Program Manager, Workforce Development

Washington DC

UnidosUS is seeking a Program Manager to manage the various tasks, partnerships, and deliverables associated with different projects on the Workforce Development team.

This position manages grants, program deliverables, data governance, and reporting, and ensures programmatic compliance. The Workforce Development team enables an ecosystem that supports Latino individuals in their journey to thrive in the workforce and achieve economic prosperity through the work in the following areas: digital skills development, industry-specific training, and systems change.

The Workforce Development team builds innovative programs that move individuals along the spectrum of adult education through a pathway of digital skills development for job seekers and small business owners. In addition, the programs provide vocational training, soft skills development, and job placement for career advancement. Through our systems change initiatives we incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion principles to improve hiring and training practices for stakeholders. The department implements programs funded through government grants, foundation grants, and corporate grants. In the past several years the Workforce Development team has reached over 3,300 individuals.

The position reports to the Director of Adult Education and Workforce Development. The Program Manager will be expected to participate in all workforce development team activities and events and support institutional goals and objectives. This position is hybrid and will be based in Washington, DC.

Essential Functions

  • Support the overall implementation, operation, evaluation, and expansion of industry-specific training programs, Latinx in Sales and Latinx in Automotive; as well as workforce development financial literacy and financial coaching initiative, Caminos. Ensure all program activities, outcomes, and deliverables are consistent with those outlined by the program funders.
  • Help facilitate and coordinate grant-related meetings including logistics planning, agenda-setting, and content delivery for both virtual and face-to-face events.
  • Provide targeted technical assistance, support, and capacity-building training to subgrantees; cultivate and support a Community of Practice by documenting and sharing best practices.
  • Support the development and refinement of program-related curricula and toolkits.
  • Manage the relationship between UnidosUS, subgrantees, funder, and contracted third-party consultants.
  • Prepare internal and external program-related reports as requested by supervisors and funders.
  • Maintain an understanding of UnidosUS and its Affiliates, including relevant program initiatives, operational structure, history, and leadership.
  • Represent UnidosUS at relevant workforce development and career pathways conferences, meetings, and coalitions.
  • Support signature workforce development team events, such as the biennial Workforce Development Forum.
  • Collaborate with internal teams on new projects and initiatives.
  • Share responsibility in performing preliminary research and drafting workforce development materials, such as evaluations, case studies, best practices, research documents, tools, white papers, newsletters, and curricula.
  • Support with department financial tasks and needs, such as drafting budgets for proposals, drafting and overseeing department budget, reconciling monthly credit card expenses, and reviewing outgoing payments/disbursements.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited college or university or five to seven years of relevant on-the-job experience.
  • Five to seven years of professional workforce development, or related experience in non-profit, foundation, or corporate funding.
  • Prior program management experience is required.
  • Experience with or knowledge of the public employment and federal funding for workforce development programs.
  • Experience with industry-specific workforce development training, digital skills training, and/or systems change preferred.
  • Understanding of the needs of the Latino/low-income, limited-skills workforce.
  • Bilingual and able to read, write and speak Spanish proficiently is preferred.
  • Ability to summarize market data from weekly reports to more easily and quickly interpret content, reports, trends, etc.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and professional attitude in representing UnidosUS and its partners to various audiences.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize assignments, and meet deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to travel every quarter.