The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. The mission of the NAM is to be the voice for all manufacturing in the United States.
Job Title: Program Manager
Department: Manufacturing Institute
Reports To: Vice President, Military and Veterans Programs
Who We Are:
The Manufacturing Institute (MI) is the 501(c)(3) social impact arm of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The Institute has a primary focus on attracting, training, and retaining the skilled workforce manufacturers need to compete in a global economy. Heroes MAKE America (HMA) is the Manufacturing Institute’s program to train transitioning military members in key manufacturing skills. The MI is committed to building and expanding the Heroes MAKE America military training program nationally, so that we can assist our nation’s service members in their transition to civilian life and fill open manufacturing jobs.
We are looking for a Program Manager to manage the operations of the HMA training program at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
The individual will be a vital part of the team whose primary responsibilities will be focused on supporting the development, operations and growth of the HMA training program at Fort Bragg. Responsibilities include direct administration of the HMA program in collaboration with the U.S. Army Soldier for Life and USO Pathfinder offices, local educational partners and industry representatives to support a highly successful program that achieves a consistent enrollment of 25 to 30 participants per class with a graduation and job placement rate of 90% or higher. Day-to-day activities include class recruitment, data collection, partner relationship management and course syllabus/tour management. This position reports to the Vice President, Military and Veterans Programs.
Serve as the primary onsite liaison for the Manufacturing Institute and program partners to include the U.S. Army Soldier for Life, USO Pathfinder, education and industry partners.
Execute day-to-day operations to meet overall program objectives, goals, and requirements to include coordination of candidate recruitment, applicant screening and data tracking.
Prepare weekly reports outlining class data and maintain historical records on participants to include supporting long-term tracking and engagement with HMA graduates.
Communicate to Vice President, Military and Veterans Programs any program policies or procedures that are required to ensure successful outcomes.
Responsible for all enrollment/ grant paperwork and Commander approvals for class participants.
Collaborate with course instructor(s) to ensure that all training policies and procedures are followed and that the class syllabus and calendar are current.
Manage email correspondence from the Heroes account that are directed towards the Fort Bragg program and respond within a 24-hour period.
Participate at all Ft. Bragg transition events to recruit candidates into HMA training classes. Identify opportunities to raise the visibility of HMA on the installation to maximize future enrollment and build interest around the program.
Work to ensure program commitments and grant deliverables are successfully completed.
Grow industry relationships to expand employer participation in the HMA training program. Share the HMA sponsorship opportunities with the Vice President, Military and Veterans Programs.
Oversee and track HMA student resume distribution and interview process with all industry and program partners.
Collaborate with the Vice President, Military and Veterans Programs to assist in identifying manufacturers in regions where HMA students are relocating to assist with job placement.
Lead discussions and support engagement in the Online Veteran community.
Manage details, coordinate logistics and attend weekly plant tours to include facilitating required transportation for those outside of 70 miles from the installation.
Manage the program budget for Fort Bragg.
Represent the Manufacturing Institute at local chamber and veteran association events to advance the mission of the Manufacturing Institute and the Heroes MAKE America program.
Recruit for the HMA program at additional Army installations as needed.
The NAM is an equal opportunity employer.
Bachelor’s degree preferred
2-4 years proven experience as program coordinator or relevant position
Experience working with/on military installations
Excellent time-management and organizational skills
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
Detail-oriented and efficient
Knowledge of program management and development procedures
Knowledge of budgeting, bookkeeping and reporting
Tech savvy, proficient in MS Office
Ability to work with diverse and multi-disciplinary teams
About The 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.