June 23, 2017
 
Career Collaborative Appoints Susan Yule as President, CEO

Susan Yule
September 22, 2016 — Career Collaborative, a Boston nonprofit that helps low-income adults find and keep jobs with career potential, yesterday announced that it has hired Susan P. Yule as its new president and chief executive officer.

Yule succeeds Susan Schiro who founded Career Collaborative and led the organization as a full-time volunteer for 19 years.

Art Papas, board chair, said, “Susan Yule is an incredible visionary and a bold and brilliant choice to lead Career Collaborative and take this incredibly important organization, which has had a profound positive impact on the community, to the next level of growth,” said Art Papas. “As a longtime senior executive in the recruiting industry, Susan can bring her decades of expertise in human resources and talent management to the forefront in helping Career Collaborative accelerate its mission of putting low-income adults to work in jobs that advance their potential.”

Yule, who has more than 30 years of leadership experience spanning the private and public sector, most recently served as regional director of Institutional Giving for the American Red Cross.

She also has held numerous private sector roles, including serving as senior vice president at Veritude, a Fidelity Investments company, vice president and general manager at Eliassen Group, a leading recruiting firm, and president and CEO for a Utah-based IT staffing company.

Additionally, she has served on the boards of several professional organizations, including the Utah Technology Council and served as chairman of the New England Minority Supplier Development Council.

Yule currently is on the board of trustees for Bridgton Academy. She holds an undergraduate degree in English from Bates College and a master’s degree in higher education from Harvard University.

Yule said. “This opportunity with Career Collaborative offered me the chance to help grow a scalable program that effects tremendous positive change in the lives of low-income adults and for New England’s economic advancements.

"Not only does the work that Career Collaborative does have a long-term impact on the livelihoods of program participants, it also directly and indelibly benefits Massachusetts businesses that hire our clients. I am so excited to be at the helm of this truly remarkable organization.”

Since its founding in 1997, Career Collaborative has helped more than 2,300 people during their job searches. As a multifaceted workforce development organization providing much needed services to low-income clients, Career Collaborative offers a comprehensive job-search and job-readiness course, individual job-search help, and intensive post-employment coaching and supportive services. It supports its clients through partnerships with other nonprofit organizations, employers, and foundations in the community.

For the year ending Dec. 31, 2024, Career Collaborative reported $940,000 in revenue, all of which came from contributions and grants, and $940,000 in expenses, according to its most recently available federal tax filing.

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