The Manufacturing Institute is the 501(c)3 nonprofit workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers. The MI's mission is to inspire, educate and empower the manufacturing workforce of today and tomorrow. The MI's diverse initiatives support all American workers, including emerging workers, women, veterans and students, through skilled training programs, community building and career growth.
Job Title:Associate Director, FAME USA
Reports To:National Director, FAME USA
Level: Senior Professional
The Manufacturing Institute (MI) is seeking an Associate Director, FAME USA. This position is responsible for supporting MI program activities with an emphasis on managing and supporting key elements of the MI's FAME USA program. FAME USA is a distinct training model and framework used to develop global-best skilled technicians.
You'll be joining a team of problem-solvers designing, enhancing, and managingprogrammatic solutions while also creating successful partnerships to attractand prepare the next generation of manufacturing workforce. The successfulcandidate will embrace taking responsibility for various aspects of a respectednational training model, partnering with local operations, developing coalitions, and constantly improving program deliverables while recognizing and seizing opportunities for further development.
The Manufacturing Institute is the workforce development and education partner ofthe National Association of Manufacturers with a mission to build, diversifyand strengthen the manufacturing workforce for individual opportunity, community prosperity and a competitive manufacturing industry for the future. The Associate Director, Workforce Programs, will be part of the Workforce Solutions team within the larger MI.
Join the MI and Make an Impact in the Following Ways:
*Work within the FAME USA team to lead and support elements of the FAME program. Areas of particular focus include:
Ongoing support for new and existing FAME chapters
Create, integrate, and support various systems, tools, and related resources to support operations and successful scaling of FAME
Promote the FAME model to companies, economic development organizations, and industry associations
Assist in planning and executing convenings, webinars and conferences for the FAME program.
Communicate and collaborate as appropriate with external partners, including partner non-profits, education institutions, and government agencies.
Develop and manage project plans, reporting schedules and formats, and development and delivery of key deliverables related to FAME USA.
Support program and related activities under the MI Workforce Solutions portfolio.
Develop content including program collateral, toolkits, social media content and other thought leadership to highlight the MI's Workforce Solutions portfolio; partner with Communications and other departments on content delivery as needed.
Contribute to the development and deployment of new solutions to increase the number of qualified applicants for open positions in manufacturing.
The above list of responsibilities is representative of the position and not intended to limit or preclude other responsibilities and tasks that may be associated with or added to the position.
We are looking for Team Players who meet the Following Criteria:
Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a four-year college or university.
10-15 years of related work experience, including experience and interest in:
Workforce development programs
Building and supporting training models for industry
Familiarity with community college and/or technical education systems
Experience with coalition creation and management
Knowledge of the FAME model of education preferred but not required.
Familiarity with third-party credentials
Economic development experience preferred but not required.
Excellent writing skills with experience writing for an organization.
Must be well organized and self-motivated, with the ability to effectively manage workload to meet dynamic deadlines.
Ability to work in a hybrid and fast-paced environment, using various software applications to perform multiple tasks.
Strong editing and proofreading skills.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills are very important.
Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint; and the ability and attitude necessary to learnvarious web-based applications.
Team-oriented with a focus on customer service and continuous improvement.
The ability to interact professionally with staff, company executives (internal and
The Manufacturing Institute is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity andAffirmative Action employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome and celebrate everyone's uniqueness here at the MI. We provide equal opportunities to individuals regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
We also consider qualified applicants with conviction histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. At the MI, we believe in Second Chances! The MI is committed to offering equal employment opportunities to ALL. We only require that you have the qualifications, talent and passion to be successful in your role.
The MI is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals withdisabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
TheManufacturing Institute (MI) requires proof of Covid-19 vaccination from all employees that are headquarters based and/or remote. This is a condition of employment with the MI but will consider special accommodation for individual circumstances.
The Manufacturing Institute (MI) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States and one of the nation's most influential advocates for manufacturing. By joining the MI, you become part of a spirited and dynamic team that is driven to succeed. We recognize and reward our staff with competitive pay and annual performance-based bonus programs. We offer an outstanding benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, life, short-term and long-term disability, flexible spendingaccounts, SmarTrip, and a 401(k) Salary Deferral plan with employer match and contributions, vacation and sick leave, complimentary on-site gym access and healthy snacks in the break room. Become part of a fast-paced team passionate about keeping the United States the world leader in manufacturing.
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States and one of the nation’s most influential advocates for manufacturing. By joining the NAM, you become part of a spirited and dynamic team that is driven to succeed. We recognize and reward our staff with competitive pay and annual performance-based bonus programs. We offer an outstanding benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, life, short-term and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, SmarTrip, and a 401(k) Salary Deferral plan with employer match and contributions, and ample vacation and sick leave. Become part of a fast-paced team passionate about keeping the United States the world leader in manufacturing. The Manufacturing Institute is the NAM’s nonprofit workforce development and education partner and is a 501(c)3 that supports the manufacturing industry’s skilled workers. The MI’s mission is to inspire, educate and empower the workforce of today and tomorrow. The MI’s diverse initiatives support all American workers, including emerging workers, women, veterans, and students, through skilled training programs, community building, and career growth.