Workforce Development Project Manager

Job Title: Workforce Development Project Manager

Primary Interactions:

 The Workforce Development Project Manager interacts daily with LUME and UCCC staff, and workforce development apprentices, employers and partners. The position reports to the LUME Director of Business Operations.

 Essential Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assess the impact of the organization’s existing apprenticeship program; recommend programmatic and operational improvements where appropriate.

  • Recruit candidates throughout the community on an ongoing basis.

  • Recruit and maintain relationships with apprenticeship employers and Workforce Development partners.

  • Work with employers and partners to align resources and opportunities for apprentices.

  • Coordinate with the candidates, LUME staff and partners on data collection, tracking and documentation of programmatic goals, milestones and advancements.

  • Drive the conversation with leadership about measurable goals.

  • Manage logistics and coordination of project plans, etc.

  • Gain a healthy understanding of programmatic funding sources and partnerships.

  • Have an understanding of LUME Approach and framework and be able to effectively apply it to the Workforce Development apprenticeship program

  • Coordinate with high schools, community colleges and universities as the Workforce Development program grows and evolves.

  • Work closely with Workforce Development Trainer(s) on program implementation.

 Skills and Attributes

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a related field of study, Master’s degree is a plus.

  • Two or more years of experience facilitating organizational programs as a project manager.

  • Previous experience as a trainer or related to workforce development is a plus.

  • Previous experience in an educational environment would be a plus.

  • Understands the value of relationship building and has excellent communication skills.

  • Ability to think outside the box as apprenticeship program recruiting and placement needs increase.

  • Great attention to detail and highly organized.

  • Experience tracking and recording measureable data.

  • Highly creative with an ability to connect with candidates from unlikely avenues.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, lead projects, meet multiple concurrent deadlines, organize time and priorities, and work well with other members of our organizations and partnerships.

  • Demonstrated experience as a project manager and strategic thinker.

  • Embodies our core values of trust, love, empathy, compassion and joy

  • Priority will be given to candidates with working knowledge of workforce development, early childhood education, and/or social services.

 Environmental Factors

Indoors, primarily works in an open office shared by other LUME staff. Frequent local travel required between LUME office and partners’ offices. Occasional nights and weekends may be necessary. Noise and activity levels can be high; staff, visitors, families and children come and go at all times. Position requires a health screen, and annual Family Safety Registry background check. Staff are expected to participate fully in the life of UCCC. All staff must be able to lift 25 lbs. in the event of an evacuation or emergency situation.

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