from any community should have access to well-paying careers, and that talent should be recognized and recruited from many diverse sources

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