Vocational Program Manager
Job posting number: #7185489 (Ref:416607)
Posted: October 10, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Argonne’s Transportation and Power Systems (TAPS) Division seeks applicants for a Vocational Program Manager to support workforce development in clean energy and sustainable transportation. The selected candidate will draw from their experience working with community colleges, training institutions or other workforce development organizations as well as community and labor organizations to launch new programming that leverages Argonne’s technical tools, expertise, and workforce development capabilities.
The Vocational Program Manager will work closely with leaders across the laboratory and with external stakeholders to plan, coordinate, and execute vocational collaboration and learning experiences that prepare high school graduates, hourly workers, and transitional and vocational workers for a range of high-demand positions throughout clean energy and sustainable transportation. The selected candidate will utilize their background to co-develop comprehensive, career-connected educational courses and stackable micro-credential training for in-demand skills, delivered through an online learning management system (LMS), and develop community relationships that lead to immersive internships and impactful experiential learning experiences for vocational students.
The Vocational Program Manager will also serve as a key mentor and advisor to guide vocational student participation in these workforce programs, including emphasis on recruitment, retention and matriculation of women and underrepresented minorities into STEM careers as well as a diverse set of workers for future clean energy and sustainable transportation positions. The Vocational Program Manager will also establish Regional Workforce Training hubs, facilitating collaboration between internal engineering and project staff with external project sponsors and other government, industry, and academic stakeholders to scale the regional workforce efforts across North America.
The selected candidate will explore existing industry training curriculum, content design and delivery methodologies, and evaluate effectiveness and connect participants to employers and careers. They will also partner with subject matter experts to modify and tailor course content as necessary throughout the project lifespan.
The Vocational Program Manager will also provide program support for student competition programs, taking on the role of facilitating vocational/university partnerships, mentoring students, scoring, and judging student deliverables and serving as a key Argonne representative on external steering committees.
Skill and knowledge of current trends in workforce development and training, including high school graduates, upskilling/reskilling transitional workers, and vocational workers from community colleges, trade schools or apprenticeship programs.
Experience with development of training materials or learning experiences for vocational learners.
Experience with instruction-led classroom methods, performance-based e-learning, video, and blended-training solutions
Knowledge of clean energy and sustainable transportation.
Skill in representing the organization in providing solutions to difficult issues associated with specific projects.
Skill in interacting and networking with industry professionals, community organizations, and government officials, including external sponsors and stakeholders to uncover training needs, opportunities, and resources in vocational space.
Skill in using computer software such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Experience using or administering training from a learning management system.
Skill in oral and written communications.
Skill in time management, organization, and working on several projects simultaneously.
A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.
The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level (PA3 or PA4) depending upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge, skills, and experience brought to the position. The requirements for the desired levels are as follows:
PA3: Bachelor’s and 4+ years
PA4: Bachelor’s and 6+ years
Job FamilyProfessional Administrative (PA)
Job ProfileEducation Outreach 3
Time TypeFull time
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