Program Coordinator / Job Developer

  • Hybrid
  • Charleston, WV
  • $31,200
  • Applications have closed

WV Women Work

Job Title: Program Coordinator / Job Developer
Position Reports to: Executive Director
Overall Function: The Program Coordinator / Job Developer is a full-time regular position responsible for planning, organizing, and executing all aspects of the Step Up for Women Manufacturing training program including managing the day-to-day operations of the office, recruiting participants, coordinating the course, community outreach, employer outreach, participant job placement and reporting to the headquarter office. This position is stationed at the Charleston, WV office.

Organization Description
West Virginia Women Work, a statewide 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization founded in 2000, supports and advocates for the education, employment and economic equity for all women. Over
20 years ago WVWW began offering a tuition free skilled trades training program, Step Up for Women, at our headquarter office in Morgantown and later expanded to include our Charleston
location. Our sites are manned by a staff with over 25 years of combined experience specializing in placing women in nontraditional occupations and we’re the only organization in the state recognized by the Dept. of Labor to offer “Quality Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs.” The organization is now expanding their pre-apprenticeship model to a hybrid online training model.
More information can be found at

Primary Responsibilities
Establish teachers, speakers, and supplemental training for students
• Recruit and Manage Skilled Trades Instructors
• Coordinate hands-on components of training program
• Schedule 10-hour OSHA and other additional certification training
• Cohort Schedule including speakers, apprenticeship representatives, women working in the trades & manufacuring, contractors, employers training, site tours, partner presentations, etc.

Recruit training program participants
• Distribute promotional materials on an ongoing basis at social service agencies and high
traffic areas
• Visit local social services agencies and Workforce offices and make personal contacts
with case workers
• Presentations to service providers and attend career fairs
• Interview women applying for program
• Select most appropriate candidates for program

Teach mandatory soft skill topics in the classroom for a minimum of 44 hours per course
• Communication skills with classmates and employers
• How to make an effective phone call

• Resume writing – nontraditional
• Interviewing
• Job Hunting Tactics
• Graduation requirements
• Budgeting
• Registered Apprenticeships and Unions
• Job Shadowing
• Field trip to job sites
• Gathering important documents
• Application practice
• Class time for students to contact employers and submit applications

Job Development
• Must become familiar with the manufacturing and trades occupations, how to train for them and how to get a job in the manufacturing and/or nontraditional field
• Establish job-shadowing opportunities for students
• Network with area employers to open the doors for the participants to gain employment
• Attend local various association/organization meetings
• Cold call, write letters to area contractors
• Work individually with students throughout class and after graduation to help them in their job search, refer to contacts, and offer encouragement and advice
• Maintain contact with both students and employers to help facilitate any problems that arise and maintain a working relationship

Report to Headquarter Office
• Maintain a comprehensive and clear filing system of program activities and participant
information in order to quickly supply requested information
• Submit reports via mail and email on a monthly basis
• Regularly update and submit program statistical information
• Complete the End of Class Reporting Packet after the completion of every course

Financial Management
• Secure program debit card and check book(s) in a locked location
• Pay vendors via debit card or check according to the approved program budget
• Purchase program, training, and office materials according to the approved program budget
• Collect proof of payment for every transaction
• Submit original receipts and transaction report to the Headquarter office on a regular basis

Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills
• Ability to effectively solve problems and carry out responsibilities under general supervision
• Possess excellent organization skill, initiative and follow through
• Be detail oriented, able to set priorities, and meet deadlines
• Proficient knowledge of modern office equipment and technology
• Proficient in office software including Word, Excel, Publisher, Access and social media use
• Excellent communication, organizational, and writing skills. Ability to exercise discretion in acquiring and disseminating confidential and proprietary information.
• Ability to travel throughout the region and, on rare occasions, stay out of town overnight
• Passion for promoting and supporting self-sufficiency and economic empowerment among women

High School Diploma/GED
Driver’s License
Construction / Trades / Manufacturing work experience preferred
Acceptable Background Check

Job Type
Permanent -/Full Time with occasional evening and weekend hours

Job Location
Charleston, WV

Pay and Benefits
$31,200 salary plus benefits after a 90-day probation period
• Medical Insurance 100% paid by WVWW after probation period
• Simple IRA with 3% match after probation period
• $35 monthly cell reimbursement
• 12 paid holidays
• Flexible PTO – Our PTO policy is based on mutual trust and responsibility. Employees are obliged to take a minimum of 14 days off each year
• Flexible work location/remote work

Application Instructions:
Resumes and cover letters may be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to WV Women
Work, Attn: Carol Phillips, 201 New Jersey Street, Morgantown, WV 26501.

Women and women of color are strongly encouraged to apply. WV Women Work is an Equal

Employment Opportunity Employer.