Reporting to the President/CEO, the Senior Program Director will have internal and external facing roles where he/she is responsible for structuring and leading teams to deliver high quality programming. The Senior Program Director will coordinate with the President/CEO to prepare short and long term strategies to achieve goals and evaluate performance of PAI’s programs. He/she is responsible for identifying best practices to improve internal systems while working with Program Directors and staff to improve all facets of programming. This is a Senior level position with great opportunity for innovation, leadership and the ability to work not only with schools but also foundations, corporations and government agencies.
The Pre-Apprentice Specialist will work together with PAI Staff, Parkway West High School, and Early Childhood Education (ECE) industry partners to support and expand the ECE Registered Pre-Apprenticeship Program at Parkway West High School, which works with Pre-Apprentices in 12th grade and one year post graduation in order to establish a pipeline to a Registered ECE Apprenticeship Program through District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund. The Pre-Apprenticeship Specialist will team with PAI Staff to support the daily operations of the ECE Pathway and Pre-Apprenticeship Program, including coordinating: work-based learning and industry partner support, Dual Enrollment Pathways, case management of Pre-Apprentices, employment placement, faculty exchanges and teacher supports, and capacity building with the Parkway West team. This role with have a particular focus on cohorts of up to 30 program participants as they navigate through their 2nd year (first year post-graduation) of program participation, as well as follow-up after program completion. The Pre-Apprentice Specialist will report to the Director Programs and Partnerships.