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Career Pathways Program Manager

Project for Pride in Living

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Accepting applications until filled

Who We Are

Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income people to become self-reliant through integrated services. When joining PPL, you become a part of a diverse team whose person-centered approach to services ensures individuals and families receive the housing and ecosystem of support they need to achieve greater stability now and for the next generation. We are eager to welcome new team members dedicated to serving our residents and pursuing our mission to build the hope, assets, and self-reliance of individuals and families who have lower incomes by providing transformative, affordable housing and employment readiness services. PPL strives to be an equitable and inclusive organization committed to elevating the voices of the communities we serve that are disproportionately affected by systemic inequities.

Job Summary:

PPL's Employment Readiness team is seeking a talented Career Pathways Program Manager to join the PPL teamThis position is responsible for management of the PPL Career Center pathway programming. PPL's Career Center pathway programming provides employment placement, retention, and career laddering services to participants and PPL graduates. All programs and services utilize an integrated service approach and works closely with other staff members of the Career Center and other PPL programs as well as key external employer and education partners. This position provides leadership and management to Career Pathways team comprised of Career Specialists over seeing short-term and long-term professional development programs.

Thisrole is an excellent opportunity for a personable mid-level professional withsupervisory experience in employment services. Our ideal candidate has solidcommunication skills and enjoys working with people from diverse backgrounds,identities, and life experiences.

Job duties and responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with the Associate Director of Employment Training to execute impactful career pathway program models resulting in realized program and organizational goals.
  • Oversee Career Pathways program design and management. The Career Pathways program includes providing placement, retention, career laddering services and maintaining post-secondary partnerships.
  • Maintain, convene, and work in collaboration with post-secondary education institutions and employer partners on program design, delivery, and implementation of services.
  • Recruit, hire, train and evaluate staff to maintain quality within the program; also encourage growth and development of current staff to enhance the professionalism within the department
  • Responsible for tracking and reporting on program data and evaluating outcome measurement. This includes managing and monitoring data entry into three mandated online databases – Workforce One, CTK Apricot and Salesforce.
  • Research curriculum development opportunities to elevate program design and quality of content.
  • Facilitate program workshops as needed in support of Career Specialist team and DEI initiatives.
  • Responsible for successful program audits to ensure programs meet all compliance requirements per contract agreements by external government funders; additionally, work in partnership with Finance and Operations Manager on related financial audits.
  • Assist staff with maintaining accurate and precise tracking of client outcomes and results through paper files and online databases.
  • Research market and job trends; keep current on relevant information that prepares participants for the world of work.
  • Collaborate and participate across Career Readiness programs in the areas of placement, retention, and data tracking
  • Work with the Associate Director to manage program budgets; ensure budget is on track with programming.

A detailed job description is available upon request or when selected for the next phase of the hiring process.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Education, Human Services, Management or a related field required AND/OR 3+ years work experience in Program Management (preferably in Nonprofit but not required), Project Management, or related field of work may serve as equivalent to education requirement.
  • 2+ years of experience in a supervisory role.
  • Experience with program development, management, and execution.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively in an environment of collaboration with multicultural staff and clients.
  • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds, ethnic cultures, economic and social situations.
  • Knowledge of employment and training trends and resources, community agencies, and other programs.
  • Experience in creating effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders including but not limited to participants, employer partners, post-secondary educators, nonprofit agencies, city and county representatives.
  • Demonstrated leadership, organization, communication, staff management, and project management skills.
  • Experience with community programs and resources, Adult Basic Education services, employment services, and training programs.
  • Interest and ability in working with program data and databases.
  • Experience in career development, job seeking, and job retention skills.
  • Experience with coaching, problem solving and providing crisis intervention.
  • Valid Minnesota driver’s license with a good driving record (consistent with PPL’s driving policy)

Benefits: Employer-sponsored health & dental insurance; employer-paid short & long term disability insurance, life insurance, and paid parental leave. Voluntary life insurance; Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA); PTO & Paid Holidays; 403(b) retirement plan with employer match; summer half-day Fridays; an impactful presence in an organization that makes a difference in many lives.

Salary: $55,000-$65,000/Yr., DOQ

PPL utilizes a hybrid remote/in-person work model. The Career Pathways Program Manager is required to work in-person at PPL's Career Center in South Minneapolis at least 60% of their work week.

Application Process:

Qualified candidates can apply online. Include a cover letter and resume. The process includes phone screens and virtual/ in-person interviews, references, and background checks for final candidates.

PPL strives to be an equitable and inclusive organization committed to elevating the voices of the communities we serve those who are disproportionately affected by systemic inequities. Persons of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

PPL is an EEO/AA employer. PPL participates in the federal E-verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the organization will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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