PPS is seeking a highly organized Training Manager for 15-20 hours per week to develop and manage programs aimed at teaching construction and maintenance skills related to older houses. The Training Manager is the first point of contact for participants in the new Building Works program and will be a critical public face for the Providence Preservation Society. The wage is $30 per hour. Benefits include a monthly stipend to offset the employee’s use of their personal cell phone, assistance for travel between job sites, and Paid Time Off (PTO) based on hours worked.
The Training Manager will be responsible for supporting all participants and delivering a positive and rewarding learning experience. Connecting diverse stakeholders – including first-time homeowners, renters, DIYers, construction trades professionals, craftspeople, trade associations and employers – around shared goals is at the core of this position. The ideal candidate enjoys creating meaningful learning experiences and building bridges.
A passion for preservation and/or the building trades is desired. The Training Manager’s essential functions are administrative, but there may be opportunities for teaching or contributing hands-on skills as well.
We encourage people-oriented planners and creative problem solvers to apply and help us grow Building Works into the premier preservation trades resource in Rhode Island.
The successful candidate will:
- Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Be able to manage projects with a team or independently.
- Know or be willing to learn Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Eventbrite, and other relevant software.
A great candidate will:
- Have fluency in Spanish and English.
- Have some knowledge of construction or tools.
- Be familiar with WordPress, Canva, and/or Adobe Suite.
The Training Manager will have to:
- Develop and manage Building Works training programs related to building care and maintenance for construction tradespeople and residents of old buildings.
- Implement recruitment and marketing strategies to build interest and grow registration for each program.
- Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of the training programs, ensuring that all participants feel welcomed and valued.
- Build awareness of resources to pay for training programs, such as the Governor’s Workforce Board.
- Work with subject matter experts to develop curricula and course content.
- Support Building Works instructors during workshops, seminars, and other events and facilitate as appropriate.
- Cultivate sustained relationships with program participants and stakeholders.
- Create and manage program budgets and maintain accurate records of expenses.
- Coordinate with vendors, contractors, and other external partners to ensure the success and efficacy of training programs.
- Evaluate program effectiveness and make recommendations for improvements.
- Document programming for future marketing and reporting.
- Develop resources (handouts, videos, tips and tricks, etc.) informed by programming.
- Ensure that workshops and work sites are maintained and kept to a high standard of cleanliness, safety, and orderliness. Procure supplies and equipment, as needed.
- Communicate program updates and outcomes to stakeholders, including donors and sponsors.
This is a part-time position that will require occasional evening or weekend work, and a flexible schedule is necessary. The Training Manager must be onsite for programs and regular PPS team meetings, but otherwise can exercise flexibility in their work hours.
What does success look like?
PPS has established these goals to be accomplished within 5 years. The Training Manager will work with PPS staff members to develop a program of work that moves us closer to achieving these goals.
- The Building Works program will train 150+ people from communities historically excluded from historic preservation trades.
- Building Works has relationships with 20+ local/regional preservation and construction organizations that offer apprenticeship programs and/or meaningful employment to program graduates.
- 400+ homeowners, renters, real estate agents, and construction industry professionals have participated in Building Works programs.
- 15,000+ Providence area residents, reflecting the city’s racial and ethnic diversity, are engaged in housing care and maintenance activities.
- Building Works directly assists 500+ people of color to improve their own homes.
Overview of the Providence Preservation Society
Founded in 1956, The Providence Preservation Society is a non-profit membership organization with a recently reinvigorated mission to support and advocate for historic preservation, thoughtful design, and people-centered planning. Among the pioneers of the American historic preservation movement, we have had a major impact on the identity, appearance, and ethos of Providence, beginning with intervention in urban renewal efforts on historic College Hill in the 1950s and ‘60s.
We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We are working to have a racially diverse staff that serves our community by advancing workforce development, fostering a community of citizen preservationists and rehabbers, and advocating for important cultural and historical resources. PPS welcomes your application even if you do not possess all of the attributes listed above. The organization values both lived and on-the-job experience, and we consider these in all hiring decisions.
We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.
More information and the 2021 Strategic Plan.
Interested candidates should submit a resume with a simple email of introduction to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate TRAINING MANAGER in the subject line of the email. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and we hope to fill the position as soon as possible.
As a small staff, we do not have a Human Resources department and cannot respond to every application. If you don’t hear from us in a reasonable time, we apologize for the inconvenience. No calls at this time, please.