The Business Network for Offshore Wind (The Network) is a nonprofit, educational organization with a mission to develop the offshore wind renewable energy industry and its supply chain. The Network partners with industry and government to build an innovative supply chain that will create and sustain jobs, benefiting local economies and ensuring a cost-effective clean energy portfolio. We advance this through collaboration, education, and innovation, bringing together global developers, policymakers, academia, and leading experts to grow this new and vital offshore wind industry that provides a practical solution to climate change and creates well-paying jobs.
The Vice President for Industry Education and Training is responsible for leading the development and execution of an education strategy that educates businesses and individuals to build out the U.S. offshore wind industry supply chain. This position is responsible for managing the Network’s current training offerings, building new trainings and comprehensive curriculum that enhances the Network brand, and implementing a revenue-generating model to sustain the curriculum over time.
This position works collaboratively with other senior team members to assess member needs, program viability, and development of successful programmatic content including agendas and speakers for Network educational and training events held throughout the year. This position requires consistently monitoring activities in the Offshore Wind industry to determine appropriate program content trends and initiatives in the industry and keep our members up to date on current initiatives. They interact regularly with members and customers and instill excellent member relations skills in all members of the training team.
POSITION FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop, lead, and execute an education strategy that supports the Network’s strategies to educate the U.S. offshore wind industry and to advance the acceptance of industry standards
Responsible for the design and implementation of new professional training/certification programs offered though specialized courses or workshops
Manage the accreditation process of the Network’s current trainings and programs, develop and implement new continuing education unit (C.E.U.) offerings,
Working with the VP of Technology, identify, implement, and maintain a comprehensive Learning Management System (LMS)
Manage the development and annual updating of the Business Networks Foundation 2 Blade textbook and course materials
Work with executive leadership to orchestrate annual training schedule and develop annual departmental budget; monitors performance against budget and assures course correction as needed
Work with staff to identify and incorporate programmatic content from Network digital and in person events, into the development and delivery of trainings
Identify industry content leaders to enhance programs and trainings
Utilizes data-driven strategy and business analytics, ensure participant needs and revenue goals are met or exceeded and that the learning experiences are of high quality delivering on the Network’s brand promise
Develops relationships with other associations and organizations to build alliances and create joint cooperative educational programs
Manage NREL Offshore Wind Standards contract to ensure integration into Network training offerings
Collaborate with the Marketing/Communications Department to promote training programs
Write grants and proposal as required
Build out and manage the Training and Education Team including expert consultants and vendors
Standardizes operations and procedures
Responsible for training internal staff on industry topics
Manage the intern and fellow programs; develop programmatic content to enhance their experience and lead to professional growth
Update Salesforce with leads and contacts that help actively pursue business development efforts for all Network programs, projects, services, products, and events.
Grow membership through trainings
Responsible for grant execution for department
BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION:
The salary range for this position is commensurable with experience. For full-time, benefit eligible employees, the Network offers an excellent range of benefits including:
Dental and Vision Benefits
Employee Life Insurance
Employee Short & Long Term Disability
Generous paid leave
Work is in an office environment
The Business Network for Offshore Wind provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Business Network for Offshore Wind complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which we employ staff. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
BS degree in Education (STEM), Communication, Training, Environmental Science or related field; experience in offshore wind a plus, an interest in offshore wind a must
Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) preferred
Minimum 7 years of work experience in employee training, and 3 years of work experience as Training Facilitator Administrator or similar role; Experience in foundations, nonprofits, or the public sector, highly desirable
Minimum 5 years staff management experience; highly accountable for own and direct report actions
Ability to think strategically and act tactically with a proven entrepreneur mindset
Experience in foundations, nonprofits, or the public sector, highly desirable
Superior Customer service orientation
Proven track record of project management and research and skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Collaborative, solution-oriented team leader and colleague
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Asana and Adobe Acrobat
Experience Salesforce isdesirable
Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure with professionalism
Ability to travel domestically and internationally 40 percent of the time
The Business Network for Offshore Wind is a nonprofit, educational organization with a mission to develop the offshore wind renewable energy industry and its supply chain. The Network partners with industry and government to build an innovative supply chain that will create and sustain jobs, benefiting local economies and ensuring a cost-effective clean energy portfolio. We advance this through collaboration, education, and innovation, bringing together global developers, policymakers, academia, and leading experts to grow this new and vital offshore wind industry that provides a practical solution to climate change and creates well-paying jobs.