Prescott HR

Partnerships & Recruitment Manager (Community Organizer)

Thread - Baltimore, MD

Job Summary

Reports to: Director of Partnerships & Recruitment

Partnerships & Recruitment Managers are the primary network and movement builders of Thread -- they plant themselves in a geographic region of Baltimore City, and then apply community organizing, sales, and antiracist principles to ensure as many volunteers and resources join the Thread network as possible to support existing Thread community members and to prompt cultural change across the City. Partnerships & Recruitment Managers are the key relationship builders and holders with Thread’s university, corporate, and community-based partners in their assigned region, so they recruit, train, and manage teams of “Resource Team Volunteers'' to successfully execute their recruitment strategy. Natural storytellers and connectors, Partnerships & Recruitment Managers are highly skilled at developing and maintaining authentic relationships and inspiring people and institutions to take action. Reporting to the Director of Partnerships & Recruitment, success will be measured based on the quality and quantity of volunteers recruited, student resources secured, and partnerships developed per quarter and per year.

Key Responsibilities

Partnership Development and Community Building

  • Identify, engage, and develop partnerships with individuals and organizations that can provide Thread with resources that the community needs (student jobs, social services, etc.)
  • Build and manage a strong network of bidirectional relationships within each individual organization and across a broader region in order to embed Thread’s culture and recruit resources at the institutional and community level
  • Recruit, train, and manage diverse team of “Resource Team Volunteers” sourced from various partner organizations to assist in recruitment efforts

Relationship Identification, Cultivation, and Conversion

  • In partnership with organizations and “Resource Team Volunteers,” engage in on-the-ground recruitment efforts that raise individual awareness of Thread and inspire people to get involved
  • Organize, host, and mobilize prospective volunteers and partners to info sessions, orientation, and other Thread programming that embeds them into Thread culture and prepares them for formal roles in the Thread community
  • Cultivate and convert prospective volunteers or resource partners from initial identification until they are “Ready to Place” in a Thread Family or ready to meet one of Thread’s needs
  • Leverage Thread systems, data, and tools to identify and track all individual volunteers and partners throughout their conversion process

Personal Performance & Project Management

  • Build, implement, monitor, and adjust regional recruitment strategy for volunteers and resources, utilizing data and metrics, as well as qualitative info gathering, to drive towards monthly, quarterly, and annual goals
  • Ensure compliance with budget, policies, etc.
  • Collaborate with and leverage Thread’s other functional teams to assess community needs and execute recruitment strategy
  • Develop, manage, and assist with additional projects as needed to achieve team goals

Qualifications/Skills

  • Required: Minimum 3-5 years in relevant experience, including community organizing, recruitment, partnership development, storytelling, sales, and/or relationship management
  • Required: Excellent written and oral communication, including public speaking & persuasion skills
  • Required: Must have access to reliable vehicle and flexibility to work nights & weekends
  • Required: Experience developing and tracking projects, leveraging databases and software such as Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Required: Ability to clearly communicate and live out Thread’s core values & core competencies.
  • Preferred: Understanding of and access to varied organizational and individual networks in the Baltimore region
  • Preferred: Self-Management and Self Assurance – assesses own skills and seeks development, opportunities; able to perform duties with minimal supervision
  • Preferred: Minimum Associate Degree in a related field

COVID Requirements

  • “Effective September 20,2021 , Thread requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation. All offers of employment after [date] are contingent upon proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a part of the pre-employment process. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical or protected religious reasons, please reach out to Human Resources at HR@thread.org to submit an accommodation request.”

Diversity Statement

  • We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture and encourage applications from all interested persons, including, but not limited to, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ individuals.

ADA Accommodation Language

  • Thread will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee, unless undue hardship or a direct threat would result from the accommodation. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact HR@Thread.org.

More About Thread

Our Mission

Thread harnesses the power of relationships to create a new social fabric of diverse individuals deeply engaged with young people facing the most significant opportunity and achievement gaps. Our community is committed to ending social isolation and building a more equitable culture in which everyone thrives.

Our Why

Studies have shown that the defining difference between Rust Belt cities that struggled and those that were hotspots of rejuvenation was the structure of social networks. The Thread Community Model brings together a broad cross-section of our city by forming authentic, mutual, and enduring relationships and in turn provides a vehicle for sustained change. Thread believes that the power of relationships—the dynamic web of interconnectedness created when futures are woven together—can end the poverty of isolation and allow both youth and Baltimore to realize their full potential.

Thread is weaving a new social fabric where everyone thrives and which is expanding to connect with even more students, volunteers, and collaborators. Thread currently serves 655 students and alumni with the support of more than 1200 volunteers and more than 1300 collaborators. We plan to continue to increase our annual and total enrollments until we meet our long-term goal of engaging 300 new students each year (5% of every high school freshman class across Baltimore City). This expansion and evolution requires that Thread be nimble and innovative, and leverage identified opportunities in a way that is congruent with our values and core competencies.

Our How

Team members at Thread are hard- and smart-working, collaborative, curious, passionate, gritty, strategic and resilient. We meet people where they are. We go all in with care, compassion, and empathy. We believe small acts make a big difference. We trust each other to be sincere, reliable and competent. The outcomes Thread has achieved are exemplary. However, the road to excellence is peppered with iterative learning. We make mistakes often and fail frequently, but we learn from our mistakes and continue to tenaciously try and try again. We are about building communities of responsibility and have high expectations of students, volunteers, collaborators, and staff. We believe that each human being has a purpose in life and have found that individuals living on purpose have discovered the intersection of their skills, passion, and what the world needs. The journey to find this intersection, one’s dot, is often simultaneously exhilarating and difficult. Thread creates a safe and challenging space for all individuals in our community—students, volunteers, collaborators, and staff— to find their dot through deep reflection, honest feedback, and in-depth coaching.



Posted On: Monday, May 9, 2022



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