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Based in Washington, DC, BroadFutures is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering neurodivergent young people through innovative training, mentoring, and internships. With approximately 1 in 5 Americans being neurodivergent and less than 50% employed or completing post-secondary education, we strive to disrupt the status quo. Our programs promote independence, self-advocacy, and successful workforce and higher education preparation. As the sole program of its kind nationally, we have successfully served 350+ individuals directly, reached hundreds more through outreach, and partnered with 65+ employers.

Position

As the Admissions & Outreach Director (AOM), reporting to the CEO, you will collaborate with the team, playing a crucial role in our operations and serving as a key ambassador for our mission. The AOM establishes and strengthens partnerships, contributes significantly to outreach events and culture, and leads the admissions team. Success in this role requires the ability to balance multiple tasks, experience in outreach and admissions, and a passion for working with neurodiverse young people.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with keen attention to detail, a strong commitment to outreach and engagement, and a mission-driven approach. The ideal candidate excels in cultivating meaningful connections and garnering support, thriving in a dynamic and adaptable organizational environment.

Responsibilities

  • Develop a comprehensive outreach plan with goals, methods, measurable outcomes, and timelines for sustainability and annual budget goals. Lead the team to achieve these objectives.
  • Manage the entire outreach process, from identifying to executing events.
  • Lead outreach initiatives by connecting with potential educational institutions, professionals, and community partners. Sustain and expand existing relationships for collaboration and engagement.
  • Supervise the admissions process and lead the admissions team in assessing and selecting program participants.
  • Participate in daily events, programs, and organizational processes as required. Represent BroadFutures at networking and outreach events.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, nonprofit management, or related field, or equivalent experience in disability or special education roles. A Master’s Degree is highly desired.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in admissions, outreach, or sales with direct experience with neurodiversity.
  • Proven success in outreach/sales and admissions
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, with an ability for both the big picture and details.
  • Demonstrated effective time management, ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Initiative-driven, creative problem solver, capable of working independently and collaboratively.

Attributes

  • Mission-driven. You turn objectives into social impact effortlessly.
  • Results-oriented. You navigate ambiguity, prioritize effectively, and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment as a self-starter. .
  • Collaborative. You work effectively with others, understanding organizational needs and engaging confidently at all levels.
  • Strong communicator. You convey information articulately and passionately, actively listening and implementing feedback.
  • Highly organized. You diligently track details and ensure efficient follow-up.
  • Customer-oriented. Stakeholders respect your knowledge and find you approachable, making you an effective ambassador for BroadFutures.
  • Curious and business-minded. You continuously learn, analyze needs, and understand our business model and strategy. Your adaptability, passion, and attention to detail make you a valuable team member.

What’s Attractive to the Right Candidate?

  • Your work will have a direct impact on the success of BroadFutures and its participants.
  • We are a small organization where you will have the opportunity to work directly with the founder and play an important role in helping our expansion efforts and it will be an exciting time to be part of the growth
  • Our staff is enthusiastic and highly motivated by the mission.
  • Our work environment is collaborative and flexible.
  • Our board and advisory board are skilled, engaged and supportive.
  • We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with relevant experience and skills, and an excellent benefits package.

Salary: $75,000-$100,000

In addition to our competitive salary, we offer 20 days paid time off and 13 paid holidays, health insurance including dental and vision, and participation in a 403(b) plan with matching. We also offer the flexibility of a hybrid work schedule.

To Apply:

Email your resume and cover letter articulating your interest and qualifications for the position to Carolyn Jeppsen at [email protected]. Please include BroadFutures Admissions & Outreach Manager as the subject of the email.

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26 January 2024

Based in Washington, DC, BroadFutures is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering neurodivergent young people through innovative training, mentoring, and internships. With approximately 1 in 5 Americans being neurodivergent and less than 50% employed or completing post-secondary education, we strive to disrupt the status quo. Our programs promote independence, self-advocacy, and successful workforce and higher education […]

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Would you like to have a fun summer working for an innovative non-profit in
Washington, DC and change a life?

BroadFutures is revolutionizing the way young neurodivergent people enter the
workforce through an innovative training, mentoring and paid internship program. We
employ mentors to support our interns to reach their inherent potential. They serve as a
first line of support to our interns throughout the program.

Who We Serve: young neurodivergent people between the ages of 18-26. Our
participants have graduated from high school and are either on their way to college,
taking a break from academics, in college, or recently graduated.


