Director, Alliance Management – Year Up
Christa currently serves as the Director, Alliance Management at Year Up. Year Up is a workforce development not for profit organization whose mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by ensuring that young adults gain the skills, experiences, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through careers and higher education. Her work with Year Up is focused on post-program employment for Year Up graduates across the country. Christa?s career is anchored in the world of work, she has worked extensively over the past two decades to understand job markets, trends and connect people to opportunity, with a focus on hiring, employability, and implications of culture on business results. Her focus on the talent ecosystem with an emphasis on sourcing and talent acquisition, talent management, and retention couples well with her experience in team development, project management, and planning, Christa has also led more traditional human resource functions including; employee relations, benefits, and succession planning. In addition, Christa is a business leader with experience managing P&L’s of upwards of 50Mil for both private and publicly traded companies, she has led several highly successful, award-winning, technical talent acquisition and strategic sales teams. Christa received a BA in Psychology from the University of New Haven, studied organizational design at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and holds credentials in Human-Centered Design from +Acumen and IDEO.org.