Wise is currently seeking a Technical Assistance and Training Program Manager. Wise is a not for profit organization dedicated to expanding and sustaining integrated and customized employment opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our work is primarily educational. We consult with families, employment service agencies, local and state governments, school districts, and private businesses, providing training and support for those who wish to create employment opportunities in their communities.
As a Technical Assistance and Training Program Manager you will have the unique opportunity to: • Work alongside the Wise teams located in Seattle, Spokane and Portland • Plan and coordinate training, community and other events related to employment • Work with local community members to promote community employment • Work with Wise staff, consultants, Counties and the State of Washington to assist employers to hire people who experience disabilities • Provide training and technical assistance on core supported employment skills throughout Oregon and Washington States, and • Be involved in a host of other exciting projects as they arise.
The position requires frequent travel. Travel will include work across WA State and may include work in other states as needed. This position will be based in the Seattle office and will require a flexibility with work hours and travel scheduling. The successful candidate will provide his or her energy, enthusiasm, talent and expertise as an integral member of a team dedicated and passionate about promoting and achieving employment for All.
If you are interested in being part of our organization, please send your resume and cover letter to: Monica Zumach, Training and Technical Assistance Director at Wise no later than 5:00 p.m. February 15, 2018. Monica can be reached through email at [email protected] or by mail at 100 S. King St., Suite 260, Seattle, WA 98104. See below for the position description.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Program Manager promotes the mission and values of the Washington Initiative for Supported Employment and may collaborate with other Program Managers to this end. Program Managers are normally employed to perform various job duties within a specific purpose or project(s). They provide technical assistance, information and consultation to governmental staff, community boards, employment service agencies, schools, parents, advocates, employers, co-workers and individuals with disabilities to foster the values, design, development, marketing and operation of supported employment. IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Training and Technical Assistance Director POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Positions as may be assigned by the Executive Director
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Designs and implements project plans to build capacity for integrated and customized employment services • Facilitates project team meetings and/or project reports • Acts as the point of contact for informational calls regarding programs • Supports the development and implementation of agency goals, priorities, and policies, and manages various projects necessary for the agency to function effectively • Implements new models and activities that promote long-term employment of people with disabilities • Develops, delivers and facilitates training events, public forums, and/or conferences • Develops and delivers informational and technical presentations and materials on supported employment or other specific projects • Represents the organization at public and professional meetings and forums • Compiles and prepares financial, statistical, and narrative reports on organizational performance • Additional responsibilities and duties as negotiated and assigned by the Executive Director or Training and Technical Assistance Director
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree and/or related experience in the delivery of training and technical assistance related to supported employment; Two years’ experience may be substituted for each year of education.
MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS: A valid Washington State Driver’s license and private automobile liability insurance are required.