KC Scholars

KC Scholars

Career Resource Manager


Reports to: Sr. Director of Employer Network

Location: Kansas City, MO

Remote or Hybrid

Status: Exempt, Full-time

Salary: Annual salary based on experience

Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, Life Insurance, PTO, Holidays, leave program, 401k including employer contribution, and others

Operating hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm CST


Key Performance Indicators:

    • Ensure 80% of scholars secure a job shadow, internship, and professional development experience.
    • Ensure 50% of scholars have completed a career interest assessment and career plan by the junior year of high school and college.
    • Ensure scholars complete job readiness training at each level of programming.
    • Identification of 5-7 high quality training/credentialing partners for each of our four industry priorities (healthcare, construction trades, manufacturing and information technology.)



Opportunity Creation (40%):

    • Work with the Employee Engagement Managers to build new strategic partnerships that yield new career opportunities.
    • Support internship programs for high school, collegiate and adult learners.
    • Support high demand job sectors by Supporting Scholars through the job search, selection, and employment processes.
    • Provide coaching and professional development to Scholars in preparation to enter the workforce through our Employer Partnership Program.


Scholar Support (30%):

    • Work closely with scholar advocates and coaches to connect scholars with career opportunities.
    • Work closely with the Scholar support services team to relay the needs of scholars.
    • Have direct interaction with scholars to provide necessary guidance.


Coordination (15%):

    • Coordinate and facilitate the connections between scholar and employer including but not limited to scheduling initial interviews, office detail set ups, tracking candidate licensing, etc.
    • Assist in campus career fairs, community events, etc. as needed.


Research & Data Management (10%):

    • Be aware of the latest workforce and high demand sector data.
    • Connect relevant internal KC Scholars data to employers and vice versa.
    • Conduct weekly report outs of progress as well as conduct cumulative report outs when needed.
    • Update Scholar and employer records in our CRM system as needed and appropriate for proper tracking of progress.


Misc (5%)

  • Occasional other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Sales, Business, Account Management, Communications or Human Resources.

Work Experience:

    • At least three years of related work experience in business, recruitment, human resources, corporate, or education required.
    • Three years of project planning and management required.


Additional Knowledge, skills, and competencies:

    • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
    • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
    • Ability to work in a fast-pace, transformational environment.
    • Able to shift priorities as needed.
    • Strong project management.
    • Ability to make objective decisions through facts and data.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Self-driven yet willing to follow direction, at times with limited input.
    • Strong relationship building skills.
    • Willing to go the extra mile as needed.
    • Personal value system that includes the highest standards of honesty, confidentiality, integrity, loyalty, and professional ethics reflective of the ability to succeed in building and maintaining positive relationships with the community.
    • Excellent communications skills (written, verbal, research skills, presentation skills, facilitation skills).
    • Extremely detail oriented and organized.


Physical requirements:

    • Ability to lift up to 15 lbs.
    • Ability to work in an office and remote environment.
    • Ability to travel from and to work and occasionally to regional sites as the organization grows.
    • Ability to interact with others via technology, face-to-face and collectively.


To apply, please follow this link, and be prepared to upload your resume.

KC Scholars firmly supports the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of age, race, gender, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category pursuant to applicable federal, state, or local law.