The Manufacturing Institute, the workforce and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, is looking for an Associate, Workforce Programs who wants to work on creative solutions to the greatest challenge facing U.S. manufacturers. You’ll be joining a small team of entrepreneurial problem-solvers designing programs and creating partnerships to attract and prepare the manufacturing workforce of tomorrow and upskilling workers of today. This team works as part of a larger MI team to accomplish our mission of closing the skills gap and exciting, educating and empowering the workforce of today and tomorrow. A successful candidate will bring passion and ideas to solving our workforce challenges while also being focused on executing tasks and ensuring program deliverables and goals are met.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Work with the Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, and Director, Workforce Programs to support workforce programs that engage companies, educational institutions, third-party credential providers, and business associations.
Assist in the transition of a leading apprenticeship program to MI and provide operational support of that program;
Organize and manage a large number of materials to support regions and companies delivering our workforce programs;
Assist in the management of a website for the apprenticeship program facing both internal and external audiences;
Assist in the planning and execution of workforce and apprenticeship related events in DC and around the country
Write public-facing project and program materials, reports and updates.
Support the development of an apprenticeship recognition model;
Assist in the development, launch and growth of creative workforce programs, as developed, for the manufacturing industry in a variety of regions across the U.S.
The above list of responsibilities is representative of the position and not intended to limit or preclude other responsibilities and tasks that may be associated with or added to the position.
Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a four-year college or university;
1-3 years related work experience, including experience and interest in:
Workforce development and/or training
Familiarity with community college and technical education system
Familiarity with industry recognized credentials and their use in education and the labor market
Prior association experience preferred;
Ability to travel on occasion.
Proficiency in Sharepoint, Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, & PowerPoint.
Strong editing and proofreading skills; excellent communication, writing and organizational skills;
Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills are required.
Experience with website maintenance and/or development is preferred
A passion for manufacturing and entrepreneurial outlook preferred.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
About National Association of Manufacturers
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States and one of the nation’s most influential advocates for manufacturing. By joining the NAM, you become part of a spirited and dynamic team that is driven to succeed. We recognize and reward our staff with competitive pay and annual performance-based bonus programs. We offer an outstanding benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, life, short-term and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, SmarTrip, and a 401(k) Salary Deferral plan with employer match and contributions, and ample vacation and sick leave. Become part of a fast-paced team passionate about keeping the United States the world leader in manufacturing.