The Workforce Development (WFD) team develops innovative programs that move individuals along the spectrum of adult education through a pathway of digital skills development for job seekers and small business owners.
In addition, the programs provide vocational training, soft skills development, and job placement for career advancement. Through our systems change initiatives we incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion principles to improve hiring and training practices for stakeholders. The department implements programs funded through government grants, foundation grants, and corporate grants. Between 2018-2021, the Workforce Development team has reached over 3,300 individuals. The Workforce Development (WFD) team enables an ecosystem that supports Latino individuals in their journey to thrive in the workforce and achieve economic prosperity through work in the following areas: digital skills development, industry-specific training, and systems change.
UnidosUS is seeking a Senior Program Manager who can manage the various tasks, partnerships, and deliverables associated with the federal grant Good Jobs Challenge. This project is a change initiative between non-profit, private sector, government, and educational institutions to create career pathways in the industries of Aerospace & Defense; Building and Construction; Financial and Professional Services. This position manages grants, program deliverables, data governance, and reporting, and ensures federal programmatic compliance.
Tasks will include federal grant management, compliance, training, technical assistance, data management, and reporting. The position reports to the Senior Director of Adult Education and Workforce Development. The Senior Program Manager will be expected to participate in all WFD team activities and events and support institutional goals and objectives. This position is hybrid and will be based in Washington, DC.
Location: Washington, D.C.
- Support the overall implementation of the Good Jobs Challenge grant, including grantee training and technical assistance, and funder relationship management.
- Establish and manage the relationships with systems stakeholders in Denver and Puerto Rico.
- Ensure all program activities, outcomes, and deliverables are consistent with those outlined by the federal regulations.
- Coordinate and facilitate grant-related events (in-person or virtual) including planning logistics, content, vendor management, etc.
- Provide targeted technical assistance and capacity-building training to subgrantees; cultivate and support a Community of Practice by documenting and sharing best practices.
- Work closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation team for all program-related data management, evaluation, and reporting.
- Provide support to subgrantees in data collection, reporting, and documenting outcomes and deliverables.
- Manage relationships between UnidosUS, subgrantees, and contracted third-party program consultants.
- Prepare internal and external program-related reports as requested by supervisors and funders.
- Maintain an understanding of UnidosUS and its Affiliates, including relevant program initiatives, operational structure, history, and leadership.
- Represent UnidosUS at relevant workforce development and career pathways conferences, meetings, and coalitions.
- Support signature Workforce Development team events.
- Collaborate with internal teams on new projects and initiatives.
- Share responsibility for creating and managing an internal online repository of literature reviews and record the most recent workforce development-related statistics and trends (labor market, industry trends, the composition of the Latinx workforce, etc.).
- Share responsibility in performing preliminary research and drafting WFD materials, such as concept papers, proposals, best practices, research documents, tools, white papers, newsletters, and curricula.
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or eight (8) to ten years (10) of professional workforce development, or related experience in non-profit, foundation, or corporate funding positions.
- Prior federal grants management experience required.
- Must speak and write English and Spanish fluently.
- Experience with or knowledge of public employment and federal funding for workforce development programs.
- Demonstrated experience working with community-based organizations or other nonprofits, community colleges, employers, and other workforce development stakeholders.
- Strong written and oral communication skills and professional attitude in representing UnidosUS and its partners to various audiences.
- Strong project management skills: ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize assignments, and meet deadlines.
- Experience with or knowledge of the current landscape of workforce development training programs for adult learners, including the Latinx workforce and federal funding. Ability to travel to conferences, meetings, and events.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Excellent knowledge of and experience using MS 365 Suite (Excel, Word, Teams, SharePoint), Google suit, and project management tools; familiarity with Blackboard and Fluxx a plus.
- Steadfast commitment to UnidosUS mission, vision, and values (Excellence, Respect, Accountability).
- Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.