Manager Talent Attraction and Retention

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

Nashville, TN

Community & Nonprofit

Position Description / Responsibilities

POSITION SUMMARY: Briefly describe this position’s primary purpose or role.
The Manager of Talent Attraction and Retention’s primary responsibility is to develop and implement programs and initiatives to connect, engage and empower young professionals to actively shape the future of our region and to grow and retain young professional talent in the workforce.

Essential Functions
Essential functions should describe supervisory responsibilities and strategic planning responsibilities if applicable
 Manager the growth, development, promotion and retention of YP Nashville’s young professional partner organizations.
 Serve as the Chamber’s point of contact for young professionals looking to get involved and connected in the Nashville community.
 Program manager for the Nashville Emerging Leader Awards, YP Nashville Connect and all young professional networking, leadership and education-related events including programmatic content and messaging/marketing. Works with the events team to ensure events meet Chamber standards and the communications team to execute marketing plan.
 Manage and maintain digital content for the YP Nashville website, social media accounts and monthly e-newsletter.
 Establish working relationships with college and university career centers to facilitate and support the retention of college graduates in the region.
 Support initiatives of the Talent Development Theater as needed including business education partnerships, Talent Hub, Middle TN Reconnect Community, postsecondary education attainment and other Chamber priorities as requested.

Position Requirements

JOB SPECIFICATIONS: What specialized, technical, or practical knowledge, skills, experience or abilities are needed to perform the job. (Include degrees, certificates, licenses, or other bona fide job qualifications.)
 Bachelor’s degree preferred in social science, education, HR/employee development, policy or business or an Associate degree with 5 years relevant experience.
 Three years of demonstrated experience facilitating collaboratives between organizations, employers and or educational institutions with shared goals and outcomes
 Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and social media platforms
 Knowledge of regional higher education community, workforce development stakeholders, civic and business organizations, community-based organizations, young professional organizations and employers
 Experience working with regional community and business leaders a plus.
 Demonstrated ability to identify potential sponsors and support fundraising efforts including sponsorships, resources and in-kind donations to offset program costs
 Excellent facilitation and volunteer leadership skills
 Attention to detail, strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
 Excellent oral and written communication skills
 Goal oriented decision maker with the ability to identify and implement innovative solutions
C. ABILITIES REQUIRED (work characteristics, behaviors, leadership abilities, etc.):
 Ability to develop and implement new programs to facilitate young professionals’ leadership and engagement in Chamber initiatives and programs
 Ability to lead meetings and speak effectively in front of groups
 Self-motivated with the ability to work individually with little supervision or in teams
 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships internally and externally
 Proven ability to identify opportunities and implement solutions

Application Instructions

Please submit cover letter and resume to No phone inquiries, please.

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