WIOA Program Manager Full Time
Location: DC, DE, MD, VA, NJ, NC, SC, FL, GA, Virtual
Position Reports To: Managing Director
Kinetic Potential (KP) is a mission driven organization, based in the Washington, DC area, that has a tremendous opportunity to expand its occupational skills training and community service offerings throughout the United States. KP is a certified occupational training provider under the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) where we provide certification training for dislocated workers in the areas of Cybersecurity, Project Management and Healthcare in several states throughout the US. Additionally, KP provide virtual on the job training programs for youth 18-24 to develop their skills and prospects for careers with high earning potential
Oversee staff, budgets, policies and procedures to ensure program requirements and performance standards are met or exceeded. Expand workforce development programs throughout the US, including our Registered Apprenticeship Programs, that address the growing need of the unemployed and provides a non-traditional path for young professionals into high demand careers. Aligning KP’s efforts with the needs of job seekers, clients and employers in the community from concept to completion. Growing the agency by responding to RFP’s, providing unsolicited proposals, partnering with nonprofits in developing, grant proposals and creating new workforce offerings.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Builds and maintains relationships/partnerships with related agencies and community groups on a local and regional level to promote employment and training programs and to develop strong linkages to state and national workforce development programs/opportunities.
Enroll dislocated workers and young professionals into our WIOA funded programs and ensure all programs achieve established performance objectives and are delivered with the level of excellence expected of all KP programming.
Partner with community based organizations, to include faith-based organizations, schools, community based organizations to co-locate KP Technical and Experiential learning centers with our KP Network Partners throughout the US.
Build and expand registered apprenticeship programs with the US Department of Labor and State workforce agencies to provide an alternative path into high demand careers for young and transitioning professionals with a specific focus on veterans and low-income clients.
Manages multiple complex programs under his/her area or responsibility by monitoring reports, data and program activities to ensure that progress is being made toward specified program objectives, modifies and/or changes strategies and methodology as required to redirect and attain objectives.
Develops, proposes, implements and monitors budgets for programs in his/her areas of responsibility, reporting concerns and recommendations for resolution to CEO.
Identifies, analyzes, and recommends to the CEO contracts with outside organizations, vendors, trainers, consultants and subcontractors to perform services for KP; coordinates program operations and monitors same with recommendations for improvement, change or discontinuation of contracts.
Informs CEO of status of programs through regular comprehensive reporting, assuring that programs under his/her areas of responsibility are operated in accordance with all applicable legal and statutory requirements.
Hire, orients, trains, and assesses performance for employees within his/her areas of responsibility. Identifies needs/opportunities and develops performance plans for employees under his/her supervision.
Maintains a current, working knowledge of pertinent laws, rules, and guidelines.
Assumes new assignments as directed by CEO.
Formal academic preparation (or equivalent) to qualify for this position:
Bachelor or Graduate Degree in business, public administration, education, or human services.
Considerable knowledge of programs and policies in connection with Workforce Investment and Opportunities Act (WIOA) programs and services or ability to acquire such knowledge rapidly.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form, including knowledge of the English language such as spelling, grammar and punctuation. Ability to speak, read, and write a language other than English is a plus particularly if it is Spanish.
Must have substantial experience with all Microsoft applications including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint.
Comfort facilitating and conducting virtual meetings, webinars and project team meetings via Zoom and / or other virtual platforms essential.
Must have ability to pass a criminal background check.
Credentialed as a “Certified Workforce Development Professional” or equivalent is a plus.
Other Desired Skills for Position
Leadership Training, Supervisory Training, Strategic Planning, Conflict Resolution/Negotiating, Budgeting and Financial Analysis, Human Resource Management, Legal/Grievances/Complaints, Affirmative Action/EEO/Data Privacy, Grant writing, Communications-Oral and Written, Group Process/Team Dynamics, Cultural Diversity, Marketing.