Overall Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the intake process, helping interns to set goals and strategies for our
    program.
  • Participate in all aspects of the training portion of our program, including, administrative duties, as well as curriculum delivery.
  • Support interns 1:1 outside of their internships as well as during our group training sessions.
  • Participate in employer calls with coaches, as needed.
  • Participate in weekly planned social activities with interns.

Desired Background and Qualifications:

  • B.A. or master’s candidates in the areas of special education, social work, counseling,
    psychology, or other related fields. Will also consider very recent college graduates
    with similar areas of interest or expertise.
  • An interest, lived experience, or academic or professional experience with
    neurodiversity
  • Experience or interest in workforce preparation or vocational support.
  • Strong verbal, written and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Detail oriented, and able to take initiative.

Dates and Pay:

  • June 1- August 16: 35 hrs a week/$20-$25 an hour or credit for a degree

APPLY to: [email protected] with a resume and detailed cover letter outlining
interest and skill set in the position.

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26 January 2024

Would you like to have a fun summer working for an innovative non-profit inWashington, DC and change a life? BroadFutures is revolutionizing the way young neurodivergent people enter theworkforce through an innovative training, mentoring and paid internship program. Weemploy mentors to support our interns to reach their inherent potential. They serve as afirst line of […]

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Who We Are: 

BroadFutures believes in the power of employment to change lives. Our entire mission is focused on creating access, opportunity and support for neurodivergent young people, as well as employers looking to diversify their workplaces. 

Our innovative program combines internships with a supportive mentor/coach model and an interactive curriculum that incorporates the arts, stress reduction techniques, individualized support and peer empowerment. 

Instrumental to our program is developing the right partnerships. We endeavor to create lasting connections with employers that will be fruitful for future interns as well as the employer partners themselves.

We know that workplaces are enriched when a diversity of perspectives are nurtured. Employers benefit when they look to new avenues to recruit talent. At BroadFutures we are passionately focused on ensuring that employers become aware of the significant value that neurodivergent talent brings to the workplace. 

Neurodivergent people embody the concept of “thinking outside the box.” By linking employers to neurodivergent interns they may otherwise not connect with, BroadFutures is helping change the workplace and creating awareness of how disability is a part of the diversity conversation. Most importantly, we are helping employers to understand how neurodiverse talent is an asset to business. With proper training and support, our employer partners feel empowered to recruit, support and promote neurodivergent talent.

Our Employer Partners:

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), a longtime partner of BroadFutures, and one of our 2022 Champion Award Recipients (join us to celebrate their commitment to disability at our Fall, New Opportunities, New Impact Gala on 10.22 HERE) has consistently proven to be an employer dedicated to creating a more accessible workplace. IHG has hosted 12 interns since 2018!!! 

When asked to reflect on her work with BroadFutures thus far, Kathryn Markey, Director of Human Resources at The Intercontinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf remarked that, "The Wharf values its partnership with BroadFutures as part of our ongoing commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. The Summer 2022 BroadFutures interns made a positive impact at our hotel – not only did they show up ready to work and eager to learn, but they consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic consistent with the level of service that we portray. We look forward to continued opportunities to work more closely together." 

Another long term partner and 2020 BroadFutures Champion Award recipient, The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), is passionately committed to our mission and recognizes the value and talent that neurodiverse individuals bring to the workplace. 

When asked to reflect on her experience with BroadFutures, Megan Zsorey, the former program manager for The CSIS Economics Program states that "[we] have had a phenomenal experience with BroadFutures. We are fortunate to be able to host such talented individuals interested in our work, and ourBroadFutures interns have contributed to our program in meaningful ways. We always receive tremendous support from the BroadFutures staff and look forward to partnering with them each time they have a candidate interested in the world of foreign policy." 

National Disability Employment Awareness Month:

Although October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, our work on behalf of disability employment is something we are committed to every month. BroadFutures currently partners with over 60 employers and is always looking for new employer partners who are committed to working with neurodiverse talent. If interested in our employer programs, learn more about our work HERE and/or contact Carolyn Jeppsen at [email protected].

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Who We Are:  BroadFutures believes in the power of employment to change lives. Our entire mission is focused on creating access, opportunity and support for neurodivergent young people, as well as employers looking to diversify their workplaces.  Our innovative program combines internships with a supportive mentor/coach model and an interactive curriculum that incorporates the arts, […]

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Join us for an evening on the waterfront! We invite you to attend our annual Fall Gala, Embrace Change, Celebrate Resilience. Check out the invitation below. Find more information on our event page here.

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29 September 2021

Join us for an evening on the waterfront! We invite you to attend our annual Fall Gala, Embrace Change, Celebrate Resilience. Check out the invitation below. Find more information on our event page here.

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