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Sherazade L.

Volunteer
Bronx, NY, USA
Total impact
$8908
Status
Ready to Volunteer

Professional Experience

Sales & Business Development, MIX

October, 2018 - Current

Vice President, Workforce & Economic Development, JobsFirstNYC

November, 2017 - July, 2018

Director, Business Development, Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners

March, 2015 - November, 2017

  • Grew portfolio by 250%; sold into C-suite to Director level leaders and secured first national account, Staples and multiple regional accounts such as Fresh Direct, Goodwill and MyClean.
  • Designed sales and customer management systems and processes, improved customer satisfaction and cost-savings efficiencies. Utilized market and competitive landscape analysis and leveraged organizational network to secure revenue and proof of concept for social enterprise model.
  • Business Development lead on design and development of workplace product solutions. Involved in lean human centered design process and piloting of new / enhanced products.
  • Partner to Executive team in organization fundraising resulting in YoY funding
    growth from Kellogg, Prudential, Citi Development, JPMorgan Chase and Santander Foundations.
Director, Business Development, Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners

March, 2015 - November, 2017

Director,Workforce Investment Board, NYC Mayor's Office of Workforce Development

July, 2014 - May, 2015

  • Transitioned NYC's workforce development system to new federal workforce law, the
    Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act. Included review and interpretation of over 2,500 pages of
    legislation, development of briefs and webinars for system stakeholders, contractors and policy-makers
    and updating of Mayoral Appointees to re-named Workforce Development Board to assure compliance.
  • Authored 'Improving Job Quality' strategy for NYC's mayor led, city-wide workforce strategy, 'Career
    Pathways: One City Working Together.' Conducted research on national best practices, interviewed stakeholders and experts and developed briefs for Deputy Mayor and NYC agencies.
  • Achieved full compliance, as audited by Department of Labor, for largest Workforce Investment Board
    in USA, representing annual federal investments of over $60M that reach 50K+ clients annually.
Director,Workforce Investment Board, NYC Mayor's Office of Workforce Development

July, 2014 - May, 2015

Deputy Executive Director, Workforce Professionals Training Institute

September, 2013 - July, 2014

Deputy Executive Director, Workforce Professionals Training Institute

August, 2013 - July, 2014

  • Increased consulting and training revenue by over 25%. Analyzed existing consulting practice
    expertise, processes and pricing. Updated pricing from flat rate to tiered package pricing, expanded
    consulting practice scope by adding new content experts to consultant pool; and recruited market
    development associate to in-house team to review client conversion, satisfaction and referrals behavior.
  • Updated WPTI's training and technical assistance products and programs. Responsibilities included training curriculum development, training testing, training evaluation and measuring participant
    outcomes. Developed trainer protocols to assure quality consistency in customer experience.
  • Partner to Executive Director and Board in implementation of strategic plan, including
    development of new training modules, launch of webinar series, and designed new group learning
    model. Lead high-performing team that delivered services to over 500 workforce professionals.
Executive Education: Senior Leaders Program, Columbia Business School

January, 2012 - January, 2012

Managing Director, Upwardly Global

August, 2009 - April, 2013

Responsible for New York Office program oversight and fundraising.

Sherazade develops strategic partnerships with new foundations ,corporations, community based organizations and individuals to grow and sustain Upwardly Global's programs and actualize our mission of eliminating all barriers to professional workforce entry for highly skilled; yet marginalized and poor; immigrants, refugees and asylees. She has day: day oversight of the New York City office responsible for ensuring all strategic goals are met or exceeded. Prior to her role of Managing Director, Sherazade served as Employer Network Manager where she was the lead manager for JPMorgan Chase, Deloitte and Standard & Poor's and responsible for placement outcomes.

Sherazade's extensive background in program management and corporate partnerships include previous roles as Manager of the Nonprofit Leadership Development Institute at the United Way of NYC and Director of Volunteer Programs for Habitat for Humanity where she created new programs focused on creating community value, individual impact and engaging the corporate and academic sector to partner in solving society's challenges. She was a National Urban Fellow, Class of 2005. Sherazade was born in Paris, France to parents of French and Algerian heritage. She moved to the US in 1984. Sherazade's native language is French.

