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Program Manager, Advancement

Jobs For the Future
Boston, MA 02108
  • Job Code
    119190309
Jobs For the Future

Jobs for the Future is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status. Jobs for the Future requests priority referrals of Protected Veterans for this job opening, and all other externally posted company employment opportunities.

About the position:

The Program Manager will be a member of a dynamic JFF team working to fundamentally change existing systems and re-imagine new ways for people to access the knowledge, skills, and educational credentials critical to launch, re-enter, or advance in careers and realize their best possible futures. The Program Manager will work in collaboration with JFF staff and external partners on projects that support state, regional, and local leadersrepresenting fields such as K-12 and postsecondary education, workforce development, state and local government, business and industry, and community-based organizationsto design, strengthen, and scale solutions that create equitable conditions and clear paths to economic advancement for all. Examples of some of the types of work our team engages in can found through exploring the impact stories for Pathways to Prosperity, Place-based Initiatives, and Opportunity Works.

The Program Manager reports directly to a senior leader on the team and works collaboratively with others across JFF to support our efforts to:

Improve the transitions between, and the alignment and integration of, high school, postsecondary education and training, and work
Ensure that education and workforce development systems and programs are easily navigable and have multiple on- and off-ramps that provide easy access to education and training over time
Break down structural and policy barriers that impede access to high-quality career-focused learning that leads to experiences and credentials with value in the labor market


Who you are:

  • You have 3 to 5 years of experience working with secondary or postsecondary educational institutions or agencies, workforce or economic development, corrections or juvenile justice, community-based organizations, or other relevant fields
  • You have strong project management and organizational skills; you can work quickly and independently, prioritize, and meet competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • You have strong writing and editing skills; you can communicate ideas clearly and concisely for multiple audiences
  • You are able and willing to travel up to 30%
  • You possess high energy and passion for JFFs mission; ability to apply JFFs core values to all areas of your work
  • You model inclusive leadership, working effectively with diverse staff, and building and stewarding an organizational culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Youcontributetopositive, effective, collaborative cultures and teams wherever you work
  • You are a curious and adaptive learner, with a willingness to take in new information, perspectives, and data to inform your work
  • You demonstrate a growth mindset and desire to continuously improve in your work and approach

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<strong>Jobs For the Future</strong><br /><br />Jobs for the Future is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status. Jobs for the Future requests priority referrals of Protected Veterans for this job opening, and all other externally posted company employment opportunities.<br /><br /><strong>About the position:</strong><br /><br />The Program Manager will be a member of a dynamic JFF team working to fundamentally change existing systems and re-imagine new ways for people to access the knowledge, skills, and educational credentials critical to launch, re-enter, or advance in careers and realize their best possible futures. The Program Manager will work in collaboration with JFF staff and external partners on projects that support state, regional, and local leadersrepresenting fields such as K-12 and postsecondary education, workforce development, state and local government, business and industry, and community-based organizationsto design, strengthen, and scale solutions that create equitable conditions and clear paths to economic advancement for all. Examples of some of the types of work our team engages in can found through exploring the impact stories for <a href="https://www.jff.org/what-we-do/impact-stories/pathways-to-prosperity-network/">Pathways to Prosperity</a>, <a href="https://www.jff.org/what-we-do/impact-stories/place-based-initiatives-and-performance-partnerships-pilots/">Place-based Initiatives</a>, and <a href="https://www.jff.org/what-we-do/impact-stories/opportunity-works/">Opportunity Works</a>.<br /><br />The Program Manager reports directly to a senior leader on the team and works collaboratively with others across JFF to support our efforts to:<br /><br />Improve the transitions between, and the alignment and integration of, high school, postsecondary education and training, and work<br />Ensure that education and workforce development systems and programs are easily navigable and have multiple on- and off-ramps that provide easy access to education and training over time<br />Break down structural and policy barriers that impede access to high-quality career-focused learning that leads to experiences and credentials with value in the labor market<br /><br /><br /><strong>Who you are:</strong><br /><br /> <ul> <li>You have 3 to 5 years of experience working with secondary or postsecondary educational institutions or agencies, workforce or economic development, corrections or juvenile justice, community-based organizations, or other relevant fields</li> <li>You have strong project management and organizational skills; you can work quickly and independently, prioritize, and meet competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment</li> <li>You have strong writing and editing skills; you can communicate ideas clearly and concisely for multiple audiences</li> <li>You are able and willing to travel up to 30%</li> <li>You possess high energy and passion for JFFs mission; ability to apply JFFs core values to all areas of your work</li> <li>You model inclusive leadership, working effectively with diverse staff, and building and stewarding an organizational culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion</li> <li>Youcontributetopositive, effective, collaborative cultures and teams wherever you work</li> <li>You are a curious and adaptive learner, with a willingness to take in new information, perspectives, and data to inform your work</li> <li>You demonstrate a growth mindset and desire to continuously improve in your work and approach</li> </ul> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/Z4abNVc1GAeETxqmIbP58"> <p>PI119190309</p>

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Posted: 2020-03-20 Expires: 2020-04-20

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