Congratulations to Year Up and Willow Bechtel!

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Pillar Search is pleased to announce the placement of Willow Bechtel as Senior Director of National Accounts with Year UpYear Up is an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults ages 18-24 with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Through a one-year intensive training program, these young adults complete a unique combination of rigorous, hands-on technical and professional skills training, college credit, and corporate internships.

 

Willow will work with major Fortune 500 corporate partners in need of talent, providing trained, high-potential urban young adults with internship opportunities. She will provide strategic direction, collaborating with colleagues at the national and site levels across the Year Up network.

 

Willow joins Year Up from Miller Heiman Group, where she has worked in both enterprise and global sales, most recently as Sales Director. Prior, Willow held the roles of Director of Sales Operations, Sales Training Manager, and Business Development Manager with M Squared Consulting. Earlier in her career, Willow served in a variety of sales and sales management positions with Apple and Xerox. In addition to her impressive sales career, Willow held fundraising roles with schools in California and Australia. Willow is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.

 

Hire the best! With personalized service and proven results, Pillar Search & HR Consulting provides retained executive search services for exceptional non-profits and socially responsible for-profit firms. A woman-owned business, Pillar is based in Boston, MA, and works on the national level. To learn more about how Pillar can assist with your search needs, please contact Cindy Joyce at cindy@pillarsearch.com.

A great nonprofit is hiring: Associate Director of Partner Relations with Year Up!

Pillar Search is pleased to continue its ongoing partnership with Year Up, having been selected to manage their search for the Associate Director of Partner Relations in Los Angeles, CA.  For more information on this exciting opportunity, please contact Pillar Search’s CEO, Cindy Joyce, at cjoyce@pillarsearch.com.

OVERVIEW:

Do you have a proven ability to help customers solve their business challenges in the area of workforce management, human capital, and/or talent acquisition? Do you have a passion for creating opportunities for urban young adults? Year Up, a top nonprofit, is hiring an Associate Director, Partner Relations -Los Angeles, CA to manage existing partner relationships; including responsibility for renewals, ongoing partner retention and satisfaction. Reporting to the Regional Director of Partner Relations- West, the Associate Director, Partner Relations will facilitate day-to-day interactions between Year Up, interns and corporate partners to create mutually beneficial business relationships. As part of the Corporate Engagement team, you will help to connect top corporations in need of mid-level, and entry level, talent with high-potential urban young adults. This position will have tangible targets in achieving renewal/retention goals, developing and following up on potential account expansion opportunities, managing partner issues to resolution and ensuring high levels of partner satisfaction.

To be successful in this role, you will need to immediately build rapport with Year Up’s current partners, developing a deep understanding of their business needs. You will bring a high level of comfort working with top level executives and will show outstanding professionalism and confidence interacting with senior leaders. An ideal candidate will bring demonstrated sales experience in a mission-driven social enterprise, exhibiting flexibility, strong communication skills, and the ability to interact fluidly with a variety of audiences.

The Associate Director, Partner Relations will also have the opportunity to interact with students at the Year Up Los Angeles site as a mentor, group facilitator, and advocate; participating in building a positive educational environment.

Year Up understands that people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We encourage candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications below. If you believe you have the transferable skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this role, we encourage you to apply.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Account Management

  • Responsible for 90%+ renewal rate of internship seats
  • Ensure 100% customer satisfaction with Year Up service based on corporate surveys
  • Expand multi-year commitments within existing partner base
  • Grow, develop, and manage relationships with key stakeholders in each account by providing responsive and high-quality customer service paired with high support of interns
  • Drive internal internship seat sales and alumni hiring within corporate partner accounts by developing relationships with internal champions at current partner companies
  • Conduct research and market analysis to identify potential opportunities within current corporate accounts to support future growth
  • Manage and expand existing relationships with corporate accounts to facilitate account renewals and generate new business
  • Hold team and self-accountable for executing revenue results against goals
  • Initiate processes that establish high service operating practices to strengthen the internship program
  • Develop methods for expanding manager training and preparation to better support successful internship experiences
  • Coordinate partner relations events, including organizing corporate events, scheduling orientation meetings, and conducting corporate site visits to support interns
  • Prepare and deliver effective presentations to connect with and educate potential partners
  • Maintain partner and intern data on Salesforce.com ensuring complete and accurate reporting
  • Other duties as assigned