Managing Director, Upwardly Global

August, 2009 - March, 2013

Responsible for New York Office program oversight and fundraising.

Sherazade develops strategic partnerships with new foundations ,corporations, community based organizations and individuals to grow and sustain Upwardly Global’s programs and actualize our mission of eliminating all barriers to professional workforce entry for highly skilled; yet marginalized and poor; immigrants, refugees and asylees. She has day: day oversight of the New York City office responsible for ensuring all strategic goals are met or exceeded. Prior to her role of Managing Director, Sherazade served as Employer Network Manager where she was the lead manager for JPMorgan Chase, Deloitte and Standard & Poor’s and responsible for placement outcomes.

Sherazade’s extensive background in program management and corporate partnerships include previous roles as Manager of the Nonprofit Leadership Development Institute at the United Way of NYC and Director of Volunteer Programs for Habitat for Humanity where she created new programs focused on creating community value, individual impact and engaging the corporate and academic sector to partner in solving society's challenges. She was a National Urban Fellow, Class of 2005. Sherazade was born in Paris, France to parents of French and Algerian heritage. She moved to the US in 1984. Sherazade's native language is French.

Manager, Employer Partnerships, Upwardly Global

July, 2006 - August, 2009

We bring highly qualified immigrants and highly progressive employers together. We also help businesses put the right people in the right jobs and show them how to reap the benefits of diversity. Why?
- Skilled talent is hard to find, and our candidates have the skills. Recruiters are competing for a shrinking number of skilled candidates and are on 'the lookout' for new sources of talent.
- Companies are struggling to build a diverse workforce. Our candidates have immigrated from Asia, Africa, and Latin America and contribute to diversity goals.
- The ethnic market in this country is the 6th largest economy in the world - and it is growing. Upwardly Global candidates are from these ethnic groups and are well equipped to understand and serve these growth markets.
- We live in a global economy affected by outsourcing, the Internet, and immigration. Retaining a culturally competent workforce with global experience is essential to companies' survival in the 21st century.

Manager, Employer Partnerships, Upwardly Global

July, 2006 - August, 2009

We bring highly qualified immigrants and highly progressive employers together. We also help businesses put the right people in the right jobs and show them how to reap the benefits of diversity. Why?
- Skilled talent is hard to find, and our candidates have the skills. Recruiters are competing for a shrinking number of skilled candidates and are on 'the lookout' for new sources of talent.
- Companies are struggling to build a diverse workforce. Our candidates have immigrated from Asia, Africa, and Latin America and contribute to diversity goals.
- The ethnic market in this country is the 6th largest economy in the world - and it is growing. Upwardly Global candidates are from these ethnic groups and are well equipped to understand and serve these growth markets.
- We live in a global economy affected by outsourcing, the Internet, and immigration. Retaining a culturally competent workforce with global experience is essential to companies' survival in the 21st century.

Consultant & Change Management Trainer, The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.

September, 2005 - August, 2006

Consultant & Change Management Trainer, The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.

September, 2005 - July, 2006

Manager, Nonprofit Leadership Development Institute (Graduate School Fellowship), United Way of New York City

September, 2004 - August, 2005

Manager, Nonprofit Leadership Development Institute, United Way of New York City

September, 2004 - August, 2005

MPA, Baruch College

January, 2004 - January, 2005

Director of Volunteer Programs / National Service Manager, Habitat for Humanity NYC

July, 2002 - June, 2004

Director of Volunteer Programs / National Service Manager, Habitat for Humanity NYC

July, 2002 - May, 2004

Trainer (AmeriCorps Leaders Program), Generations Incorporated

January, 2001 - January, 2002

Trainer, Generations Incorporated

January, 2001 - January, 2002

Team Leader/Project Manager, National Civilian Community Corps, AmeriCorps

August, 2000 - July, 2001

Team Leader/Project Manager, National Civilian Community Corps

August, 2000 - July, 2001

BA,

January, 1997 - January, 2000