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Hospitality Business Specialist

Company: Philadelphia Academies, Inc.
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of students? Are you ready to put your skills to use as part of an energetic team? Are you passionate about engaging students in career connected learning focused on Philadelphia s Hospitality sector? As a PAI Hospitality Business Specialist these will be key roles you will play as we partner with schools to support student success! Who We Are: Philadelphia Academies, Inc. (PAI) is a 50-year-old non-profit whose mission is to design and implement industry informed, career-connected learning strategies and school supports that position young people for success in post-secondary education and the workforce. By partnering with schools on one hand and Industry and Post-Secondary Institutions on the other, PAI supports students and teachers as we envision a world where all young people have the skills, resources, and networks to reach their full potential. Position : Hospitality Business Specialist (Full-Time) The Hospitality Business Specialist is responsible for supporting a wide range of hospitality-focused college and career readiness programming for partner schools. Working directly with students and teachers in Hospitality programs that include Baking, Culinary Arts, Digital Media, Graphic Arts, Accounting, Financial Services, Sports Marketing and Entertainment Management, and Business and Administration, the Specialist will also network with the Hospitality Industry to ensure their engagement and participation. Working in multiple high schools and with a team of PAI colleagues, the Specialist will design and implement college and career activities for in-school, after-school and summer programming. Additionally, the Specialist will be responsible for the preparation and recruitment of students for internships and industry pipelines. The Hospitality Business Specialist will report to the Director of WBL and The Business of Hospitality Program. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience working in public schools and be: creative; a confident public speaker; detail-oriented; self-motivated and action-oriented; able to plan and facilitate multiple projects simultaneously; flexible and able to adapt to unexpected situations or challenges; and a team-player whose passion and skills motivate others and supports the teachers and youth we serve. This is an excellent opportunity for an up and coming professional who is interested in expanding their skill base while supporting students and teachers through career connected education. Duties and Responsibilities: Identify, plan and implement college and career events and activities at partner schools, including career days, college tours, Hospitality Education Day, Speech Competition, Interview Skills Workshops and the Annual Interview Expo. Function as the direct point of contact for school staff, business partners, and PAI colleagues on all large-scale in-school and out-of-school student events and activities for your assigned schools. Secure business partners for Master Classes and coordinate events including space, transportation, food and materials. Manage event budgets, venue contracts, purchasing and coordinate with business and community partners, volunteers, and vendors. Collect graduation, attendance, employment, college acceptance, and certification data for annual reports. Deliver resume and internship preparation workshops at partner schools. Identify and support summer hospitality internships/programs, including supporting Friday professional development sessions. Identify colleges and internships that will prepare students for employment in the hospitality industry. Coordinate/attend/facilitate day and/or overnight conferences with students; includes identifying students and chaperones, securing hotels and transportation, and coordinating registration payments. Additional Qualifications and Required Skills: Bachelor s Degree required in a related field. Experience working in a school setting, particularly an urban public school, preferred. Experience working with at-risk urban minority youth in grades 9-12 strongly recommended. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at various locations. Understands importance of clear, timely communication and can interact with a range of audiences in a tactful and persuasive manner; strong writing and editing skills Ability to effectively represent PAI in a wide variety of settings, including local and national conferences, presentations, with industry partners, etc. Demonstrated ability to set and meet deadlines. Ability to quickly take ownership of established projects while advancing and building on existing goals. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite as well as familiarization with data management software such as SharePoint; willingness to learn hospitality technology and teach it to others. Able to lift and transport packages, books and equipment to schools. Reliable transportation needed with valid driver s license and insurance. Hours: Normal business hours. However, evening/weekend events and overnight travel to conferences are required. Please submit a cover letter with salary requirements, a resume and three professional references to Cheryl Lafferty, Chief of Staff: ************************** NOTE: Applicants MUST submit a cover letter with salary requirements to be considered. Please, NO phone calls and NO walk-ins.

Keywords: Philadelphia Academies, Inc., Philadelphia , Hospitality Business Specialist, Other , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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