Career Partnerships Manager

Shawn Murray serves as the Career Partnerships Manager at YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School. Shawn brings over 20 years of experience in education, management, and hospitality consulting, human resources, marketing, culinary, and pastry arts.

Shawn assists and directs employment initiatives and manages relationships with local and national corporations for YouthBuild. He also has degrees from the following institutions: Johnson & Wales University, Gwynedd-Mercy College, and La Salle University. Shawn has also completed course work at Villanova University in Human Resources and Grand Canyon University (Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership).

Shawn is a member of the Cheyney University Foundation, National Society of Minorities in Hospitality, Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (CHRIE) Philadelphia Convention Center Multicultural Advisory Committee, NAACP, Occupational Advisory Committee for the Central Montco Technical High School, Mastbaum High School Advisory Board, Dobbins High School Advisory Board, Phi Alpha Theta, Eta Sigma Delta honors societies, and Triumph Baptist Church in Philadelphia along with other organizations. He also has been awarded many professional achievements along with national attention to being named a Top 20 Degree Producer in Diverse Issues in Higher Education Magazine while serving as a professor and program coordinator at Cheyney University. Shawn also presents as a motivational speaker and subject content expert for various organizations and schools.

Shawn’s favorite quote comes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”

smurray@youthbuildphilly.org