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.
The Manufacturing Institute,the workforce and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, is looking for a Director of Women’s Initiatives to lead our
rapidly expanding work with STEP Women’s Initiative and support the overall growth of diversity and inclusion solutions in the manufacturing sector in partnership with the Vice President, Strategic Engagement. You’ll be joining a team of entrepreneurial problem-solvers designing programs and creating partnerships to attract and prepare the manufacturing workforce of tomorrow and upskilling workers of today. This team works as part of a larger MI team to accomplish our mission of closing the skills gap and exciting, educating and empowering the workforce of today and tomorrow. A successful candidate will bring passion and ideas to solving our workforce challenges while also being focused on executing tasks and ensuring program deliverables and goals are met, while building partnerships and delivering a high-quality experience.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Work with the VP to execute and build a robust STEP Women’s Initiative and #MFGWomen’s program and network. The Director will play an essential role in helping develop, deliver and maintain new women’s focused workforce programs and offerings.
Build, manage and lead the process of a multi-state, multi-employer alumnae program, including:
o Organize all existing materials and assets into easily accessible, web-based format for use by current and new program participants;
o Develop new materials and assets, including researching, drafting and working with cross-functional teams to create externally-facing products;
o Develop a schedule of events and training sessions to support the expansion of the program to new locations, as well as assist with the delivery of the current programming;
o Manage the budget for this program and assist in the finalization and implementation of a business plan to enable long-term sustainability of the program;
o Assist in program growth by recruiting, developing and supporting new companies and regions through start-up and implementation;
Create a benchmarking process to learn the best practices of individual components of the program as currently delivered, and deploy a process to regularly benchmark existing and new programs through an annual reporting system;
Identify the highest need assets and materials to increase employer and student participation in the apprenticeship program and support and manage the creation of those materials;
In partnership with the VP, the Director will be the main interface with the MI’s stakeholders on women engagement and development targeted programming as appropriate on MI initiatives. The Director will lead and support the growth of the diversity and inclusion solutions and partnerships including:
Determine the demand and effectiveness of D&I policies and processes, and develop and write public-facing project and program materials, reports and updates;
Identify effective new models of training, policies and practices and incorporating those best practices into existing programs;
Manage and lead the online community(ies), including:
o Create and draft new materials, content and events in the women’s engagement space;
o Develop a schedule of events to support the expansion of the community, and delivery of the current programming;
o Create a benchmarking process to learn the best practices of individual components of the program as currently delivered, and deploy a process to regularly benchmark existing and new programs through an annual reporting system;
Prepare and deliver public presentations on the full range of workforce activities sponsored by the Manufacturing Institute;
The above list of responsibilities is representative of the position and not intended to limit or preclude other responsibilities and tasks that may be associated with or added to the position.
Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a four-year college or university;
7-10 years related work experience, including experience in:
Women’s engagement programming preferred
Familiarity with diversity and inclusion programming
Experienced with communications and content creation, including developing online communities;
Experienced in project management and implementation;
Prior association experience preferred;
Experience with marketing and sales of programs preferred;
Proficiency in Word for Windows, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and familiarity with or ability to learn Web content management applications;
Must be well organized and self-motivated, with the ability to work well under pressure and able to manage workload to meet deadlines;
Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, perform multiple tasks using various software applications
Strong editing and proofreading skills; excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
Excellent writing skills;
Comfort and proficiency in public speaking;
Team oriented and customer service focused with the ability to interact regularly with staff, executives, and other stakeholders;
Willingness to travel.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The NAM is an equal opportunity employer.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent salary, benefits and vibrant, team oriented work environment.
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About National Association of Manufacturers
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of all private-sector research and development in the nation. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States.
The NAM’s world-class staff of policy experts provide unmatched access and information on the key issues affecting your business and bottom line. We are on the front lines of a wide range of policy battles, from immigration reform and labor relations, to energy and the environment, to trade policy and taxes. At every turn, we are working on behalf of manufacturers in America to advance policies that help manufacturers do what they do best: create economic strength and jobs.