Job ID 22188
Career Level Mid-Level
Experience 5 years
WAVE is currently seeking an Employer Partnership Development Manager who will play an instrumental role in ensuring that over 50% of our graduates obtain a paid job or an internship within one month of graduating from the program. This role is also responsible for developing new businesses with Employers for the Walk-Ins recruitment segments of our strategic goal.
The ideal candidate is a resourceful go-getter who is a strong relationship builder, excited to grow and develop, and willing to work hard to contribute to empowering youth with jobs.
Employment Type: Contract (with the possibility of a full-time)
Nature: Hybrid (Remote Work, Field Meetings, and Occasional In-House Meetings)
Salary: N150k – 250k depending on experience
Location: Yaba, Lagos
Selected applicant will be able to work remotely and independently to:
Proactively generate leads and prospect Employer Partners for WAVE
Engage with hospitality, retail, and service-oriented recruiters, hiring managers, and leaders in a variety of settings ranging from one-on-one meetings to large events with a focus on developing job leads for WAVE Trainees and Walk-Ins
Build and utilize personal and professional networks to prospect new businesses
Collaborate with relevant Units and Team Leads for the achievement of annual strategic goals and periodic targets
Work collaboratively with the Alumni to deepen their existing employer relationships and maximize Job Shadow or Internship to-hire conversions upon graduation
Grow and cultivate existing employer relationships by evaluating the fit and success of current trainees, alumni or walk-in candidates, always working towards mutually beneficial long-term partnerships
Work with the Recruiting Team to improve relationships with existing employers and continue to ensure customer satisfaction.
Who We’re Looking For:
Successful candidates would have:
A passion for working with unemployed youth, a firm belief in their potential, and a strong commitment to WAVE’s mission to empower young West Africans with skills linked to jobs.
Experience within a recruiting, consulting, or youth job readiness organisation is an added advantage
Comfort with proactive outreach to employers through any/all methods including networking, leveraging your personal network, attending events, and cold calling
5+ years of business development and sales experience
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred
3+ years of professional experience in a corporate setting
Demonstrated experience in sales and relationship management, with a proven track record of delivering results
Excellent customer service skills with solid follow-up and follow-through practices
Comfort with technology, ability to track work in a CRM system
Ability to take initiative while consistently modeling professional attire, behavior, and language
Ability to build strong relationships with multiple stakeholders including youth and corporations
Proficiency with Microsoft Office required