Regional Program Manager
Job Type

AJAC is looking for a dynamic and engaged program manager to develop and support our apprenticeship programs. AJAC’s mission is to create industry-driven apprenticeship programs that serve the lifelong learning requirements of a 21st Century workforce. Our Regional Program Managers contribute to this goal by bringing new businesses to the program and expanding program capacity. 

We have a small staff of entrepreneurial, smart and motivated team members – this work is fast and dynamic but also rewarding and highly collaborative. 

As a Program Manager, you are responsible for the region of Olympia, Tacoma, Vancouver, and Portland which involves maintaining employer, apprentice, and community relationships. This position requires 20-30% travel throughout your region, though it is rarely overnight. 

Your typical day as a Regional Program Manager might look like this: 

· Attend a tour at a local manufacturing employer that is interested in apprenticeship programs. Understand their workforce needs and skill gaps to recommend the right apprenticeship for them. 

· Travel to another employer partner site to walk a group of apprentices through the paperwork to enroll in the program. File this paperwork in our online database. 

· Attend a community meeting to let them know about pre-apprenticeship programs and manufacturing training available in your local area. 

· Get back to your office, and use Salesforce to track your outreach activities for the day, as well as find new leads to continue outreach. 

· Respond to emails and phone calls from employers and apprentices, to answer questions about the program.

· Work with the Regional Program Manager team to develop new presentation or outreach goals, and collaborate on ways that we can expand the program. 


 This role will be a good fit for you if you: 

  • Are a motivated, self-starter that can exceed outreach goals without direct supervision. 
  • Enjoy being engaged in the community, listening to business needs, and supporting program development.
  • Can reliably meet project deadlines, and like to bring new ideas to the table for business growth. 
  • Have at least 4 years of experience in program management, business outreach, recruitment, workforce development, economic development, or community engagement. 
  • Thrive on being in front of people, delivering presentations, conducting business consultations, and talking to C-Suite executives. 
  • Bring a collaborative, self-motivated, and positive attitude to the team.
  • Love a flexible, and ever-changing schedule. Each day can look a little different as a program manager. 
  • We understand that apprenticeship is a unique training model, so we are looking for someone that can quickly learn new programs and their requirements. You will be a great fit if you have experience working with a diverse customer base and understand business outreach. 

Regional Program Manager Team Culture: 

  • Willingness to be flexible, as AJAC changes you change with us. 
  • At all times, we are customer service focused both internally and externally. 
  • Motivated to build relationships with business, students, and community partners. 
  • Be an innovative problem solver that is solution driven and process improvement oriented. 
  • Values community connections and partnerships and is driven by outcomes. 

Schedule: Full-time, salaried position. 

Wage: $65,000 – 70,000 per year, depending on experience 

Office Location: Olympia, WA with regular travel throughout region (includes Pierce, Thurston, Lewis, Cowlitz, and Clark counties as well as Portland, OR)

Benefits Package: 

  • 8% - 401K Employer Contribution
  • Monthly Cellphone Stipend
  • Robust Medical/Dental/Vision package 
  • Short term, Long Term disability 
  • Professional Development Opportunities 
  • Awesome Company Culture 
  • 4 Weeks of Paid Time Off, plus 13 paid-holidays   
  • Mileage and lodging reimbursement (when in travel status) 
Salary Description
65,000-70,000 DOE