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Program Director “Made in NY” Post Production Training Program

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Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI) is a nonprofit workforce development organization. BWI helps jobless and working poor New Yorkers establish careers in sectors that offer good wages and opportunities for advancement (www.bwiny.org). BWI seeks a dynamic, experienced industry professional to oversee all activities and lead the “Made in NY” Post Production Training Program. The program brings together the resources of the New York City Workforce Development Corporation, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, and BWI to collaborate on the implementation of sector-based job training leading to careers in NYC’s film and television post production industry.


The Position

The Program Director will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of BWI’s Post Production Training Program, which will provide underrepresented and low-income New Yorkers the opportunity to access careers in this dynamic field.

The Program Director must be entrepreneurial, a dynamic leader, and a strong manager who has the experience and skills to build and manage a successful program. The Program Director should have knowledge of the film and television post production and production industries and should have an extensive network of industry connections. In addition, they must be a hands-on manager, a strategic thinker, and problem solver.

They will report to BWI’s Executive Director and supervise one full-time program staff member, freelance technical instructors, program partners, and volunteers. The Director will work at BWI’s offices at the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Building 92, with a remote option until further notice.


Specific Responsibilities

  • Oversee all aspects of program activities including recruitment, training, business development, and trainee engagement.
  • Serve as point person with the Workforce Development Corporation (WDC), a partner of New York City Department of Small Business Services. Serve as the point person for all subcontractors and training vendors.
  • Lead business development activities to work with existing partners and identify additional work opportunities in the post production industry.
  • Liaise with Industry networking groups and trade organizations such as Post NY Alliance, Hue You Know, Blue Collar Post Collective, etc. for both trainee recruitment and business development functions.
  • Expand on existing outreach and recruitment strategies to target qualified low-income, unemployed, and underemployed individuals that are looking to transition to the post-production field.
  • Oversee career development activities, including cultivating and maintaining employer relationships, and overseeing supportive services provided to graduates for two years after graduation.
  • Manage all program activities and instruction, including lessons provided by training vendors and/or freelance instructors. Lead classroom and technical training sessions as needed.
  • Manage trainee screening process, including an application, skills assessment, and one or more interviews.
  • Ensure all program activities and program outcomes are tracked accurately. Responsible for data collection for performance-based job training contracts and philanthropic funders. Ensure contract compliance and reporting with government funders. Produce reports as needed.
  • Serve as the lead project manager, and keep a diverse range of partners, colleagues, and funders moving toward project goals based on agreed-upon timelines.
  • Assist in fundraising, communications, and publicity efforts for the program and BWI.
  • Assist with program evaluation and special projects.

Qualifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of the NYC production and Post Production industry.  
  • At least five years post production experience required. 
  • Excellent business development and sales skills with experience building new business relationships.
  • Experience teaching and/or group facilitation skills.
  • Ability to engage and motivate diverse constituencies.
  • Ability to motivate staff and achieve results with a small team, while performing multiple roles.
  • Outstanding (oral and written) communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be goal-driven and results-oriented with a friendly and professional demeanor.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as a member of a team, and with a wide variety of stakeholders, including government agencies.
  • Ability to multi‐task and exercise excellent judgment.
  • Strong commitment to the missions of BWI and partner organizations. 
  • Flexibility to work evenings and/or weekends.
  • Willingness to be on-call via phone as needed for unforeseen circumstances.

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI) is a nonprofit workforce development organization. BWI helps jobless and working poor New Yorkers establish careers in sectors that offer good wages and opportunities for advancement (www.bwiny.org…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    April 30, 2021
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$75,000 - $85,000Commensurate with experience.

Benefits

Excellent benefits package including full health and dental insurance (following a 90-day waiting period), group life insurance, accrued paid time off, and access to retirement savings and flexible spending plans.

Excellent benefits package including full health and dental insurance (following a 90-day waiting period), group life insurance, accrued paid time off, and access to retirement…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Brooklyn, NY
Associated Location
621 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

How to Apply

Email cover letter, resume, and salary history/requirement to Aaron Shiffman, Executive Director, Jobs@bwiny.org by March 5th, 2021. No phone calls, please. Please include Post Production Program Director in the subject line. Only applications with a cover letter, resume, and salary requirement will be considered. 

Email cover letter, resume, and salary history/requirement to Aaron Shiffman, Executive Director, Jobs@bwiny.org by March 5th, 2021. No phone calls, please. Please include Post…

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