Placement Associate - Delhi

Location : Delhi

About The/Nudge Foundation :

The/Nudge Foundation focuses on sustainable poverty alleviation by building a strong 360-degree life, learning and economic foundation for underprivileged youth, through residential programs - Gurukuls - along with a lifelong support system.

Our goal is to pull 1 million people sustainably out of poverty.

We are a collective of some of India’s best leaders and entrepreneurs from industry, academia, philanthropists and foundations

Spirit of The/Nudge :

Honesty towards our purpose | Empathy towards others | Continuous innovation | Focused on scale | Impatience towards our goals

About the team :

You will be part of the Programs & Initiatives team and will play a critical and high impact role in reaching out to and empowering Gurukul Alumni across the country through by providing them with best opportunities across livelihoods.

At The/Nudge, you will,

  • Planning
    • Plan ahead for placement windows based on regular tracking & understanding of demand and by creating funnels
    • Study and analyze salary and incentive structures in the market to match student aspirations
  • Employer Relationships
    • Cold call or meet new employers at their workplace to generate new leads and build relationships
    • Sign Letter of Intent / Memorandum of Understanding with employers for hiring
    • Pitch Gurukul and its students to Employers with confidence, clarity and conviction
    • Manage relationships with Employers to understand hiring requirements, and secure the best roles & salaries for students
    • Follow-up with students and employers to ensure students join their jobs on time
    • Follow-up and counsel students to reduce attrition
  • Student Counselling
    • Study and analyze employer requirements and interview processes to help prepare students and to provide feedback to product
    • Match student capabilities with roles available in market and help build resumes accordingly
    • Profile roles available in the market and provide students with full information and counselling on career choices
  • Systems focus
    • Design and execute processes to provide visibility and predictability to student placements
    • Measure and report on placement efficiency and effectiveness metrics
    • Add new employers to the Employer database, update recent conversations, employment history with Gurukul students
    • Communicate to Gurukul staff, students and employers with clarity on placement processes and timeline
    • Update employer database with feedback, testimonials and rating from Alumni

You need to come with…

  • A problem solving approach and mindset.
  • A strong knowledge of the region and willingness to travel.
  • Empathy for the underprivileged
  • Ability to patiently counsel alumni on key career and life issues
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to design and execute placement management systems and processes
  • Strong planning and organisational skills.

Apply if…

  • You are a graduate of any discipline
  • You have at least 2 years of professional experience in external facing roles.
  • Experience in sales and business development.
  • You can speak fluent English and Hindi.

It would be awesome if you also have…

  • Prior experience in working with underprivileged youth.
  • An understanding of what it takes to sustainably pull a person out of poverty.
  • Prior experience in recruitment consultancies and understanding of the job market.