The Manufacturing Institute (MI) is a 501(c)3 Not-For-Profit, and the leading authority on the attraction, qualification, and development of world-class manufacturing talent. This position is responsible for the leadership, direction and overall management of the Manufacturing Institute and its resources, as it grows into a larger and more powerful organization leading in new areas of research and best practices, while enhancing its strong workforce focus. Position develops and implements strategic objectives including short and long term financial plans. Position sets standards and expectations for MI staff and gives direction and leadership towards the achievement of the MI’s philosophy, mission, strategy and its annual goals and objectives. Position represents the MI to industry groups, companies, schools, governments and organizations across the country.
Join the Manufacturing Institute and Make an Impact in the Following Ways:
- Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations throughout the country to strategically advance the MI’s mission and objectives
- Serve as the primary spokesperson to the MI’s constituents, the media, and general public
- Report to and work closely with the NAM COO and MI board to seek their involvement in strategic decisions, fundraising, programming, and increasing the overall visibility of the MI across the country
- Lead and collaborate with MI staff to effectively execute on MI’s mission and goals
- Establish employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the MI
- Directly manage the MI staff including: Senior VP of Education and Workforce Agenda, VP of Strategic Initiatives, Assistant VP of Strategic Program Engagement, Senior Director, Programs and Development, Director, Education and Workforce Initiatives, Program Coordinators (2), and Executive Assistant
- Oversee organization of MI board and committee meetings
- Oversee marketing and other communication efforts
- Review and approve contracts for services and products; plan and oversee the annual budget
- Direct Reports include:
- Senior Vice President, Education and Workforce Agenda
- Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
- Assistant Vice President, Strategic Program Engagement
- Senior Director, Programs and Development
- Director, Education and Workforce Initiatives
- Program Coordinators (2)
- Executive Assistant
- Manage three Key MI Program Areas:
- Center for the American Workforce – the core focus of the MI for more than a decade, consists of programs designed to inspire the next generation to pursue manufacturing careers; finding ways to help employers in training, hiring and retaining veterans; promoting the role of women in manufacturing through STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Initiative which serves to mentor and recognize women while also leading research efforts in this area; and other innovative means of helping to publicize and close the manufacturing skills gap.
- Center for Research and Analytics – working with the NAM’s Chief Economist, develop new business opportunities and enhance the MI’s reputation by publishing credible and unique research related to the manufacturing economy.
- Center for Manufacturing Best Practices – a brand new endeavor, this Center has been started by convening Manufacturing HR professionals and looking for ways to help them share their best practices. Expanding this into other operational areas and disciplines in the manufacturing economy will help further cement the MI’s position as a leading force in helping U.S. manufacturing improve and succeed.