Associate Director of Employment Training

Minneapolis, MN

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 goal is to assist our residents and communities with the groundwork they need, not only to survive but also to thrive. We are eager to welcome others to our team who are 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.

Job Summary

The Associate Director of Employment Training is responsible for the management of the PPL Career Center career pathways and employment services teams. The Associate Director oversees and coordinates career pathway program and employment services and team functions to enhance the quality of services to help participants as they work toward economic and family stability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:   

  • The qualified candidate must have 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, and economic and social situations.
  • Knowledge of employment and training trends and resources, community agencies, and other programs.
  • Ability to effectively lead a team of dedicated staff to realize program goals.
  • Effectively build and manage program and project budgets.
  • Excellent ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and see projects through completion in a timely manner.
  • A strong commitment to empowerment models and overcoming barriers to employment.
  • Working knowledge of employment training funding streams.
  • Interest and ability in working with program data and databases.
  • Experience in career development, job-seeking, and job-keeping skills.
  • Ability to support staff as they provide direct service.
  • Valid Minnesota driver’s license with a good driving record (consistent with PPL’s driving policy).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Identify individual and program training initiatives to provide professional development opportunities for existing staff.
  • Complete performance evaluations and provide appropriate coaching and counseling to ensure all employees perform at satisfactory levels; identify when discipline is appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The qualified candidate must have 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, and economic and social situations.
  • Knowledge of employment and training trends and resources, community agencies, and other programs.
  • Ability to effectively lead a team of dedicated staff to realize program goals.
  • Effectively build and manage program and project budgets.
  • Excellent ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and see projects through completion in a timely manner.
  • A strong commitment to empowerment models and overcoming barriers to employment.
  • Working knowledge of employment training funding streams.
  • Interest and ability in working with program data and databases.
  • Experience in career development, job-seeking, and job-keeping skills.
  • Ability to support staff as they provide direct service.
  • Valid Minnesota driver’s license with a good driving record (consistent with PPL’s driving policy).

Minimum Technology Qualifications:

  • Ability to navigate the internet and electronic timecard system.
  • Ability to use MS Outlook.
  • Ability to access and navigate online databases.
  • Ability to use office equipment including telephone and voicemail system, copier, printer, fax machine, and scanner.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Word and Excel, Zoom, Teams, and online meeting platforms.
  • Analytical skills to compare data over time, and present results in an easy-to-understand manner.
  • Ability to develop and maintain detailed statistical data and quantitative information.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Services, or Management or a related field required
  • 3+ years of Program Management and supervisory experience required.

Salary/Wages: $65,000-$70,000/Yr., DOQ

PPL's work is now a Hybrid Model where 60% of the workweek is in the office or onsite at satellite locations. Our Hybrid Model refers to the split between working in the office (60%) and at home (40%) of the time. Over a 5-day work week, this equates to three days working in the office and the opportunity to work from home for the other two days.

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; and an impactful presence in an organization that makes a difference in many lives.

Application Process:

Qualified candidates can apply online. Include a cover letter and resume. The hiring process includes phone screens and 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 that 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.