Early Talent Development Consultant

Stride, Inc.

Job Description The American middle class is in crisis. The workforce is rapidly changing with old jobs disappearing and new jobs requiring new skills taking their place. Millions of young people are unclear on what career opportunities exist, confused about the steps they need to take to reach them, or worse, feel stuck in a role that isnt aligned to their goals. They need more information, guidance, access to coursework and certifications, and ways to show their talent to employers who can help them build a better life. Thats where Tallo comes in. Thats where you come in. Tallo is passionate about helping people reach higher. We propel young talent to explore and match with high-quality jobs and complete the training they need to succeed. We focus on talent with skill or credential gaps because they offer the greatest opportunity to employers, states, and our society. Today, we engage with more than 1.6m young people, multiple states, and dozens of organizations to make matches that change lives. Were committed to serving many more people in the next few years. Our country doesnt lack opportunity, and it doesnt lack talent. It lacks a way to connect the two. Come join us. SUMMARY: Tallo is seeking a dynamic Early Talent Development Consultant to build a strategic function that guides organizations to build new on-ramps to in-demand opportunities. This role involves collaborating with employers and advising them on innovative methods to connect with, onboard, and nurture young talent, ensuring alignment with their immediate and future needs. This role will be responsible for building and scaling Early Talent programs such as job shadowing, internships, and apprenticeships with our client partners to attract and assess potential young talent. This role will also support employers in implementing solutions that widen their candidate pool, including skills-based hiring. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. Build a strategy to test and learn how Tallo can be a partner for employers in creating new opportunities for early talent to reach career success. Perform market scans to understand in-demand roles, activities, and potential partners to develop holistic strategy. Propose and build proofs of concept. Set target metrics, analyze performance, and determine next steps to scale programs. Pitch and negotiate partnership agreements that advance organizational goals on both sides. Partner with organizations to forecast their future organizational needs, then invest in early career program to help them build the internal talent pipeline. Quickly build a depth of understanding of our partners organization and talent needs to build an Early Talent program that suits their unique organization. Develop onboarding programs that enable new hires to effectively demonstrate and leverage their skills from the outset. Champion the adoption of experiential learning methods such as job shadowing and apprenticeships to attract and assess potential young talent. Develop mentorship programs that foster skill development and workplace integration for new hires. Create strategies for effective talent development that leverage real-world experience alongside formal training. Advocate and facilitate skills-based hiring practices among employer partners to match the right talent with the right opportunities. Formulate and implement talent retention strategies that emphasize ongoing skill development and workplace inclusion. Engage with learning institutions to create a pipeline of candidates whose skills align with current and future industry needs. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities. This is an individual contributor role that will have significant stakeholder collaboration. MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 10 years of related experience A strong alignment with Tallos

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