Monday, November 23, 2015

Job Posting - Apprenticeship Program Director

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Position:   Apprenticeship Program Director                        Recommended Salary:  $75,000-$85,000
Reports To:  Chief Research Officer                                         Business Unit:  Research Policy & Innovation 

Department: Research Policy & Innovation                          Posted:  Nov. 12, 2015    Closing: Dec. 4, 2015             

This position is responsible for providing direction and strategic implementation for increasing registered apprenticeships across the region. The Program Director will convene and support the Southeast PA apprenticeship collaborative that includes regional pre-apprenticeship programs, labor management organizations, employers, educational institutions and workforce development boards. The work will entail the comprehensive management, administrative and fiscal support of grants related to this effort in order to ensure the maximum effectiveness and efficiency of the initiative. This position is also responsible for the oversight of the consistent, uniform and accurate completion of required paperwork and the delivery of consistent quality services.   The Program Director is responsible for compiling data that demonstrate an understanding of operating unit programs, policies and procedures. This position will monitor grant budgets, track expenditures and make budget recommendations working with internal staff and primary partnerships.  The Program Director is responsible for employer support to establish Registered Apprenticeships and to relieve the documentation burden.

In this position you will be responsible for the following duties:

With Philadelphia Works and our grant partners, build a regional collaborative around all apprenticeships to build visibility, share best practices and address challenges. Build detailed work plans around advancing the number of registered apprenticeships over the next 5 years and implement these after approval.  Promote apprenticeships to secondary institutions and engage with Career & Technical Education programs to identify pipelines into apprenticeships. Responsible for the management and implementation of grants related to registered apprenticeships and most specifically the American Apprenticeship grant. Develop a detailed process at Philadelphia Works to implement tracking and budgeting for the work plan. Support the contracting and timeline for the development of pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship curriculum and support validation by employers. Work in cooperation with Workforce Initiative & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I providers across the region to prepare apprenticeship contracts. Manage the core committees and larger collaborative by convening quarterly meetings and writing and sending monthly updates to all engaged. Develop and manage relationships with external agencies related to workforce development projects.  Create interim and final progress reports to provide performance information to management, the collaborative and funding agency. Responsible for providing draft marketing pieces to support the grant. Act as liaison with business/industry, funding agencies and internal staff to review progress. Maintain files, reports and correspondence.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a concentration in Social  Science, Public Administration, Business Administration  or related area. Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in Human Services as a lead in managing a major project with multiple partners. Experience in workforce pipelines and/or knowledge of the intersection of education and employment. Knowledge of occupations in healthcare and/ or IT helpful.

Or, any combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Human Resources Department.

·         Experience with convening large groups
·         Knowledge of workforce/social services programs and funding sources compliance
·         Experience with program design and implementation
·         Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, presentation, planning and organizational skills
·         Excellent management and leadership skills
·         Ability to adapt to a changing work environment and possess the flexibility to multi task
·         Ability to interact effectively with various levels of staff, management, government officials, and the public
·         Ability to travel to various locations throughout the city ( valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle)

Interested applicants should apply online at  and click on
 “About Us” and then “Careers at Philadelphia Works”.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
Alternate Formats, Auxiliary Aides and Services are available upon request

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