Job Title: Program Manager for Heroes MAKE America, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina
Department: Manufacturing Institute
Reports To: Senior Program Manager, Military and Veterans Programs
Who We Are:
The Manufacturing Institute (MI), the education and workforce partner of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), is dedicated to supporting the manufacturing workforce of today and growing the manufacturing workforce of tomorrow. It does so through a variety of programs designed to excite, educate and empower with a particular focus in four key areas: women, veterans, youth and lifelong learning. The Institute also serves as the leading authority on data and research for the industry through its Center for Manufacturing Research, closely examining issues of importance to manufacturers both to help understand them and illuminate what needs to be done to solve them.
Heroes MAKE America (HMA) is the Manufacturing Institute’s initiative to build a bridge between the military and manufacturing arming transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses with the skills and qualifications needed to excel in careers in the manufacturing industry. The MI is committed to building and expanding the Heroes MAKE America military training program so we can assist our nation’s service members in their transition to civilian life and fill open manufacturing jobs. We are equally committed to helping our manufacturers welcome this talent into their workforce.
We are looking for a Program Manager to manage the operations of the Heroes training program at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
The individual will be a vital part of the team whose primary responsibilities will be focused on supporting the development, operations and growth of the Heroes program at Fort Bragg. Responsibilities include direct administration of the program in collaboration with the U.S. Army Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program, local educational partners, community support organizations and industry representatives to support a highly successful program that achieves a consistent enrollment of 15 to 25 participants per class with a graduation and job placement rate of 90% or higher. Day-to-day activities include class recruitment, course syllabus oversight, cohort events and tour coordination, data collection, partner relationship management and placement support. This position reports to the Senior Program Manager, Military and Veterans Programs.
Serve as the primary onsite liaison for the Manufacturing Institute and program partners to include the U.S. Army Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program, community, education and industry partners.
Execute day-to-day operations to meet overall program objectives, goals, and requirements to include coordination of candidate recruitment, applicant screening, placement support and data tracking.
Participate at all Ft. Bragg transition events to recruit candidates into HMA training classes. Organize HMA information sessions to raise program visibility on the installation to build interest and maximize future enrollment.
Responsible for enrollment/grant paperwork and Commander approvals for participants.
Organize quarterly HMA Networking Events with program Sponsors and community partners to facilitate introductions between participants and hiring managers.
Oversee and track HMA student resume distribution, interview process and placement with all industry and program partners.
Schedule, coordinate and attend weekly plant tours to include facilitating required transportation and driving for tours more than 70 miles from the installation.
Collaborate with course instructor(s) to monitor attendance and ensure that all training policies and procedures are followed and that the class syllabus and calendar are current.
Build the schedule for the class career week in coordination with the local workforce center, regional veteran support organizations, industry sponsors, the education partner and other community resources.
Prepare weekly reports outlining class data and maintain historical records on to include supporting long-term tracking and engagement with HMA graduates.
Communicate to Senior Program Manager and Vice President, Military and Veterans Programs, any program policies or procedures required for successful outcomes.
Manage email correspondence from the Heroes@nam.org account that are directed towards the Fort Bragg program and respond within a 24-hour period.
Grow industry and community relationships to raise visibility of HMA and expand employer participation. Share HMA sponsorship opportunities with the VP.
Manage HMA success stories and newsletter content for Fort Bragg.
Manage the program budget for Fort Bragg.
Represent the Manufacturing Institute at local business and veteran association events to advance the mission of the Institute and the Heroes MAKE America.
Recruit for the HMA program at additional Army installations as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree preferred
3-5 years proven experience as program coordinator or relevant position
Experience working with/on military installations
Excellent time-management and organization skills
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge of program management and development procedures
Knowledge of budgeting, bookkeeping and reporting
Experience working on social media platforms
Tech savvy, proficient in MS Office
Experience and comfortable with remote work environment
Ability to work with diverse and multi-disciplinary teams
About The 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.