Employer Success Lead

Position Title: Employer Success Lead
Position Type: Full-time Role 
Salary Range: $75-$100k
Geography: NYC preferred! All staff are currently working remotely and we are remaining responsive to the evolving pandemic


As Basta’s Employer Success Lead, you will drive the strategy and execution of Basta’s partnership development strategy. To truly move the needle on who gets hired across the Fortune 500, we need more leading companies ready and willing to hire first-generation college students. Your job will be to identify the most effective paths to building employer partnerships that will drive this hiring at scale. Recognizing that there is no one size fits all approach - you’ll apply your creativity, optimism and sales background to creating and executing a smart strategy, relying on data and results to know when it is time to pivot, ask for more resources or celebrate!

You will play a role across:

  • Strategy: Propose a forward-looking plan for employer engagement that takes into account the historical activity and results related to your area of work

  • Data & Assessment Systems: Identify and track data relevant to assessing progress against the goals for forging new employer partnerships

  • Relationship Management: Serve as the primary point of contact for a subset of employer prospects and partners, regularly looking for opportunities to deepen partnerships with existing employers and finding new and engaging tactics for forging new relationships

  • Event Management: Leading on employer engagement events, often serving as Basta’s spokesperson, support planning/coordination and ensure impactful follow-up

  • Career Success: Partner with the Director of Career Success to help drive job attainment outcomes through identifying good-fit opportunities between fellows/employers 

Consider applying for this position if former colleagues would describe you in the following ways:

Core competencies: 

  • Being Resilient: Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations

  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives

  • Demonstrates Self-Awareness: Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses

  • Drives Results: ​​Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances

  • Manages Ambiguity: Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clea

Role-specific competencies: 

  • Builds Networks: Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organizations
  • Customer Focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions
  • Persuades: Using compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others
  • Nimble Learning: Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder


You could be our Employer Success Lead if: 

 Minimum qualifications to be considered a candidate for this position:

  • You have 6+ years experience in talent acquisition, DEI or related fields

  • You believe deeply in the inherent value and potential first-generation students bring to the workplace and are excited to support them to achieve their career goals 

  • You have a sales, business development or account/partnership management background - and you see these functions as an opportunity to connect people & companies with resources that will make their lives and jobs easier and better

  • You have outstanding organizational skills and know how to track moving pieces across various work streams

  • You believe that data and relationships carry equal weight in developing business relationships, you know which one is your strength and have tools to help you with the other

  • You’re a doer and a problem-solver with an eye for continuous improvement - you’re known for getting stuff done 

  • You’re comfortable working in a virtual environment using virtual communication/collaboration tools, including Google docs, Zoom, and Slack 

  • You are based in or near New York City and are available for some weekend and evening work

Bonus points if:

  • You’ve worked with young adults (16-24 year olds) 
  • You have nonprofit experience