Job Title: Program Manager (Contract Position)- Heroes MAKE America Program, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina
Department: Manufacturing Institute
Reports To: Senior Program Manager, Military and Veterans Programs
Who We Are:
The Manufacturing Institute (MI), the workforce and education 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 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 connections between the military community and manufacturing industry Our signature program provides transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard, reservists and military spouses with the skills and certifications to find and excel in manufacturing careers. 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 Contractor to manage the day to day operations and maintenance of the Heroes training program at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Contractor will be responsible for the 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 20 participants per class with a graduation and job placement rate of 90% or higher. Day-to-day activities include class recruitment, course syllabus oversight, collaboration on cohort events, tour coordination, data collection, partner relationship management and placement support. This position works under the direction of the Senior Program Manager and works closely with the Senior Director, Military and Veterans Programs.
Serve as the 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.
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.
Collaborate with Senior Director to execute the logistics of quarterly Heroes networking events with program Sponsors and community partners to facilitate introductions between participants and hiring managers.
Oversee and track Heroes MAKE America student interview process and placement with industry and program partners
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.
Implement career week in coordination with the local community partner organizations and Fayetteville Technical Community College.
Prepare weekly reports for Vice President, Military and Veterans Programs.
Communicate to Senior Director and Vice President, Military and Veterans Programs, any program policies or procedures impacting desired outcomes.
Directly engage Senior Program Manager and Senior Director with all industry and community relationship and sponsorship opportunities.
Manage Heroes success stories and newsletter content for Fort Bragg.
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 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.