Intern Support

  • Managing performance issues and coordinating communication to managers
  • Troubleshoot and escalate issues and opportunities in internship performance as appropriate
  • Implement and manage intern support resources by working closely with the Program team

Internship Event Execution

  • Work as part of a team to coordinate graduation attendance from managers at corporate partners
  • Coordinate with accounts to host corporate partner panels
  • Identify opportunities for specific engagement activities that meet the goals of the client

Site Team/Learning Community Member

  • Active participant in site related and other national support activities, as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 7+ years’ experience in account management in a services based environment
  • Ability to navigate, understand, and manage partner (sales) pipeline
  • Demonstrated ability to generate leads, close business, and renew accounts
  • Documented strength in meaningful relationship building, management and growth
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • A professional and resourceful style with the ability to work independently and as a team player, take initiative and manage multiple tasks and projects at a time
  • Able to collaborate across teams to support students and resolve issues; high comfort level in having one-on-one coaching conversations with students to provide professional guidance
  • Enjoy working in a fluid, dynamic organization with a minimal amount of direction
  • Ability to plan, introduce and lead processes that enable high quality growth
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required; Salesforce.com experience preferred
  • A passion for working with urban young adults, an unshakable belief in their potential and a strong commitment to the mission of Year Up
  • Understanding of the Opportunity Divide and its drivers

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

  • Salary: Competitive and commensurate with education and experience
  • Benefits: Competitive package including 100% healthcare coverage, dental, and 401(k) match
  • Vacation: Three weeks paid vacation in first year of employment; four weeks after initial year
  • Professional development: Funds available to support staff in achieving career objectives

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Year Up is an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing young adults ages 18-24 with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Through a one-year intensive program, Year Up utilizes a high support, high expectations model that combines hands-on technical and professional skills, educational stipends, college-level coursework, and corporate internships at more than 250 top companies.

Year Up currently serves young adults in Arizona, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, the National Capital Region, New York City, Philadelphia, Providence, Puget Sound, San Francisco Bay Area, South Florida, and Wilmington and will serve more than 3,000 students in 2017 nationwide.

 

Voted one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For in the country by The Non-Profit Times for six consecutive years, Year Up is a rewarding place to work. Our staff is passionate, supportive, mission-driven, and live by a set of core values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and full potential of our young people.

Year Up participates in E-Verify.

Please visit http://www.yearup.org/careers to learn more about working at Year Up, and to see a list of current opportunities.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:

Year Up actively engages individuals from all backgrounds. They are committed to embracing diversity within the organization because they firmly believe that diverse employee teams help Year Up to achieve their best organizational outcomes and provide the most effective support to young adults as they work to close the Opportunity Divide.  Year Up is deeply dedicated to creating and maintaining an inclusive and supportive work environment. Learn more about their commitment to diversity at http://www.yearup.org/about-us/careers/commitment-to-diversity/

As an equal opportunity employer, Year Up is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

 

ABOUT PILLAR SEARCH & HR CONSULTING:

Great people make great organizations, which is why some of the best nonprofit and mission-driven organizations have turned to Pillar, an executive search firm that has earned a reputation for finding the best of the best to drive success.

Qualified professionals are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to Cindy Joyce, CEO of Pillar Search & HR Consulting, at cindy@pillarsearch.com. Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered for the Associate Director of Partner Relations.

Pro Bono Posting: Head of Fundraising & Donor Relations for HarvestPlus!

