Workforce Program Manager
Company: Texas Trees Foundation
Posted on: November 25, 2022
_*Workforce Program Manager*_
*Position Description: * The Program Manager reports to the Chief
Operations and Communications Officer and is responsible for the
leadership and management of Texas Trees Foundation's workforce
program, its development, and activities. In addition, the Program
Manager will lead a team of instructors, crew supervisors, and crew
members and provide urban forestry crew trainees to TTF urban
foresters and outside agencies responsible for the successful
implementation of TTF projects. The Program Manager must maintain a
close working relationship with and coordinate the deployment of
workforce trainees with the Urban Forestry Manager or
_Reports to: Chief Operations and Communications Officer__
__Classification__*: *__Full time; non -exempt (hourly)
Salary Scale Equivalent: Salary is commensurate with
*Organization*: Texas Trees Foundation, a 501(c)(3), makes possible
higher quality of life for citizens, visitors, and businesses
through research, technology, and education to strategically
protect, plant, and care for trees and ensure that all projects
show a return on investment to support growth and livability. Far
more than a tree-planting organization, Texas Trees collaborates
with urban planners, landscape architects, developers,
corporations, and municipalities to improve the overall quality of
life for the citizens who call Dallas and North Texas home.
*Essential Functions: *
--- *Directs, manages and counsels* assigned staff and
--- Develops, plans and manages program *budget and forecasts
ongoing financial *needs for workforce program as it scales up
cohorts in years two, three and four.
--- *Monitors program expenses*, including purchases made by crew
--- *Procures equipment*, including trucks, tools and related urban
forestry gear for workforce program, consistent with TTF
--- *Identifies office space needs* for workforce program and
procures necessary office equipment, including computers, desks and
other educational equipment and tools. Forecasts office space
requirements so program can continuously scale.
--- Develops, plans and manages process for *recruiting*,
interviewing and hiring workforce candidates, Workforce Instructor
and Crew Supervisors.
--- Directs *development of training program*for crew supervisors,
workforce trainees, and volunteers as necessary.
--- Creates *Cohort Schedule* to map out each day's activities for
20 week program, meeting educational requirements and work
experience requirements consistent with WIOA
--- Under the direction of the Urban Forestry Manager or Cool
Schools Manager, *plans, schedules and mobilize crews* and
equipment necessary to complete various TTF projects --- well in
advance of the project, including tree inventories. Plans for
contingencies in case immediate needs emerge.
--- Schedules and manages workforce trainees with *"wrap around
services*," including transportation to worksite, food, healthcare,
uniforms/clothing, GED etc.
--- *Manages crew* supervisors schedules and serves as a backup
crew supervisor, when necessary.
--- Monitors, *evaluates and makes recommendations regarding
workforce program*, including suggesting improvements.
--- In consultation with crew supervisors, *evaluates workforce
trainees performance* examining both classroom and project
performance. Provides coaching to crew supervisors and trainees as
--- Develops, plans and manages *jobs pipeline*with numerous
landscape and urban forestry related companies and encourages them
to hire workforce program graduates.
--- C*ompletes required forms* in a timely manner and coaches
workforce participants on form completion to meet deadlines.
--- Monitors *program success metrics* and provides various reports
to relevant governmental agencies, private donors and others.
--- Ensures workforce is always in *compliance with WIOA* rules and
regulations. Takes immediate corrective action when necessary to
address any compliance issues.
--- Provides training and guidance to crew leaders regarding *human
resources requirements* and removes workforce trainees who fail to
meet program standards, either through improper conduct or
--- Drafts reports and makes presentations to city officials and
staff, government agencies and donors as requested
--- Enters and retrieves data on the computer.
--- Oversees *volunteer participation* and integration with
workforce needs on TTF urban forestry projects or outsourced
--- Supervises and manages several TTF workforce instructors, crew
supervisors, and volunteers. Solves staffing/volunteer shortages
during project delivery.
--- Consults, with the Urban Forestry Manager, on potential urban
--- Manages and tracks all trainee participation on projects and
create final reports.
*Marketing Support: *
--- Support the Marketing and Development team to identify and
create promotional materials related to workforce trainees on urban
--- Inform and help coordinate photo opportunities for Marketing
--- May represent Texas Trees Foundation at local, state, and
national conferences and meetings.
*Relationships and Roles: *
--- Values and supports partnerships that advance the work of the
Texas Trees Foundation and enhances partners' missions
--- Commitment to the mission of the Texas Trees Foundation
--- Demonstrates the ability to interact and cooperate with all TTF
--- Builds trust, values others, is responsible for developing,
updating, revising, and maintaining communication effectively,
drives execution, fosters innovation, focuses on the customer,
collaborates with others, solves problems creatively, and
demonstrates high integrity.
--- Maintains professional internal and external relationships that
meet company core values
--- Inspires and supports North Texas cities in urban forestry
planning and implementation of programs and projects
*Required Qualifications/Skills: *
--- Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or a related
--- 3-5 years of direct occupational experience
--- *2-5+ years managing workforce programs*, ideally in the
--- Supervising experience: 4 years (required) paid experience in
environmental programs/urban forestry: 2 years (Required) working
with field crew staff or volunteers: 1 year (Preferred)
--- Experience working with diverse populations
--- Ability to identify safety hazards and ensure the safety of
crew members while following COVID-19 safety protocol
*Certification*: Experience in place of education includes 2-3
years of direct experience and willingness to obtain certification
within 1-year of employment.
*Driving*: Must currently have and maintain a valid Texas Driver's
license with a clean driving record.
*Communication*: Professional demeanor, excellent written and oral
communication skills, ability to interact and work with various
audiences, including but not limited to arborists, urban foresters,
volunteers, contractors, DISD and DPARD staff, and staff from other
cities, school districts and other governmental agencies.
*Computer*: Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel,
Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
*Budgeting*: Experience formulating and adhering to set project
budgets, including monitoring expenditures
*Personal*: Excellent time management and organization skills with
close attention to detail, excellent analytical and problem-solving
skills, and the ability to encourage, motivate, and build effective
teams, creating mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team
members and volunteers. Flexibility, friendliness and fairness are
expected. De-escalation of interpersonal relations is vital.
*Hours*: Ability and willingness to work flexible schedules, which
includes some evenings and weekends, occasional overnight travel
may be required
*Safety*: Ability to safely lift objects over 30 lbs. and work
within safety standards.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $72,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Monday to Friday
* Weekend availability
Employees must be vaccinated.
Ability to commute/relocate:
* Dallas, TX 75247: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before
starting work (Preferred)
Work Location: One location%58047475%
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