The Institute for Educational Leadership’s (IEL) mission is to strengthen and bring together diverse leaders and constituencies to improve outcomes for children and youth. In recognition of the need for substantial improvements in workforce preparation systems in this country, IEL established the Center for Workforce Development in 1991. CWD focuses on helping leaders in both the public and private sectors build bridges that connect individuals with both learning institutions and the workplace. The focus is on the ties that link the worker, the school or training institutions, and the workplace together—ties that promote the types of learning organizations needed to increase the overall productivity of the nation's workforce.
CWD's operational approach is collaboration with other organizations because no one organization has the capacity to have the full range of knowledge and expertise necessary to address these issues. Building bridges requires networking and knowledge of how different stakeholders and systems interact with one another. CWD is dedicated to helping build those bridges to create a more coherent workforce development system in the United States.
IEL/CWD’s work is built on helping meet the needs of all youth and improving the knowledge, skills and abilities of youth service professionals. IEL/CWD's recent work has been disability-related and includes the creation and operation of the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth); developing and operating the youth-led National Consortium on Leadership and Disability for Youth (NCLD/Youth); and creating and implementing the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP), the Right Turn initiative,and the Vocational Rehabilitation Youth Technical Assistance Center.
The program associate provides ongoing administrative and logistic support CWD staff and initiatives.
$45,000 - $60,000, depending on experience
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (no specified length) to Carly Fahey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Program Associate” in the subject of your email application.
IEL is an equal opportunity employer.