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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.