JOB SUMMARY

HarvestPlus seeks a highly-motivated Head of Fundraising and Donor Relations to join our External Affairs team. The successful candidate will be an ambitious and entrepreneurial fundraiser wih deep networks and experience generating new revenue from high net worth individuals, foundations, governments and multilateral donor agencies. This position is a three year, fixed term, renewable appointment and is located at HarvestPlus headquarters in Washington, DC.

 

BACKGROUND

HarvestPlus works with partners to tackle hidden hunger on a global scale by breeding vitamins and minerals into everyday food crops. With operations in more than thirty countries, HarvestPlus is bridging the gap between agriculture and nutrition and improving the health and livelihoods of millions of people. Our goal is to reach 20 million farming households by 2020 and one billion consumers by 2030 through the development of inclusive and sustainable markets for biofortified crops.

HarvestPlus is part of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership working towards a food secure future. Its science is carried out by its 15 research centers in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. The HarvestPlus program launched jointly in 2003 by two of these centers, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). It now operates under a quasi-independent structure with 160 international staff and an annual budget of $40m.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Specific duties of the Head of Fundraising and Donor Relations include but are not limited to:

 

Fundraising

  • Achieve ambitious and measurable income targets through design, leadership and execution of fundraising strategies, expanding HarvestPlus’ core funding and strategic global and country-led initiatives
  • Cultivate, grow and nourish new donor relationships, with a focus on high net worth individuals and international foundations
  • Create and lead agile, cross-disciplinary and geographically diverse teams through concept formulation and full proposal development
  • Work collaboratively with country managers to secure local funding opportunities (bilaterals, national governments) and to develop innovative funding-focused partnerships

 

Donor Reporting and Management

  • Lead donor reporting requirements, in synch with CFO-led financial reporting, and direct donor-facing communication
  • Refine/oversee internal management systems for donor research, contact databases and progress tracking tools
  • Translate highly technical, multi-sectoral needs into tailored and digestible fundraising concepts (both verbal and written) adapted for constantly-changing audiences
  • Manage a small team of fundraising analysts, with strong potential for future team growth
  • Work closely with Heads of Policy/Advocacy and Communications to align messaging and joint outreach efforts

 

External Relations

  • Represent HarvestPlus in global and national policy fora, donor engagement events and country-level visits
  • Direct concept and creation of compelling and innovative donor-facing materials and outreach mediums

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in senior fundraising positions
  • Demonstrated track record of conceptualizing, managing, and implementing successful multi-million dollar fundraising campaigns
  • Strong network of executive level contacts within agriculture, nutrition, and/or public health-focused private-sector, donor and advocacy organizations
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal (i.e. public speaking, presentations, correspondence, proposals, and reports)
  • Comfort communicating complex research, development, and policy concepts
  • Ability and willingness to travel (up to 25%), including internationally Ability to adapt and work within a multicultural, multilingual, multidisciplinary environment across multiple time zones

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree
  • Six or more years of management experience
  • Knowledge of issues related to global health and developing countries and a high level of interest and/or experience in the nexus of nutrition and agriculture
  • Experience building complex, project-based budgets and work plans
  • Familiarity with creating impact investing and inclusive business strategies, especially in relation to agriculture and/or health

 

TO APPLY

Click on the following link to access the Head, Fundraising and Donor Relations job application: http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IFPRI&cws=1&rid=1621. Please complete the online application and provide a complete resume, detailed letter of interest, and three references. EOE

 

HarvestPlus •c/o IFPRI 2033 K Street, NW •Washington, DC 20006-1002 USA •Tel: 202-862-5600 •Fax: 202- 467-4439 •www.HarvestPlus.org

Exciting New Search: Director of Business Development for Year Up!

Pillar Search is pleased to continue its ongoing partnership with Year Up, having been selected to manage their search for the Director of Business Development.  For more information on this exciting opportunity, please contact Pillar Search’s CEO, Cindy Joyce, at cjoyce@pillarsearch.com.

