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The Manufacturing Institute (MI) is seeking a Manager, Women’s Engagement. As Manager, Women’s Engagement, you'll be joining a team of entrepreneurial problem-solvers designing programs and creating partnerships to attract and retain the manufacturing workforce of tomorrow. The Manager is responsible for supporting the development, growth and maintenance of the Manufacturing Institute’s women’s engagement programming. 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. The Manager of Women’s Engagement will be part of the Women MAKE America team within the larger MI.
What we do?
The Manufacturing Institute aims to build, diversify, and strengthen the manufacturing workforce for individual opportunity, community prosperity, and a competitive manufacturing industry for the future. The MI’s diverse initiatives support all American workers, including emerging workers, women, veterans and students, through skilled training programs, community building and career growth. As the 501(c)3 nonprofit workforce development and education affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers, the MI is a trusted adviser to manufacturers, equipping them with resources necessary to solve the industry’s toughest challenges.
Join the MI and Make an Impact in the Following Ways:
Work with the Director, Women’s Engagement to plan and execute the Women MAKE Awards, a national, annual program that recognizes women working in the manufacturing industry who exemplify leadership within their companies and communities. The Manager will support the development of the leadership program (attended by the 130 awardees) and the gala (attended by 700+ individuals representing manufacturing companies of all sizes). Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Developing and executing the promotional plan to encourage companies within the industry to nominate women colleagues and employees for the award;
Coordinating the review process among the 1,300 eligible women who could serve as judges;
Overseeing the execution of communications-related awards materials, outreach content and event communications;
Acting as a liaison between the sponsorship, conference operations and communications teams, among others, to ensure event components stay on deadline and within budget;
Serving as the primary point of contact for the onsite execution of the two-day leadership conference, as well as supporting the execution of the evening gala.
Support the Director in the advancement of the 35x30 campaign, a nationwide effort to raise the representation of women in the industry from 29% to 35% by 2030. This includes:
Supporting the day-to-day execution of the Women MAKE Mentorship Program, in partnership with the Manager of Diversity and Inclusion, including the promotion of the mentorship program to women in the manufacturing industry, female students and girls ages 13+; managing specific mentorship programs as part of sponsorship deliverables; conducting following up and assisting mentors/mentees throughout the duration of the program; and other related tasks;
Identifying and overseeing the development of case studies, best practices, toolkits, research and webinars that support increased company engagement to better recruit and retain women in the manufacturing industry;
Supporting the development of a scholarship fund to help create a pipeline of female talent.
Manage engagement with the 1,300awards alumnae through LinkedIn, email communications and more to maintain a strong bench of initiative supporters.
Support the team with project management in the following areas:
Research and drafting of new materials, agenda, speaker guides, invitations, thank you notes, reports and other program communications;
Managing, planning and organizing events with relevant stakeholder groups;
Develop and manage project plans, project budgets, reporting schedules and formats, and development and delivery of key deliverables.
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.
We are looking for Team Players who meet the Following Criteria:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
3-5 years related work experience, including experience and interest in:
Supporting young women and girls in STEM
Prior association experience; preferred
Foundational experience in Salesforce and Asana; preferred
Experienced in project management and implementation;
Proficiency in Word for Windows, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and familiarity with the ability to learn Web content management applications;
Must be well organized and self-motivated, with the ability to work well under pressure and able to manage workload to meet deadlines;
Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, perform multiple tasks using various software applications
Strong editing and proofreading skills; excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
Excellent writing skills;
Team oriented and customer service focused with the ability to interact regularly with staff, executives, and other stakeholders;
Willingness to travel.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
And finally, it's important that you have...
Good communication and interpersonal skills. Relationships are important!
At least some experience with and a working knowledge of the Microsoft productivity suite—specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint; but also, SharePoint, Teams, and Outlook.
The ability—and importantly, a desire—to learn various web-based applications.
A team-oriented attitude with a customer service focus. We rise and fall as a team and our work is for others (our “customers”) and often informed through relationships.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The Manufacturing Institute is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome and celebrate everyone’s uniqueness here at the MI. We provide equal opportunities to individuals regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
We also consider qualified applicants with conviction histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. At the MI, we believe in Second Chances! The MI is committed to offering equal employment opportunities to ALL. We only require that you have the qualifications, talent and passion to be successful in your role.
The MI is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at email@example.com
The Manufacturing Institute (MI) requires proof of Covid-19 vaccination from all employees that are headquarters based and/or remote. This is a condition of employment with the MI but will consider special accommodation for individual circumstances.
The mission of The Manufacturing Institute (MI) is to inspire, educate and empower the manufacturing workforce of today and tomorrow. The MI’s diverse initiatives support all American workers, including emerging workers, women, veterans and students, through skilled training programs, community building and career growth. As the 501(c)3 nonprofit workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, the MI is a trusted adviser to manufacturers, equipping them with resources necessary to solve the industry’s toughest challenges.
By joining the MI, 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, vacation and sick leave, complimentary on-site gym access and healthy snacks in the break room. Become part of a fast-paced team passionate about keeping the United States the world leader in manufacturing.
The Manufacturing Institute is the 501(c)3 nonprofit workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers. The MI’s mission is to inspire, educate and empower the manufacturing workforce of today and tomorrow. The MI’s diverse initiatives support all American workers, including emerging workers, women, veterans and students, through skilled training programs, community building and career growth.