About Leadership Brainery

Leadership Brainery is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt pipeline organization closing opportunity and wealth gaps by increasing the number of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and first-generation college students being accepted and enrolled in postgraduate education programs and recruited into high-wage careers. We envision a day when competitive graduate and professional school classrooms throughout the country are enriched by an equitable representation of first-generation and diverse students, empowered to transform leadership in our country's workforce.

Talent Success Manager

Job Description


The Leadership Brainery Talent Success Manager holds the critical responsibility for the recruitment, retention, and success of participants by ensuring effective preparation, planning and execution of LB programs. We are seeking someone who has a strong passion for social innovation and an interest in working at a startup non-profit. The Talent Success Manager is a community builder, who works closely with students to implement engaging and innovative practices that lead to academic success and enhanced leadership skills. This role is ideal for a leader and visionary who is committed to eliminating the structural barriers for first-generation and BIPOC students and young professionals, as they pursue a variety of postgraduate programs and career opportunities. This role requires an individual  who is proficient with technology (video conferencing, email marketing, CRMs, etc.), and has excellent communication, teamwork and organizational skills. The Talent Success Manager reports to the Executive Director and works in tandem with the Director of Equity Implementation, Development Office, and other key team members.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Lead the execution of talent programming, including but not limited to, LB Ambassador Program, LB Connect--our online community and diversity recruitment portal

  • Track evolving societal trends affecting educational equity, diversity and inclusion, postgraduate access, workforce leadership, nonprofit development, and other areas relevant to the work at LB

  • Work with the Director of Equity Implementation and relevant team members to develop and update student curriculum and programming

  • Manage the recruitment and admissions process of all programs, including developing marketing materials and website pages, outreach to students and partners, and onboarding processes. 

  • Develop clear guidelines and expectations for student programming

  • Plan and execute recurring events including virtual and in-person meetings, office hours, summits and conferences

  • Identify priorities, gaps, and trends in program resourcing areas and make recommendations 

  • Develop a culture of inclusion and belonging centered on college preparation, postgraduate education, and career exploration

  • Develop critical partnerships with undergraduate institutions and community organizations for recruitment and student success opportunities

  • Take initiative to innovate, launch, and rapidly iterate on new program initiatives and resources  to support student leaders’ overall well-being and growth

  • Work with students to set goals and monitor progress toward achieving those goals

  • Collaborate with the Director of Equity Implementation to implement evaluation strategies that measure the performance and impact of our programs. 


  • Provide information and success stories to support the Development team’s fundraising efforts

  • Manage communications through media relations, social media, newsletters, etc.

  • Schedule and organize meetings/events and maintain agenda

  • Assist in the management of program related grants

  • Supervise program coordinators or interns

  • Other duties as assigned

Baseline Requirements

  • An advanced degree (Masters in Education, Non-profit management, or Business preferred)

  • A strong passion for social innovation and an interest in working at a start-up non-profit

  • A Demonstrated track record of achieving consistent, measurable results in an evolving, start-up, and deadline-driven environment. 

  • Passionate about working with BIPOC/first-generation students to develop a culture of inclusion and belonging centered on college preparation, postgraduate education, and career exploration

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member either in a remote or in-person environment

  • Acute attention to detail, excellent organization skills, and sensitivity to timelines

  • Demonstrated proficiency in critical thinking, problem-solving, program development, and data analysis 

  • Coachable and receptive to all forms of feedback from stakeholders, colleagues, and supervisors, and proactive to implement changes 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including proficiency in leading meetings, presenting to internal and external audiences at various organizational levels, and moderating panels and events.

  • Proficient with technology (video conferencing, Microsoft and Google Suites, CRMs, etc.)

  • Event planning experience

  • Comfortability using online marketing tools such as Canva and Wix.com

Leadership Brainery is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.