Program Manager- The Bread Project

Posting ID : A1068475350
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Nonprofit


Founded in 2000 and having operated at training sites throughout the Bay Area, The Bread Project (TBP) is an innovative and successful workforce development organization and social enterprise providing on-the-job training in baking and life skills. The Organization assists low income individuals with finding and retaining employment. The program serves individuals with barriers to employment (such as criminal records, lack of a work history, gaps in employment, limited English fluency, or histories of substance abuse) who are working toward obtaining and maintaining a position in the food industry and becoming self-sufficient.


The primary (but is not limited to) responsibility of the Program Manager is ensure the execution of all programmatic activities to meet overall program goals for the fiscal year. The Program Manager is to interface on behalf of TBP with specific constituent groups, agencies, and employers. Additional primary responsibilities include managing direct staff and volunteers, job readiness instruction, providing follow up services, and program evaluation. The Program Manager collaborates and communicates successfully with stakeholders, such as referral partners, grant partners, volunteers, and employers to gain community support for the program, enhance existing programs and maintain strong and productive intra-organizational relationships. This function is conducted in order, to recruit trainees and refer graduates for employment purposes to meet program goals.

All employees of The Bread Project are required to perform other duties as assigned throughout the entire organization.


Recruitment & Evaluation
Locate relevant community agencies and maintain ongoing contact with agency personnel
Identify and attend speaking engagements with industry personnel and potential trainees
Present the training program and alumni benefits in a professional, enthusiastic and personal manner
Provide agency personnel and potential trainees with up-to-date information about upcoming classes
Facilitate application process, intake and enrollment of trainees
Investigate all areas of potential trainees' applications to ensure program eligibility. This includes speaking with personnel of the referring agency or obtaining letters of recommendation from respective case managers, housing supervisors, or probation/parole officers
Schedule meetings for enrollment updates and recommend potential trainees to the Selection Committee
Oversee the collection and maintenance of records on the clients of the program for statistical purposes as well as grant requirements

Community Relationship Building
Foster relationships with employers, workforce development agencies, community organizations, governmental entities, potential funders and volunteers
Develop and implement outreach communication protocol and provide training for staff and volunteers
Prepare and maintain communication materials--brochures, flyers, letters, PR packets, and so forth, for use in outreach to the community
Build and maintain strong professional relationships with potential employers, including but not limited to bakeries, cafes, food production facilities, and staffing agencies
Provide employers with up-to-date information about training program and benefits of partnering with The Bread Project

Training & Follow Up Services
Responsible for consistency, quality, accountability and standards of excellence in all programs and services --especially trainee support. This includes providing training for staff and developing procedures, models and comprehensive frameworks of delivery.
Conduct orientation and explain all areas of training contract and expected conduct to trainees
Support trainees progress throughout the training cycle; hold trainees accountable and take disciplinary action when necessary
Facilitate job readiness instruction in areas including: goal setting, soft skills, self-awareness, professional communication, resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, job search, basic computer instruction, and other positive habits that lead to successful employment outcomes
Schedule appointments for and provide assistance to graduates during job search hours
Provide counsel to graduates who are having challenges at work when appropriate

Program Administration
Advocate and support trainees from intake to completion ensuring their success in program as well as employment
Create and write weekly reports regarding recruitment, enrollment, and overall program targets
Maintain database entries of all community contacts, meetings, and outreach presentations
Conduct follow up activities and administer post-graduation supportive services
Keep record of attendance, meetings and communication, with trainees and graduates
Help facilitate program audits and evaluations
Assist with preparation, analysis and reporting of program narrative and statistical data


Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
Direct experience in program management and evaluation; experience managing workforce development programs preferred
oAt least (1) year working with adults
Minimum (3) years teaching and/or group facilitation experience, job/career readiness preferred
oGCDF Certification a plus
Knowledgeable of workforce development agencies and services in the East Bay, food businesses, and other employers open to working with our target population

Excellent public speaking, communication, written and organizational skills
Ability to work with and manage diverse populations and set and maintain clear boundaries
Knowledge of Bay Area social services agencies and potential employers
Strong research skills and creative in approaches to common program shortfalls, but strategic in their implementation

Technical Ability
Technically proficient in Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Windows operating system
oComputer skills test will be administered to staff based on level of proficiency required for position
oDatabase experience with Salesforce
Able to perform an array of administrative tasks including managing calendars/schedules, creating and editing materials in Microsoft Applications, emailing, and excellent record keeping
Testing will be provided in above mentioned applications

Work Environment
Team player who thrives in a purpose-driving working environment within a non-traditional foundation
oAll employees of The Bread Project are required to perform other duties as assigned throughout the entire organization
Strong multi-tasking skills and flexibility in handling multiple projects or shifts in assignments
Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative, and problem solve with little direction
Ability to work effectively on multiple priorities with strict deliverable dates

Possess a current driver's license and a reliable working vehicle
Frequent travel to local businesses, community based organizations and meetings require the use of a personal vehicle (mileage will be reimbursed).

All employees of The Bread Project are required to perform other duties as assigned throughout the entire organization.


Salary commensurate with experience
Full Time: Time Commitment is 40-50 hours per week; occasional weekends or nights
Paid Vacation and Sick Pay
Kaiser Medical Insurance after probation period
Simple IRA after 1 year

Start Date
As soon as possible


Email the following to and
oSubject line: Program Manager, Applicant
oResume, Cover Letter, and four (4) References in PDF format
oThe name of the individual who referred to you to the position (if applicable)

Applications submitted without the requested materials will not be considered.


No emails or calls regarding the position.

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