With policy guidance and supervision from the Association’s Vice President, Manufacturing & Petrochemicals, the Manager serves as the workforce training & development lead for AFPM and its members. Duties include overseeing various student-based, veteran, and related outreach programs. Additional duties include assessing and developing new workforce initiatives, representing AFPM on various workforce coalitions and groups, and undertaking other projects as requested. This position will also participate in the coordination and facilitation with several committees and conferences related to this field.
The Manager serves as the workforce training & development lead for AFPM. This includes interaction with various internal and external groups. In addition, this role serves as secretary for the Workforce Training Group.
In coordination with the Vice President Manufacturing & Petrochemicals, develop a strategic plan for workforce training & development activities.
Coordinate meetings and activities with various groups including veterans-based programming (e.g., American Jobs for Americas Heroes, Hiring Our Heroes), and participates in strategic alliances and coalitions with outside organizations and stakeholders (e.g., Construction Career Alliance, Opportunity America).
Develop and facilitate workforce training & development and petrochemical related content for AFPM events, outreach and other association-wide educational or training events.
In the role of secretary, develop agendas and minutes as well as facilitate the development of the annual Workforce Training workshop.
In coordination with the Vice President, Manufacturing & Petrochemicals, prepare communications (e.g., articles, blogs, infographics) on workforce training & development activities, petrochemicals, and initiatives.
Manage and provide content for AFPM’s workforce development websites.
Assist other departmental directors and staff in matters not detailed above, to promote the overall effectiveness of the Association.
Five or more years of progressively responsible related background
Demonstrated success in developing programs, projects, and services.
Experience developing, coordinating, and participating in strategic alliances and coalitions with stakeholders on key issues and working with representatives of various competitive interests in a committee setting.
Strong planning and facilitation skills coupled with the ability to translate goals and ideas into effective implementation
Excellent written and oral communications skills. Demonstrated competence in effective communications with company representatives of varying levels, regulatory/legislative interests, coalitions and other outside organizations, industry, and the public.
Ability to handle concurrent projects through time, project, and budget management.
Special Knowledge and Skills: Ability to build consensus between groups of differing opinions.
Ability to work on a variety of projects simultaneously. Ability to travel. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications and association management systems.
Qualified, interested candidates should forward cover letter with salary requirements and resume to email@example.com. Only direct applications will be considered; resumes received via placement agency or other third party will not be reviewed.
AFPM is an Equal Opportunity Employer located in Washington, D.C.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with experience. AFPM offers competitive compensation accompanied by a generous vacation and benefits package.
The First 110 Years (NPRA)
From our beginnings as the National Petroleum Association in 1902, the association now known as the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers has successfully worked on behalf of American manufacturers that serve the American people and make modern life possible.
Early in the last century, petroleum refiners were represented by regional organizations.
NPA was ...founded with the goal of “securing good to the Independent Oil refiners of Pennsylvania and Ohio.”
The Western Petroleum Refiners Association was created in 1912, merging with the Texas Petroleum Refiners Association in 1920 and with the Arkansas-Louisiana Refiners Association in 1936.
NPA and WPA, which had worked together over the years, merged in 1961 to become the National Petroleum Refiners Association.
In 1998 we became the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association to reflect the important role of petrochemical manufacturers in our association and in America.
Today we are the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, a name selected to more accurately described who we are, what we do and how we benefit the American people. This name emphasizes more than ever what we stand for – American manufacturing and jobs; proven and reliable products for your life every day; economic and national security; and a commitment to serve our nation and the American people.