Do you have a passion for creating opportunities for urban young adults? The Director of Business Development, part of the National Capital Region team, will be located in Arlington, VA.  This is an ideal opportunity for a candidate with proven ability to help customers solve their business challenges in the areas of workforce management, human capital, and/or talent acquisition. Reporting to the Regional Director of Corporate Engagement, the Director of Business Development will be responsible for identification, qualification and closing of internship and permanent job opportunities for Year Up program participants.

 

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Year Up is an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults ages 18-24 with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Through a one-year intensive training program, these young adults complete a unique combination of rigorous, hands-on technical and professional skills training, college credit. and corporate internships. With an annual operating budget of $90 million, Year Up annually serves over 2,700 students nationwide.

Year Up takes three approaches to closing the Opportunity Divide. Their core sites are based on their founding program model – direct service programming where facilities, staff, infrastructure, academics, and all other aspects of the program are managed by Year Up staff. The Professional Training Corps (PTC) is a community college based model that provides an opportunity for students to engage in meaningful workforce training. In this model, students are dual-enrolled in the community college and Year Up; technical skills are taught by college faculty, while Year Up staff provide professional skills and other wrap-around services. Lastly, their Employer Based Solutions are created in collaboration with employer partners; custom solutions are developed to meet critical business needs and solve for skills gap challenges in the marketplace.

Consistently voted one of the Best NonProfits to Work For by The NonProfit Times, Year Up is a rewarding place to work. Their staff is passionate, supportive, mission-driven, and committed to positive change and continuous learning. Year Up sets high standards for both themselves and their students, and live by a set of core values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and full potential of our young adults. The work they do is life-changing, and they know that their team is the greatest asset in achieving their mission.

 

OPPORTUNITY:

The Director of Business Development is a key member of the Corporate Engagement team of Year Up, connecting top corporations in need of entry-level talent with trained, high-potential urban young adults. The Director of Business Development will have tangible targets in developing leads, following up on leads, closing sales, managing client accounts and relationships, and ensuring that interns continue to perform and develop their professional skills.

The successful candidate will be a polished self-starter who can drive efforts, has a proven track record of success and can lay a strong foundation for securing and sustaining high numbers of internships, as well as providing a high-quality program of support and professional development for Year Up interns, and will be able to leverage existing and new resources in the city and the surrounding areas. The ideal candidate will likely also have demonstrated consultative sales/solutions selling experience, exhibiting great confidence and flexibility in high-paced, start-up environments.

In keeping with Year Up’s values, the Director of Business Development will also have the opportunity to interact with students, participating in creating and sustaining a positive educational environment.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Corporate Sales and Partner Relations

  • Successfully meet revenue and internship seat goals by generating a scalable corporate partner pipeline and developing a sales strategy that will secure internships in volume
  • Conduct research and market analysis to identify and pursue possible new partnerships in existing and emerging market sectors
  • Manage all aspects of corporate partner communications strategies and provide responsive and high-quality customer service.

Program Development Input

  • Work with curriculum development, program staff, and internship partners to collect requirements and feedback to support the identification of courses that will ensure participants are well-prepared for success in the workplace and in pursuit of higher education goals both as Year Up interns and alumni
  • Coordinate with accounts to strategically match students, train managers, conduct site visits and execute corporate partner panels.

Team Member

  • Ensure that a high support, high expectation, high service model is integrated into an entrepreneurial start-up environment
  • In a collaborative environment, provide coaching and support to team members to ensure internship seat and revenue goals are met
  • Display a willingness to “get things done” while cultivating and sustaining a trusting and nurturing environment for staff and key stakeholders

