FLSA Status: Exempt/Salaried

Summary: Central AlabamaWorks is seeking an Education Programs Manager, responsible for assisting the Executive Director in coordinating and executing workforce development efforts in the region.

Central AlabamaWorks is a non-profit organization established to work throughout Region 5, a thirteen-county workforce region in Central Alabama including the following counties: Autauga, Bullock, Chambers, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Perry, Russell, and Tallapoosa counties. The candidate must reside in one of these thirteen counties.

  1. Responsibilities:
    1. Assist with publicizing, promoting, and implementing workforce training programs available in Region 5.
      1. Become knowledgeable in all federal, state, and local workforce development programs to include Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) and specially funded initiatives.
      2. Coordinate career pathway programs among all workforce partners i.e. business and industry, community colleges, Career Centers, Department of Commerce, AIDT, nonprofits and others.
      3. Consistently utilize Central AlabamaWorks’ Salesforce platform to measure outcomes for CPI reporting.
      4. Coordinate all marketing and outreach activities for education events with Central AlabamaWorks Communications and Marketing Coordinator in a timely manner to ensure maximum participation.
    2. Maintain strong relationships with middle and secondary school Career Coaches to support the issues reported by business and industry;
      1. Connect business and industry with appropriate educational programs in their local area.
      2. Present in-school presentations as appropriate.
      3. Offer educational resources through the Central AlabamaWorks website.
    3. Plan, organize, and execute the regional Educator Workforce Academy (EWA) designed to connect high level educators to industry demand as they guide our students through pathway exploration.
      1. Meet regularly with Superintendents, Principals, CTE Directors, and Career Coaches in the region.
      2. Secure, schedule, and coordinate EWA event locations, industry tours, speakers, and all other details to ensure successful events.
      3. Recruit educators from region to participate in EWA and consistently increase the number of educators participating each year.
    4. Plan, organize, and execute Career Exploration pathway events.
      1. Collaborate with Executive Director to establish budget for Career Exploration
      2. Assist in developing and executing fundraising campaign for yearlong sponsorships.
      3. Maintain up-to-date financial records of all expenditures to ensure financial procedures and budget guidelines are met.
      4. Coordinate and execute school, business and industry, and volunteer registration process for such
    5. Perform other tasks and duties, including coordinating special projects, which are consistent with goals of Central AlabamaWorks.


  1. Qualifications:
    1. Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    2. Experience:
  • Service preferred in one of the following:
    • Education
    • Non-profit management
  • An understanding of workforce and/or economic development is
    1. Special Qualifications and Knowledge:
  • Skillful in digital technology, including Microsoft Office programs Excel, Word, PowerPoint, social media
  • Must be detail oriented with ability to meet project demands and
  • Strong work ethic and excellent interpersonal skills; exceptional integrity, and ability to maintain absolute discretion and confidentiality with proprietary information.
  • Ability to perform job functions with minimal daily supervision while meeting project
  • Thinks innovatively to offer new ideas concepts, and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including writing, editing, and making presentations to groups and individuals.
  • Works cooperatively and positively with all staff members of Central AlabamaWorks, regional board and council members to promote an environment of excellence and teamwork.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License
  • Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

A workspace is provided with the necessary resources and equipment. Physical activities involve walking in the office, on various industry tours, schools, and Career Expo events; frequent use of keyboard and computer; reading, filing, bending, occasional light lifting, and moving and set up of equipment before, during and after meetings and events.

  1. Hours/Location of Work:
  • The position is full-time 40 hours per week.
  • This is a blended position encompassing both in-office and work-from-home with moderate day travel. Travel expenses are covered on a monthly reimbursement.
  1. Compensation: The position offers a competitive salary commensurate with education and experience, as well as competitive benefits.
  2. Application Process:
  • Send a cover letter, resume and references to:

Central AlabamaWorks

Attn: Gindi Prutzman, Executive Director


  • Application deadline is Friday, August 4, 2023. Anticipated start date of September 1st.