THF Job Opportunities

 
TRAINING & RECRUITMENT COORDINATOR, INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
 
ABOUT T. HOWARD FOUNDATION
T. Howard Foundation (THF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization located in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. The Foundation’s mission is to promote diversity in media and entertainment by increasing the number of underrepresented groups and underserved communities within the industry. This is accomplished via a comprehensive Internship Program for college students, a Talent Development Program for young professionals and a Diversity Advancement Program for partner media companies.
 
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
After a competitive application and interview process, the T. Howard Foundation chooses a pool of the brightest college sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students to recommend for internships across business functions with some of the largest media companies in the world. 
 
In these internships, students prepare for entry-level employment in the industry by developing tangible and marketable skills. Students chosen for T. Howard Foundation internships are paid and work full time at media companies in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Austin, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Miami. 
 
POSITION OVERVIEW
The ideal candidate for the Training & Recruitment Coordinator is a self-starter and team player interested in program management and workshop facilitation. This individual has a passion for working with diverse and underrepresented college students and will be responsible for co-managing the spring and fall internship programs and researching and facilitating professional development training. Additional responsibilities include assisting with Summer Intern Orientation and the annual Diversity Awards Dinner. 
 
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Internship Program Recruitment
• Develop and maintain relationships with colleges/universities and prospective applicants
• Research target colleges/universities, academic departments and student organizations to enhance recruitment strategies 
• Schedule and conduct information sessions at colleges/universities and participate in recruitment efforts (career fairs, diversity panels, etc.)
• Assist in creation of recruitment presentations and marketing materials
• Evaluate applications and interview Internship Program candidates
• Select and place interns with host company partners for summer, fall and spring openings
• Co-manage the spring and fall internship programs
 
Training and Program Management
• Review and edit internship candidates’ resumes
• Design and host professional development webinars
• Create and distribute content for the intern online resource portal
• Assist with management of the Mentor Program
• Provide relevant feedback to support interns based on their supervisor assessment and self-evaluations
• Analyze survey results from THF Internship Program events
• Administrative duties include data entry, responding to prospective intern inquiries and follow-up with students
 
The above statements describe the general nature and scope of work performed in this position.  Other duties may be assigned.
 
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s degree required 
• At least 2-3 years of professional work experience (relevant internship experience will be considered) 
• Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel
• Valid Driver’s License 
• Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team 
• Superb attention to detail with strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to manage several projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment and solve problems under pressure 
• Effectively and enthusiastically represent the mission of the Foundation
• Requires less than 20% recruitment travel, with some evening hours and occasional weekends
 
TO APPLY
• Email resume and cover letter to rrichard@t-howard.org by Monday, February 1, 2018. Your email must contain the subject line: Training & Recruitment Coordinator 
• Prospective candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis. No phone calls please. 
• This position offers excellent benefits including ten days paid vacation, employee medical, dental and vision covered by the Foundation, plus a retirement plan.
• Please provide salary requirements in cover letter when applying.
 
The T. Howard Foundation is an equal opportunity employer who promotes excellence through diversity, and is committed to identifying and  developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.