Senior Director - Digital Skills & Employability at Microsoft

Senior Director - Digital Skills & Employability Details

April 27, 2019, 5:07 a.m.
Legal & Corporate Affairs
People Manager
Redmond, WA
Skills program team Director, Digital Skills
Sr Director, Digital Skills and Employability -Microsoft Philanthropies Microsoft Philanthropies helps bring to life the company's mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more by bringing technology, skills and a focus on employability to drive sustainable social impact and economic opportunity for all. Microsoft Philanthropies seeks to create systemic change by investing in four strategic pillars: Digital Skills and Employability; Global Community Engagement; Technology for Social Impact, and our own Employee Engagement. This is a newly created role in Microsoft Philanthropies to lead one of those strategic pillars - Digital Skills and Employability. This function includes the Digital Skills program team, Career Pathways program team and the TEALS team. Microsoft is committed to helping provide Digital Skills – including digital literacy, digital productivity and computer science education - to youth and underserved communities around the world.

• Demonstrate a strong understanding of demand driven skills training programs built for equitable outcomes including skill and competency attainment, internship, apprenticeship, employment and/or entrepreneurship. • Demonstrate experience building and implementing skills training and workforce development strategies, including work with nonprofits, education and workforce systems and employers. • Advocate for technology as a catalyst for positive change and seek opportunities in which technology and Microsoft specifically can help create opportunities for individuals, communities and organizations
10+ years of experience working in a skilling/reskilling field with demonstrated success developing cross-sector strategies, leading high impact, results oriented teams, building effective public and private partnerships, and advocating for system improvement. Working knowledge of systems, programs and policies around demand driven skills training programs gained from experience in sectors such as human services, education and/or workforce development. Proven ability to seek out, understand and incorporate feedback from a diverse group of people with lived experiences as users of the education,
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