Manager, Education Business Coalitions



Reporting to UNITE-LA’s Senior Manager of Education Business Coalitions, the Manager of Education Business Coalitions is passionate about meaningfully engaging the business community in issues related to education and talent development (e.g., workforce development, justice reform, diversity, equity and inclusion).

This position is focused on supporting chambers of commerce and other business organizations across the country via UNITE-LA’s partnership with the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).

This position will simultaneously (a) advance the organizational mission through strategic program growth and relationship development with key stakeholders and (b) execute and report on specific deliverables for our grant-funded work.

The ideal candidate has experience working with chambers of commerce and/or other business organizations and excels at project management as well as both written and verbal communication.

This is a full-time, non-exempt (hourly) position with full benefits, including paid sick leave, vacation, 401(k) participation, health, vision and dental.


About Us

Over the past 25 years, UNITE-LA has established itself as a trusted business intermediary, dedicated to supporting the development of an effective local public education system, so that all children and youth succeed in college, career and beyond. Through the intersection of programming, policy, and systems change efforts, UNITE-LA works to increase access to high- quality early childhood education, develop career pathways in high-growth industries, improve college access and success, and ensure workforce readiness, especially for individuals with high barriers into the workforce.

Job Description:

  • Initial Portfolio of Deliverables will have a Justice-Reform focus (future portfolios could vary across the education and talent development spectrum):
    • Lead and execute all grant-funded deliverables related to supporting chamber of commerce engagement in justice reform (e.g., convening roundtables, hosting events, creating business-friendly briefs, toolkits, blogs, magazine articles, videos, etc.)
    • Enhance chamber of commerce engagement in justice reform issues by building relationships with and managing ACCE’s justice reform peer learning community. Connect chamber of commerce professionals around common justice reform goals, facilitate peer-to-peer learning, and expand the network of engaged chamber of commerce professionals in key areas, including second chance hiring, expungement reform, justice reinvestment, juvenile justice reform, bail reform and more.
    • Identify, track and analyze justice reform trends relevant to the business community and chambers of commerce. These includes policy, programs, and public awareness strategies. Identify and highlight examples of best practice across the industry. Digest a wide variety information relevant to chambers of commerce and produce concise, accurate synopses and resources.
    • Create and execute professional development activities, including meetings, educational programming, a peer cohort model of professional development,
      and other activities.
  • General Project Management and Communication:
    • Track status of all grant deliverables in Asana
    • Brief team at weekly meetings on deliverables, broader programmatic growth, and ACCE member communications
  • Fundraising/Development:
    • Work with development team to support grant requests (e.g., develop scope of proposed work)
    • Lead curation of information for grant reports
    • Initiate interim communications with current grant program officers to share updates, invite to ACCE events as appropriate, and continue relationship cultivation
  • Other:
    • Support all-hands-on-deck UNITE-LA and ACCE special projects and events
    • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Years of experience:
    • Minimum of four years of relevant work experience
    • Bachelor’s degree
      • An additional four years of relevant work experience can be substituted for the educational requirement
  • Type of experience:
    • Experience working with a chamber of commerce or other business
      organization is required
      • Interviewees will be asked to detail their engagement
    • Experience successfully managing project and/or programs is required
      • Interviewees will be asked to share specific examples of their success with project planning, program development and execution, volunteer engagement, speaker coordination, meeting facilitation and logistics
    • Experience with justice reform, education and workforce development topics is desirable
    • Experience with CRM systems and website content management is desirable
  • Other skills and abilities:
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate with a broad array of stakeholders (e.g., business leaders, foundation program officers)
    • Demonstrated ability to execute projects on deadline
    • Highly motivated and organized with strong attention to detail
    • Ability to work well independently and as a part of a team
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    • Ability to manage and produce a large quantity of work at high quality


Salary Range: $52,000-$60,000, commensurate based on experience.

UNITE-LA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to developing and sustaining a diverse workforce, because we believe that it makes our organization stronger. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.


To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please include Manager, Education Business Coalitions in the subject line of the email.


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