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 10-15 years’ years of professional experience preferred
  • 7+ years of experience in consultative solution sales strongly preferred; all, or the majority, should be in the local region
  • Experience working with C-Suite clients
  • Background/experience selling staffing, recruiting or other human capital related services
  • In depth knowledge of the local corporate landscape and employment trends
  • Ability to leverage existing relationships in the local business community and demonstrated ability in navigating complex organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to generate leads, build and maintain a pipeline, and close sales
  • Documented strengths in meaningful relationship building, management and growth
  • Strong attention to detail and managing of the sales pipeline process
  • Ability to collaborate across teams to support students and resolve issues
  • Enjoy working in a fluid, dynamic organization with a minimal amount of direction
  • Ability to plan, introduce and lead a process that enables high quality growth
  • Exemplary skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Outlook and Excel required
  • Knowledge of Salesforce.com preferred
  • A passion for working with urban young adults, an unshakable belief in their potential and a strong commitment to the mission of Year Up
  • Understanding of the Opportunity Divide and its drivers
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

  • Salary: Competitive and commensurate with education and experience
  • Benefits: Competitive package including 100% healthcare coverage, dental, and 401(k) match
  • Vacation: Three weeks paid vacation in first year of employment; four weeks after initial year
  • Professional development: Funds available to support staff in achieving career objectives

 

Please visit http://www.yearup.org to learn more about working at Year Up. Year Up is an inclusive organization and offers a culture that is welcoming to all.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Qualified professionals who are excited by the work of Year Up are encouraged to submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Cindy Joyce, CEO of Pillar Search, at cindy@pillarsearch.com. Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered for this position.

Pro Bono Posting: Director, Strategic Business Development with the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, a Boston Nonprofit Organization

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Background 
The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) is a national non-profit organization founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter to promote economic development in America’s inner cities through private sector engagement that leads to job, income and wealth creation for local residents. ICIC brings together business and civic leaders to drive innovation and action, transform thinking, and accelerate inner city business growth. At ICIC, you will work with talented, creative and committed professionals in a collaborative culture dedicated to excellence and innovation.

 

Position Summary
ICIC is seeking an experienced professional who will report directly to the CEO and work closely with the management team to attract new partnerships, cultivate and strengthen external relationships, manage a business development portfolio, and create and execute a business development plan.

 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Provide strategic support to the CEO for the design and continuous refinement of both annual and long-term development plans, comprised of diverse revenue sources, including foundation grants, major gifts, corporate sponsorship, and annual and multi-year donations. 
  • Oversee local and national prospect management from identification to stewardship; personally build appropriate relationships with individuals and institutions (foundations, corporations, anchors, etc.), that result in meaningful levels of support for existing programs, new initiatives, and innovation efforts. 
  • Actively research and identify new grant opportunities that meet the funding needs of the organization; manage the grant application process for all of ICIC’s proposals and reports annually. 
  • Establish clear, realistic, transparent and accountable fundraising success metrics; monitor performance and provide timely and accurate projections for budgetary and financial reports to the CEO and Board of Directors on all fundraising activities.
  • Gain first-hand knowledge of ICIC’s research and advisory content and programmatic work in order to understand and articulate the activities, stories, and impact of ICIC’s work. 
  • Lead the creation and execution of marketing strategies and materials to support development efforts. 
  • Select and manage opportunities for the CEO and senior leadership to participate as thought leaders in media (publications/interviews), events, conference presentations and similar settings. 
  • Serve as a key member of the senior executive team, contributing to overall organizational goals and representing the priorities of the development function.
  • Continually evaluate, refine and/or redesign fundraising systems, practices and policies in order to support fundraising efforts; maintain high functioning infrastructure for pipeline development and tracking, grant reporting, list management, and overall donor outreach and engagement. 
  • Hire, train and coach staff to ensure talents are matched to roles and assignments in ways that set the team up for success and maximize high-performance; introduce and maintain development and fundraising best practices through ongoing professional development for team members. 
  • Collaborate across ICIC programs, convenings and initiatives to support ICIC’s strategic goals and general operations.

Qualifications Desired
The successful candidate is a self-motivated, dynamic, collaborative leader who is also a strong project manager.   This person must be comfortable interacting with people at all levels of an organization and influencing decisions at a high level.

