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Date Posted: March 6, 2017

Closing Date: Open until filled

Position Title: YouthBuild 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 in youth development, job training or workforce development, grant management, or other management activities. An equivalent combination of related training and experience for the following:

  • An understanding of case management and/or career coaching
  • Management experience
  • Collaborating with community partners
  • Experience or familiarity with the construction industry is considered a plus 
  • Experience facilitating trainings or workshops is considered a plus

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for managing implementation of Employ Milwaukee’s YouthBuild grant, which is implemented by sub-contracting agencies. YouthBuild helps disadvantaged youth and young adults ages 16 to 24 access construction and other occupational skills training that is integrated with work experience, career planning, education, and community service learning. In addition to construction training credentials, YouthBuild offers industry-recognized training in manufacturing and hospitality. YouthBuild performance measures include placement and retention of participants in unsubsidized employment or education/training, post-secondary degree/credential attainment, measurable skills gains, and satisfaction among employers who hire participants. Under the direction of Construction Trainers, participants will construct and/or rehabilitate six homes.

The YouthBuild Project Manager will work with the Contract Monitor to monitor Case Managers’ progress and outcomes. The Project Manager will 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 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.
  • 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 the Case Managers’ progress and outcomes through data analysis and personal contact while trouble-shooting any areas of concern.
  • Participate with the Case Managers in helping youth and young adults determine which career paths they may be interested in pursuing, whether it is construction, manufacturing, or other fields.
  • Work with grant partners to introduce participants to career pathway information in the construction and manufacturing sectors. Provide industry-driven orientation and career exploration services in partnership with worksite partners.
  • Describe career opportunities connected to major construction projects.
  • Describe qualifications and certification requirements related to construction and manufacturing employment options.  
  • Assist youth and young adults in identifying and applying for apprenticeship opportunities.
  • Participate with the Case Managers in developing each participant’s post-program transition and follow-up plan, focusing on placement in apprenticeship, employment or post-secondary employment.
  • For those transitioning out of YouthBuild to college, coordinate with the Case Manager to assist with the application and financial aid process.
  • 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.
  • Meet regularly with the Youth Leadership Council to plan and implement a capstone community service learning and leadership project.
  • Take responsibility for ensuring the project adheres to funder guidelines, the planned scope of work, and the timeline.
  • Manage reporting to the funder, 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


Interviews may be conducted during the posting period.

Employ Milwaukee is an Equal Opportunity Employer




Employ Milwaukee

2342 North 27th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53210

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

Employ Milwaukee is an equal opportunity service provider.

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