Senior Program Manager, Employer Engagement
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Senior Program Manager – Employer Engagement
About Jobs for the Future
Jobs for the Future (JFF) is a national nonprofit that builds educational and economic opportunity for underserved populations in the United States. JFF develops innovative programs and public policies that increase college readiness and career success and build a more highly skilled, competitive workforce. With over 30 years of experience, JFF is a recognized national leader in bridging education and work to increase economic mobility and strengthen our economy. Learn more at www.jff.org.
About the Position
The Senior Program Manager (SPM), based in JFF’s Oakland, CA office, will have responsibility for both program-specific as well as cross-cluster deliverables and will ensure the efficient implementation of programmatic initiatives through budget oversight and strategic support to help advance JFF’s goals/mission.
Working under the supervision of the Director for Work Based Learning Systems, the SPM will work with employers to design and support talent development strategies in partnership with education, workforce, and community partners, such as career pathway approaches for youth and adults and sector partnerships that include multiple employers from target sectors. The SPM will provide technical assistance to education, workforce, and community partners on effective strategies for engaging employers, building their capacity to develop and maintain these partnerships. They will oversee and conduct primary and secondary research, analyze program and policy issues and develop and deliver presentations and products to clients, stakeholders, practitioners and potential funders. S/he will also work with a team to design and facilitate peer learning communities of regional networks of industry, workforce, college, school districts, and community partners on strategies to harness buy-in and expertise of employers in better preparing and retaining highly skilled workers.
The SPM will manage timelines, budgets, workplans and program staff or teams. The role includes preparing funder reports effectively and on time and facilitating and leading groups of stakeholders as appropriate to program work. The SPM also will make substantive contributions, along with colleagues, to the design and development of proposals for new work and projects with potential funders.
The principal duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.
Jobs for the Future is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce: diverse candidates, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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