Sterling Search Inc. has been exclusively retained to recruit for the new Executive Director for Genesys Works – Bay Area.
Genesys Works provides pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experiences, and impactful relationships. We envision a future when all youth finish high school equipped and empowered with the knowledge and skills required to achieve career success and a lifetime of economic self-sufficiency. A national nonprofit social enterprise, Genesys Works is a recognized leader in its field with a proven, replicable program model that produces measurable results.
The Problem: Too many students from low-income backgrounds graduate high school without the skills, knowledge, and insight needed to succeed in college and a career, leaving a lot of potential untapped and jobs unfilled. Closing these skills and opportunity gaps is an urgent economic and social imperative.
The Genesys Works Solution: Genesys Works is tackling these problems head-on. Together with its school and corporate partners, it is equipping today’s youth with the knowledge, skills, and experience required to succeed in the workforce of tomorrow. Key elements of the program include:
Through its Bay Area programming, 96% of program graduates go on to enroll in college, with 86% having graduated or still enrolled in pursuit of their degrees. A recent study published by Columbia’s University’s Clive Belfield, Principal Economist for the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies in Education, concluded the Social Return on Investment (SROI) to be $13.45 for every $1 invested in Genesys Works.
BAY AREA STUDENTS SERVED IN 2018
497 Core HS Program: 288 - Alumni Served: 209
96% Enroll in College -
86% Graduate or Still Enrolled in College
Earn a 4 Year Degree 3.5X rate of comparison group
Median Earnings of Employed Alumni $45-50k
Founded in 2002 in Houston, Texas, Genesys Works has grown to include successful expansions into Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago, the San Francisco Bay Area, the National Capital Region, and New York City.Genesys Works has a full-time staff of 150 (including 32 in the National Office) and an annual operating budget of approximately $28 million.
Genesys Works – Bay Area is a separate corporation operating under its national 501c3 and governed by its local volunteer Board of Directors with full fiduciary responsibility.
Genesys Works – Bay Areahas an impressive and dedicated board of directors, passionate staff, and an organizational budget of $3.3 million in annual revenue. Located in one of the wealthiest communities in the nation, Genesys Works – Bay Area has only scratched the surface of its potential both in corporate revenue, philanthropy and students served.
Genesys Works is seeking a charismatic, proven business leader to serve as Executive Director of its Bay Area program.As the chief executive of Genesys Works Bay Area, the Executive Director has overall strategic and operational responsibility for implementing the Genesys Works model in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial thinker with a track record of building successful relationships and networks, particularly within the corporate sector. S/he will lead allaspects of the operation, including corporate client engagement, student recruitment,strategic partnerships, local fundraising, staff management, Board development, andgrowth. A passionate and compelling spokesperson, the Executive Director will represent Genesys Works to corporate partners, school administrators, community leaders, philanthropists, students, and their families. Reporting to and working in close collaboration with Genesys Works’ Bay Area Board of Directors, the Executive Director will also interact with the CEO of Genesys Works National and other senior leadership.
Specific responsibilities include:
Direct all correspondence, emails and telephone calls to Sterling Search, Inc. Any resumes sent, or telephone calls made to Genesys Works – Bay Area will be redirected to Sterling Search, Inc.
Genesys Works – Bay Area is an Equal Opportunity Employer