Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) prepares, trains, and places women in careers in the skilled construction, utility, and maintenance trades, helping women achieve economic independence and a secure future. Founded in 1978, NEW is a sector-based workforce development program that focuses on placing women in skilled, unionized jobs in the trades with starting wages averaging $17 per hour, benefits, and a path to higher-wage employment. NEW primarily serves low-income minority women from all five boroughs in New York City. NEW trains over 400 women annually and has an annual budget of $3 million. Check out our website at www.new-nyc.org.
The Program Coordinator will manage the functions of NEW’s core preapprenticeship training program. The Program Coordinator will also support development and expansion of NEW’s Young Women’s Initiative, geared toward engaging women 14 to 24 to explore career pathways in construction and the trades. Responsibilities include:
- Facilitating NEW’s Young Women’s Boot Camp
- Oversee all aspects of the implementation of training programs;
- Provide ongoing programmatic and student support during the training;
- Monitor student progress in training and provide feedback to students;
- Supervise instructors for classes;
- Provide orientations for the public on NEW’s programs;
- Conduct interviews to select candidates for the program;
- Facilitate classes in industry overview and job readiness;
- Manage data and monitor data entry, student files, class materials and process reports.
The Program Coordinator will work closely with the training, employment and social services staff and reports to the Vice President of Programs.
The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, innovative and creative thinker with project planning experience. S/he will possess the ability to take initiative, work independently, prioritize responsibilities and deadlines, and think creatively. The following qualifications and experience are required:
- Experience in program development and/or project management;
- Interest and experience in youth development;
- Strong ability and desire to take initiative to expand and develop NEW’s programming;
- Excellent interpersonal skills, and an ability to interact well with and understand the interests of diverse client bases including women, instructional staff, partner organizations, unions, and colleagues;
- Strong computer skills including data analysis, database entry, and ease of use with all Office applications;
- Available to work evenings, as necessary; ability to work flexible hours as needed;
- Bachelors Degree or significant experience in the field strongly preferred;
- Knowledge of the construction industry, workforce development, organized labor a plus.
NEW is an EEO Employer.
Please email a cover letter and resume with “Program Coordinator” as the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org.