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.
Partnership Development and Community Building
Relationship Identification, Cultivation, and Conversion
Personal Performance & Project Management
ADA Accommodation Language
More About Thread
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.
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.
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.