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Date Posted: July 18, 2017

Closing Date: Open until filled

Position Title: Compete Midwest Project Manager

Starting Salary Range: $55,494.40 to $69,368.00 Level 215

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Education, Business, Public Administration, or related field

Minimum Experience: 4 years’ work experience that involves program coordination, job training or workforce development, grant management, talent sourcing, or project management. An equivalent combination of related training and experience for the following:
  • An understanding of case management and/or career coaching
  • Project Management experience (Project Management Professional certification is a plus)
  • Collaborating with community partners
  • Experience or familiarity with the Information Technology industry is considered a plus 
  • Experience facilitating trainings or workshops is considered a plus

Summary: This position is responsible for managing the local implementation of Employ Milwaukee’s Compete Midwest grants (American Apprentice Initiative, TechHire, and America’s Promise.

American Apprenticeship Initiative will develop New Registered Apprenticeships win manufacturing (Industrial Manufacturing Technician, health care (Pharmacy Technician), and in financial services and information technology (Computer Support Specialist, IT Help Desk Tech, etc.).  TechHire offers accelerated, flexible, competency-based, and traditional training resources; support services; placement services to train and connect disadvantaged youth and workers to high demand, well-paying jobs in IT, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Financial Services, and other industries.   America’s Promise strengthens the pipeline of skilled workers to expand the middle- to high-skilled workforce within the H-1B industries of: Advanced Manufacturing, Financial Services, Healthcare, and Information Technology.

Responsibilities will include project planning and implementation, coordinating participant and employer outreach, program development, marketing, and promotion.

The Project Manager will supervise a contract compliance specialist and will work with the Director of Adult Services to coordinate with education providers, implementation partners, employer/apprenticeship partners, and participants to monitor educational attainment, complete job development activities, place participants in employment, and follow up and assist with job retention. The Project Manager will assist with reporting and maintain the reporting system.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure of deadlines, and within budget constraints.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, while also working independently.
  • Ability to facilitate workshops or trainings.
  • Knowledge of employment barriers facing urban disadvantaged youth and young adults.
  • Demonstrated capacity to handle multiple tasks, projects and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent public relations, community organizing, negotiation, mediation, conflict management and meeting facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information
  • Computer literacy in word processing, email, internet and spreadsheets.
  • Must have strong administrative and organizational skills including project management, and grant administration and reporting.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

Job Duties:

  • This role leads coordination with each partner in the grant-funded program, ensuring accountability and progress. The role encompasses planning, outreach, implementation and follow-up.
  • Demonstrate and ensure consistent and structured communication and coordination.
  • Provide one-on-one technical assistance to any staff or partner involved in the grant as needed to ensure staff quality and retention.
  • Plan and oversee recruitment strategy, events, and intake/enrollment activities.
  • In collaboration with the Contract Monitor, track and assess implementation partner progress and outcomes through data analysis and personal contact while trouble-shooting any areas of concern.
  • Work with grant partners to introduce participants to career pathway information for in- demand sectors / occupations.  Provide industry-driven orientation and career exploration services in partnership with worksite partners.
  • Describe career opportunities connected to information technology, advanced manufacturing, financial services, health care, and construction.
  • Describe qualifications and certification requirements related to the aforementioned sector employment options.  
  • Develop and promote registered apprenticeship
  • The Project Manager has a special focus on supporting the achievement of employment and post-secondary goals. This includes working directly with Industry Advisory Boards and the Business Services department, and using labor market information to identify in-demand occupations.
  • Participate in job fairs and other resources that generate job leads, referring qualified participants to employers.
  • Maintain contact with trade schools and professional/community organizations that are involved in job placement and training activities.
  • Take responsibility for ensuring the project adheres to funder guidelines, the planned scope of work, and the timeline.
  • Manage reporting to the funders, including incorporating performance data from implementation partners.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume, stating the position you are applying for, to:

HR Specialist
Employ Milwaukee
2342 N. 27th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53210

Fax: (414) 270-7599


Employ Milwaukee

2342 North 27th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53210

Phone: (414) 270-1700
Fax: (414) 225-2375

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