Directors of Corporate Engagement (Multiple Roles)
WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION.
The memory of George Floyd forged a reckoning with the systemic oppression of Black people in America. Days after his murder, leading Black executives Ken Chenault, Former CEO & chairman of American Express, and Ken Frazier, Former CEO & chairman of Merck, came together to discuss how corporations can take meaningful and sustained action for racial justice and equity in America. Together, they formed a coalition to break through barriers to economic opportunity and mobility.
In December 2020, nearly 30 founding companies—including Merck, IBM, American Express, Delta, Nike, Target, Whirlpool and others—committed to upskilling, hiring and promoting one million Black individuals into family-sustaining careers over the next ten years.
Today, OneTen is a coalition of leading chief executives and their companies who are coming together to hire, promote and advance one million Black individuals who do not have a four-year degree into family-sustaining careers. By catalyzing quality employment opportunities at scale for Black talent across the U.S., OneTen can help solve some of the persistent inequities and systemic barriers and close, at long last, the great wealth divide. Through a skills-first approach, OneTen connects employers with talent partners, leading nonprofits and other skill-credentialing organizations to support the development and promotion of diverse talent.
OneTen delivers its mission through three strategic pillars:
OneTen’s coalition has grown to include the support of over 60 companies across industries. Members include but are not limited to:
These companies look forward to welcoming additional members, including small and medium-size businesses, which power the majority of the U.S. economy.
Through the creation of one million jobs for Black Talent over the next 10 years, OneTen has the potential to address persistent inter-generational gaps in opportunity and wealth by working to ensure that Black Americans with the skills and aptitude to earn success also have the opportunity to achieve success.
For more information on OneTen, please visit oneten.org.
OneTen is a dynamic, fast-paced organization with an ambitious and high-stakes goal. With the backing of major private and social sector leaders, OneTen is well-capitalized to continue its exciting trajectory of growth. This is an opportunity to join a high-impact organization comprised of colleagues who bring a diverse range of skillsets and backgrounds and are connected by a desire to catalyze lasting impact on the lives of Black Americans. OneTen has the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with key decision makers at some of the world’s top companies, while creating lasting impact for Black individuals as well as other underrepresented groups who will benefit from OneTen’s work for generations to come.
Over the last two years, the OneTen team has built productive relationships with key coalition partners across sectors. Reporting directly to the Managing Director of Business Development and Client Services, OneTen is seeking to add several Directors of Corporate Engagement (‘Directors’) to build upon and bring structure to these partnerships through strategic relationship management and consultation.
In this highly collaborative and strategic role, Directors will:
- Partner internally with program teams and externally with coalition partners to connect company needs with OneTen offerings.
- Be the primary ‘point of contact’ for a portfolio of companies determined by sector and industry.
- Become deep experts on the common opportunities and challenges companies face within an industry and help to promote solutions in partnership with OneTen colleagues.
- Collaborate with coalition partners to design, refine and implement hiring strategies that meet the needs of partner companies while fostering a skills-first oriented culture and promoting OneTen’s mission.
- Co-design operational plans and communicate those plans to various external and internal stakeholders including, coalition company leadership, the OneTen Board and Executive Committee, the OneTen leadership team and others. • Serve as the internal OneTen leader to coordinate support for a portfolio of companies and work closely with OneTen’s Talent Development and Support functions, as well as other key groups, to create seamless ‘one-stop’ solutions for coalition partners.
Ideal candidates will have the following professional and personal qualities, skills and characteristics:
Strong Relationship Building
Directors will be persuasive and authentic communicators, skilled at creating a powerful sense of shared purpose and engagement internally and externally. As skilled relationship builders, they will demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence. Directors will bring a track record of quickly establishing credibility and trust with new and existing constituents. They will have the character and confidence to work comfortably and interact effectively with a broad range of executive-level partners to generate action. Externally, Directors will maintain high client satisfaction and advocacy. Internally, Directors will ensure that colleagues are informed, engaged, bought-in and understand their role in building a premier client experience for OneTen’s coalition partners.
Strategic & Innovative Collaboration
Directors will be energized by new ideas and opportunities for impact as well as rethinking existing systems and their value. They will participate in and promote a culture of innovation with the goal of advancing OneTen’s mission, vision and impact. Directors will bring an inherent curiosity to their work. They will be eager to learn and understand the unique needs of each company within the portfolio and draw out insights on commonly needed support for collation partners in order to advance OneTen’s partner solutions.
Directors will leverage their knowledge of industries and sectors to identify and deliver the most impactful and additive ways that OneTen can support partners. In an environment where they will have little direct authority, Directors must excel at leading through influence in order to capitalize on the opportunities for impact.
Entrepreneurial Project Management
Directors will bring best-in-class client service, project management and leadership practices. They will be creative and bring a consultative and solutions-oriented mindset. Directors must have the ability to design sophisticated work-streams in entrepreneurial, dynamic and cross-functional environments. Fostering an atmosphere of curiosity, continuous improvement, learning and effectiveness, they will have experience ensuring day-to-day operations are aligned with broader organization strategic goals.
Directors will have experience developing strategies and executing and operationalizing bold visions. Directors will be skilled at taking calculated risks and then sharing lessons learned and best practices with others. They will bring a knowledge of and appetite for creating innovative ways to monitor programs for accountability and effectiveness. Working across the internal OneTen organization, Directors will develop and deliver repeatable solutions to companies. Directors will be accountable for driving and measuring progress with coalition companies and provide thought leadership and input into the long-term strategic direction of OneTen.
Passion for the Mission
Above all, Directors will embody and be energized by the mission of OneTen, creating unique opportunities to promote its vison and purpose. Directors must bring a deep understanding of the historic and systemic injustices that have prevented Black Americans from economic opportunity and mobility. Directors will be driven by the desire to create meaningful and sustained action for racial justice and equity in America. They recognize the current societal urgency of the work and will act with collaborative intention and excellent communication skills to inspire confidence in OneTen’s colleagues, coalition companies, partners and community stakeholders.
Directors will enthusiastically accelerate OneTen’s work, leading and advancing an organization that reflects its values and produces wide-sweeping results for the people it serves. As keen advocates for promoting access across industries, Directors will have a strong track record of engaging a wide range of constituents in achieving results. They will demonstrate unquestionable integrity, ethic, and values; they are authentic and can be trusted without reservation.
Salary: $150,000 to $180,000, commensurate with experience.
OneTen is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages expressions of interest from people of color, individuals living with disabilities, women and LGBTQ+ leaders.
Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Corina Benitz, Alison Salisbury, Yvette Bahena and Liam Gibbs are leading this search. To make recommendations or to express interest in this role please email OneTen@koyapartners.com.
All nominations, inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.
Koya Partners is committed to providing an accessible search process for all, including individuals living with disabilities. If you need assistance expressing interest online or any aspect of the recruitment process, please email OneTen@koyapartners.com.
About Koya Partners
Koya Partners, a part of Diversified Search Group, is a leading executive search and strategic advising firm dedicated to connecting exceptionally talented people with mission-driven clients. Our founding philosophy—The Right Person in the Right Place Can Change the World—guides our work as we partner with nonprofits & NGOs, institutions of higher education, responsible businesses, and social enterprises in local communities and around the world.
For more information about Koya Partners, visit www.koyapartners.com.