Director of Postsecondary Career Development

Throughout his career, Michael has held various roles in postsecondary education, workforce development, and nonprofit consulting, focused on building programs that impact the career and leadership development of individuals in the Greater Philadelphia region. As the current Director of Postsecondary Career Development since 2010, Michael provides leadership for the career development of students as well as their postsecondary success when they become alumni. In his role, Michael focuses on program design, partnerships, grant management and oversight of the department. In addition, he is interested in postsecondary education and workforce development within the Philadelphia region with a lens towards the national perspective.

Prior to joining YouthBuild, Michael served in program operations and the WorkReady Philadelphia summer employment program with the Philadelphia Youth Network. For almost eight years prior, he worked in various student affairs positions at Immaculata University, Gwynedd-Mercy College, and La Salle University; in addition, he served as an adjunct instructor in the First Year Experience course at Immaculata. While working full-time, he completed a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in Management at La Salle. Additionally he obtained his Bachelor of Science from Albright College, with a dual major of Biology & Business Administration, specializing in Management.

Outside of YouthBuild, Michael is a consultant to nonprofit organizations, has served as a keynote speaker and trainer, and enjoys supporting individuals with their career strategy as a well as continuing learn as a member of the National Career Development Association. In addition, he is on the Board of Delegates for International House Philadelphia, participates on the advisory board for Gateway to College program at Community College of Philadelphia, volunteers as a team captain for Relay for Life through the American Cancer Society, and participates in the annual Alzheimer’s Walk.

mimperato@youthbuildphilly.org