  • Significant experience leading successful business development or fundraising functions including individual and institutional strategies.
  • Experience raising funds for a complex multi-program organization is a plus.
  • Understanding of economic development and small business issues.
  • Experience addressing multiple constituents’ needs across projects and/or programs at the same time.
  • Proven success in building and maintaining client relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and think strategically while executing tactically.
  • Ability to manage and execute projects and multiple tasks and flexibility with changing priorities.
  • Ability to innovate, develop new approaches, and drive creativity and inventiveness within the organization’s fundraising efforts.
  • Ability to work well with a team as well as individually.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong planning, organizational and self-management skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. An advanced degree in business, marketing, or similar field preferred.

 

ICIC is an equal opportunity employer. This position is a full-time position working out of ICIC’s office in Roxbury, near downtown Boston, reporting to the CEO.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to Matt Camp at icicresumes@gmail.com. No calls please.

Two Exciting Recruiting Roles in Boston With Year Up!

Year Up, a valued client of Pillar Search, is seeking talented recruiting professionals to join their Boston team. The positions currently available are:

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

Year Up is an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults ages 18-24 with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Through a one-year intensive training program, these young adults complete a unique combination of rigorous, hands-on technical and professional skills training, college credit. and corporate internships. With an annual operating budget of $90 million, Year Up will serve over 2,700 students in 2015 nationwide.

Year Up takes three approaches to closing the Opportunity Divide. Our core sites are based on our founding program model – direct service programming where facilities, staff, infrastructure, academics, and all other aspects of the program are managed by Year Up staff. The Professional Training Corps (PTC) is a community college based model that provides an opportunity for students to engage in meaningful workforce training. In this model, students are dual-enrolled in the community college and Year Up; technical skills are taught by college faculty, while Year Up staff provide professional skills and other wrap-around services. Lastly, our Employer Based Solutions are created in collaboration with employer partners; custom solutions are developed to meet critical business needs and solve for skills gap challenges in the marketplace.

Consistently voted one of the Best NonProfits to Work For by the NonProfit Times, Year Up is a rewarding place to work. Our staff is passionate, supportive, mission-driven, and committed to positive change and continuous learning. We set high standards for both ourselves and our students, and live by a set of core values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and full potential of our young adults. The work we do is life-changing, and we know that our team is the greatest asset in achieving our mission.

Please visit http://www.yearup.org/careers to learn more about working at Year Up.

TO APPLY FOR EITHER POSITION:

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume through the Year Up website.

Note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Year Up respectfully request no phone calls.

Executive Search Success! Pillar Search for Year Up in the Bay Area!

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Pillar Search is proud to have successfully partnered with Year Up on the search for their new Associate Director of Business Development and to announce the placement of Joshua Harrison.

Year Up is an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults ages 18-24 with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Through a one-year intensive training program, these young adults complete a unique combination of rigorous, hands-on technical and professional skills training, college credit, and corporate internships.

Working in the Year Up Bay Area San Jose office, Joshua will connect top corporations in need of entry level talent with professionally trained, high-potential urban young adults. As a member of Year Up’s Corporate Engagement team, Joshua will develop and follow leads, close sales, and connecting grads with professional jobs.

Born and raised in San Jose, Joshua joins Year Up from Primerica Financial Services where he sold financial products. Earlier roles include H&R Block, The U.S. Department of Commerce, and Jackson Hewitt Tax Services.

Joshua serves on the Executive Board of the San Joaquin Urban Chamber of Commerce. He has also volunteered with Operation Hope, Our Wisemen, and San Francisco Achievers.

With personalized service and proven results, Pillar is your partner in executive search and human resources consulting. With over 20 years of experience, Pillar provides retained executive search and recruiting services for exceptional non-profits and foundations and early-stage or rapid growth for-profit firms. A woman-owned business, Pillar is based in Boston, MA, and works on both local and national searches. To learn more about how Pillar can assist with your hiring needs, please contact Cindy Joyce at cindy@pillarsearch.com.