YWCA Southeast Wisconsin Employment Opportunity

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POSITION TITLE: Opportunity Advancement Manager

REPORTS TO:  Senior Director Race and Gender Equity   |  DEPARTMENT:  Adult Education

HOURS: Full-time  |  STATUS: Non-exempt  |  SALARY: $48,100


The Opportunity Advancement Manager serves as a liaison between YWCA SEW’s Racine Adult Education participants and area employers. Responsible for establishing relationships and processes that lead to living wage employment and advanced education opportunities for YWCA SEW’s students and graduates.


  • Collaborate with Senior Director, Race and Gender Equity and Adult Education Director to design, develop and implement YWCA SEW’s Justice Focused Employment Model.
  • Build rapport/relationships with Adult Education participants, area employers and education/training institutions to advance living wage opportunities available to YWCA SEW’s students and graduates.
  •  Conduct outreach to and work collaboratively with area employers and education/training institutions to thoroughly understand employment and educational opportunities available to students.
  • Communicate employment and educational opportunities effectively to YWCA SEW students, acting as a bridge between employer and potential employee and providing warm connections to education/training institutions, as appropriate.
  • Establish highly effective recruitment channels that directly connect students to employers offering a living wage.
  • Provide follow-up support to employers and students who become employees, working toward successful outcomes for both employees and employers.
  • Under direction/supervision of Sr. Director, Race and Gender Equity, advocate for the needs and perspectives of students within employer HR functions to advance equitable work cultures.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records in YWCA SEW’s Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) Touchpoints system and other system(s) as determined.
  • Professionally represent YWCA SEW’s mission in the community and with partners and collaborators.
  • Other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing or Education preferred;
  • Must have 5 years of related experience with relationship management, corporate recruitment, coaching or customer service; 2 years of supervisory experience desired or an equivalent level of related/relevant experience.
  • Bilingual: Spanish preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and public communication skills needed to cultivate customer relations with a diverse group of corporate clients.
  • Strong facilitator and project management skills.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License, insured automobile
  • Commitment to the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women and the ability to demonstrate that commitment.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:

  • Noise level varies from low to moderate, typical of that found in a setting that incorporates both administration and direct program activities.
  • Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • NOTE: COVID-19 safe work environment accommodations are provided. This is not a remote position.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • Frequently required to sit for long periods of time in front of computer screens
  • Frequently required to talk or hear
  • Occasionally required to carry or transport materials to off-site locations

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Full-time position offering comprehensive health plan, paid holidays and generous PTO.


Send cover letter, resume and salary expectations to:  CV@ywcasew.org

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